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Trump tariffs having an impact
 
Trump tariffs having an impact

November 2017: the White House imposed 20 per cent tariffs on imported Canadian lumber March 2018: 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum go into effect with exemptions for selected countries July: US tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports go into effect August: US imposes tariffs on $16 billion of imports from China September: US tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports take effect Source: Peterson Institute for International Economics, https://piie.com/system/files/documents/trump-trade-war-timeline.pdf

The week’s best photos from RJ photographers, Sept.3-Sept.9
 
The week’s best photos from RJ photographers, Sept.3-Sept.9

Photo by Marcus Villagran Photo by Chase Stevens Photo by Marcus Villagran Photo by Rachel Aston Photo by Benjamin Hager Photo by Marcus Villagran Photo by Benjamin Hager Photo by Erik Verduzco Photo by Erik Verduzco Photo by Chase Stevens

Nick Suzuki shows off versatility at Golden Knights’ rookie camp
 
Nick Suzuki shows off versatility at Golden Knights’ rookie camp

Nick Suzuki is showing versatility at Golden Knights’ rookie camp. Suzuki played left wing in the team’s first game and will move to right for the second. He also played center last season in the Ontario Hockey League. Nick Suzuki

Lucas Elvenes is ranked as one of the Golden Knights’ top prospects
 
Lucas Elvenes is ranked as one of the Golden Knights’ top prospects

Lucas Elvenes is ranked as one of the Golden Knights’ top prospects after a breakout season in Sweden. He slid to the fifth round in the 2017 draft after being projected to be selected much higher. “I wasn’t happy about being a fifth-rounder. But it was good for me, too, because I didn’t have so much pressure when I came here,” Elvenes said.

Elvenes posted five goals and 16 points in 28 games while playing in the top league in Sweden. The Knights signed Elvenes to a three-year, entry-level contract in June.

NASCAR championship team to fold
 
NASCAR championship team to fold

Furniture Row Racing, which carried driver Martin Truex Jr. to the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series championship, will cease operations after 2018. Team owner Barney Visser said a loss of sponsorship made it impossible to continue without borrowing money. The decision was another big blow to NASCAR, which continues to struggle with sponsor defections and plunging attendance and TV ratings. In other news, seven drivers with local ties will be competing on South Point 400 weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sept. 13-16. Brendan Gaughan will drive in Thursday’s K&N Pro Series West race; Noah Gragson and Riley Herbst in Friday’s Truck Series event; Spencer Gallagher and Stan Mullis in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race; and Kyle and Kurt Busch in Sunday’s Cup Series playoff opener.

Boyd Gaming pledges $5 million to UNLV’s athletic department
 
Boyd Gaming pledges $5 million to UNLV’s athletic department

UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois wants to create a student-athlete center. A new scoreboard will go up at the Thomas & Mack Center this basketball season. Softball coach Kristie Fox will be able to renovate Eller Media Stadium. The Boyd name has been on the football stadium since 1980s. The Fertitta Football Complex is going up next to the practice fields.

5 questions facing the Golden Knights
 
5 questions facing the Golden Knights

Can they do it again? In some way, shape or form, this question will linger throughout the season. Who will step up on defense? Nate Schmidt was suspended 20 games and Shea Theodore remains unsigned. Who skates with Paul Stastny? Coach Gerard Gallant has options, including Erik Haula, Tomas Tatar and Alex Tuch. How will the bottom six forwards shake out? Ryan Carpenter and Oscar Lindberg are fighting for a spot on the third line. Will any rookies make the team. Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki, Erik Brannstrom and Nicolas Hague will get a long look in camp.

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