At a news conference Saturday outside the Las Vegas headquarters of the biggest name in mixed martial arts, activists called on Fox Sports and advertisers to “drop” the UFC until it adopts a code of conduct like other professional sports.
Money always plays in Las Vegas, and Texas-based developer Chris Milam plunked down a big stack of it Friday to purchase the Las Vegas 51s baseball team and, in turn, show he’s serious about realizing his grand vision for professional sports here.
Basketball has given Chris Holm a ride through college, a career and a chance to travel the world. But the game the Henderson native has loved all his life was put in perspective over the past week.
This weekend will bring another test of whether the three days of NASCAR Sprint Cup races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway can continue to defy national trends.
The higher education system’s Board of Regents gave its initial OK on Friday to a plan that would build a 40,000-seat domed stadium on campus. The stadium would be accompanied by thousands of units of on campus housing, 600,000 square feet of retail space, a spacious outdoor gathering spot and parking for thousands of cars.
The dazzling Feb. 1 presentation by a development group promising to not only build a 40,000-seat domed stadium at UNLV but remake its campus appears to have hit its first significant hurdle.
It’s supposed to be what you do on the court that gets you into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
But in Andre Agassi’s case, the pending induction July 9 in Newport, R.I., is about more than his accomplishments in tennis.