Posts Tagged Nevada

Sheriff: Distraction may have killed Nevada racer

This Sept. 23, 2014, photo provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office shows the scene of a fatal motor accident, after a racer from California crashed and died Sunday close to the finish line of the Silver State Classic Challenge highway road race, near Hiko, Nev. Authorities say passenger Amy Bowser of Reno escaped with minor injuries, but her father, Philip Bowser, was pronounced dead at the scene, before he reached the Silver State Classic Challenge finish line of a high-speed, open-highway race through rural Nevada. (AP Photo/Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran race driver from California may have been distracted for a moment before his silver 1997 Porsche 993 crashed off a sweeping turn and exploded into a fireball close to the finish line of a high-speed highway road rally in rural Nevada, the local sheriff said Tuesday.

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Mayweather says reality show not so real

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., center, appears with attorney Shane Emerick, right, and Leonard Ellerbe before the Nevada Athletic Commission Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Las Vegas. Mayweather appeared before the commission to answer questions about scenes aired on the reality show "All Access" prior to his fight against Marcos Maidana earlier this month. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pot wasn’t real. Neither, admitted Floyd Mayweather Jr., was much else that went on in the cable television shows promoting his latest fight.

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Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash

This Sept. 16, 2014 photo released by attorney Stephen Stubbs, shows Mike Tyson as photographed by injured motorcycle crash victim, Ryan Chesley, in  Las Vegas, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Stubbs said his client, 29-year-old Ryan Chesley, was on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a taxi cut him off and he went down. Stubbs said Chesley was lying on the ground when he looked up and recognized Tyson, who was yelling at people not to touch Chesley. (AP Photo/Ryan Chesley via Stephen Stubbs)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.

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Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Retired boxer Mike Tyson came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist after a crash on a Las Vegas interstate last week.

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AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness

In this Sept. 7, 2014 photo, Heidi Nilsson participates in a workshop at the Pole Expo in Las Vegas. Poles have long been a staple of strip clubs, but many of the attendees at the expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich and refining their slinky craft as a workout activity. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren’t doing it for dollar bills.

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