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Vegas gets rave reviews for thrilling WNBA All-Star weekend

Coaches, players and WNBA executives were pleased with the show Las Vegas put on for the All-Star Game last weekend. Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer says he accomplished two of three goals. The All-Stars got hotel suites and four tickets instead of two to the game. But the former Detroit Piston player says the WNBA nixed his request to fly the All-Stars first-class. He complained to the board of governors, but the WNBA said it would be an unfair advantage for the Aces as All-Star hosts.

Natasha Howard has 21 points and 10 rebounds, Storm beat Aces

Natasha Howard had 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and four steals and the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 69-66 for their fourth straight victory. Howard is playing amid her wife’s social media allegations of physically threatening and abusive behavior. No charges have been filed against Howard.

Around the WNBA: Surging Aces have won 5 straight, sit atop power poll

Kayla McBride’s eyes light up when talking about the Las Vegas offense. With the addition of 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage in the offseason to join 6-5 A’ja Wilson in the frontcourt, her life on the court as a shooter has gotten much easier. Las Vegas has won five straight and moved to the top of the AP WNBA power poll.

NBA Summer League: Run ends for international teams

The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.

Spokane Valley’s Michael Chiesa dedicates UFC 239 victory to Jess Roskelley

“I was introduced to Jess Roskelley by my teammate, Sam Sicilia. Before we left for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ seven years ago was when I met Jess. We actually signed our contracts for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and faxed them from Jess’ house,” Michael Chiesa said. “Because of Sam, I was able to bring Jess into my life. I drew a lot of inspiration from the guy.”

Family of Las Vegas mass shooting victim sues gun makers

The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and three dealers arguing their weapons are designed in a way that could be easily modified to fire like automatic weapons.