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Ted Cruz hits the Adelson sweet spot

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz received a warm reception from mega-donor casino magnate Sheldon Adelson at a gala on Thursday, the latest development in the …

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The most important Republican donor that you don’t know is married to one you do

Republican presidential candidates travel far and wide to meet with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, seeking out his generous support. Not as many people talk about …

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Jeweler says rapper’s crew brutalized him in Las Vegas

50 Cent is smack in the middle of a criminal investigation after a guy claims 50’s goons pistol whipped him and stole …

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Desert Pines product Poutasi drafted by Titans

The Titans took former Utah tackle Jeremiah Poutasi with their third round pick in the NFL draft on Friday …

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Something important is happening in Nevada, and it’s bad for Rand Paul

A couple years ago, Nevada seemed to be Rand Paul’s ace in the hole in the 2016 presidential race. That’s looking less and less …

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Story behind the story behind the false story of Harry Reid’s injuries

In early April, John Hinderaker, one of the main authors of the conservative blog Power Line, wrote a story alleging that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had not been injured in an accident involving broken exercise equipment, as he said he was. Rather, Reid was likely …

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Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out in seconds

If the action in the ring between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is anywhere near as frenetic as the pace with which tickets were sold on Thursday, then it could turn into one of the greatest fights in history. With just 500 seats made available …

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. buys 100 cars from one dealer

USA Today reports that a single Las Vegas car dealership has sold boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. more than 100 cars over 18 years, including …

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Findlay Prep guard Derryck Thornton leaving early, headed to Duke

Findlay Prep junior Derryck Thornton, the 11th overall player in the ESPN 60, has decided to reclassify up to the class of 2015 and commit to Duke to be their point guard for the 2015-16 season. He now stands …

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Is Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman headed to the big leagues?

The Miami Herald reports that Marlins manager Mike Redmond is on the hot seat and the the organization is already bouncing around possible replacements. One possibility: Wally Backman, the manager of the Las Vegas 51s. History has shown …

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Cubs to promote Las Vegas native Kris Bryant for MLB debut

The Chicago Cubs will promote top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday, paving the way for his major league debut, according to a source familiar with …

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Reports: Cirque du Soleil close to sale

Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil will sell a majority stake to private equity firm TPG Capital and Chinese firm Fosun, according to …

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The tragic love story of Christy Mack and MMA fighter War Machine

Christy Mack looks at her face sometimes — the new one — and tries to decide if she likes it better than her old one. There are differences. Her bright eyes used to be slightly more expressive. But the way …

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Can Russell Crowe take rugby league to Las Vegas?

Did you hear the one about the Hollywood star and the casino boss who showcased a bunch of one-time losers in Las Vegas and hit the jackpot? It’s not a joke. If Oscar winner Russell Crowe succeeds, Australia’s South Sydney Rabbitohs, the premiership-winning team he part-owns …

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Cause for concern? Mayweather and Pacquiao camps trade barbs over tickets, contract

Just 23 days before Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are to step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden for what will be the largest-grossing fight in boxing history …

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