Rams release Michael Sam

Defensive end Michael Sam’s dream of becoming the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold on Saturday when he failed to make the St. Louis Rams’ 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season.

Whooping cough spreading fast in Delaware

Whooping cough cases in Delaware have quadrupled in the past year. Through August, 202 cases of whooping cough have been reported to health officials. Of those cases, 187 were in Amish country, where many children do not receive vaccinations due to religious beliefs.

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Fall watering restrictions begin Monday

Sept. 1 marks the start of the fall watering schedule at valley homes and business, with irrigation use restricted to three assigned days per week through Oct. 31.

Mendoza teacher honored for classroom innovation

Justin Brecht’s innovative approach to teaching fifth-graders at Mendoza Elementary School garnered him the title of Clark County Educator of the Year for 2013-14 in a program sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sierra Nevada College.

Entries sought for Nevada Day parade

Why simply watch from the sidewalk when you can play an active role in Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration? The City of Las Vegas is accepting applications for entries in a special Nevada Day parade to be held downtown on the state’s big day, Oct. 31.

Sports

Medina hands Love first defeat

Rogelio Medina (33-6, 27 knockouts) stunned J’Leon Love (18-1, 10 KOs) with a left hook, forcing referee Tony Weeks to call a halt at 39 seconds of the third round in the main event of their super middleweight bout Saturday at the Palms.

Flanagan’s four TDs key Mojave win

Ty Flanagan rushed for 292 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries Saturday to help Mojave’s football team defeat Skyview (Idaho) 48-40 in the Rocky Mountain Rumble at Pocatello, Idaho.

Entertainment

Waterproof Bluetooth speaker now available online

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, iHome caused quite a stir when they offered a sneak peak at their new waterproof Bluetooth speaker, the iBN6. Today, it’s available online.

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