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Cavs fans should love new Anthony Bennett

Last year, the Canadian kid the Cleveland Cavaliers took first was Anthony Bennett from UNLV; this year it was Andrew Wiggins from Kansas. Taking Bennett first hasn’t worked out. Not yet, at least.

Gaughan back on track with emotional victory

Brendan Gaughan was back at it, back running around in circles Friday night, in Kentucky. He finished sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. It was an excellent result; the announcers said the No. 62 South Point Camaro was loose going into the turns, tight coming off.

U.S. may not win Cup, but at least we know who players are

Former UNLV soccer coach Barry Barto played for the U.S. men’s national soccer team from 1972 through 1975 but never made the World Cup. It’s hard to qualify for the World Cup when some of your best players can’t make it to the qualifiers because they can’t get off work. at a time when players sometimes couldn’t get off work to play international matches. On Sunday, more than 24.7 million domestic TV viewers watched the Americans battle Portugal to a 2-2 draw Sunday in the group stage of the World Cup. In the group stage! That was more Americans, on average, than watched last year’s Wor

51s’ Viola relives his role in the greatest college baseball game ever played

Game 2 of the finals at the College World Series is tonight. Virginia vs. Vanderbilt. Hopefully it’ll be a good game. Maybe it’ll even be a great game. Will it be the Greatest College Baseball Game Ever Played? Probably not. That one already is spoken for.

Madlock’s lessons not limited to batter’s box

It was Thursday, midafternoon, and it was a little stuffy at the climate-controlled batting cages in an industrial park on McLeod Drive not far from the airport called The Dugout. It’s hard to control climate when guys toting baseball bats keep barging through an open door to take their cuts.

Speedway throwdown: EDC vs. NASCAR

The Electric Daisy Carnival arrives at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend with a pulsating beat and millions of dollar signs, just like NASCAR Weekend. Is it possible the EDC disc jockeys have become bigger stars than their NASCAR counterparts?

Ghana dominates, but U.S. wins

Ghana dominated most of the game, but the United States won 2-1. To the casual fan, it was fun to watch, it was dramatic at the end, our guys won. This is how we like our sports when the rest of the world shows up to play.

Tale of ‘that’ white Ford Bronco has a lot of miles on it

I received an email the other day from Maria Elena Fernandez, not to be confused with Maria Elena Santiago, who was Buddy Holly’s wife. Marina Elena Fernandez writes the entertainment/pop culture column for the NBC News website.

Father’s Day resonates for racers

Of all the father-and-son bonds spawned by sports, I often think of the ones in auto racing first. Sometimes there is tragedy when it comes to fathers and sons at speed. And so it is these relationships that seem more profound.