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.

Child Haven struggles with capacity

A continued surge in the number of abused and neglected children at Clark County’s emergency shelter pushed it over capacity while state approval to raise its maximum population was pending.

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.

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Cavaliers to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days.

13 young players picked for USA Select Team

Two brothers and three sets of teammates were among the 13 players picked for the USA Select Team, announced Tuesday by USA Basketball. The Select Team will train with and against Team USA at at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center on July 18 to 21.

$350 million soccer plan floated

Jason Ader, a gaming industry entrepreneur from New York City, said he is going to launch a $350 million effort to bring a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas, complete with a new covered stadium of 18,000-20,000 seats and players with international appeal.

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First Friday happenings for Aug. 1, 2014

The First Friday arts festival is scheduled from 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 7 at venues throughout the 18b Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. Admission is free, and free parking with shuttle service is available at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Live entertainment, artists’ booths, food vendors and more are planned.

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