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Ex-Rebel Bingson wins hammer throw in USATF Outdoor Championships

Former UNLV track and field star Amanda Bingson won the hammer throw Saturday for the second consecutive year in the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Bingson, a 2012 London Olympian who attended Silverado High School, won the event with a toss of 246 feet, 3 inches, almost 11 feet better than runner-up Jessica Cosby. The winning throw was a record at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.

Richy goes in third round to Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected UNLV right-hander John Richy in the third round with the 98th overall pick. With teammate Erick Fedde going in the first round Thursday to the Washington Nationals, UNLV has two players taken in the top 100 for the first time.

UNLV’s Erick Fedde goes to Nationals

The Washington Nationals drafted UNLV right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the first round, the same organization that took fellow Las Vegan Bryce Harper first overall four years ago. Fedde was projected to be a potential top-10 selection before being forced to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery.