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Wranglers fans overpower World Cup buzz

The local soccer pubs started filling up early Tuesday because the U.S. was playing Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup. These fans appeared to be dedicated, and perhaps a little loaded. They were not, however, the most dedicated sports fans in Las Vegas.

51s center fielder den Dekker not horsing around, usually

Besides a runaway horse and carriage, 51s center fielder Matt den Dekker caught everything that came his way in New York City during a recent three-week stint with the Mets.

Traveling US fans get taste of World Cup fever

As the World Cup reached unprecedented levels of popularity the past two weeks in the United States, the question has again arisen: Is this the time Americans finally embrace soccer as a mainstream sport? For thousands of Americans who traveled to Brazil, though, that time came years ago.

No pay cut for Heat stars; Melo starts free agency tour

The agent for Miami Heat stars Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade refuted a report on Tuesday that his clients were prepared to take significant pay cuts, which would free up some salary for general manager Pat Riley to use to improve the roster.

NASCAR awards show Dec. 5 at Wynn Las Vegas

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will be Dec. 5 at Wynn Las Vegas, the culmination of Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, with Fox Sports 1 televising the event. It will be the sixth consecutive year the awards show has been in Las Vegas.

Aaron Hernandez featured in Gators, Patriots 2014 calendars

Ex-Florida and New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez, jailed while awaiting trial in the killings of three men, is Mr. July in the Gators’ 2014 sports calendar and is featured in a Patriots calendar produced by the same company.

Belgium eliminates US from World Cup

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne scored in extra time Tuesday to give Belgium a 2-1 win over the United States and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Illness forces Serena Williams out of Wimbledon

It was clear something was wrong with Serena Williams from the moment she began trying to warm up for her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday.

Salt Lake Bees pitcher on cusp of big leagues

Sometimes it pays to become Facebook friends with a stranger. Salt Lake Bees relief pitcher Kyler Newby did earlier this year, and now the Bonanza High School product finds himself on the cusp of the big leagues again after seriously contemplating retirement before this season.