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Browns abound at South Point holiday basketball tournament

It was Friday afternoon at the South Point, and the women’s basketball team from Stonehill College was playing Tarleton State in the annual Division II holiday tournament. That was one way to look at it.

With BYU vs. Utah, Las Vegas Bowl director gets dream pairing

When the announcement was made Sunday afternoon, he was wearing a dark blazer, pressed white shirt with an open collar, dark trousers and black-and-white crocheted Nikes that seemed a cross between skate shoes and bedroom slippers.

Garage, tribute bands rock the Las Vegas marathon

When people around here refer to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon, they usually just drop the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas part.

Pickoff play in 1974 a unique World Series memory

Because guys who started the baseball season pitching for the 51s apparently will get you only so far, this World Series might be remembered as being more anticlimactic than memorable.

Women have roared for decades on NHRA circuit

Helen Reddy released “I Am Woman” as a single in 1972, three years after Shirley Muldowney competed in her first U.S. Nationals. Three years after the record went to No. 1, Muldowney won her first NHRA Nationals, at Columbus, Ohio.

Las Vegas’ Gallagher enjoys home-track edge for truck race

He’s the only local driver in Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. So if Spencer Gallagher can keep his nose clean, as the auto racing announcers like to say, and he is running near the front toward the end, the Fox Sports 1 and Motor Racing Network broadcast crews will be inclined to mention his home track advantage.

Papelbon-Harper tiff in dugout had little to do with hustle

Bryce Harper not hustling to first base probably would have gone unnoticed had Jonathan Papelbon not gone Boston Strangler on him in the dugout, Boston being the place whence Papelbon came, via stopover in Philadelphia.

1980 Olympic boycott still stings wrestlers

During the spring of 1980, Lee Kemp, a celebrated amateur wrestler from the University of Wisconsin, had an Afro and a dream.

Wrestler Ghaffari took on Russian Bear instead of Hulkster

It can be awkward when a member of the stick-and-ball sports media finds himself in the midst of Grecos and Romans and other amateur wrestling types on official amateur wrestling business.

Will Floyd drive into the sunset with a 49-0 record? Not likely

It was much different from the last time, other than the fact any media day involving Floyd Mayweather Jr. runs on restful and relaxing time, meaning the fighter probably does a lot of both while keeping everyone waiting far beyond the fictional scheduled start to things.