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.
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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.
All jokes aside, if players in the Vegas Summer League don’t make the NBA, there are worse things than playing in the Turkish Basketball League.
Life’s confluences can be strange and troubling and terribly sad at once.
It is World Cup Final Sunday, and this time Germany is playing in it, against Argentina. And the Schweinsteigers — what I like to call German soccer fans in deference to Bastian Schweinsteiger, their beloved bulwark in the midfield — are lined up around the building at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas to watch it on TV.
What a World Cup it has been: loads of excitement, loads of drama, loads of goals (thanks Germany, Brazil back line), loads of saves by Tim Howard and his big goalie gloves. The best news of all: Hollywood is planning to remake “(Escape to) Victory” the greatest movie ever made about soccer.
When the San Diego Padres’ Alex Torres became the first big league pitcher to wear one of those new isoBLOX protective pitchers caps in a ballgame recently, bloggers wrote that he looked like one of the Super Mario Brothers.