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August 20, 2017

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Bill Foley gambling that Golden Knights will resonate beyond Vegas: 'We can be the team of the Rockies'

Vegas Golden Knights team owner Bill Foley arrives for the 2017 NHL Awards Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

(via ESPN)

Comment 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.

Las Vegas sportsbooks pause betting on Cowboys over Ezekiel Elliott suspension

(via ESPN)

Comment 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.

Las Vegas High grad Ray Smith to have role with Arizona Wildcats in 2017-18

(via Arizona Desert Swarm)

Comment 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.

O.J. Simpson's former agent will try to sell white Bronco on 'Pawn Stars'

(via USA Today)

Comment 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 developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada

(via Reuters)

Comment 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 ...

Alabama McDonald's denies wrongdoing amid claim bacon slipped into Muslim family's sandwiches


Comment 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, reports. To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas 51s' Amed Rosario making major league debut

(via New York Daily News)

Comment 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.

A $690,000 fix for renovation mistake at UNR football stadium

(via Reno Gazette-Journal)

Comment 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 ...

Nats promote former UNLV pitcher Fedde for big league debut

(via By Chris Tripodi,

Comment 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 ...

Fleury brings Stanley Cup home for 'last day as a Penguin'


Comment 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.

Dean Heller is keeping his options open on health care

Sen. Dean Heller answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, April 17, 2107. Heller co-hosted the two-hour event with Rep. Mark Amodei, another Nevada Republican.

(via Axios)

Comment 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 ...

Trump to GOP Sen. Heller: ‘He wants to remain senator, doesn’t he?’

Sen. Dean Heller arrives as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies in front of the Senate Banking Committee in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

(via Daily Beast)

Comment 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.

GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West

(via The Hill)

Comment 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.

O.J. Simpson's prison life: Cruise ship with barbed wire

(via USA Today)

Comment 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 ...

Sandoval is the most important person in the Senate health care debate

Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval responds to reporter's questions about health care and the opioid epidemic after a session called "Curbing The Opioid Epidemic" at the first day of the National Governor's Association meeting Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Providence, R.I.

(via Vox)

Comment 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.