Last group of players begin World Series of Poker main event, but over 500 turned away

LAS VEGAS — The World Series of Poker faced hundreds of angry players on Monday after they were turned away from the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event because of capacity on the tournament’s final starting day.

McNair swept up girlfriend with gifts and trips, relative says, before affair’s deadly end

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The star quarterback and the waitress met six months ago, at a restaurant where she worked and his family often ate. He was married and 16 years older, but she seemed happy and eager to build a life with him.

Hear ye, Hellmuth fans! Hellmuth enters World Series of Poker main event dressed as Caesar

LAS VEGAS — Flanked by dozens of women, heralded by trumpeters and mobbed by his fans, Phil Hellmuth channeled Julius Caesar as he arrived at the World Series of Poker on Sunday.

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37-year-old ex-bowler wins $1.28M, mixed-game HORSE crown at World Series of Poker

LAS VEGAS — A 37-year-old former pro bowler from Georgia outlasted a 44-year-old New Yorker in a marathon poker session Wednesday to win $1.28 million and the mixed-game H.O.R.S.E. title at the World Series of Poker.

8 poker players eye mixed-game HORSE title, $1.28M prize at World Series of Poker

LAS VEGAS — Eight poker players plan to settle the H.O.R.S.E. title at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas for mixed-game glory and a $1.28 million prize.

Mayweather to return to ring Sept. 19 against Marquez in bout originally slated for July

Floyd Mayweather’s return to boxing is back on.

Western Athletic Conference moving men’s, women’s basketball tournaments to Las Vegas in 2011

LAS VEGAS — The Western Athletic Conference is moving its season-ending women’s and men’s basketball tournaments to Las Vegas.

Jays send OF Joe Inglett to Triple-A Las Vegas, recall 2B Russ Adams, push Richmond back

WASHINGTON — The Toronto Blue Jays optioned outfielder Joe Inglett to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled second baseman Russ Adams from the minors after Saturday night’s 5-3 loss to the Washington Nationals.

Blue Jays recall left-hander Cecil to make Saturday night start against Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON — The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled Brett Cecil from Triple-A Las Vegas and the left-hander is scheduled to start Saturday night against the Washington Nationals.

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin repeats as NHL MVP, snags Hart, Pearson trophies for 2nd year in row

LAS VEGAS — Alex Ovechkin is again Alex The Great, but he’d rather be known as Alex the Champ.

Alex The Great repeats as NHL MVP, snags Hart and Pearson trophies for 2nd straight year

LAS VEGAS — He is Alex The Great — again.

Ovechkin takes 2nd straight Hart Trophy as NHL’s most valuable player; beats Malkin, Datsyuk

LAS VEGAS — Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is the NHL’s most valuable player for the second straight year after leading the league with 56 goals.

Bruins’ Chara tops Washington’s Green and Detroit’s Lidstrom as NHL’s best defenseman

LAS VEGAS — Boston’s Zdeno Chara has edged Washington’s Mike Green to win the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman.

Bruins’ Julien named NHL coach of year after leading Boston to East’s best record

LAS VEGAS — Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins has been chosen as the NHL’s coach of the year, earning 35 first-place votes from the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.

Boston’s Thomas runaway pick by general managers as Vezina winner, given to top NHL goalie

LAS VEGAS — Journeyman Tim Thomas has been picked overwhelmingly by NHL general managers as the league’s top goalie.

Datsyuk voted hockey’s most gentlemanly player for 4th straight year

LAS VEGAS — Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has been picked as hockey’s most gentlemanly player for the fourth straight year.

Nashville’s Sullivan wins Masterton Trophy for NHL perseverance, sportsmanship, dedication

LAS VEGAS — Steve Sullivan has won the NHL’s Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey after returning to the ice after missing nearly two full years.

Detroit’s Datsyuk wins 2nd straight Selke award as NHL’s top defensive forward

LAS VEGAS — Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings is the NHL’s top defensive forward again.

Washington’s Ovechkin voted most outstanding by fellow NHL players

LAS VEGAS — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has been picked as most outstanding by his fellow players for the second straight year.

Mason wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie as first award given in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year.

Ovechkin seeks MVP repeat at glitzed-up NHL awards in Las Vegas, but must beat Malkin, Datsyuk

LAS VEGAS — The NHL is boosting the spotlight on its annual awards ceremony, and Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin hopes that means repeat honors for him as most valuable player.

Dusty Rhodes, who helped Giants win 1954 World Series, dies at 82

LAS VEGAS — Dusty Rhodes, who helped the Giants win their last World Series title in 1954, has died. He was 82.

Blue Jays to place ace Roy Halladay and closer Scott Downs on disabled list

PHILADELPHIA — Toronto ace Roy Halladay is headed to the disabled list.

Blue Jays place RHP Janssen on DL; LHP Mills set to make big league debut

PHILADELPHIA — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right-hander Casey Janssen on the 15-day disabled list, and are bringing up left-hander Brad Mills from Triple-A Las Vegas.

US trims 27 stadiums from 2018-22 World Cup bid list

NEW YORK — Twenty-seven stadiums have been dropped from consideration for the U.S. bid to host soccer’s World Cup in 2018 and 2022, while Las Vegas and Salt Lake City have been added.

Floyd Mayweather has damaged rib cartilage and can’t train, Golden Boy CEO says

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. has damaged cartilage in his ribs and will stop training for his comeback fight until a doctor says he can resume.

Mayweather has damaged rib cartilage and can’t train, Golden Boy CEO says

LAS VEGAS — The chief executive of the company promoting Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s comeback fight says the boxer has damaged cartilage in his ribs and will stop training until a doctor says it’s OK.

Rib injury causes Floyd Mayweather Jr. to postpone comeback fight against Marquez

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s comeback has been postponed because the boxer suffered a rib injury while training.

Outfielder David Dellucci signed by Toronto to minor league contract

ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent outfielder David Dellucci has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Obituaries in the news

Margaret Harper

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Margaret Taylor Harper, a former candidate for lieutenant governor as the women’s movement burgeoned in North Carolina who also made marks in journalism, business and charitable work, died Sunday. She was 92.

Financier William Mayer is new head of UFL’s New York franchise

NEW YORK — Financier William E. Mayer will be the owner of the United Football League’s New York franchise.

Texas Dolly remains a link to another era as World Series of Poker gets underway

Being a poker legend in Las Vegas at this time of year means having your picture taken with a lot of different people. A lot of them have the same question for Doyle Brunson just before the click of the camera.

Vitaly Lunkin outlasts formidable field to win $1.9M at World Series of Poker $40K event

LAS VEGAS — A 37-year-old Russian poker professional turned a $40,000 buy-in into $1.89 million at the World Series of Poker on Monday, earning his second gold bracelet after topping a field of 201 of the world’s toughest players over four days.

Retired NFL players lash out at union seeking support during upcoming talks with league

LAS VEGAS — Retired football players angry with the NFL Players Association over disability and pension benefits said Sunday that the executive director of the union may be ahead of himself in seeking their support during upcoming contract talks with the league.


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