Amir Khan, a 5½-1 underdog Saturday against WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena, said he draws inspiration from Leicester City’s improbable run to the English Premier League title.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a 4-1 favorite in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Only one other driver, Jimmie Johnson at 15-2, has single-digit odds.
“If the NFL says, ‘If you want to move to Las Vegas, Raiders, you can,’ then we’ve got to spring into action and we’ve got to come up with a program,” casino owner Steve Wynn said Friday. “I just thought it would be a great thing for the town, don’t you agree?” he added.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994, analyzes the field for Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama.
UNLV has its big man, and Cheickna Dembele’s high school coach said the Rebels are getting a good one. He was being recruited by Michigan State and Syracuse and had a trip planned to Missouri.
I received a Twitter message from Ed Odeven, who covers pro basketball overseas for the Japan Times. He thought UNLV fans might want to know that Wendell White has been named MVP of the bj-league over there for the second time.
Miles Killebrew, a Foothill High School product and hard-hitting former Southern Utah safety, was selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday with the No. 111 overall pick by the Detroit Lions.
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. hinted at a possible return to the ring Saturday during the Showtime telecast of the Badou Jack-Lucian Bute title fight in Washington, D.C.
Liz Alvarez, a 30-year-old nurse and an MMA fighter, is undergoing her second year of assessments.
Shane Timmons and Josh Nashed hit consecutive two-out RBI singles in the seventh inning to lift San Jose State to a 5-3 win over UNLV in a Mountain West baseball game Saturday in San Jose, California.
Las Vegas isn’t going to be mistaken for coastal California or the rolling hills of Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia, where the Masters is played. But when it comes to the high-end golf experience, Southern Nevada can hold its own.
Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well.
LeShaun Sims played for small schools in high school, at Agassi Prep, and in college, at Southern Utah. But the soft-spoken cornerback hit the big time Saturday, when he was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft with the No. 157 overall pick by the Tennesee Titans.
In the NFL, almost everything is subject to further review, so it’s premature to declare the Denver Broncos as draft winners because they traded up to get quarterback Paxton Lynch late in the first round.
Seven straight batters reached base in the first inning before Tacoma Rainiers starter Joe Wieland recorded an out. By that point, the two-run lead he was staked to had disappeared and the Las Vegas 51s were well on their way to their fourth straight victory.
D.J. Myers pitched seven shutout innings, and Corey Pool’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning for UNLV in its 12-0 victory over San Jose State in a Mountain West baseball game Friday in San Jose, California.
Philadelphia drug dealers looking to market their heroin as top of the line are stamping packets with the likeness of Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.
Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach.
Four years ago Thursday, Las Vegan Bryce Harper walked into Dodger Stadium and found his name on the lineup card, hitting behind second baseman Danny Espinosa and ahead of catcher Wilson Ramos, in seventh.
Cracker Jack’s new move to replace plastic toys with QR codes was met with a mixture of ambivalence and annoyance at the Las Vegas 51s game at Cashman Field on Friday.
Las Vegan Roy Nelson will fight Derrick Lewis in the co-main event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship card on July 7 at the MGM Grand, sources close to the organization confirmed.
A major hurdle was cleared in businessman Bill Foley’s attempt to bring an NHL franchise to Las Vegas when the league and its players association reached terms on the rules to conduct an expansion draft.
The Battle for the Fremont Cannon and four other UNLV football games will be shown on national TV this season, though all the times and channels haven’t been announced.