Savon Goodman is responsible for his own actions, an adult at 19 and every bit capable of knowing right from wrong. That the UNLV player will miss the coming season due to his impending arraignment on first-degree felony charges of burglary and grand larceny and a misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit burglary falls directly at his high-tops.
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The character first appeared as a giant head made from smoke and fire, demanding the little girl and her friends kill the Wicked Witch and bring her broomstick to him in return for granting their wishes.
I absolutely believe that within the next 80 or so years, perhaps around the time Bobby Hauck’s great-great-great grandson is arm wrestling elks in Montana, UNLV will navigate through a schedule unscathed. Here’s why it could happen this season.
The following is not meant to offer an ounce of sympathy toward Alex Rodriguez, who safely has placed himself on that infamous list of athletes having made the most spectacular falls from grace in sports history.
Torn ACL. Dislocated ankle. Broken fibula. Torn MCL. Fractured hip. Pectoral tear. Torn triceps. Torn PCL. Knee strain. Torn Achilles. Torn hamstring. And that’s just off a cursory glance at the NFL’s injury report for this preseason.
It’s not about the rule, about the NBA disallowing those players at its three-day rookie transition program from having guests in their hotel room. It’s more about this for Shabazz Muhammad: perception.
Tim Hauck is 46 and 2½ years younger than his brother, Bobby, but he arrives at UNLV with the sort of experience and clout that immediately earns the respect of those players he will now instruct as the team’s defensive coordinator. On paper, it’s not a good hire. It’s a terrific one.
If you click on the website, you immediately hear the theme song from “Rocky IV,” one that talks about there being no easy way out, no shortcut home, that some things are worth fighting for, that giving in can’t be wrong.
Riley Cooper insists that he is sorry, that he is disgusted by his own words, that he is embarrassed and ashamed beyond belief.
When cars carrying youth sports standouts of Las Vegas pass the state line near Primm, those who compete so well here often are swallowed by the massive numbers that define the playing fields of Southern California. But there is a group that intends on changing that over the next 10 days and, more importantly, just might have the skill to do so.
Fiscally speaking, something those at UNLV should always be cognizant of in a responsible manner, one dollar spent in pursuing anyone other than two local names to replace Jim Livengood would be colossal waste.
The Las Vegas 51s are tied for first place in the Pacific Southern Division, the latest they have been atop the standings since 2002. At a level at which the main objective is to prepare players for the final and toughest jump to reach a major league clubhouse, how important is winning in the scheme of such a pursuit?
It wasn’t just the coaches and players competing for a national championship. It wasn’t just the 70,000 college basketball fans inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis that 2010 evening.
His still is an imposing figure, towering on this particular day over those NBA players sitting on chairs and listening to his every word.
There might not be any bigger hermits in college athletics than head football coaches, secluded from society in dark film rooms and often absent from social events that don’t include glad-handing those boosters with deep pockets.
The argument for Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig making the National League All-Star team dates to Milwaukee in 2002, to a game that ended in controversy and a 7-7 tie.
His friends were going out that night, but Dana White chose to stay home.
The statement Dave Rice made in hiring Todd Simon on Monday as an assistant basketball coach at UNLV is clear: Rice has every belief in his own coaching skills, that they are strong enough to deliver the Rebels the kind of NCAA Tournament success their fan base expects and demands.
It’s not to the insane, bitter level of India against Pakistan in cricket. As rivalries in sports go, three wars over Kashmir alone sort of gives those batting a ball around a circular pitch the edge on hatred for one’s opponent.
The headline across ESPN.com at 6 p.m. Thursday: “Stunner at No. 1.”
One of the trade rumors circling tonight’s NBA Draft goes like this: Minnesota would send third-year forward Derrick Williams and two first-round picks to move up from the No. 9 position and select Indiana guard Victor Oladipo.
Mark Heisler has seen Donald Sterling work, seen the genius that is Sterling in the world of real estate, seen a man who when it comes to closing another deal within his development empire, resembles a seasoned conductor directing an orchestra.
It has been said that while progress is a nice word, change is its motivator, and that change has its enemies.
Tiger Woods has now gone five years without winning a major championship — 1,828 days to be exact — and remains stuck on No. 14 in his pursuit of equaling and passing the 18 won by Jack Nicklaus.
Dorothy Canada sat down at a table Friday afternoon for the Seniors Championship at the World Series of Poker, scanned those playing alongside her and immediately began an evaluation process.