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February 9, 2016

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ESPN Las Vegas: Johnny Manziel wore blond wig, fake mustache, glasses, hoodie on the Strip

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Comment Johnny Manziel donned a blond wig and sunglasses during his visit to a Las Vegas Strip nightclub Saturday, ESPN Las Vegas reports — and we may see video proof soon. Manziel made the news when USA Today reported that Manziel paid for dinner in cash and then sat down at the blackjack table, where a casino employee checking his ID said, "We've got Johnny Manziel with us tonight." ESPN Las ...

Terrorists? Freedom fighters? Oregon standoff poses quandary for media

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Comment Militiamen? Activists? Terrorists? In the wake of the seizure of a federal wildlife management building in eastern Oregon by armed protesters on Saturday, the news media have struggled with how to refer to the people involved. To read more, click here.

Oregon militant leader Ammon Bundy exudes calm as he presides over occupation

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Comment BURNS, Ore. — Ammon Bundy, the militant leader holed up at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, strolled through the headquarters grounds Sunday as if he had no cares. He looked like any other rancher braving the subfreezing temperatures of the Harney Basin — a brown cowboy hat clamped onto his head, thick gloves on his hands. But the son of ...

Embattled QB Manziel reportedly seen in Las Vegas on eve of game

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Comment Johnny Manziel, who will sit out the Cleveland Browns' regular season finale Sunday due to a concussion, was seen Saturday dining and gambling at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood casino, according to employees and patrons who interacted with the embattled quarterback. To read more, click here.

Bush campaign shifts resources to early states in strategy shakeup

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Comment Jeb Bush's campaign, searching for momentum in a race that hasn’t gone its way, is deploying nearly all of its staff in its Miami headquarters to early states and shifting millions of dollars in TV ad reservations. To see the full story, click here.

Cubs’ Kris Bryant announces engagement to longtime girlfriend

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Comment Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has won over the hearts of fans with his prodigious power and his Rookie of the Year-winning first season in the Windy City, but legions of admirers that like him because of his handsome good looks should look for their nearest fainting couch. Prince Charming is now engaged. Announcing the news on his Twitter ...

As Rubio and Cruz vie for Mormon support in Nevada, divide over taxes looms

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., waves as he arrives with his wife, Jeanette, for a rally on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Las Vegas.

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Comment Deep divisions among Nevada Republicans over a $1-billion tax increase pushed by the state’s Republican governor are helping to shape the battle between Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas to win this state’s presidential caucuses — the first nominating contest in the West. To see the full story, click here.

Tarkanian’s among this year’s most notable sports deaths

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Comment Two of the more notable sports deaths this year were those of Jerry Tarkanian, the former basketball coach at UNLV, who died in February at age 84, and Walter Byers, the former head of the N.C.A.A., who died in May. He was 93. To read more, click here.

20,000-to-1 parlay brings $100K payday for Las Vegas woman


Comment One of the biggest long shots in betting history will be cashed on Wednesday afternoon when Tayla Polia of Las Vegas gets paid $100,005 for her $5, 15-leg NFL parlay that came through this week. To read more, click here.

Sanders ramps up battle against Clinton in Nevada

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Comment Bernie Sanders is aggressively expanding his presidential campaign in Nevada in the hopes of proving he has an appeal beyond white college-educated liberals. To see the full story, click here.

Poynter: Review-Journal editor Mike Hengel is stepping down


Comment Days after the Las Vegas Review-Journal was revealed to be purchased by the family of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, the editor of the paper is stepping down from his post. Mike Hengel, who has led the Las Vegas Review-Journal since 2010, is accepting a voluntary buyout, he told the newsroom Tuesday. Click here for more from Poynter.

Former Rebel Kendall Smith finds early success with Cal-State Northridge


Comment Cal-State Northridge junior guard Kendall Smith, a transfer from UNLV, was named the Big West Player of the Week. In the process, he took a jab at his former program. Smith averaged 17.5 points per game in victories over Portland State and Bethesda University, playing in his first games for Cal-State Northridge after leaving the UNLV program last December. He ...

Atlanta fire chief fired for distributing anti-gay book will get his day in federal court

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Comment An Atlanta Fire Department chief fired for handing out a self-published anti-gay book has survived a motion for summary judgment and will be allowed to argue his termination violated his First Amendment rights. To see the full story, click here.

Foley makes Top Hockey People list with efforts to lure NHL to Las Vegas

Prospective NHL owner Bill Foley II speaks during the annual Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance dinner at Aria Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

(via By Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo Sports)

Comment Even though Bill Foley has yet to bring Las Vegas a National Hockey League team, his efforts have impressed the hockey world, landing him a place among the Top 10 Hockey People of 2015. The billionaire businessman has guided Las Vegas to the precipice of landing an NHL expansion team by doing some heavy lifting: Convincing the Board of Governors ...

BYU safeties Nacua, Wadsworth have strong Las Vegas ties

(via By Jeff Call, Deseret News)

Comment For BYU starting safeties Kai Nacua and Michael Wadsworth, this is the right place to end a season — and, in Wadsworth's case, a career. Nacua, a junior, grew up in Las Vegas and played at Liberty High. Wadsworth, a senior, is a 2009 graduate of Silverado High in Las Vegas. For them, this isn’t only a bowl game and ...