Did the overconfidence of Spectacular Bid trainer Bud Delp and jockey Ronnie Franklin lead to his near miss at the Belmont in 1979 and the beginning of the current curse? It’s a good bet Bob Baffert and Victor Espinoza won’t make the same mistake with American Pharoah.
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The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning play Friday in the Eastern Conference final, and the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks square off Saturday for the Western Conference crown.
Bishop Gorman senior shortstop Cadyn Grenier changed games with his bat, glove, speed and arm strength, and he was a big reason the Gaels won the Division I state baseball championship. For his efforts, he is the Review-Journal’s state player of the year. Grenier hit .472 with six home runs and 35 RBIs in Gorman’s 32-3 season.
UNLV took a step back this season after making an NCAA baseball regional in 2014. But coach Tim Chambers said the program is on the right track, and he has high expectations for next season.
Thanks largely to its more affordable buy-in, the World Series of Poker’s “Colossus” already has surpassed the 2006 Main Event as the largest live tournament in poker history. More than 14,000 players had registered by 2 p.m. Thursday.
After NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry had a scary fall in Game 4 in Houston, fellow Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson took a nasty knee to the head from Trevor Ariza on Wednesday in Game 5.
Running back Adrian Peterson, the only player on the Minnesota Vikings’ roster who did not show up for the first week of OTAs, kept his name in the headlines Thursday.
LeBron James’ mission is to lift a pedestrian supporting cast of Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA championship by conquering a superior Golden State Warriors team led by two of the world’s best perimeter shooters. Golden State opened as a minus-270 favorite to win the series and has been bet down to minus-240.
New York Mets rookie pitcher Noah Syndergaard — aka “Thor” for his stature, blonde hair and last name that sounds like the superhero’s home planet of Asgard — hammered his first big-league home run in Wednesday’s 7-0 win over the Phillies.
What is there for an American professional basketball player competing overseas to do when the season ends and they are free to party in Tblisi, Georgia? Apparently, get really drunk and start ranting about their college career.
The United States has infuriated some of its closest allies in recent years by fining their banks and spying on their citizens. But a crackdown on graft at soccer’s global governing body is winning wide applause abroad.
UNLV’s football program posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate average of 937. The minimum to be eligible for postseason play is 930. All 17 UNLV sports achieved above the four-year required APR.
Apparently, all but one Kentucky basketball fan was devastated this season when the Wildcats fell short in their quest to become the first team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers to win the national title with a perfect record.
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the Western Conference Finals Wednesday night with a home win over the Houston Rockets and it was once again time for the league’s MVP to answer questions in the press room. And there was Riley Curry once again in tow.
Tom Thibodeau was fired by the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, ending a mostly successful run as head coach with 255 wins in five seasons.
Tyler Cravy pitched eight sharp innings, and Colorado Springs totaled nine extra-base hits among its 19 hits as the Sky Sox routed the 51s 11-1 in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday at Cashman Field. Cravy held Las Vegas to one run on five hits and two walks and struck out five.
Playing in his first game since tearing his ACL on July 10 at the adidas Unrivaled Camp in Chicago, Las Vegas High’s Ray Smith had 22 points and five rebounds to lead the Sunrise to a 119-118 win over the Sunset in the Southern Nevada Senior All-Star Basketball Game.
The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years Wednesday night, closing out a 4-1 series win over the Houston Rockets with a 104-90 triumph in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
College of Southern Nevada outfielder Vanessa Sanders was named a first-team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Sanders, who attended Cheyenne High School, hit .452 with 21 home runs and 82 RBIs this season.
Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald, released by the National Football League (NFL) franchise after his arrest this week in Northern California, was arrested again on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a restraining order, police said.
Julia Jensen, who led Reed to the Division I state softball championship with her pitching and hitting, is the Review-Journal’s state player of the year. She went 34-2 and struck out 346 batters, and batted .477 with seven home runs to lead the Raiders to their first state title since 1998.
Tube baits are simply that, a plastic tube that is open at the back and closed at the front. Surrounding the opening in the tube is a fringe that resembles tentacles and adds extra motion to the bait when it is in the water. They first showed up on the bass fishing scene in about 1980.
Kurt Kitayama can’t forget his match-play loss in the NCAA championship two years ago. But the senior thinks the Rebels ‘can play with anybody’ as they shoot for a second national title beginning Friday at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.
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