Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight NBA title

Stephen Curry scored 37 points, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty after winning their second straight title and third in four years Friday night, 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete a sweep and perhaps drive LeBron James from his home again to chase championships.

The Clark County land grab

Allowing development toward Jean would disrupt recreationalists

Upstart candidates hope to send political shockwaves in Nevada

Going against the “political establishment” is a risky move in Nevada — a purple state where every hard-fought election could shift control of the statehouse and on Capitol Hill.

Familiar faces fill ballots in Southern Nevada

When voters go to the primary polls on Tuesday, they’ll see familiar names on the ballot — Clark County commissioners hoping to be Nevada’s next governor and state legislators vying to be Nevada’s next attorney general, lieutenant governor or for a seat on the Clark County Commission.

Southwest Colorado wildfire grows, more homes evacuated

Authorities in southwest Colorado ordered the evacuations of another 300 homes Friday to allow firefighters to attack an advancing flank of a wildfire that burned miles of rugged terrain, but had yet to damage or destroy any structures.

Jet Tila, other Las Vegas chefs remember Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain’s connections to Las Vegas run through countless chefs who have worked in our city, as well as several bars and restaurants he featured on his TV shows. As news broke of his death, and the circumstances that surrounded it, local chefs and restaurateurs reacted to the tragedy.

 
Golden Knights GM McPhee shouldn’t alter original plans

The only thing that changed since the season began is that George McPhee did such a good job with the expansion draft, Vegas should never have to endure the constant losing usually attached to a first-year team.

LVCVA misuse of airline gift cards widens

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is facing a growing scandal after a report released Friday showed that auditors could not account for more than $50,000 in Southwest Airlines gift cards bought by the agency.

 
Top Rank takes gamble by putting Crawford-Horn on ESPN+

ESPN will air Saturday’s Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn bout on the network’s new app that costs $4.99 per month. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum urged fans to give the ESPN streaming app a chance with the seven-day free trial.

 
Aces struggle offensively in home loss to Atlanta

The Aces (1-6) tumbled into an 18-point third-quarter deficit, and couldn’t overcome the brilliance of Dream duo Angel McCoughtry and Tiffany Hayes at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday afternoon.

Terence Crawford has point to prove against WBO champ Jeff Horn

Jeff Horn defends his WBO welterweight title against Terence Crawford on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The fights headlines a Top Rank card that airs at 6:30 p.m. on the ESPN+ app.

Nevada college students to see 4 percent fee increase

Students who attend a state college will pay 4 percent more in student fees in 2019 and 2020 with Friday’s close vote of the state Board of Regents.

Trump shows support for states studying pot legalization

President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses.

 
Liberace mansion is glittery piece of Las Vegas history — VIDEO

Behind the black-iron decorative gate with a shiny golden “L” on Shirley Street lies glitz, opulence, a love of music, art, over-the-top design and Las Vegas entertainment history.

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