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South Point hosts renowned jockey, sportscaster

One of the things I love about Las Vegas is, if you wait long enough, many of the great ones will come to you. That will be the case at the South Point race book at 11 a.m. Wednesday, when jockey Gary Stevens and sportscaster Dick Enberg will do a meet and greet hosted by Ralph Siraco.

O’Brien Cooper an old hat when it comes to team roping

Clay O’Brien Cooper is old enough to be the father of many of his team roping peers. Yet Father Time still hasn’t caught up to the 52-year-old, who is competing in his 27th National Finals Rodeo, his 23rd at the Thomas &Mack Center.

PHOTOS: GEARING UP FOR TIE-DOWN ROPING

Defending champion Tuf Cooper came into the National Finals Rodeo with a big lead in tie-down roping, but he’s being challenged by five-time world champ Cody Ohl, all-around champ Trevor Brazile, Shane Hanchey and Scott Kourmos. Cooper is trying to become the first tie-down roper to win three straight world titles since his father, rodeo Hall of Famer Roy Cooper, won five in a row from 1980 to 1984.

Faber’s UFC foe not star-struck

It would be easy to view Urijah Faber’s fight against Michael McDonald as a classic matchup of the grizzled veteran who has seen it all trying to hold off the hard-charging, young up-and-comer hoping to follow his path.

 
Michael Jordan shoes auctioned for $104K

Michael Jordan’s shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday.

In Case You Missed It: ‘Shot of the Year’ spoiled

A Virginia high schooler hits one of the most incredible, impossible shots you’ll ever see on a basketball court, but in the end he couldn’t even celebrate.

Madden skills: Man applies for coaching job based on video game prowess

McComas has no real-world coaching experience and is a systems integration specialist at Marshall University, but he applied for the head football coaching position at the University of North Dakota based on his performance on Madden NFL.

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