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TARKANIAN HOSPITALIZED

Tarkanian released from Las Vegas hospital

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.

Danny Tarkanian says his father was tired but "smiling" after being released Saturday from Valley Hospital.

The 83-year-old Tarkanian was hospitalized April 9 after attending the Final Four in North Texas, and complaining of weakness, lethargy and labored breathing. Doctors determined he had a heart attack.

Danny Tarkanian says his father was cheered by an outpouring of support from former players and friends during his hospitalization, including a phone call from Kentucky coach John Calipari several days ago.

A member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Tarkanian led three schools to the NCAA tournament, including the 1990 UNLV team that won a national title.

YOUTH SPORTS COACH ARRESTED

NV youth coach pleads no contest to battery charge

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada youth soccer coach accused of striking a referee after a game has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge.

East Fork Justice Tom Perkins banned 30-year-old Elizabeth Deaton from coaching youth sports for two years and from attending any youth sports activities for the rest of 2014 after she entered the plea Wednesday.

The judge also ordered her to complete 48 hours of community service and to pay restitution.

The Record-Courier of Gardnerville reports the volunteer referee testified Wednesday that Deaton rushed her, shouted obscenities and struck her in the chest after she nullified a goal made by the coach's team.

The referee says she suffered a ruptured disc as she twisted away from Deaton, and it took a number of adults to get the coach under control before sheriff's deputies arrived. Deaton, whose team won anyway, coached children under the age of 10.

JUAN GABRIEL HOSPITALIZED

Juan Gabriel released from Las Vegas hospital

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mexican singer Juan Gabriel plans to resume his tour concerts May 1 after being released from a Las Vegas hospital.

A tour publicist said Friday night that the 64-year-old singer's health has improved considerably since he was admitted Monday with pneumonia. He was discharged from the hospital Friday afternoon.

He was rushed to intensive care with fluid in his lungs after performing a three-hour concert last Sunday at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The publicist says Gabriel will rest in Las Vegas and Los Angeles until his tour resumes May 1 in Los Angeles.

ELKO JAIL EXPANSION

Elko County moves forward with jail expansion

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Elko County commissioners are hoping to save time and money by tackling two phases of a jail-expansion project at once.

Commissioners on Wednesday voted to put the $3.6 million project out for bid. It will include construction of additional dorm space for women and a new wing for men.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports the county had considered building the two phases separately, but decided it could save money if done together.

The county also expects to see lower bids for the total expansion as one large project as opposed to two smaller projects.

The sheriff's office says the jail expansion is overdue, given a steady increase in the number of inmates.

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