The Washington Nationals tied for the best record in baseball this year, and they’re out of the playoffs, too — but at least they were knocked out by another playoff team.
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This was believed to be the first time that swimming pools had flanked fairways and greens at a PGA event. Golf and swimming pools go back a long way, however. At least back to 1980 in the movies.
Here it is, the middle of October, and there’s no baseball today. This is what baseball fans get when the Royals — the Royals?! — and Giants take care of business early, albeit in the most dramatic of fashions.
Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton finished tied for second in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Fowler is the guy who plays pro golf with the sort of shaggy haircut style you may have sported in high school. Compton is the guy who plays pro golf with a transplanted heart.
Mississippi State is the new darling of college football. The Bulldogs hail from “Stark Vegas,” according to a stenciled logo on their footwear.
Brisk northern winds wreaked havoc with the inflatable pylons, causing a long delay and ultimately the cancellation of the penultimate race of the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Kirby Chambliss stands 11th in points among the 12 adrenaline junkies who will race airplanes through pylons at speeds approaching 230 mph today in Round 7 of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
It may not be the most scientific poll, but jersey sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods say Nevadans root for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
It has been 49 years since James Dean, one of the first actor-turned racers, died in a crash while chasing his need for speed in California.
Growing up in an Spanish-speaking neighborhood in Southern California, retired U.S. Army Cpl. Wesley Leon-Barrientos wasn’t much of an ice hockey player. He didn’t follow the Kings that much, even after they traded for Gretzky.
Las Vegan Ken Korach called the A’s-Royals instant classic on radio. “It was just one of those games that took you with it, that took you for a ride,” he said.
Parker Nicklin, 18, becomes development driver for Las Vegas Indy 500 car owner.
As he watched his son play football, Dana White smiled. He did not have an episode with the referees. He did not use swear words. He was the ideal father, like Mr. Cunningham in “Happy Days.”
In the NASCAR hierarchy and chain of command, the Camping World Truck Series that made its annual stop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night is considered Double A in scope, style and substance. It’s sort of like the Texas League in baseball.
Some 20 years after he nearly quit racing, veteran driver returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for NASCAR truck series Rhino Linings 350.
Two-time Grand Slam semifinalist Nicole Vaidisova is taking small steps back to tennis prominence.
Forget “Polish Baseball Power.” Sig Sakowicz’s dream came true on the football field Sunday as Sebastian Janikowski, Rob Gronkowski and Stephen Gostkowski combined to score all 25 points in the Patriots-Raiders game.
DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher, had a history in Las Vegas as a Bishop Gorman alumnus.
If you spend any time around Jerry Izenberg, the 84-year-old Henderson resident and sports columnist emeritus of the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger — columnist emeritus is a title he bestowed upon himself; it pretty much means he gets to write about horse racing whenever he wants — then you know he also is a storyteller emeritus.
Houston routed UNLV, 69-0, in the season opener of 1989. The Cougars’ wide-open offense, led by quarterback Andre Ware, revolutionized college football.
Musiette McKinney helps local athletes at The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach at UNLV. She searches out high school students and helps them with a wide range of educational services.
The 3 Wallball World Championships were held in a parking lot across the street from the Stratosphere on Sunday.
UNLV lost 48-34, but the Rebels were driving late with another chance to tie before a tipped pass was intercepted in the end zone. Give UNLV tons of credit for hanging in there.
Only 16 drivers can win the title as the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday in Chicago, including Las Vegas drivers Kurt and Kyle Busch. The experts don’t give them a chance, but the best teams don’t always win in a playoff format like NASCAR instituted this season.
Lori Harrigan-Mack, former UNLV softball star and three-time Olympic gold medalist, gets back into shape on “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days.” And former Eldorado lineman Howard “Woody” Carter also takes the challenge.
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