“Big crash turn 4 … Charlie … Aleshin.” It was 7:48 p.m. when my cellphone buzzed Friday. Crumpled race cars still were smoldering in the middle of the track at Fontana, Calif.
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When the Mountain Ridge kids were making memories in Pennsylvania, how many of us who were watching on TV were recalling our own Little League memories?
Joel Kielbowicz, who played at Green Valley and UNLV, had been grinding away in the fringes and the margins and the pro tennis hinterlands. Last week, he and his mixed doubles partner Jacqueline Cako played in the U.S. Open.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman temporarily cut short a San Diego vacation to hand the Mountain Ridge Little League kids the keys to the city on the steps of city hall before a parade down the strip on Saturday morning.
The Rebels are picked to finish second in the WAC preseason poll. And thanks to benefactors, they have improved facilities — even if the parking lot isn’t finished.
Beatty still has its proud football tradition but it doesn’t have a field on which to play after torrential rains washed away new grass seed.
The Ball Up all-stars concluded their season at Cox Pavilion on Saturday night. What they do is play street ball — what some of us old-timers once called playground basketball.
Simon Keith, the former UNLV soccer star, is a survivor of a life-and-death situation. In 1986, when he was 21, he underwent heart transplant surgery. Only he didn’t tell anybody, other than his coaches and a few others who had a need to know.
All the celebrities, sports stars and regular folk who participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis should feel good about themselves after toweling off.
Larger golf cups are supposed to help fix what ails golf. In the manner of bumpers on a bowling alley, they make the game easier, and shave about an hour off a typical round.
The debut of Big Knockout Boxing was a different experience than traditional boxing, but there was definitely an appeal.
Kyle Busch finished fifth in Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series race in Michigan. It was his 500th NASCAR start in a Toyota.
Post 8, one of the first Las Vegas’ teams to make it to the American Leagion regionals, was a star-crossed team. It had a kid named Jimmy Dyer at shortstop.
The crash leading to the death of young racer Kevin Ward was just “one of them racin’ deals” before it went tragically wrong.
If the Indy 500 is the ultimate test of man and machine, the 13 Hours of Las Vegas for $500 race cars was the ultimate test of man, machine and a limited budget.
As the PGA Championship returns to the Valhalla Golf Club, it’s time to remember the epic duel between Tiger Woods and Bob May in 2000. They traded magic for 21 holes on the final day before Woods finally won.
When the NCAA dropped funding for a youth football clinic in Las Vegas, the board of the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl stepped up to save it. More than 500 kids showed up Tuesday at Rebel Park to participate.
UNLV’s success on the football field last year hasn’t resulted in increased season ticket sales. And a proposed stadium has been scaled back — and the dome removed. Maybe they should say it was to save the birds.
It is difficult not to mention the city of Williamsport, Pa., and Little League baseball in the same sentence — usually the first sentence.
When NBA commissioner Adam Silver floated the idea of playing a mid-season tournament in Las Vegas, the media reacted as if it was a harebrained idea. Here’s one vote for Silver’s proposal.
There is a notion, not uncommonly held, that the greatness of one man can extract greatness from another.
What if I told you that Bill Gates plays bridge. And his bazillionaire buddy Warren Buffett. And that a few days ago, Gates and his partners beat 48 tables to win their flight in the American Contract Bridge League’s North American Championships at Westgate Las Vegas.
Champion eater Joey Chestnut had his own walk-up music at the Hooters World Wing Eating Contest in Las Vegas. He won, of course, by eating a record 182 chicken wings.
James Garner was bitten by the auto racing bug while filming “Grand Prix” in 1966. He did his own driving in the movie. He also was an accomplished off-road racer, who loved driving in the Mint 400 and in Baja.
It’s early Friday morning at the Doolittle Community Center, and a very tall man is leading 145 kids through calisthenics on one of the center’s two basketball courts.
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