The committee making recommendations to Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature on attracting events to the new Las Vegas stadium is leaning toward expanding the role of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Las Vegas Events, rather than forming of a new sports commission.
Inbee Park had a sensational performance on the golf course Wednesday to open the Olympic women’s tournament, but it wasn’t enough to lead the pack. Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand finished atop the leaderboard after Round 1.
UNLV deputy athletic director Darryl Seibel finished his 10th Olympics on Monday, spending over two weeks in Rio as the chief press officer for World Sailing.
Bahamians celebrated Shaunae Miller’s controversial dive to win the 400-meter race at the Olympic Games. She gave the country its first medal at these games.
Silverado High School graduate Amanda Bingson, who first took up the event as a freshman at UNLV and holds the American record, will be favored to secure her second consecutive Olympic berth Wednesday.
UNLV high jumper Kaysee Pilgrim will be one of 12 trying to make the three-person American team for the Rio Olympics, a group led by Bishop Gorman High School graduate Vashti Cunningham.
The Review-Journal Sports will unveil some new features beginning this week. Those changes began in Sunday’s print edition with columnist Ron Kantowski debuting his Las Vegas Insider. He will report on the sports people that make up the city.
UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice spoke from a hallway adjacent to the Mendenhall Center’s practice courts, several of his players gathering inside that doorway as the likes of James Harden and Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul competed in drills. They watched every dribble, soaked in every pass.
I would pay to hear Khadevis Robinson speak, to discover how life beckons at certain moments, to learn how he exorcised those demons from 2000 and 2008, to better understand his view that the past is gone and the future doesn’t exist and the only choice we have is to live in the moment.