Not many people come to Las Vegas to clear their heads, but that was one of the reasons 51s catcher Travis d’Arnaud was sent to the Triple-A team by the parent Mets.
If you came up empty in Nevada’s 2014 big game tag draw, don’t give up just yet. There are a handful of unsubscribed tags still available in the second draw. They might not be in your favorite area, but the tags do represent an opportunity to hunt something somewhere.
■ LAKE MEAD — Windy conditions have made things challenging for boaters, kept some anglers off the water and pushed others off early. For those who rise with the sun, fishing has been good for the various species of bass: largemouth, smallmouth and striped. Many of the stripers being caught average about 2 pounds, but one angler caught a fish weighing more than 20 pounds during the Nevada Striper Club Tournament last weekend. Anglers are finding shad at the back of Vegas Wash. Callville Bay has been a hot spot for largemouth and smallmouth bass, with anglers reporting more smallmouth in their catch than largemouth.
Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is ready to get back into the boxing business. The Strip property, which opened in 2010 and had hosted cards for the past three years, will use The Chelsea, a new 40,000-square-foot entertainment venue, for an Aug. 2 Top Rank card featuring former world champion Brandon Rios in the main event.
Las Vegas Review-Journal sports writers Adam Hill and David Schoen have been given $5,000 fantasy bankrolls to bet during the World Cup on either sides, totals or props. Below are their bets for today, with an explanation of their picks:
It’s the most exciting start to the World Cup since 1990, but there is a black mark hovering over the game’s sacred home of Brazil today. Make that a yellow and red one.
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Bishop Gorman’s Chase Jeter has been added to the USA Basketball men’s under-18 roster, replacing UNLV incoming freshman Dwayne Morgan.
The Chicago Cubs promoted Las Vegan Kris Bryant to their Triple-A affiliate Wednesday.