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.
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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.
Two sisters got together in Las Vegas for lunch the other day. Happens all the time, right? Except these siblings didn't meet at Olive Garden for soup, salad and unlimited breadsticks.
The email arrived Sept. 5. It was slugged: "This is really happening!" It was about Jeremiah Poutasi of Las Vegas earning the starting assignment at right offensive tackle during the Tennessee Titans' training camp, then being penciled in to start in the trench against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his first NFL game.
Marquel Martin went from playing college football, to becoming a reality TV star (for five weeks) on ABC's "The Bachelorette," to baking cookies for the media and freeloaders from the hospitality suites during halftime of Saturday night's UCLA-UNLV game at Sam Boyd Stadium.
When UNLV opened the college football season Sept. 5 in a cornfield outside of Chicago, the Rebels covered the spread against Northern Illinois in a resounding fashion. They were driving toward more respectability — and perhaps even a touchdown and an attempt at a game-tying 2-point conversion — when Blake Decker threw a fourth-down pass to Devonte Boyd.
During the spring of 1980, Lee Kemp, a celebrated amateur wrestler from the University of Wisconsin, had an Afro and a dream.
It can be awkward when a member of the stick-and-ball sports media finds himself in the midst of Grecos and Romans and other amateur wrestling types on official amateur wrestling business.
It was Labor Day, and game 144 (of 144) of the Pacific Coast League season was played before only a sunbaked smattering of spectators at Cashman Field. You could hear Beer Man Bruce bellow from foul line to foul line.
It was last Thursday morning and the flotsam and jetsam of the Tom Brady announcement had just begun to swirl when the PGA of America put out a terse one-paragraph statement: The Grand Slam of Golf, a fairly popular exhibition match featuring the winners of the four majors — or in the case of this year, the three major winners and a capable alternate — would not be held in 2015.
It was straight-up 10 a.m. Saturday, and they had rolled out a couple of wrestling mats in a sprawling ballroom at the South Point. About 15 guys who could whip your behind with one hand tied behind their back were beginning to stretch, and to put each other in wrestling holds, and to chat about this tough guy or that one from the Middle East or one the "Stan" countries — Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, et al.
If there's anything most Las Vegas sports fans can agree upon, it's that Sam Boyd Stadium and Cashman Field stink, and that hopefully there will be places to park at the new hockey arena.