Here are the National Finals Rodeo ninth performance results from Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.
Ty Erickson tackled his steer in 3.6 seconds to win the ninth go-round at the Thomas & Mack Center and move ahead of J.D. Struxness in the world standings with one go-round left.
Boyd Polhamus, the longtime announcer who called the NFR 28 times, moved into a new role this year as the rodeo’s general manager and supervises the production of the 10-day event.
Left wing Max Pacioretty scored in overtime, and the Golden Knights defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night at American Airlines Center in the back-end of a two-game trip.
Abraham Ancer and the International team filled the scoreboards with their black-and-gold colors and built a 9-5 lead after three sessions in Australia.
Wiseguys are banking on Oakland to bid adieu to the Black Hole in style and deliver a win and cover as a 6½-point favorite over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Colby Covington will headline his third straight card Saturday when he challenges Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title in the main event of UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena.
World champion bull rider Sage Kimzey is eyeing his sixth title at the NFR.
It won’t help UNLV’s new football coach beat Boise State, but first impressions can certainly work wonders in terms of how a community will support a program which has rarely succeeded.
The curtain is coming down Sunday on the Black Hole of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and will be raised at Allegiant Stadium in August.