A shot to the nose knocked out freshman guard Patrick McCaw, one of UNLV’s most valuable players, early in the second half. What could have turned into a lopsided fight at that point still went the distance.
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Australian rugby league international Jarryd Hayne is one step closer to his realizing his dream of carving out an NFL career after securing a futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was in Los Angeles and seated just behind UFC executives Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta to watch Ronda Rousey defeat Cat Zingano in 14 seconds. “Apparently Brock Lesnar is a UFC fan, and he was in town and wanted to come see the fight,” White said.
All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant and the NFL’s leader in sacks last season, Justin Houston, were among five players given the restrictive franchise designation before Monday’s deadline.
Five UNLV individual athletes were named to the Mountain West Women’s Indoor Track & Field Team after the conference championships in Albuquerque, N.M. The Rebels’ 1,600-meter relay team also claimed league honors by winning the race at the event.
The NBA suspended Houston Rockets guard James Harden for one game Monday as punishment for Harden kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin.
Danica Patrick brought plenty of publicity with her when she joined NASCAR, but she hasn’t brought results. Now in the final year of two major contracts, she must start producing on the track as well.
Sproule Love, 43, sets fast time among record 630 stair steppers in annual American Lung Association in Nevada benefit.
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski did not comment during a Monday news conference on allegations he knew that Rasheed Sulaimon, who was dismissed from the team in January, was alleged to have sexually assaulted two women during the 2013-14 academic year.
UNLV will not play UNR at the end of the football season. The Mountain West released the schedule on Monday.
Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said Monday morning that the Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson have been communicating since last Thursday and the team will continue to have “open dialogue” with their embattled star.
A Panamanian player has hit out at Peru’s soccer authorities for doing nothing to stop racism in the country after he walked off the pitch during a top-flight game after being subjected to abuse which he said was going unpunished.
New York’s Alex Rodriguez will have to wait a little longer before he plays in a “real” game for the Yankees after a 17-month layoff due to suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s drug rules.
Across the West, sportsmen and other outdoor enthusiasts are making their voices heard. Their message? “Keep your hands off our public lands.”
PGA officials and Tiger Woods’ agent denied Monday that Woods has been suspended by the tour. Woods was last seen on the course early in February when he withdrew during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open. On Feb. 11, he said he needed to take a break to deal with the issues in his game.
Garrett Mundell pitched six strong innings, and Taylor Ward homered for the third straight game to lift Fresno State to a 4-0 win over UNLV to cap a three-game Mountain West baseball sweep Sunday in Fresno, Calif.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey once again proved there’s not a 135-pound female fighter in the world anywhere close to her level.
How ironic, and absolutely fitting, that on the day family and friends and fans and former players gathered to say a final goodbye to Jerry Tarkanian, it was a person with no UNLV ties that offered the most poignant and memorable tribute.
Former UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian was remembered by friends, family, fans, former players and others in the Las Vegas community at the Thomas & Mach Center on Sunday.
As disgraced running back Ray Rice seeks another shot to play in the NFL, he is attempting to put his domestic violence incident behind him and convince everyone else he is not a “monster.”
New York manager Joe Girardi is expected to decide by Monday if Alex Rodrigues will play in the Yankees’ spring opener on Tuesday.
Next weekend is one of Southern Nevada’s sports highlights with Saturday’s Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 race and the weekend’s feature event, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400, on Sunday.
Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a fracture to his right foot while unloading his truck at home and will besidelined for at least three weeks, the team announced on Saturday.