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May 30, 2015

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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 Zappos.com 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 6pm.com — closer to corporate headquarters, spokeswoman Catherine Cook ...

Adelson’s alleged probes of Macau officials may be revealed in court

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Sands China Ltd. (1928)’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is fair game in the feud between the billionaire and the casino operator’s former top executive. Steven Jacobs, locked in a four-year battle with Adelson, today won the right to use a report on the probe in his wrongful-termination lawsuit. To see the ...

Report: Little League champs secretly changed boundary to add star players

Chicago's Trey Hondras (24) is greeted by teammates after hitting a two-run home run off Las Vegas' Brennan Holligan in the first inning of a United States Championship game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

(via DNAinfo.com)

Comment [{"text":"Did Las Vegas get cheated in Little League World Series?","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/elsewhere/2014/dec/16/did-las-vegas-get-cheated-little-league-world-seri/"}] Jackie Robinson West officials and the newly minted administrator overseeing the district they play in expanded the league's boundaries this year — overtaking sections of three sister leagues and allowing them to pick up all-star players who helped them win the U.S. title. To see the full story, click here.

Video: Insane dunks by UNLV commit Derrick Jones

(via NBC Sports)

Comment Video of insane dunks during contest by UNLV commit Derrick Jones. To see the footage, click here.

Heidi Klum is too sexy for the Las Vegas airport

Supermodel Heidi Klum.

(via Yahoo! Celebrity)

Comment Sin City is cleaning up its act! A few weeks after Sharper Image debuted its holiday campaign featuring a scantily clad Heidi Klum, the ads were banned from McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas. Apparently, the black-and-white shots of the supermodel violate Clark County's stance against "the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering or ...

Did Las Vegas get cheated in Little League World Series?

(via DNAinfo.com)

Comment Our Little Leaguers might have been cheated. Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas last summer became the first Nevada team to reach the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., and appeared to be the best team at the event. But they were defeated 7-5 in the U.S. championship game by Jackie Robinson Little League of Chicago, coming up ...

Why Iranian hackers targeted Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Corp.

(via Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

Comment Earlier this year, Iranian hackers did some damage to the Sands Corp., shutting down computers and servers, wiping hard drives, and bringing email and most phones to a halt, in response to political comments made by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Adelson. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that after some incendiary remarks Adelson made in public about how the United ...

One-game suspension for former UNLV guard Dejean-Jones

(via Randy Peterson, Grant Rodgers and Tommy Birch, Des Moines Register)

Comment [{"text":"Junior guard Bryce Dejean-Jones done playing for UNLV","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/mar/16/junior-guard-dejean-jones-done-playing-unlv/"},{"text":"UNLV suspends Dejean-Jones for regular-season finale at UNR","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/mar/06/unlv-suspends-dejean-jones-regular-season-finale-u/"},{"text":"UNLV’s Dejean-Jones has strained hamstring; timetable for return uncertain","url":"http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/nov/04/dejean-jones-has-strained-hamstring-timetable-retu/"}] Former UNLV basketball guard Bryce Dejean-Jones who now plays for Iowa State University will miss tomorrow's game against the Iowa Buckeyes after being arrested early this morning for multiple charges involving a party, only to have them ...

TMZ: Floyd Mayweather witnessed murder-suicide on Facetime

(via TMZ)

Comment Floyd Mayweather is reeling tonight because he was on FaceTime with one of his best friends when the guy pulled out a gun, shot his wife and then killed himself, TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ rapper Earl Hayes called Floyd on FaceTime Monday morning in a rage, over claims his wife — VH1 star Stephanie Moseley — had been ...