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September 25, 2017

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Look inside Floyd Mayweather's new $25M Beverly Hills mansion

(via By Andrew Joseph, USA Today)

Comment Floyd Mayweather's fight with Conor McGregor netted the boxing legend at least $100 million, and he didn't waste any time to put the money to use. According to the Los Angeles Times, Mayweather recently purchased a 15,096-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills for $25.5 million. The home had a list price of $28.95 million, and despite the $3.4 million saving on the sale price, Mayweather spent another $500,000 on furnishing the ...

Police release video in 2015 shooting that injured woman near Strip

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Comment Two years after a woman was shot near the Strip in an incident that left her with “severe and permanent” damage, Metro Police are making a new push to identify the perpetrators. Metro on Tuesday released a video of the shooting, which also shows the suspects running from the scene and later leaving in a silver car. The shooting was ...

Controversial GGG-Canelo decision prompts Las Vegas refunds

WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Grennady Golovkin, left, of Kazakhstan and Canelo Alvarez of Mexico celebrate after a 12-round title fight at T-Mobile Saturday Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

(via ESPN)

Comment Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday's title fight against Canelo Alvarez. They would all have to be refunded, after a controversial decision left both bettors and bookmakers disappointed and confused. To see the full story, click here.

‘Drunk’ Welsh man survives swim across Hoover Dam and gets $330 fine

(via Independent)

Comment A man from north Wales has been fined $330 by American police after he swam across the Hoover Dam on a stag do, apparently making himself the first person to make it across the reservoir alive. To see the full story, click here.

Steve Wynn talked with Kushner Companies on possible real estate deal

(via CNN)

Comment Kushner Companies has explored a development plan for one of its key buildings with casino mogul Steve Wynn, according to three people with knowledge of the talks. To see the full story, click here.

Billionaire Fertitta brothers sell remaining UFC stakes at $5 billion valuation

(via Forbes)

Comment Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who sold most of their stakes in mixed martial arts promoter UFC at a $4 billion valuation last summer, have now fully divested from the business. To see the full story, click here.

Trump cancels Texas fundraisers, heading to Las Vegas in October

(via Politico)

Comment President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has canceled a series of fundraisers it had planned to hold in Texas this fall in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to three Republicans familiar with the decision. To see the full story, click here.

LA Times: Raiders fans going through different stages of grief after being jilted

(via By Nathan Fenno, LA Times)

Comment [{"text":"The Sun's Raiders coverage","url":""}] Five months ago, Dr. Death stared at the carpet in a Phoenix hotel room and sighed. Instead of the familiar hard hat with foot-long spikes, black wig, bulky shoulder pads under a No. 26 Raiders jersey with “Dr. Death” written on the back, Ray Perez wore an untucked white dress shirt and dark slacks. The superfan ...

Vegas visitors can use electronic wallet for hotels, show tickets — but not for gambling

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment Next time you visit Las Vegas, you might be able to leave your credit cards at home. Many hotel-casino resorts along the city’s famed Strip now let guests use their digital wallets to pay for their room, meals and more — but not for gambling. To see the full story, click here.

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 ...

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.