Garner portrayed a classy gambler

Although he never won a World Series of Poker bracelet or a $1 million jackpot, James Garner’s “Maverick” character was the first acceptable gambler portrayed on television. He was handsome, clever, never cheated a sucker — and always outsmarted the bad guys.

EDC promoters release videos of 2014 shows

The folks at Insomniac Events, which puts on the Electric Daisy Carnival, have released a cool series of videos chronicling this year’s festivities, featuing performances by the likes of Laidback Luke, Arty and Boregore.

Report: Utility rates up sharply in past 30 years

A report prepared for a legislative committee on utility rates over the past nearly 30 years shows what most consumers already know. It costs a lot more today to turn on the lights and cool the house than it did just three decades ago.

Maryland county OKs plans for MGM casino

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Prince George’s County officials on Monday approved a building plan for a $925 million MGM Resorts International casino and hotel near the nation’s capital on an 8-1 vote, paving the way for MGM to get the permits needed to begin construction.

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Browns’ Manziel leads NFL in jersey sales

Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league’s top-selling jersey since April 1.

Rebels picked to finish fourth in West Division

UNLV was picked to finish fourth in the West Division of the Mountain West. Wide receiver Devante Davis and offensive linemen Brett Boyko and Robert Waterman were named to the preseason all-conference football team.

Bullpen betrays 51s in loss to Rainiers

Ty Kelly drove in four runs, including a game-tying three-run home run in the sixth inning, to help lead Tacoma to an 11-8 Pacific Coast League home victory over Las Vegas on Monday night.


Hoffman didn’t want children to be ‘trust fund’ kids

In a July 18 filing in Manhattan Surrogate Court, Friedman recalled conversations with Hoffman where the topic of a trust for his children was raised. He said Hoffman wanted his estimated $35 million fortune to go his longtime partner and the children’s mother, Mimi O’Donnell.