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Bryce Dejean-Jones says ex-UNLV teammate told him, ‘I should have shot you when I had the chance’

Bryce Dejean-Jones loves basketball. It’s all he thinks about. It’s what drives and sustains him. His experience playing it in college, though, has been a struggle …

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Kentucky’s unbeaten season makes Las Vegas squirm

The University of Kentucky’s undefeated regular season has Nick Bogdanovich sweating. If the Wildcats don’t lose this year …

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$350 million might not be enough to save Las Vegas

There’s been a lot of hubbub about the effort tech whiz Tony Hsieh and his crack team of acolytes have put into revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. Hsieh’s money has …

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U.S. official: Iran behind cyber attack on Las Vegas Sands

The top U.S. intelligence official confirmed for the first time that Iran was behind a cyber attack against the Las Vegas Sands Corp. last year.

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Bank of America reaches $300 million settlement over Fontainebleau

Bank of America Corp on Wednesday said it reached a $300 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by lenders that helped finance construction of the failed Fontainebleau Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which filed for …

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UNLV greats honor Tarkanian with matching championship tattoos

Sporting News reports that five members of Jerry Tarkanian’s 1990 UNLV team came together to remember their beloved coach with some matching ink.

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What Happens in Vegas: High school legend Tony Sanchez takes aim at hapless UNLV — and coaching history

For the record: Yes, Tony Sanchez knows what he’s getting himself into. He wasn’t born yesterday, and he didn’t ride into town yesterday, either …

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Hyperloop is real: Meet the startups selling supersonic travel

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2015/02/11/hyperloop-is-real-meet-the-startups-selling-supersonic-travel/

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What happened with the GSA in Vegas stymies federal workers

When federal employees get together for training and meetings, fancy lunches aren’t on the menu anymore. In fact, food of any kind — tuna fish sandwiches, green salad, oatmeal cookies — can no longer be served by the government. Even coffee …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski unhappy with track’s ad

Sometimes race promotions work, sometimes they don’t. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the latest track to suffer the ire of those it is promoting.

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How Billy Walters became sports’ most successful and controversial bettor

For four decades, other gamblers have tried to be Billy Walters while investigators have tried to bring him down. And for four decades, the world’s most successful …

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Las Vegas sports book takes ‘seven-figure wager’ on Patriots

You may very well like the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLIX. But you probably aren’t quite as confident as the bettor who placed an absolutely gigantic wager on New England at …

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Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada questions Mitt Romney 2016 plans

Staffers for Mitt Romney have reached out to a Nevada congressman about the 2012 presidential nominee’s potential third bid for national office. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., told CQ Roll Call Thursday that Romney’s staffers …

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Former UNLV player Shawn Marion retiring from basketball

http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2015/01/21/shawn-marion-retiring-cleveland-cavaliers-phoenix-suns-nba/22115987/

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Zappos outlet expected to move to Las Vegas this year

The Zappos.com outlet store with outrageous deals — 70 percent off apparel! 50 percent off clearance! — plans to move to a more outrageous location: Las Vegas. The online shoe distributing company announced the move in an effort to …

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