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WNBA's new season ready to tip off

May. 23, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games' greatest players. The league will tip off its 23rd season on Friday with many teams hoping to win the championship this year. The defending champion...

Ex-NFL player faces trial in death of girlfriend's child

May. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges in the death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter soon after they moved into his Las Vegas apartment this year. A judge told former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre...

MTV star's girlfriend gets new lawyer in Las Vegas case

May. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend got a new lawyer to defend her on a misdemeanor allegation that she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve. Jennifer Annette Harley made a brief appearance Wednesday before a judge who set another...

A first: Washington Mystics top AP WNBA preseason poll

May. 22, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It's the first time in the four-year history of the poll that...

UNLV's Stott following in footsteps of Bryant, Harper

May. 21, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson Stott has already been following in the footsteps of some of baseball's biggest stars. Now he's getting ready to take the next step. The UNLV shortstop is projected to go in the first round of the June 3 amateur draft, possibly putting him on a trajectory to become the latest star...

Cowboys' Elliott detained by police at Vegas music festival

May. 20, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival, officials said Monday. The 23-year-old running back was detained briefly about 3 a.m. Saturday near a gate to the overnight Electric Daisy...

Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, father of Pauly, dies at 92

May. 18, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, died Saturday. He was 92. Through a spokeswoman, Shore's family said he died at his Las Vegas home surrounded by family. He was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. Shore's nearly seven-decade career stretched...

'Jersey Shore' star's ex-girlfriend accused of battering him

May. 17, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge alleging she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve. Jennifer Annette Harley's attorney, Michael Cristalli, said Friday he was surprised...

MGM might pay $800 million in Las Vegas shooting settlement

May. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history. "The company believes it is reasonably possible that a settlement will be...

Harris in Vegas calls Trump immigration plan 'shortsighted'

May. 16, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Thursday cast President Donald Trump's immigration proposal as a "short-sighted" plan that overlooks immigrant families and categorizes people into a hierarchy. Harris, speaking to members of Nevada's Latino community and Democrats...