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The wild early years and the football family that shaped Bills coach Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan was a trampled man. His New York Jets were 2-8 entering last November’s game against the Buffalo Bills, the one that was moved to Detroit because Ralph Wilson Stadium was buried under a snowstorm. An avalanche already had fallen on Ryan. He knew the Jets would

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Reading American cities: Books about Las Vegas

The version of Las Vegas that pop culture broadcasts to the world is, for the most part, confined to a narrow slice of the city, a couple of miles of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip. Sometimes the view stretches to include …

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Former Gorman DL Nacua withdraws from BYU football

Isaiah Nacua has withdrawn from the BYU football program for non-injury related reasons, head coach Bronco Mendenhall said at Wednesday’s annual …

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Reno bets Tesla gigafactory will erase image as downmarket Las Vegas

Elon Musk’s sprawling factory outside Reno, Nevada, won’t start making batteries until next year, and local residents are already talking up the “Tesla effect.” Tesla employees have begun relocating from …

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Timberwolves make former UNLV star Anthony Bennett available in trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves have made former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett available via trade in advance of Thursday’s NBA draft, according to …

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Poker pro Lindgren folds again as creditors up the ante

Erick Lindgren, a professional poker player who made millions in competitions including the World Series of Poker, filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years …

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Mormon Bryce Harper says he hates BYU

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper, a Las Vegas native, isn’t what you call a conventional member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints …

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NFL looking at Las Vegas events tied to players

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/13038709/nfl-eyes-other-player-related-las-vegas-events

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Report: Las Vegas baseball prospect Phil Bickford tests positive for marijuana

http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/bickford-tests-positive-marijuana/

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BYU offers Liberty High quarterback for Class of 2018

BYU football is holding its Junior Day and with more than 200 underclassmen on campus, offers are starting to show up on Twitter. One of the more intriguing offers is to a player who …

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BYU stars honor memory of 9-year-old Henderson boy killed in accident

A Henderson family faced the ultimate tragedy last Saturday when a 9-year-old boy, Austen Russell, died after being accidentally run over by his father in the family garage …

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How much does lunch with Sheldon Adelson cost?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/05/29/how-much-does-lunch-with-sheldon-adelson-cost/

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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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