During down time at the Hennessey’s World Paddle Championships at Lake Las Vegas on Saturday, they played a lot of Creedence Clearwater Revival over the public address system. They should have played the “Hawaii Five-O” theme by the Ventures, because this sport — stand-up paddleboard racing — looks like something you’d see during the opening credits of the TV detective series.
It was a Sunday of mourning at the sports books, and everyone who bet on Eli Manning and the New York Giants was in a foul mood before noon.
In the world of UNLV football, all things are relative, comparable only to those Rebels teams that have struggled for so long.
Magnificent men on stages equally as magnificent, they were part of the golden age of heavyweight boxing. With Muhammad Ali as the common thread, they fought in faraway places like Zaire and the Philippines, in Yankee Stadium and in the parking lot of a faux Roman palace on the Las Vegas Strip.
There’s a reason Las Vegas’ Ishe Smith appeared distracted in losing a 12-round split decision to Carlos Molina on Sept. 14 and why he didn’t do interviews in the aftermath of relinquishing his IBF junior middleweight title to Molina at the MGM Grand Garden.
A bloody Jon Jones won a unanimous decision against hard-charging Alexander Gustafsson to retain his light heavyweight title at UFC 165 on Saturday night.
Randall Cunningham’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Alize Jones with 31 seconds to play Saturday allowed Bishop Gorman’s football team to rally for a 20-17 win over host Bergen Catholic (N.J.) in Oradell, N.J.