Chris Weidman retained the middleweight belt with a first-round stoppage of Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden, and Daniel Cormier won the light heavyweight title that was stripped from Jon Jones last month with a third-round submission over Anthony Johnson.
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Judge Bill Jansen, who was justice of the peace in Las Vegas for 26 years, traveled to his first Indianapolis 500 in a Packard Clipper, if that tells you anything. The year was 1949. The track still was made of bricks.
Ronda Rousey, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s bantamweight champion, appeared Saturday at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. to sign copies of her new memoir, “My Fight / Your Fight.”
The fight to save the football program isn’t over at Alabama-Birmingham, and a recent report argues for keeping the sport. How it all shakes out could have a far-reaching impact, including at UNLV.
Despite a furious fourth-quarter comeback, the Las Vegas Outlaws failed to get back to .500 Saturday, losing to the Spokane Shock 63-56 before 2,273 at the Thomas & Mack Center to fall to 3-5. The Outlaws also lost starting quarterback J.J. Raterink in the second quarter because of injury.
The USA Boxing board of directors removed the interim tag from Mike Martino’s job as executive director. Martino, who lives in Reno and is an inspector for the Nevada Athletic Commission, is faced with the task of preparing the American boxing team for the 2016 Olympics.
The birth of his son capped a milestone week for Kyle Busch, who returned to competition last Saturday after breaking his right leg and left foot Feb. 21 at Daytona during a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and missed the first 11 Sprint Cup points races of the season.
Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1995, analyzes the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
UNLV is 22nd out of 24 teams entering the third round of the NCAA women’s golf championship in Bradenton, Fla. The top 15 teams after Sunday’s round advance to the final round of stroke play Monday. The top eight then advance to match play starting Tuesday.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen’s last take-home pay for two weeks’ worth of work was $427,098. That information comes courtesy of a picture snapped by an anonymous photographer of his pay stub that landed on the Internet last week.
Brian Burgamy’s pinch-hit, two-run double was the big blow in Oklahoma City’s four-run seventh inning that carried the Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the 51s in a game pitting the Pacific Coast League’s top teams Saturday at Cashman Field.
Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Steve Carp handicaps Sunday’s horse racing card at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Post time is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
Three years after Vitor Belfort beat Anthony Johnson, the two are training partners and fighting for titles Saturday in Las Vegas. Belfort challenges Chris Weidman for the middleweight title. Johnson faces Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight belt. The road Johnson took to this point was set in motion when he was s
Here’s a breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 187 Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
John Dodson comes back from a serious knee injury Saturday night to face Zach Makovsky on the UFC 187 preliminary card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “I’m going to knock somebody out and do a flip off the cage,” says the ever-confident Dodson.
Here’s a story, of a man named (Tom) Bradby, who was busy with a life of his own. Till the one day when Bradby met this fellow (named Tom Brady), and he knew it was much more than a hunch, that this group (on social media) would somehow form a feeding frenzy. That’s the way Bradby became the equivalent of Twitter brunch.
Not only is former Vikings coach Bud Grant still alive and well, but the 88-year-old is trolling the Patriots on Twitter, which the Pro Football Hall of Famer recently joined to promote a garage sale at his Minnesota home.
A minor league team’s A-Rod Juice Box Night promotion was canceled Friday after the New York Yankees protested.
Milwaukee Brewers left-handed reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his right forearm during Thursday night’s game.
Ruschard Dodd-Masters was a defensive back under coach John Robinson at UNLV, and he is still playing football at 33. He is with the Spokane Shock, who visit the Las Vegas Outlaws at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The National Football League has rejected a request from the players union that Commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension over the “Deflategate” scandal, the union said on Friday.
John Avello, Wynn Las Vegas sports book director, is so convinced about the Chicago Cubs’ future that he is predicting they will win a World Series in the next five years, and he was inspired to post a proposition on it.
A wild 24 hours for Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez ended with him battling Angel Hernandez to an eight-round majority draw at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, a decision that left the 26-year-old Gutierrez angry at himself.
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