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Players to watch in the NBA Summer League
 
Players to watch in the NBA Summer League

UNLV’s Brandon McCoy will try to prove doubters wrong Centennial product Troy Brown Jr. returns to hometown Deandre Ayton was the No. 1 overall draft pick by Phoenix The Kings took a chance on selecting Marvin Bagley III at No. 2 Trae Young might be the most intriguing player to watch

Drake Releases His Double Album, ‘Scorpion’
 
Drake Releases His Double Album, ‘Scorpion’

Drake Releases His Double Album, ‘Scorpion’ Drizzy finally dropped his massive fifth studio album. The 25-track project is split into
sides A and B and feature his
No. 1 hit, ‘Nice for What,’ and his latest single, ‘I’m Upset.’ He also released a note addressing all his detractors: The album features
Ty Dolla $ign, JAY-Z,
Static Major and unreleased vocals from
Michael Jackson. In July, Drake heads out on the
road with Migos for the
‘Aubrey and the Three Amigos Tour.’ Scorpion SZN
is officially here.

Lights FC uses loans to enhance roster
 
Lights FC uses loans to enhance roster

The Lights FC is using loans to enhance its roster. The Lights have recently added two players from Major League Soccer clubs. Defender Nico Samayoa came from the New England Revolution. Midfielder James Murphy arrived from LAFC. The Lights identified both players as potential fits for their roster. Now they’re hoping to develop them to add depth on the cheap.

UNLV announces nonconference basketball schedule
 
UNLV announces nonconference basketball schedule

Marvin Menzies announced UNLV’s nonconference schedule on Thursday Cincinnati is the highest marquee opponent Cincy’s Mick Cronin could have been UNLV’s coach The Rebels also head to Hawaii for Diamond Head Classic Rhode Island among participants in the Diamond Head

The week in Las Vegas motor sports
 
The week in Las Vegas motor sports

Las Vegas Motor Speedway is adding another loge seating area for the inaugural South Point 400 NASCAR weekend in September. The premium seating boxes in Turn 4 will mirror the ones in Turn 1. The loge will include swivel armchairs, padded seating, food-and-beverage stations, wait-staff service and rails upon which to place drinks. Riley Herbst made another successful debut in a major NASCAR series, finishing eighth in a Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis. Fellow Las Vegas youngster Noah Gragson led a race-high 63 laps before fading to 10th at the finish due to a tire problem. The racing world continue to mourn World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson, who was killed in a crash in Wisconsin. Johnson was a regular competitor at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Golden Knights, NHL on best behavior
 
Golden Knights, NHL on best behavior

The NHL and the Golden Knights were on their best behavior during the 2017-18 season. The Knights tied for last place in number of fighting penalties, and forward William Karlsson was awarded the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship. Vegas also was well-behaved off the ice, with zero arrests or similar issues. The NHL has had only three arrests in 2018, after having none in 2017. Unlike college football and the NFL, professional hockey continues to have few of its players arrested despite the violent nature of the game.

Lights FC ignite goalkeeper competition
 
Lights FC ignite goalkeeper competition

The Lights FC’s competition in net is heating up. Rancho product Angel Alvarez make his second straight start last Sunday. It was the first time the Lights benched an available Ricardo Ferrino. Ferrino has 41 saves this year, while Alvarez has eight. I know that the competition between us three goalkeepers is great. If Ferrino would’ve played or Thomas would’ve played I know they would’ve done the same or even better than I did.

Garage catches fire in central valley
 
Garage catches fire in central valley

No one was injured after a detached garage caught fire early Wednesday morning on Lawry Avenue near Lake Mead Boulevard and MLK.
Crews from the Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a fire call just after 2 a.m.
When they arrived, firefighters had to cut holes in the roof to clear out smoke inside the garage so firefighters could enter safely, The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Las Vegas Bowl could be in for big changes
 
Las Vegas Bowl could be in for big changes

LV Bowl head John Saccenti has major decisions to make. The bowl will move to new Raiders stadium in 2020. The Las Vegas Bowl has had top choice of the Mountain West since 2006. Mario Cristobal and Oregon represented the Pac-12 last year The Pac-12 could face another Power Five team in the Las Vegas Bowl in future years.

Dead Body Found in Home of New York Giants’ Janoris Jenkins
 
Dead Body Found in Home of New York Giants’ Janoris Jenkins

Dead Body Found in Home of New York Giants’ Janoris Jenkins ‘TMZ Sports’ broke the story and said the Major Crimes Unit is conducting an investigation. The deceased man’s body was reportedly discovered by a worker in the basement of Jenkins’ New Jersey home on Tuesday morning. The report also claims the NFL cornerback was out of state during the time of the body’s discovery. The identity of the victim and the cause of death are unclear.

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