Chris Weidman, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight champ, is squarely focused on becoming one of the organization’s best fighters ever. He will defend his title Saturday against Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 at the MGM Grand Garden.
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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. “It’s all Cubs money,” he said.
Wally Backman is still old-school enough to prefer a mix of metrics and instinct, the 51s manager who should be running the Miami Marlins right now but isn’t because owner Jeffrey Loria is a bigger lunatic than we ever imagined.
With the bases loaded and one out in the seventh, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez approached home plate umpire Chris Segal to complain that Milwaukee reliever Will Smith had a foreign substance on his right forearm.
Domestic violence charges against Ray Rice were dismissed on Thursday after the former National Football League running back completed a pretrial intervention program, New Jersey prosecutors said.
Ron Washington is returning to the major leagues with the Oakland Athletics as a coach.
The Los Angeles Dodgers suspended Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena on Thursday for the remainder of the season after “repeated failures to comply with his contract.”
The Houston Texans defensive end shared a photo in advance of “Throwback Thursday” of a gruesome leg bruise he apparently suffered in the first half of last season’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
Late-night host David Letterman only appeared starstruck by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during Wednesday’s series finale for the “Late Show With David Letterman.”
Boston College golfer turned down a $10,000 cash prize Monday for making a hole-in-one at a golf tournament in Wyoming, R.I. so he wouldn’t lose his amateur status.
Convicted murderer and former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez is due in court on Thursday to face charges that he shot a man prosecutors believe witnessed a double homicide of which Hernandez is also accused.
The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be shown at 9 a.m. Sunday on ABC (13), giving race fans plenty of time to flip a few burgers on the grill before settling in for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at 3 p.m. on Fox (5).
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brendan Gaughan, who is from Las Vegas, will honor a fallen soldier with a special sticker on his car in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 in Concord, N.C. Tech Sgt. John Chapman was awarded an Air Force Cross posthumously for his actions in 2002 in Afghanistan.
UNLV’s season ended Thursday with a 4-3, 15-inning loss to Air Force in a losers’ bracket game of the Mountain West baseball tournament in Reno. The loss ended the Rebels’ season at 25-31, their first losing record since going 26-31 in 2012.
Richard Commey, a lightweight boxer from Ghana, takes on Bahodir Mamadjonov in the 10-round main event at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday.
Reporter Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal handicaps Friday’s races at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Post time is 4 p.m.
League MVP Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers were unanimous selections for the All-NBA First Team revealed Thursday.
Jon Jones was scheduled to defend his light heavyweight title at UFC 187 on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden. But he was stripped of the crown and suspended indefinitely after another incident outside the cage, and now Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier will fight for the vacated belt.
NCAA officials hope proposed rule changes, including a shorter shot clock, will help increase scoring in college basketball. But it looks as if the rule changes will make things much tougher for lesser-talented teams to upset bigger, faster, more athletic ones.
Someone finally figured out a way to slow Bryce Harper down. It was an umpire.
With the NBA draft order set following the league’s draft lottery Tuesday night, former UNLV players Chris Wood and Rashad Vaughn have been projected as first-round picks by ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford.
PBR (Professional Bull Riders), the bull riding organization based in Pueblo, Colo., is pushing the marketing envelope for this weekend’s Last Cowboy Standing event in Las Vegas by giving it a spring-break theme in hopes of driving new and young fans to the sport.
Several scary crashes have marred practice for the Indy 500. The prospect of their cars being turned into flying machines has piqued the interest of the casual sports fan, but it has everybody in racing concerned.
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