Floyd Mayweather Jr. will exceed even his highest expectations on Saturday. He will make close to $200 million for fighting Manny Pacquiao at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden before what is expected to be a record pay-per-view audience.
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In a matchup rarer than a rainout in Las Vegas, a pair of pitchers armed with economics degrees from Princeton started for the 51s and Albuquerque on Sunday afternoon at Cashman Field.
Whether it was ticket allocations or hotel rooms or myriad other smaller details, it has been a frustrating time for Bob Arum, a promoter who has done thousands of fights going back to the 1960s when he started promoting Muhammad Ali’s fights and is used to being in control.
If Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao is indeed the Fight of the Century, it will mean that over the next 85 years, nothing in boxing will approach it in terms of interest, anticipation and how much one is willing pay to split a pay-per-view purchase with one’s chums.
UNLV’s baseball team defeated Air Force 6-5 on Sunday to sweep the three-game series at Wilson Stadium. The Rebels are trying to avoid the play-in game for next month’s Mountain West tournament, and they have some work to do.
Jon Jones is being sought as a suspect in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday morning, according to a statement from the Albuquerque, N.M. police department.
St. Louis Cardinals ace pitcher Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an Achilles injury amid fears he could miss the remainder of the season.
Amid all the hoopla for this week’s big fight, veteran film critic Carol Cling rates her all-time favorites that captured the “sweet science” on the silver screen. No, “Rocky” is not No. 1.
MGM’s Garden Arena will hold about 16,000 spectators for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but as many as 200,000 boxing fans are expected in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Kurt Busch turned in a dominating performance in the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday, leading 291 of 400 laps on his way to his first win of 2015.
Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson locked in an armbar and forced Kyoji Horiguchi to submit with one second left in the fifth and final round of their main-event title fight at UFC 186 on Saturday in Montreal, the sixth consecutive title defense for Johnson.
Because it has been 39 years since Rick Monday saved the flag and handed it to a Dodgers relief pitcher named Doug Rau, there wasn’t much hubbub about it on Saturday morning. There was no “ESPN Films: 30 for 30” piece. It’ll probably be another 11 years before that happens.
The Las Vegas 51s’ game against the Albuquerque Isotopes was rained out Saturday night, the team’s first rainout at Cashman Field since Aug. 25, 2008, and only the eighth home rainout in the Triple-A franchise’s 33-year history.
Lotus Broadcasting, one of the largest privately owned Radio Station Groups in the country, recently changed the format at Las Vegas station KRLV-AM (1340) from Spanish talk to sports, joining sister sports stations KWWN (ESPN Radio’s 1100 AM, 100.9 FM) and KBAD-AM (920, The Game) to form the Las Vegas Sports Radio Network.
Veteran referee Vic Drakulich, who has been battling a rare form of abdominal cancer for three years, will work on the undercard of Saturday’s megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden.
Former UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck is considering legal action regarding his compensation package after announcing his resignation in November. He told an online site he wasn’t paid the full amount.
Arbor View junior Nick Quintana had two home runs and four RBIs on Saturday to help the Aggies to a 10-0 home win over Las Vegas in six innings.
Payton Squier’s bases-loaded single in the 10th inning sent UNLV to an 8-7 win over Air Force in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday at Wilson Stadium.
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Six players were suspended and a seventh fined by Major League Baseball on Saturday following Thursday’s benches-clearing brawl between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals.
Manning, a five-time Most Valuable Player who is entering his 18th NFL season, and his wife, Ashley, made the announcement Friday in Knoxville, Tenn., one day before the Volunteers’ annual spring game.
In anticipation of a crush of fight fans swarming the MGM Grand, the host hotel’s Crush restaurant is planning the “ultimate VIP experience.”
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 186 today at Bell Centre in Montreal:
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