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May 26, 2015

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1990-91 UNLV deemed best team to never win a national championship


Comment Since Indiana's perfect run to a national championship in 1975-76, only two teams have entered the NCAA tournament with an unblemished record. The most recent was 2013-14 Wichita State, which despite being 34-0, was neither No. 1 in the final regular season Associated Press poll, nor the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAAs. The other team was 1990-91 UNLV, a defending national champion that entered the NCAAs sparking debate ...

Rod Stewart broke my nose, fan claims in lawsuit

(via Page Six)

Comment A fan has filed a lawsuit against Rod Stewart, alleging the singer broke his nose when he kicked a soccer ball into the crowd during a show at Caesars Palace in October 2012. To see the full story, click here

Ben Affleck admits to getting in trouble for counting cards

Actor Ben Affleck plays a hand of poker during The Showdown at the Sands, a $1 million poker tournament, at the Sands Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003.

(via Details)

Comment Ben Affleck knows how to count cards at blackjack and he's gotten in trouble for doing it in a casino, the actor admitted in an interview in Details magazine's October issue. Various outlets reported in May that Affleck had been banned from blackjack at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In the interview, Affleck confirms that he "got good" ...

Arizona storms back, beats Cal on Hail Mary from Solomon

(via Arizona Daily Star)

Comment Remarkably, and in the last second, the Arizona Wildcats pulled off a comeback win against the California Golden Bears. In the final seconds, Bishop Gorman graduate Anu Solomon converted a Hail Mary pass to Austin Hill for a 48-yard touchdown, and the Wildcats won the game 49-45, powered by 36 fourth quarter points. To see the full story, click here.

Mayweather called before athletic commission

(via By Dan Rafael,

Comment The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered pound-for-pound king and licensed promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about unsafe training conditions at his Las Vegas gym. The commission is concerned about scenes that were broadcast during the second episode of the Showtime "All Access" series that aired in ...

Bettors losing interest in Floyd Mayweather


Comment Floyd Mayweather is the biggest draw in boxing, but Las Vegas gamblers weren't interested in his rematch with Marcos Maidana. The amount wagered on Saturday's fight was down significantly across town. Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports books for MGM, said the rematch attracted less than 50 percent of the betting action that Mayweather's fight with Canelo Alvarez ...

Tesla stock falls after Morgan Stanley note

(via CNBC)

Comment Tesla Motors stock dropped Monday after Morgan Stanley suggested that its shares had risen for the wrong reasons, CNBC reports. To see the full story, click here.

Elsewhere: Former UNR linebacker Marshall ready to make his first NFL start

(via Denver Post)

Comment There was one half-serious regular-season game remaining for the Broncos to play in 2013 when the conversation turned to, of all people, linebacker Brandon Marshall. This was a player who had yet to make an NFL tackle on defense. Peyton Manning had an NFL season passing yardage record to break, yet the Denver players couldn't stop raving about Marshall. Not ...

WWE legend Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts in intensive care in Las Vegas

(via USA Today)

Comment WWE legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts has been hospitalized and is in intensive care after being diagnosed with double pneumonia, reported Thursday. A hospital spokeswoman in Las Vegas confirmed to USA Today that Roberts was admitted. According to the, Roberts flew Wednesday to Las Vegas to appear in a show promoted by Sinn Bodhi, and became unconscious on ...

Report: NHL expansion to Las Vegas is ‘a done deal’


Comment For years now, Gary Bettman has politely rebuffed inquiries about possible NHL expansion, saying the league was always listening to pitches, but it wasn't at a point where it was willing to seriously consider welcoming any new members to the family. Writing in The Province, Tony Gallagher says that stance has changed. Expansion he says is not only happening, but ...

The world’s highest-paid DJs: Electronic cash kings 2014

David Guetta celebrates the fourth anniversary of XS in Steve Wynn's Encore on Friday, April 5, 2013.

(via Forbes)

Comment When Calvin Harris topped last year’s Electronic Cash Kings list with a stunning $46 million in annual earnings, it seemed symptomatic of a bubble in the burgeoning EDM scene. But since then, the only thing that has popped is ... To see the full story, click here.

L.A. may consider cash prizes to boost voter turnout

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson's Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations ...

Honest Harry? Hipster Harry? Pick your favorite bearded look for Harry Reid

(via USA Today)

Comment After Sen. Dean Heller challenged Sen. Harry Reid to grow a beard in honor of Nevada’s sesquicentennial, USA Today invited readers to pick their favorite whiskered look for Reid — from the Abe Lincoln-inspired Honest Harry to hipster Harry. Cast your vote. To see the full story, click here.

Casinos want customers to stop leaving kids in cars while they gamble

(via The Washington Post)

Comment The casino industry is partnering with child safety advocates to try to stop casino customers from leaving children unattended in cars while they gamble — an issue all over the country, including in Maryland, where a 4-year-old was left alone in a parking garage for eight hours at Maryland Live. The American Gaming Association, whose members include Caesars Entertainment, MGM ...

Bundy’s views ‘far on the fringes’ of Mormonism, says BYU prof

(via By Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune)

Comment Mormon cattle rancher Cliven Bundy takes an idiosyncratic stance on his church’s 12th Article of Faith, which calls for "being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." Bundy, who owes the federal government more than $1 million in grazing fees, supports the U.S. government only when it doesn’t interfere with what he views ...