Eight-year-old Bushwacker, 1,750 pounds of bucking bull, is retiring this year and this week’s 2014 World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center is the bull’s swansong.
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The last time mystical meditation and an ancient Eastern discipline mixed with cowboys was probably in the 1970s when actor David Carradine played monk Kwai Chang Caine on the TV show "Kung Fu."
Fresh from a stint on Broadway, J.B. Mauney and the Professional Bull Riders are in Las Vegas for the 17th annual PBR World Finals, which begin at 6 p.m. today with a new five-day, championship format.
The 2010 World Championship PBR Buckle and a $1 million bonus are on the line when the best bull riders and the fiercest bucking bulls in the world visit Las Vegas for the richest bull riding event on the planet, the Professional Bull Riders Built...
The Professional Bull Riders, Inc. is heading to Las Vegas for the 2010 World Cup presented by Dickies, the PBR’s premiere international event. For three days only, fans will see 25 of the best bull riders in the world, as they go head-to-head for $...
As Kody Lostroh prepared to ride Voodoo Child -- a bull only one other rider had ever successfully stayed on -- he didn't know he had already clinched the Professional Bull Riders world championship.
Five riders tied for the round victory in the Professional Bull Riders World Finals on Saturday -- a first in the 16-year history of the series.
The Professional Bull Riders has been using J.B. Mauney somewhat as a poster boy.
Hollywood stunt double Kathy Jarvis jumped off an 80-foot cliff for "Six Days, Seven Nights" and staged a fight in "The Big Lebowski." She's put life and limb at risk for cinematic brawls, blasts and blazes.
Kody Lostroh would never vacation in Las Vegas. And he wouldn't be here now if it weren't for the Professional Bull Riders World Finals and paychecks with several zeros.
Six of the top 10 competitors in the Professional Bull Riders would like to forget the opening weekend of the World Finals.
Before Saturday, only one rider had ever stayed on board Bones, the 2008 PBR World Champion bull, for eight seconds.
Just making it to the PBR World Finals on Friday was a major accomplishment for bull rider Ryan McConnel, who was involved in a life-threatening car accident Tuesday.
Kody Lostroh could win his first Professional Bull Riders championship in the next 10 days and collect $1 million.
Huckleberry Thorn doesn't roll over or sit up and beg for treats. He doesn't fetch tennis balls from the pool. He's not all that big on rubber toys. He doesn't stand around for 15 minutes waiting for the lighting to be just right while posing for photos.
Guilherme Marchi of Brazil came within four seconds of making "perfeito" -- that's "perfect" in Portuguese -- on the final day of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals on Sunday.
Moments after Guilherme Marchi finished second in the Professional Bull Riders championship last year for the third straight time, winner Justin McBride told the disheartened Brazilian that 2008 would be his year.
Guilherme Marchi could have been polishing his world championship belt buckle by now.
North Carolina is a hotbed for stock-car racing, and it's not the first locale that comes to mind as a breeding ground for bull riders.
Guilhermi Marchi last rode a bull on Sunday.
At 29, Chris Shivers is the same age as Justin McBride, his fellow two-time Professional Bull Riders world champion.
Getting injured turned out to be one of the best things to happen to bull rider J.B. Mauney, who suffered broken ribs, a lacerated liver and a bruised kidney and spleen in June 2005.
Any bull ride can leave a rider bruised, battered and bloodied. Even if he makes the eight-second buzzer, he still has to dismount safely, and bulls seem to get angrier when they unload their passenger.