Ex-NBA player plans Vegas arena


Ex-NBA player plans Vegas arena

LAS VEGAS

A former National Basketball Association player wants to build a $1.3 billion arena and hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Jackie Robinson, a former UNLV player-turned Las Vegas businessman, said this week he expects to begin construction in the spring on the privately funded project near the renovated SLS Las Vegas hotel-casino and the idle Fontainebleau tower. It would open at the end of 2016.

The 22,000-seat stadium would be the second new arena on the tourist corridor. MGM Resorts International is building a similarly-sized project on the opposite side of the Strip, in partnership with sports and entertainment promoter AEG.

Turkey PM makes Cabinet changes

ANKARA, Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday after three key ministers resigned over a sweeping corruption and bribery scandal that has targeted his allies and rattled his government.

In all, Erdogan replaced 10 ministers, including three who will contest mayoral elections in March.

Associated Press

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