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HBO, Showtime report healthy boosts, expect more in ’14

With only 16 live cards, boxing wasn’t the most frequent visitor to Las Vegas in 2013. But when it came to providing content for the cable networks, the sport filled plenty of hours of programming.

If NFR leaves Las Vegas, team roping will stay

Even if the National Finals Rodeo leaves Las Vegas for Central Florida after 2014, there still will be plenty of cowboys and fans who will continue to come to Sin City in December.

9 reasons to be a UNLV football fan

Those who haven’t made it to Sam Boyd Stadium in a few games — or years — may need some convincing to hop back on the Rebel train. Here’s our list of nine reasons to be a UNLV football fan.

Ex-UNLV star proposes Strip arena

Former UNLV and NBA basketball player Jackie Robinson is proposing a $1.3 billion privately funded 22,000-seat arena and resort on the Strip. The $1.3 billion includes $690 million for the arena.

Death Valley shuts down Badwater marathon, other races

The Badwater 135 ultramarathon in Death Valley takes the bravest of runners 135 miles through the hottest place on Earth in the middle of the summer. But not next year — Death Valley National Park recently put a moratorium on foot and cycling races while they study ways to make the events safer.

30 arrested during 49ers’ last game at Candlestick

San Francisco police say 30 people were arrested — some apparently for stealing seats — during the 49ers’ final regular season game at Candlestick Park.

Gomez rubbed elbows with stars, but ruled on the diamond

Edi Gomez, who used to run around with the Rat Pack in Las Vegas before he ruled the local American Legion baseball program with two iron fists, died at home on Friday. He was 92.

Despite five-game winning streak, UNLV’s NCAA resume still thin

The fifth straight win was as impressive as the previous four, which is to say UNLV’s basketball team has found a consistent rhythm in beating opponents it should. Teams that just aren’t very good.