(via By Hunter Walker, Business Insider)
Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, one of the Republican Party's biggest megadonors, got some of his money back from the presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last month. The campaign's July filing with the Federal Election Commission shows Adelson, his wife Miriam, and their daughter, Shelley, all received refunds of $2,600 contributions they made before Rubio launched his White House bid. To see the full story, click here.
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Mexico earned chance after chance to score against Costa Rica, but the goal that finally came might not have been so well-deserved. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Gary Schatz, Chicago Tribune)
The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant stepped into the baseball spotlight Monday night, but they weren't there for long. Both were eliminated in the first round of the All-Star Home Run Derby at Great American Ball Park. The Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson beat Rizzo 9-8 and the Angels' Albert Pujols knocked out Bryant 10-9. "It was a cool format," ...
(via By Bob Ford, Philly.com)
The short player looked down the long road of his basketball career and agreed it has been a strange one. "Tell me about it," said Pierre Jackson, a 5-foot-10 point guard who is trying to land a spot with the 76ers, a team that is a little short on point guards, too. "I never doubted myself. Never. I've been confident ...
(via The Washington Post)
When President Obama and Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) flew to Las Vegas in November to tout the president’s plan to block the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, Reid took the opportunity to broach an unrelated subject, one that tied together his childhood love of Nevada’s desert with his political legacy. To see the full story, click here.
(via The Washington Post)
So, we're about to give you some great water cooler talk: The owner of Nevada's Bunny Ranch brothel is considering running for the state's open Senate seat. But don't stop reading there. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Maane Khatchatourian, Variety.com)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of his latest belt. The World Boxing Organization has revoked the legendary boxer of the welterweight world title he earned during his pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao that broke all financial records and TV ratings for a boxing match. Mayweather, who holds a 48-0 boxing record, missed Friday’s deadline to pay a $200,000 sanctioning ...
(via By Richard Deitsch, SI.com)
Greg Anthony is beginning his second act in sports broadcasting. Turner Sports will use Anthony as an NBA TV game analyst for NBA Summer League play in Orlando from July 4-10. Turner Sports would not elaborate on whether this meant Anthony is back in the fold for the long term, but it is clearly an entrée to getting reps again ...
After pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. outpointed Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the richest fight in boxing history to unify three of the four major welterweight world titles, Mayweather spoke at length at the postfight news conference about how he planned to vacate all of his titles in order to give younger fighters ...
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper spoke with reporter Stacey Pressman about expectations for the Nationals' season, how he prepared this winter, and what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. Harper was photographed at UNLV, as shown in an accompanying video. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun)
Are the Arizona Coyotes moving to Las Vegas in time for the 2016 season? A report in the New York Post suggesting such a transaction is in the works left both the NHL and Coyotes ownership seething. In fact, commissioner Gary Bettman told a Fox affiliate in Arizona that the story was “garbage,” adding that the Post was told prior ...
(via By Josh Kosman, New York Post)
Sin City is getting hockey, two sources close to the situation told The Post. The NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move the team to Las Vegas giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said. Foley said in January that he needed 10,000 ticket deposits to get an NHL ...
(via Buffalo News)
Rex Ryan was a trampled man. His New York Jets were 2-8 entering last November’s game against the Buffalo Bills, the one that was moved to Detroit because Ralph Wilson Stadium was buried under a snowstorm. An avalanche already had fallen on Ryan. He knew the Jets would fire him at the end of the season. Their micromanaging front office ...
(via The Guardian)
The version of Las Vegas that pop culture broadcasts to the world is, for the most part, confined to a narrow slice of the city, a couple of miles of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip. Sometimes the view stretches to include downtown Las Vegas, home to the oldest casinos. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Sean Walker, KSL.com)
Isaiah Nacua has withdrawn from the BYU football program for non-injury related reasons, head coach Bronco Mendenhall said at Wednesday’s annual on-campus Media Day. The sophomore-to-be defensive lineman is expected to enroll at Snow College, Mendenhall added. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive lineman came to BYU as a highly touted prospect who prepped at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas ...