UNLV roundup: Softball team to host postseason tournament

UNLV was one of 17 teams to receive a bid Sunday to the National Invitational Softball Championship and will host one of four double-elimination regional tournaments starting Wednesday.

Advocates decry possible closure of Las Vegas detox center

Christian Hunt, 21, says the clinic operated by WestCare was instrumental in getting him into a long-term recovery program after five years in which getting high was “all I was interested in.”

EDITORIAL: Business failings show ‘creative destruction’ in action

Failing businesses are an essential part of a healthy economy. It’s a counter-intuitive insight, but the Review-Journal’s Wade Tyler Millward’s recent report on the businesses that replaced unsuccessful grocery stores shows why.

COMMENTARY: The untold story about thoroughbred horses

Each year, 130,000 horses, 10,000 of them thoroughbreds, are transported to Mexico or Canada to be slaughtered under often-brutal conditions.

Group embraces special needs dogs in Las Vegas Valley

As a group of about 10 small dogs yapped and played outside Peet’s Coffee on Sunday afternoon, Daffodil, a 14-year-old Yorkie mix, lay in the middle of her playpen, unmoved by the commotion around her.

Jets reach cruising altitude too quickly for Vegas

The Jets know how intimidating Bell MTS Place can be for opponents between the noise and the frenzied atmosphere generated by the rowdy crowd dressed all in white and screaming from the moment they walk in the building.

A whiteout love affair between a town and its Winnipeg Jets

The scene outside Bell MTS Place for Game 2 on Monday will assuredly equal or perhaps even upstage the four-block madhouse of a party that welcomed the hockey world Saturday, especially given Winnipeg beat Vegas 4-2 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference final series.

Winners and losers in baseball’s offseason moves

NEW YORK — The big free-agent freeze-out may not have sat well with major-league players, but so far the signees are not doing much to prove that teams were wrong for exercising caution during the offseason.

Golden Knights look for fast start in Game 2 at Jets

The team’s objective of picking up at least one win in the first two road games of the Western Conference Finals in Winnipeg is still viable but it will take a stronger effort, said Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant.

Bishop Gorman with eyes on Coronado, boys state golf title

Coronado been a force all season in their quest to reclaim the state title, and will perhaps be Bishop Gorman’s biggest obstacle when the Class 4A state tournament tees off Monday at Reflection Bay Golf Club in Henderson.

Ehlers’ goal-less slump not hurting Jets so far

Winnipeg forward Nikolaj Ehlers had 29 goals during the regular season but has yet to score for the Jets in 12 games during this year’s playoffs.

How often does your smart speaker get smarter?

I bought Amazon’s Echo soon after it launched in late 2014. Since then, the device has received dozens of new features – and a few competitors, like the Google Home and Apple’s HomePod. With three tech giants now offering their own monochromic, tubular robots, which company is giving me the most free new stuff post-purchase? […]

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