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October 7, 2015

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    The Downtown Grand has made property improvements including their Sports Book along with a new CEO on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

    Analysis: Daily fantasy issues prove gaming executives’ concerns warranted
    Analysis: Fantasy sports should be subjected to same regulation as Nevada sports books
    Oct. 7, 2015
    A daily fantasy sports scandal widely regarded as potential insider trading has shocked the national sports scene into a discourse over customer safety and fairness in the fledgling industry ...
  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta reacts after throwing his first career no-hitter during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0
    Vegas Play of the Day: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates
    Oct. 7, 2015
    I’m not thrilled about lining up against Jake Arrieta in today’s wild card game. I just don’t see any other choice on the board. ...
  • UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez speaks during a cannon-painting ceremony Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at UNLV. The Rebels recovered the Fremont Cannon after defeating the Wolfpack 23-17 on Saturday in Reno.
    Sanchez aims high for attendance as Rebels aim for third straight win
    Oct. 7, 2015
    The Fremont Cannon is due back from the university paint center Friday and it’s expected to return to Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday after a 10-month vacation up north. The Rebels (2-3, 1-0) host San Jose State (2-3, 1-1) at 6:05 p.m. Saturday looking to go 2-0 in Mountain West play for the second time in three years. Or the second time in 20 years. They’re both correct; it just depends on ...
  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, an employee in the software development department of DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, walks past screens displaying the company's online system stats in Boston. The daily fantasy sports industry is eyeing a breakout season as NFL games begin. And its two dominant companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are touting lucrative opening week prizes to try to draw more customers as more competitors pop up.
    N.Y. attorney general opens probe into fantasy sports websites
    Oct. 6, 2015
    New York's attorney general has sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into ...
  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel pitches in the first inning of the American League wild card baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.
    Keuchel sharp, Astros beat Yankees 3-0 in AL wild-card game
    Oct. 6, 2015
    Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in ...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: Houston Astros at New York Yankees
    Oct. 6, 2015
    Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point.
  • Alex Perez, center, is pressured by Ben Carter and Daquan Cook during the Rebels’ first basketball practice of the season Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Mendenhall Center at UNLV.
    Rebels going mad in first official practice of 2015-16 season
    Oct. 6, 2015
    The position is at once the most fun and most exhausting to play. It’s the first line of defense in the full-court pressure UNLV plans to apply on every possession this season. It’s called the madman. Every time an opponent inbounds the ball, a Rebel will stand and jump and yell at him. When done correctly it resembles ...
  • Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his trial Monday, April 6, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013.
    Hernandez lawyers to argue for dismissal of murder charges
    Oct. 5, 2015
    Lawyers for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge to dismiss murder charges against Hernandez in ...
  • Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, a Bonanza High School graduate, hits an RBI single during the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Chicago. Bryant's single was his first major league hit.
    Kris Bryant an inspiration to former hometown coach
    Oct. 5, 2015
    When the doctor told Matt Lawrence he needed a cancerous kidney removed, and that he wanted to do the procedure in March, Lawrence said, 'No.' He'd already made plans to go to Spring Training to see one ...
  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) has the ball knocked loose by Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Seattle. The fumble went out of bounds in the end zone and was ruled a touchback. The Seahawks beat the Lions 13-10.
    Strange late sequence gives Seahawks 13-10 win over Detroit
    Oct. 5, 2015
    Kam Chancellor punched the ball free from Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the 1-yard line when it appeared the Lions were going to take the lead, and the Seattle Seahawks held on for ...
  • Boxer Manny Pacquiao waves to the crowd upon arrival with his family, including his wife, Jinkee, and youngest son, Israel, on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines.
    Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate; late dictator’s son to run for VP
    Oct. 5, 2015
    The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced that he will run for vice president in next year's elections in a new gauge of his family's political clout nearly three decades after ...
  • Seattle high school football player dies after game injury
    Oct. 5, 2015
    Highline Public Schools spokeswoman Catherine Carbone Rogers says Kenney Bui died late Monday morning. Bui was injured during the fourth quarter on Friday. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he underwent surgery ...
  • Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works Sept. 9 at his station at the company's offices in Boston.
    As daily fantasy eschews ‘gambling’ label, scrutiny grows
    Oct. 5, 2015
    Stock market traders and chess players — that's who's playing DraftKings, according to CEO Jason Robins, who told a crowd of casino executives last week in Las Vegas that fewer than 15 percent of ...
  • Len Don Diego, marketing manager for content at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works Sept. 9 at his station at the company's offices in Boston.
    Fantasy sports employees bet at rival sites using inside info
    Oct. 5, 2015
    A major scandal is erupting in the multibillion-dollar industry of fantasy sports, the online and unregulated business in which players assemble their fantasy teams with ...
  • UNLV mascot Hey Reb! attends a cannon-painting ceremony Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at UNLV. The Rebels recovered the Fremont Cannon after defeating the Wolfpack 23-17 on Saturday in Reno.
    Rebels paint Fremont Cannon red amid party atmosphere
    Oct. 5, 2015
    Keith Whitely put the finishing touches on his paint job and couldn’t contain the emotion swelling inside his 5-foot-9 frame. He turned away from the Fremont Cannon and let out a roar in the center of a crowd approaching 1,500, despite rainy conditions. Whitely, a junior running back at UNLV, is just so proud ...
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