Blog: Elsewhere

With Obama’s help, Harry Reid leaving an indelible mark in the Nevada desert

When President Obama and Sen. Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) flew to Las Vegas in November to tout the president’s plan to block the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, Reid took …

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Flesh-peddler lays bare Senate plans in Nevada; here’s why his naked ploy might matter

So, we’re about to give you some great water cooler talk: The owner of Nevada’s Bunny Ranch brothel is considering running for the state’s open Senate seat. But don’t stop reading there …

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. loses title won in Manny Pacquiao fight

The World Boxing Organization has revoked the legendary boxer of the welterweight world title he earned during his pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao that …

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Turner Sports reinstates broadcaster Greg Anthony

Turner Sports would not elaborate on whether this meant Anthony is back in the fold for the long term, but it is clearly …

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WBO poised to strip Floyd Mayweather Jr. of 147-pound belt

Floyd Mayweather Jr. claimed the WBO welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao, but the Puerto Rico-based organization is poised to withdraw its recognition of Mayweather as its 147-pound titleholder after he failed to comply with a deadline Friday to pay his $200,000 sanctioning …

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Bryce Harper: ‘My body feels pretty unbelievable’

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper spoke with reporter Stacey Pressman about expectations for the Nationals’ season, how he prepared this winter, and what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. Harper was …

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NHL’s Bettman slams report claiming Coyotes moving to Las Vegas

Are the Arizona Coyotes moving to Las Vegas in time for the 2016 season? A report in the New York Post suggesting such a transaction is in the works left both …

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Report: Arizona Coyotes to move to Las Vegas under new owner

Sin City is getting hockey, two sources close to the situation told The Post. The NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move …

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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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