Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well.
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LeShaun Sims played for small schools in high school, at Agassi Prep, and in college, at Southern Utah. But the soft-spoken cornerback hit the big time Saturday, when he was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft with the No. 157 overall pick by the Tennesee Titans.
Miles Killebrew, a Foothill High School product and hard-hitting former Southern Utah safety, was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday morning with the No. 111 overall pick by the Detroit Lions.
UNLV has its big man, and Cheickna Dembele’s high school coach said the Rebels are getting a good one
In the NFL, almost everything is subject to further review, so it’s premature to declare the Denver Broncos as draft winners because they traded up to get quarterback Paxton Lynch late in the first round.
A major hurdle was cleared in businessman Bill Foley’s attempt to bring an NHL franchise to Las Vegas when the league and its players association reached terms on the rules to conduct an expansion draft.
Seven straight batters reached base in the first inning before Tacoma Rainiers starter Joe Wieland recorded an out. By that point, the two-run lead he was staked to had disappeared and the Las Vegas 51s were well on their way to their fourth straight victory.
Las Vegan Roy Nelson will fight Derrick Lewis in the co-main event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship card on July 7 at the MGM Grand, sources close to the organization confirmed.
D.J. Myers pitched seven shutout innings, and Corey Pool’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning for UNLV in its 12-0 victory over San Jose State in a Mountain West baseball game Friday in San Jose, California.
Cracker Jack’s new move to replace plastic toys with QR codes was met with a mixture of ambivalence and annoyance at the Las Vegas 51s game at Cashman Field on Friday.
Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.
Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Thursday was a pom-pom and marching band short of starting a pep rally inside the Stan Fulton Building at UNLV.
Four years ago Thursday, Las Vegan Bryce Harper walked into Dodger Stadium and found his name on the lineup card, hitting behind second baseman Danny Espinosa and ahead of catcher Wilson Ramos, in seventh.
The Battle for the Fremont Cannon and four other UNLV football games will be shown on national TV this season, though all the times and channels haven’t been announced.
The WBA title fight between champion Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter on June 25 on Showtime on CBS is highly anticipated. And recently, Errol Spence Jr. called out Thurman to fight him.
After being out for 17 months, UFC’s Heather Clark returns to the octagon with more confidence than ever.
Former UNLV basketball player Jordan Cornish reopened his recruiting Friday after decommitting to California.
Badou Jack, the WBC super middleweight champion who lives in Las Vegas, meets former champ Lucian Bute on Saturday in Washington, D.C., on a Showtime-televised card.
Mississippi will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil’s comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school.
Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins says he unknowingly took the performance-enhancing drugs that led to his 80-game suspension, but he’ll accept the penalty.
Former Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley, a Bishop Gorman High School product, was selected with the sixth overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens to become the highest NFL Draft selection ever from Las Vegas.
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis on Thursday told the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee that he wants to move his NFL franchise to Las Vegas, and he pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion domed stadium if a public-private financing plan is approved by the Legislature.
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