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Frank Thomas. Jose Canseco. Zach Walters. It has never mattered who is working in the batting cage on a particular day. Austin Kryszczuk finds a seat at On Deck Baseball Academy and watches. Learns. Soaks in every swing.
The first team in Nevada history to advance to the Little League World Series has now reached the United States championship game, the result of a 8-1 victory on Wednesday night.
There is every chance that under the bright lights of Lamade Stadium at 4:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday, no Little League World Series game involving teams from the United States will have been more hyped and anticipated.
A few miles from the grandeur of Lamade Stadium, you can visit the humble ballpark where Little League was born — with wood bats and home-stitched uniforms and umpires who kept count by picking up stones.
Whether it was pitching or batting, Las Vegas’ representative in the Little League World Series had a big day Sunday.
Mountain Ridge Little League has a challenge ahead of them on Sunday when they play the team from Chicago.
Every year, the question of whether television should be broadcasting the Little League World Series comes up.
Mountain Ridge, The first team in Nevada history to advance to the Little League World Series opened play Thursday night by defeating the Midwest champion from South Dakota 12-2 before 7,928 and an ESPN2 audience.
Coaches looked for 14 kids who understood that everyone had a role. No flamboyance. No cockiness. No arrogance.
At the Little League World Series, a team from Chicago and a pitcher from Pennsylvania are contradicting the notion that baseball is dead in the urban areas of America.
It was minutes before the biggest game of their young lives, one that could deliver their state a gigantic piece of history, a packed stadium and national television audience prepared to sit and watch and hang on every pitch.
The five revenue-producing Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and Notre Dame are officially rulers of the universe, having been granted by the NCAA the power to write many of their own rules.
Former Long Beach State head coach Max Good was hired this week as a special assistant to UNLV head coach Dave Rice, bringing to the Rebels a veteran presence the team has desperately needed since Rice assumed control of the program in 2011.
UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck sees a much different Rebel team than when he took over five years ago. “They know they can win now … You learn a lot through adversity,” he says.
The fact Chase Jeter’s father was once a college teammate to UNLV head coach Dave Rice and assistant Stacey Augmon didn’t sway the decision of a player now ranked anywhere from eighth to 13th nationally. Nor should it have.
For 23 seasons, hitters tried to outthink Maddux. They failed miserably.
It’s not as if the crystal stemware has shattered into a thousand pieces. But there is a small chip or two, flaws only discernible to those who watched firsthand Boise State’s rise to college football prominence.
Dance Dance Revolution is a music video game introduced in Japan 16 years ago, where players stand on a platform or stage and hit colored arrows with their feet to musical and visual cues.
It almost wasn’t fair. The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas had for nine previous years grown in a positive direction. More teams. More fans. More interest.
It’s one thing to construct a Lamborghini one washer and screw at a time. It’s another to maintain and even improve its performance. Adam Silver is now the guy entrusted with the latter.
They say you have to risk the unusual or merely settle for the ordinary. There is nothing ordinary about the way Erislandy Lara fights.
David Blatt has coached basketball for teams such as Hapoel Galil Elyon, Benetton Treviso, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Dynamo Moscow, teams with more vowels than Vanna White turns on a monthly basis.
The relationship most thought severed in boxing isn’t all that fractured, at least not from now until Sept. 13. That’s when Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight next, having announced he will grant Marcos Maidana a rematch of their tussle in May, scored a majority decision for Mayweather.
Now that the final match is set, that it has been decided Germany will play Argentina for the championship of the World Cup on Sunday, that Brazil as a host nation will mourn its national team’s disastrous semifinal loss for years to come, it’s important to separate fact from fiction with American soccer.
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