Because guys who started the baseball season pitching for the 51s apparently will get you only so far, this World Series might be remembered as being more anticlimactic than memorable.
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Helen Reddy released "I Am Woman" as a single in 1972, three years after Shirley Muldowney competed in her first U.S. Nationals. Three years after the record went to No. 1, Muldowney won her first NHRA Nationals, at Columbus, Ohio.
When Mountain View Christian School plays Laughlin in its high school football season finale at 1 p.m. today, it will have nine cheerleaders and 15 players.
It must drive 51s president Don Logan nuts that baseball fans who live within a relay throw of Cashman Field don't think like that when it comes to top-line pitching prospects.
Remember that critically acclaimed but short-lived TV show called "Men of a Certain Age" starring Ray Romano, about guys who were closing in hard on middle age and trying just as hard to deal with it?
With the Professional Bull Riders in town to decide their championship at the Thomas & Mack Center, I asked J.B. Mauney, one of the best, how his sport would be different if a guy was required to ride for seven seconds, or for nine, or for some other arbitrary length of time, instead of for eight seconds.
You might have seen the percentages for the last play of Saturday's Michigan State-Michigan college football game. According to ESPN Stats, State's win probability before the ill-fated punt attempt by the Maize and Blue with 10 seconds left was 0.2 percent.
When it comes to UNLV's nonrevenue sports, men's soccer just might be my favorite. Like most of the so-called Olympic sports, the soccer team operates on a shoestring budget. It also operates with local kids — of the 25 players on the roster, 13 are from the Las Vegas area and 15 are Nevadans.
Before his father succeeded Randall Cunningham as UNLV's starting quarterback, Steve Stallworth starred at Yuma High, the big high school in Yuma.
This is a clip of a Jung Hoon of the Lotte Giants hitting a home run during a Korean Baseball Organization game earlier this season, and of Hoon flipping his bat.
If you're one who remembers obscure scenes from classic movies, you may recall the one in "American Graffiti" in which Toad tries to buy booze at a liquor store.
If you're someone who plays tennis, or someone who gets up early to watch it played on the hallowed grass courts of Wimbledon on TV, then you probably will agree with this:
This is how the foundation founded by former UNLV soccer star Simon Keith describes its annual golf tournament, held Friday under idyllic conditions and scenic backdrops at Revere Golf Course in Henderson:
Before Thursday, the only time I had spoken with Vlade Divac was years ago. It was Vlade, local radio personality Seat Williams and me sitting in a tiny radio station DJ cubicle.
If you are one of those people who take perverse pleasure in watching people more famous than you fail, then you must have enjoyed watching kickers miss extra points and field goals in the NFL last weekend.
Minutes after the checkered flag was waved at Saturday night's Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, I sidled over to where a NASCAR truck series official was updating championship points. He could have used his fingers instead of calculator.
They were lining up the NASCAR trucks for Saturday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when a guy wearing a Route 66 shirt in the media center noticed one of the TVs had been switched. Instead of the race broadcast, it was showing the Arizona State-UCLA football game.
When you perform a Google search for Erik Jones, seven photos pop up on the search title box. Six are of brightly colored artwork. One is of a youngster sporting a perfect smile and black fireproof coveralls adorned with Toyota patches.
He's the only local driver in Saturday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. So if Spencer Gallagher can keep his nose clean, as the auto racing announcers like to say, and he is running near the front toward the end, the Fox Sports 1 and Motor Racing Network broadcast crews will be inclined to mention his home track advantage.
Bryce Harper not hustling to first base probably would have gone unnoticed had Jonathan Papelbon not gone Boston Strangler on him in the dugout, Boston being the place whence Papelbon came, via stopover in Philadelphia.
UNLV played its annual game against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night. The official stat sheet said only 16,717 were on hand to watch the Rebels tally a school-record 80 points — Idaho State had 8 — and do chest bumps on the sideline.
It was in the wee hours of the morning when the bulletin declared it an official game, that lovable Yogi Berra had died at age 90.
They went all out (or in) at the annual Las Vegas Bowl Ticket Kickoff Luncheon at Vinyl at the Hard Rock on Wednesday.
People always enjoy stories about a guy spending a lot of time in the minor leagues, paying serious dues and whatnot, before he breaks into the majors. Especially if he does something in the majors.
A few weeks ago I heard from Mike Bryant, father of Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant, the player soon to be named National League Rookie of the Year. It might have been in July, when his son was scuffling.