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April 22, 2018

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Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather Jr. out of hospital after shooting in Atlanta

(via ESPN)

Comment Citing the Atlanta Police Department, ESPN reports that a bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather Jr. was wounded in a shooting early today as a group of three cars that included the boxer headed to a hotel in Atlanta. To see the full story, click here.

2017 Atlantic City visitors lowest in 30 years, report says

(via Press of Atlantic City)

Comment Tourist visits to the city last year were the lowest since the early 1980s, according to a recent report from the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism at Stockton University, but officials believe 2018 could be a rebound year. To see the full story, click here.

Station Casinos forces Reno's Feast restaurant to change name

(via Reno Gazette-Journal)

Comment The feast will go on — but not as Feast. The Midtown Reno restaurant must change its name following a deal with Station Casinos Inc., the holder of two federally registered trademarks for its Feast Buffet in the Palace Station Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

How the Raiders got comfortable with sports betting

(via By David Purdum, ESPN)

Comment The NFL and Las Vegas have grown up together, an upstart sports league from the East Coast and a liberal city in the desert coming of age to emerge as icons in American culture. Even so, the NFL always maintained its distance from Las Vegas, concerned that the city's legal sports betting would tarnish the integrity of its game. In ...

Gonzaga won’t leave West Coast Conference for Mountain West

Gonzaga's bench reacts after a 3-point shot during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game Monday, March 5, 2018, in Las Vegas. Gonzaga defeated San Francisco 88-60.

(via By Jim Meehan, The Spokesman-Review)

Comment Gonzaga is staying put in the West Coast Conference, athletic director Mike Roth said. The Zags, who have been considering a move to the Mountain West Conference for several months, informed both conferences they’re staying in the WCC, their home since the 1979-80 season. Discussions between the Mountain West and Gonzaga first surfaced publicly in late February. To see the ...

David Humm, former Raiders, Bishop Gorman great, dies at age 65

Former Raiders quarterback and Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame inductee David Humm talks with Jo Ann Abajian during the induction ceremony for the hall on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Orleans Arena.

(via )

Comment Las Vegas native David Humm, one of the best passing quarterbacks in Nebraska football history who went on win two Super Bowls with the Raiders, died Tuesday night from complications stemming from multiple sclerosis. “David was a true Raider in every sense and the heart of the Raider Nation goes out to his family at this time,” the organization said ...

Friends turn $800 into $17K in Vegas thanks to UMBC's upset of Virginia

UMBC players celebrate a teammate's basket against Virginia during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018.

(via ESPN.com)

Comment In the history of the NCAA Tournament, No. 16 seeds hadn’t won a game in 135 previous attempts against top-seeded teams. That changed Friday when the University of Maryland at Baltimore County somehow beat Virginia by 20 points. It was the biggest upset in the history of the sport, right? In Las Vegas, a group of buddies each combined to ...

East Bay officials may sue NFL, Raiders over team’s Las Vegas move

(via San Francisco Chronicle)

Comment The Oakland City Council and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors are in talks with a pair of out-of-town law firms looking to sue the NFL and the Raiders for upward of $500 million over the team’s impending move to Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

Heller thinks Justice Kennedy could save his re-election bid

 In this Aug. 22, 2017, photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at the 21st Annual Lake Tahoe Summit in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

(via Politico)

Comment Dean Heller knows he’s the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. But he thinks Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy might just help him hang on to his seat. “Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller predicted in Las Vegas last week, according to audio of an event he spoke at that was obtained by POLITICO. “Which ...

Mountain West confirms it has talked expansion with Gonzaga; BYU in mix

(via By Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune)

Comment Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson on Wednesday told the Union-Tribune he has held discussions with Gonzaga about leaving the West Coast Conference for the Mountain West, perhaps as early as next season. Gonzaga might not be alone, either. Thompson said BYU was not among the other schools that have contacted him about expansion, but several sources indicated that BYU — ...

Carson City landmark restaurant Café at Adele’s up for sale

(via CarsonNow)

Comment After 40 years of business, the historic Café at Adele’s restaurant is up for sale. Owners Charlie and Karen Abowd are looking toward retirement and have put the restaurant and the real estate — an historic Comstock-era Mansard-roofed Victorian home built in 1864 — up for sale. To see the full story, click here.

Wildest MLS preseason game ever? What happened when Whitecaps hit Las Vegas

(via By Charles Boehm, mlssoccer.com)

Comment Las Vegas Lights FC, coached by highly colorful former Chivas USA boss Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, are hosting several MLS teams for preseason friendlies as they get their inaugural season underway. On Saturday, the Vancouver Whitecaps visited for what turned out to be a chaotic, contentious and utterly riveting 3-2 barnburner full of sound and fury. When Las Vegas captain ...

One dead in plane crash south of Carson City

(via Reno Gazette-Journal)

Comment One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of Carson City. To see the full story, click here.

With ruling on national sports betting due, will Las Vegas ever be the same?

(via ESPN)

Comment Back in the September of his years, Frank Sinatra would take the mic and command this little lounge stage. Still the headliner of all headliners at The Sands, four miles down The Strip, Sinatra would escape to this neighborhood joint, the Italian American Social Club, to sing for his supper, crooning for an audience of made men, undercover feds and ...

Is the Trump administration contemplating a nuclear test in Nevada?

A sign signals the boundary of the Nevada Test Site (now called the Nevada National Security Site) near Amagosa Valley Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

(via Time)

Comment At a vast tract of uninhabited desert in southern Nevada, hundreds of moonlike craters dimple the wasteland, remnants of Cold War nuclear explosions that melted the bedrock and fused the sand to ensure that America could take part in the unthinkable: global thermonuclear war. To see the full story, click here.