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April 25, 2015

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Bryce Dejean-Jones says ex-UNLV teammate told him, ‘I should have shot you when I had the chance’

(via By Travis Hines, Ames Tribune)

Comment Bryce Dejean-Jones loves basketball. It’s all he thinks about. It’s what drives and sustains him. His experience playing it in college, though, has been a struggle. From fights with teammates to butting heads with coaches to spending a few hours in jail, Dejean-Jones’ career could be defined largely by what’s happened off the court, not on it. “I had my opportunity in college to kind of be selfish and play ...

Kentucky’s unbeaten season makes Las Vegas squirm

(via BloombergBusiness)

Comment The University of Kentucky’s undefeated regular season has Nick Bogdanovich sweating. If the Wildcats don’t lose this year, his employer will. To see the full story, click here.

$350 million might not be enough to save Las Vegas

Downtown's Container Park.

(via The Atlantic)

Comment There's been a lot of hubbub about the effort tech whiz Tony Hsieh and his crack team of acolytes have put into revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. In case you missed it, Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos, in January 2012 announced that he was putting $350 million into the Downtown Project, which would fund new businesses in an economically depressed part ...

U.S. official: Iran behind cyber attack on Las Vegas Sands

(via BloombergBusiness)

Comment The top U.S. intelligence official confirmed for the first time that Iran was behind a cyber attack against the Las Vegas Sands Corp. last year. To see the full story, click here.

Bank of America reaches $300 million settlement over Fontainebleau

(via Reuters)

Comment Bank of America Corp on Wednesday said it reached a $300 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by lenders that helped finance construction of the failed Fontainebleau Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2009. To see the full story, click here.

UNLV greats honor Tarkanian with matching championship tattoos

(via Sporting News)

Comment Sporting News reports that five members of Jerry Tarkanian's 1990 UNLV team came together to remember their beloved coach with some matching ink. To see the full story, click here.

What Happens in Vegas: High school legend Tony Sanchez takes aim at hapless UNLV — and coaching history

(via Grantland)

Comment For the record: Yes, Tony Sanchez knows what he’s getting himself into. He wasn’t born yesterday, and he didn’t ride into town yesterday, either. Sanchez is a Vegas guy, the longtime captain of a local high school juggernaut, and he doesn’t need anyone to remind him that his new job, as head football coach at the University of Nevada, Las ...

Hyperloop is real: Meet the startups selling supersonic travel

(via Forbes)

Comment The majestic Senate majority leader suite in the U.S. Capitol was still Harry Reid’s in September when he eagerly scooched his leather chair across the Oriental rug to gaze at something that, he was told, would change transportation forever. Former SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan (yes, that’s his legal name) pulled out his iPad for a preview. Two business partners, the ...

What happened with the GSA in Vegas stymies federal workers

(via The Washington Post)

Comment When federal employees get together for training and meetings, fancy lunches aren’t on the menu anymore. In fact, food of any kind — tuna fish sandwiches, green salad, oatmeal cookies — can no longer be served by the government. Even coffee is off-limits. To see the full story, click here.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski unhappy with track’s ad

(via )

Comment Sometimes race promotions work, sometimes they don’t. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the latest track to suffer the ire of those it is promoting. To see the full story about Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s and Brad Keselowski's thoughts on the track's promotion to publicize the March 8 Kobalt 400, click here.

How Billy Walters became sports’ most successful and controversial bettor

(via ESPN The Magazine)

Comment For four decades, other gamblers have tried to be Billy Walters while investigators have tried to bring him down. And for four decades, the world's most successful sports bettor has outrun them all. To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas sports book takes ‘seven-figure wager’ on Patriots

(via NBC Sports)

Comment You may very well like the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLIX. But you probably aren’t quite as confident as the bettor who placed an absolutely gigantic wager on New England at an MGM Resorts International sports book in Nevada. To see the full story, click here.

Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada questions Mitt Romney 2016 plans

(via CQ Roll Call)

Comment Staffers for Mitt Romney have reached out to a Nevada congressman about the 2012 presidential nominee’s potential third bid for national office. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., told CQ Roll Call Thursday that Romney’s staffers talked to him last week. To see the full story, click here.

Former UNLV player Shawn Marion retiring from basketball

(via azcentral)

Comment Shawn Marion is making this season the last of his 15-year career, most of which was spent as a star in Phoenix. Marion played at UNLV in 1998-1999 after transferring from Vincennes University in Indiana. To see the full story, click here.

Zappos outlet expected to move to Las Vegas this year

(via By Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal)

Comment The rumors are true. The outlet store with outrageous deals — 70 percent off apparel! 50 percent off clearance! — plans to move to a more outrageous location: Las Vegas. The online shoe distributing company announced the move in early 2014 in an effort to bring the store — called — closer to corporate headquarters, spokeswoman Catherine Cook ...