Sometimes it’s not about runs, hits and errors at the ballpark. Sometimes it’s about the people you meet there. Or the ones who still buy you peanuts and Cracker Jack.
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UCLA vs. Arizona; New Mexico vs. San Diego State: SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt says Las Vegas was the place to be for the prelude to March Madness.
Off-road racing veteran Andy McMillin (and co-driver Steve Sourapas) were the overall winners in Saturday’s General Tire Mint 400 off-road race held south of Las Vegas near Jean. They averaged 59.9 mph over four 100-mile loops with an elapsed time of 6:14.29.
The name on his birth document says Rufus Parnell Jones. The name in all those auto racing Halls of Fame just says “Parnelli.” Well, it probably says “Jones,” too. But it wouldn’t have to.
Amanda Marcum was a Maxim magazine cover girl before she met basketball coach Andy Enfield. Along with Florida Gulf Coast, she was one of the stars of last year’s NCAA Tournament. She won’t be going back after Colorado knocked Southern Cal out of the Pac-12 tournament.
The WAC moved into The Orleans on Wednesday morning, but nobody not on the conference payroll can guess the nine basketball teams. The answer is: Utah Valley, Texas-Pan American, Missouri-Kansas City, Idaho, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Cal State Bakersfield, New Mexico State, Seattle U.
Jonathan Goldsmith, the debonair actor from the TV beer commercials, was the guest of Richard Petty’s NASCAR team at the Kobalt 400. He said he drives his father’s 1994 AMC Jeep, and that he would would be driving the No. 6 car in the race.
NASCAR almost fell over while taking a deep bow over Brad Keselowski’s exciting victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. But at least one commentator suggested the rule changes weren’t responsible for Dale Earnhardt Jr. running out of fuel on the last lap.
Former Bonanza High and University of San Diego slugger, who specializes in long home runs, will be in uniform for the Chicago Cubs against the New York Mets in annual preseason games.
It was about halfway through the Kobalt 400 on Sunday afternoon when the Performance Racing Network announcer’s voice crackled over the speakers in the media center. He reported that he was back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, that the race was being dominated by Kevin Harvick, that only 16 cars were on the lead lap.
The idea behind talking to Brian Vickers was to point out that not long ago he was one of NASCAR’s brightest young stars, and then he nearly died — twice — from blood clots in his lungs and legs.
Derrike Cope’s life might have changed forever when he inherited that victory at Daytona in 1990. But now he’s driving in the Nationwide Series, and he has only a three-race deal, and his sponsor is Charlie’s Soap of Mayodan, N.C.
There are four Las Vegans currently running in NASCAR’s top two touring series, which not only is remarkable but only one fewer than from North Carolina.
Joey Saldana, aka the Brownsburg Bullet, collects World of Outlaws sprint car victories — he has 94 — and helmets of other racing drivers. He has about 125 of those. Until recently, though, he didn’t have a Steve Kinser helmet.
These NASCAR rules changes about ride heights and whatnot might drive the drivers and their teams crazy, but race fans love ‘em. The changes meant extra practice sessions on Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and race fans got in free.
When NASCAR announced it was changing the rules again, to create a winner-take-all, one-race showdown for the Sprint Cup championship, there was an uproar. A very loud uproar. It sounded like the flyover before the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway before the government shutdown, when there still were flyovers.
Former Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco went on the Letterman show to discuss having both arms and legs blown off by a roadside bomb in Iraq — and how NASCAR driver Kurt Busch of Las Vegas lifted his spirits at the Daytona 500.
After hinting for months he wanted to become the fourth driver in auto racing history to attempt the double — driving in the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on the same day — the Las Vegas lead foot made it official today.
Darrell Waltrip was rolling down U.S. 93 in a motorcoach on Monday. He was saying how beautiful the Arizona desert is, and that he was surrounded by cactus. He had just started to tell me about his emergency gallbladder surgery when he rolled into radio-free Arizona, or at least Verizon-free Arizona.
Former Lady Rebels coach guides Illinois-Chicago to first 20-win season, still preaching getting back on defense, blocking out on boards
This was the sixth Scale the Strat benefiting the American Lung Association. More than 600 runners went up the 1,455 steps and then took the elevator down.
There’s a kick-boxing card at Planet Hollywood on Saturday night featuring an undercard fight between women making their professional debuts. One is Colleen Schneider of Oakland, Calif. The other is Jennie Nedell from the incorporated village of Lindenhurst, N.Y.
George Thorogood is a huge baseball fan. He used to play semipro ball. This is why the official logo of his rockin’ blues band looks like the front of a baseball jersey.
For some reason, the first thing that popped into mind upon reading former Brigham Young gunner Jimmer Fredette was on his way out with the NBA’s Kings was a “Seinfeld” episode called “The Jimmy.”
When he was only 24, Jacques Villeneuve won the Indy 500 before moving on to Formula 1 and winning that championship. This year, at 42, he will drive at Indianapolis again, for a team headed by Henderson’s Sam Schmidt.