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September 21, 2018

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Oakland lining up lawsuit against Raiders, so team threatens to leave town early

Many Oakland Raiders fans gather to hear their third-day draft picks from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign complete with Gov. Brian Sandoval and others on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

(via By Phil Matier and Andy Ross, San Francisco Chronicle)

Comment The Oakland City Council has authorized a multimillion-dollar, antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s impending move to Las Vegas — legal action that Coliseum officials said could result in the team leaving Oakland at the end of the upcoming season. Oakland Councilman Noel Gallo said Tuesday that the lawsuit is expected to be filed and announced within days, probably before the Raiders’ home opener at ...

Why Trump supporters believe he is not corrupt

(via The Atlantic)

Comment On Wednesday morning, the lead story on was not Michael Cohen’s admission that Donald Trump had instructed him to violate campaign-finance laws by paying hush money to two of Trump’s mistresses. It was the alleged murder of a white Iowa woman, Mollie Tibbetts, by an undocumented Latino immigrant, Cristhian Rivera. To see the full story, click here.

Browns attracting high number of bets in Las Vegas

(via ESPN)

Comment   Sportsbooks struggled to attract any action on the Cleveland Browns from the betting public the past two years. That changed this offseason. To see the full story, click here.

'Killed me little by little.' Family detention left lasting scars for one mother and son

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment   For a long time, Lilian Oliva Bardales worried about how her young son, Cristhian, was adjusting to their new life in Barcelona. He squeezed her every time he saw a police officer. He got scared when people he didn’t know talked to him. Teachers told her he played violently at school, making dolls fight and pretending to be an officer ...

Golden Knights’ Karlsson asks for $6.5M in salary arbitration

William Karlsson scored 43 goals during the Golden Knights' inaugural regular season.

(via Sportsnet)

Comment To call William Karlsson’s breakout campaign with the Vegas Golden Knights unexpected would be a severe understatement. Karlsson finished third in the NHL with 43 goals, shattering his previous career high of nine, and now the restricted free agent wants to get paid. To see the full story, click here.

Wizards’ Troy Brown helps homeless in his native Las Vegas

(via The Undefeated)

Comment Washington Wizards rookie Troy Brown grew up in a home where food and clothing were never an issue with two educated, successful and loving parents. Such was not the case for some of Brown’s Centennial High School classmates who were homeless. So, to help homeless teens and the less fortunate in his hometown, Brown recently gave away a significant amount ...

Report: Woods, Mickelson showdown on at Shadow Creek

In this May 10, 2018, file photo, Phil Mickelson, left, and Tiger Woods shake hands after the first round of the Players Championship golf tournament, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

(via ESPN)

Comment The much-anticipated one-on-one showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will take place in November at Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas, sources told ESPN's Mike Greenberg. To see the full story, click here.

Judge orders woman to stand trial on murder charges in California crash that killed 3 Las Vegas teens

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment An Orange County judge ruled Tuesday that there is enough evidence to hold a 28-year-old woman for trial on charges of murder and driving under the influence in connection with a crash in March that killed three Las Vegas teenagers in Huntington Beach. To see the full story, click here.

GOP Rep. Will Hurd, an ex-CIA agent, blasts Trump for being 'manipulated' by Russia

(via USA Today)

Comment Republican Rep. Will Hurd – a former CIA agent – blasted President Trump for failing to defend the U.S. intelligence community and allowing himself to be manipulated by Russia. To see the full story, click here.

Why former UNLV AD Mike Hamrick used to watch for student-athletes at sportsbooks

(via By Craig Meyer and Stephen J. Nesbitt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Comment At the heart of the financial tug of war begun between college athletics and the gaming industry is a disagreement. Administrators say legalized sports gambling will increase the likelihood of scandals on campus. Gaming entities, armed with watchdogs, believe the opposite is true. Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick said that during his six years as UNLV’s athletic director, he regularly ...

China trade war potential casualties include U.S. casinos in Asia

(via By Muhammad Cohen, Forbes)

Comment As the U.S. and China steam toward a full-fledged trade war, American casinos across the world could become collateral damage. “The risks for Sheldon Anderson’s Sands casinos are quite high,” says China Market Research Managing Director Shaun Rein. “It is quite possible that China will target his casinos specifically because he is a [Donald] Trump crony. It is possible they ...

NHL announces Golden Knights 2018-19 regular season schedule


Comment The National Hockey League has announced the Golden Knights 2018-19 regular season schedule. The full schedule can be found below (all times are Pacific). Regional and national broadcast information will be released at a later date. To see the full story, click here.

Border Patrol refutes story of confrontation on Las Vegas-bound bus

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Comment The U.S. Border Patrol is refuting a story in the Daily Mail of a woman telling how she confronted agents after they demanded to see her visa documentation while on a bus from California to Nevada. The Border Patrol said the alleged confrontation was fabricated. “Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents take their sworn duties to uphold the Constitution and the ...

What happened in Vegas: All night with the Capitals and the Stanley Cup

(via The Washington Post)

Comment Four minutes to 2 a.m., down a few buttons on his pink button-down and high on a cocktail of athletic glory, Stella Artois, life itself and God-knows-what-other-liquids, Alex Ovechkin danced on the Hakkasan stage as confetti rained and lasers flashed, a few feet from both his friend Tiesto and the Stanley Cup, singing along to a pulsing, EDM version of ...

Delaware draws $322,135 in wagers on Day 1 of full-scale sports betting

(via ESPN)

Comment On a day without an NBA Finals game or Stanley Cup Final matchup, there was still plenty of betting action when Delaware opened for business Tuesday. To see the full story, click here.