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

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 …

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Las Vegas sportsbooks pause betting on Cowboys over Ezekiel Elliott suspension

ESPN reports that Las Vegas sportsbooks scrambled to take down various odds on the Dallas Cowboys today after news broke that the NFL had …

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

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 …

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

USA Today Sports reports that the infamous white Bronco from O.J. Simpson’s 1994 police chase in Los Angeles will be featured on …

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

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 …

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

The Decatur McDonald’s accused by a Muslim organization of intentionally slipping pieces of bacon into a Muslim family’s McChicken sandwiches has …

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Las Vegas 51s’ Amed Rosario making major league debut

The Mets announced today that top prospect Amed Rosario of the Las Vegas 51s will make his major league debut on Tuesday against …

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

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 …

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Nats promote former UNLV pitcher Fedde for big league debut

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 instead will take the hill as …

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Fleury brings Stanley Cup home for ‘last day as a Penguin’

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 …

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Dean Heller is keeping his options open on health care

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 …

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

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 …

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GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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