Nevada News Digest
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Nevada News Digest

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Good afternoon. Here’s a new, updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@ap.org

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.

Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific.

Some TV and radio stations will receive broadcast versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-VEGAS WEDDINGS

LAS VEGAS — For those couples who decide to get married in Sin City’s famous chapels, the vows they make to love each other “in sickness and in health,” take on fresh meaning in the time of the coronavirus. Brides and grooms sanitize their hands and get their temperature checked before walking down the aisle. Guests are rare and typically don face masks. And drive-thru weddings are more popular than ever. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 630 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS — Three major Las Vegas casino companies have announced that their employees will be tested for COVID-19 before returning to work. MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming have launched employee testing measures as businesses prepare to reopen, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. SENT: 280 words. UPCOMING: Updates on merit.

SPORTS:

BOX—BOXING RETURNS

LAS VEGAS — Plans are being made for boxing to return June 9 with a series of fights from the MGM Grand that will be televised by ESPN. No fans will be allowed and fighters will have to enter a bubble the week of the fight. Nevada boxing officials will rule next week on the plan by promoter Bob Arum to host fights twice a week at the hotel, and also a plan by UFC to hold a Las Vegas card on May 30. By Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 800 words.

BKN—ON BASKETBALL

Something is finally clear in the uncertain NBA. Players believe they’re going to play games again this season. The obvious questions like how, where and when remain unanswered. But there is a sense that players around the league are being urged to start getting mentally and physically ready for training camps that could be just a few weeks away. And that means the NBA finally seems on the cusp of being able to move forward on a return-to-play plan during the coronavirus pandemic. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 720 words, photos.

FBC--VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS-LESSONS FROM 1918

A century ago, college sports in the United States was hit hard by the Spanish flu pandemic. Games were canceled and some schools were forced to call off their seasons. Experts say the tough times in 1918 and 1919 helped set the stage for a decade of growth by college football in the Roaring ’20s -- and there are lessons to be learned. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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