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.
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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.
Second report outlines many concerns about the puck stopping here.
UNLV fans who saw the game against Northern Colorado got their win, but there definitely was a lot of negativity to take note of.
It’s been a great season for local baseball fans, who got to watch the Mountain Ridge Little Leaguers and the champion Las Vegas 51s, cheer for hometown heroes Kris Bryant, Joey Gallo, Chris Carter and Bryce Harper, and see Greg Maddux inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“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.
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.