A thousand miles north of Las Vegas, the NHL's newest owner, Bill Foley, sits in a conference room overlooking powder blue mountains. While many associate the Vegas Golden Knights with a flashy arena, glittery attractions and all the other temptations Vegas has to offer, this laid-back resort town -- just one hour from the Canadian border -- is Golden Knight territory, too. To see the full story, click here.
ESPN reports that Las Vegas sportsbooks scrambled to take down various odds on the Dallas Cowboys today after news broke that the NFL had suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games. To see the full story, click here.
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Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller says Ray Smith, a Las Vegas High graduate, will continue to have a role with the Wildcats in the 2017-18 season, despite suffering an injury that ended his playing career, according to the Arizona Desert Swarm blog on SB Nation. To see the full story, click here.
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USA Today Sports reports that the infamous white Bronco from O.J. Simpson’s 1994 police chase in Los Angeles will be featured on the Las Vegas-based reality television show Pawn Stars. To see the full story, click here.
Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by Reuters. To see the full story, click ...
The Decatur McDonald's accused by a Muslim organization of intentionally slipping pieces of bacon into a Muslim family's McChicken sandwiches has denied any wrongdoing, AL.com reports. To see the full story, click here.
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The Mets announced today that top prospect Amed Rosario of the Las Vegas 51s will make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Rockies, according to New York Daily News. To see the full story, click here.
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Joe Bohl headed to his new seats in a renovated Mackay Stadium at the University of Nevada. He arrived 30 minutes before the 6 p.m. Sept. 17, 2016 kickoff to watch the Wolf Pack take on the University at Buffalo. Bohl has been going to games for more than 30 years and is a long-time season-ticket holder. He said he ...
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At one point this season, it looked like Erick Fedde's Major League debut would come in a relief role. The 24-year-old right-hander who starred at UNLV instead will take the hill as a starter this weekend. Washington skipper Dusty Baker confirmed the Nationals will promote their No. 3 prospect from Triple-A Syracuse to start in place of Stephen Strasburg on ...
Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was in the middle of Colisee Cardin, the biggest rink in his hometown, and stood with the Stanley Cup as hundreds of local minor hockey players waited their turn for a picture with their local hero Saturday night. To see the full story, click here.
Sen. Dean Heller has been tight-lipped on the Senate health care plan ever since his fiery joint press conference with Gov. Brian Sandoval last month, following the release of the first version of the bill. But I finally caught up with him last night after the late-night GOP meeting in the Capitol, and he gave me several minutes of his ...
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During a lunch at the White House with GOP senators, President Trump tossed a not-so-veiled threat at Sen. Dean Heller, who was famously a holdout on voting for the president’s repeal-and-replace efforts. To see the full story, click here.
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When the Mirage Hotel and Casino opened in 1989, it kicked off one of the most significant construction booms in recent history. Four new mega-casinos opened in quick succession on the Las Vegas Strip, bringing in tens of thousands of new residents to work as card dealers, cocktail servers, security guards and maids. To see the full story, click here.
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A “cruise ship with barbed wire” is how a retired correctional officer describes the prison where O.J. Simpson has been for almost nine years. Simpson is set to appear before the Nevada Board of Parole Thursday and could be released from prison as soon as Oct. 1. But Jeffrey Felix, a retired correctional officer, said Simpson’s life is more than ...
The fate of the Senate Republican health care bill may rest in the hands of one man who isn’t even a member of Congress: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. On health care, he’s the most important person in the country. America’s 101st senator. To see the full story, click here.