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September 2, 2015

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Report: Las Vegas baseball prospect Phil Bickford tests positive for marijuana

(via Baseball America)

Comment JC of Southern Nevada righthander Phil Bickford tested positive for marijuana in a predraft drug test, multiple industry sources have confirmed to Baseball America. To see the full story, click here.

BYU offers Liberty High quarterback for Class of 2018

(via By Darnell Dickson, Daily Herald)

Comment BYU football is holding its Junior Day and with more than 200 underclassmen on campus, offers are starting to show up on Twitter. One of the more intriguing offers is to a player who has played just one season of high school football. Kenyon Oblad is a freshman quarterback from Liberty High School in Henderson, the former home of current ...

BYU stars honor memory of 9-year-old Henderson boy killed in accident

(via By Andy Larsen, KSL.com)

Comment A Henderson family faced the ultimate tragedy last Saturday when a 9-year-old boy, Austen Russell, died after being accidentally run over by his father in the family garage. In a post on a BYU fan site, the boy's father reached out to the BYU community for support in his family's difficult time. In the letter, he writes about Austen's love ...

How much does lunch with Sheldon Adelson cost?

(via The Washington Post)

Comment Republican Presidential candidates are all seeking the endorsement of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, and with good reason — he and his wife Miriam poured $92 million into the 2012 presidential race. To see the full story, click here.

Ted Cruz hits the Adelson sweet spot

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president.

(via BuzzFeed)

Comment Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz received a warm reception from mega-donor casino magnate Sheldon Adelson at a gala on Thursday, the latest development in the so-called “Adelson primary.” To see the full story, click here.

The most important Republican donor that you don’t know is married to one you do

Casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, are honored during the the UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner at the Bellagio on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The Adelsons were inducted into the UNLV Foundation's Palladium Society.

(via BuzzFeed)

Comment Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about the other person in the room — his wife. To see the full story, click here.

Jeweler says rapper’s crew brutalized him in Las Vegas

Rapper 50 Cent performs during Night 2 of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.

(via TMZ)

Comment 50 Cent is smack in the middle of a criminal investigation after a guy claims 50's goons pistol whipped him and stole a quarter of a million dollars in bling, according to TMZ. To see the full story, click here.

Desert Pines product Poutasi drafted by Titans

(via The Tennessean)

Comment The Titans took former Desert Pines High star Jeremiah Poutasi with their third round pick in the NFL draft on Friday. The 6-foot-5, 335-pounder started the past three seasons at Utah, playing in 36 of 37 games. He played left tackle the past two seasons after starting at right tackle as a freshman. To see the full story, click here.

Something important is happening in Nevada, and it’s bad for Rand Paul

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) makes a point while speaking to supporters during a campaign stop in Las Vegas at the Desert Vista Community Center in Sun City Summerlin on Saturday, April, 11, 2015.

(via The Washington Post)

Comment A couple years ago, Nevada seemed to be Rand Paul's ace in the hole in the 2016 presidential race. That's looking less and less likely now. For two reasons: First, the Ron Paul supporters who basically took over the state party in 2012 have largely been replaced, and now, the state GOP is moving toward replacing the Paul-friendly caucus process ...

Story behind the story behind the false story of Harry Reid’s injuries

(via Huffington Post)

Comment In early April, John Hinderaker, one of the main authors of the conservative blog Power Line, wrote a story alleging that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had not been injured in an accident involving broken exercise equipment, as he said he was. Rather, Reid was likely involved in a confrontation with his brother Larry, during which he sustained broken ...

Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out in seconds

(via Boxing Junkie)

Comment If the action in the ring between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is anywhere near as frenetic as the pace with which tickets were sold on Thursday, then it could turn into one of the greatest fights in history. To see the full story, click here.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. buys 100 cars from one dealer

(via USA Today)

Comment USA Today reports that a single Las Vegas car dealership has sold boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. more than 100 cars over 18 years, including 16 Rolls-Royces. To see the full story, click here.

Findlay Prep guard Derryck Thornton leaving early, headed to Duke

(via ESPN)

Comment Findlay Prep junior Derryck Thornton, the 11th overall player in the ESPN 60, has decided to reclassify up to the class of 2015 and commit to Duke to be their point guard for the 2015-16 season. He now stands as the third-ranked point guard and the 17th overall player in 2015. To see the full story, click here.

Is Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman headed to the big leagues?

(via Miami Herald)

Comment The Miami Herald reports that Marlins manager Mike Redmond is on the hot seat and the the organization is already bouncing around possible replacements. One possibility: Wally Backman, the manager of the Las Vegas 51s. To see the full story, click here.

Cubs to promote Las Vegas native Kris Bryant for MLB debut

(via ESPN.com)

Comment CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs will promote top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday, paving the way for his major league debut, according to a source familiar with the situation. Bryant, a Las Vegas native and Bonanza High School graduate, will take third baseman Mike Olt's roster spot as Olt will go on the disabled list with a hairline fracture in ...