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UNR’s tournament run shows why politics and sports shouldn’t mix

There are lots of things we’re divided on. Democrat vs. Republican. If gender is determined by biology or feelings. Whether the toilet paper roll should go over or under. For a couple brief hours on Thursday, Nevadans united around a common cause — cheering the University of Nevada Reno’s improbable run in the NCAA tournament. It’s exactly why politics and sports shouldn’t mix.

Hunting dogs need training to keep from running amok

When bird hunting, dogs can be a blessing or a curse. They can bring a downed bird to hand or run amok and leave you hollering and cursing its birth.

EDITORIAL: Nevada should lead way on daily fantasy sports regulation

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have expressed skepticism about the importance of fantasy football in an applause line at a Republican debate in October, but the fact is, it’s serious business for those in the business of gambling regulation.

EDITORIAL: A new day for MMA

The statement that Las Vegas lacks big-league sports isn’t true. The city is the undisputed combat sports capital of the world and home base for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s top mixed martial arts organization.

NCAA’s hypocrisy bubbles to surface again

The four major sports leagues have taken a fairly hypocritical stance on gambling, mostly holding firm in their opposition to widespread legalization while investing huge dollars in daily fantasy sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The NCAA finds itself caught in the middle of it all.

EDITORIAL: UFC launches Big Apple battle

Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to try to punch its way into New York, the only state where sanctioned mixed martial arts fights are illegal.

Michigan is a needed paycheck for UNLV

UNLV plays a football game at Michigan on Saturday, and the 34-point spread gives you an idea about how those who set lines believe the Rebels will fare in one of the most iconic of college stadiums.

EDITORIAL: Las Vegas a boon for Super Bowl

The irony is apparently lost on Commissioner Roger Goodell and all the other high-ranking executives at the NFL’s New York headquarters, who are overseeing the final details of Sunday’s Super Bowl in the Big Apple: Las Vegas is the place to be on Super Bowl weekend.