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Mountain Ridge players parade on the Strip

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman temporarily cut short a San Diego vacation to hand the Mountain Ridge Little League kids the keys to the city on the steps of city hall before a parade down the strip on Saturday morning.

UNLV men’s soccer making progress

The Rebels are picked to finish second in the WAC preseason poll. And thanks to benefactors, they have improved facilities — even if the parking lot isn’t finished.

Beatty football finds a field

Beatty still has its proud football tradition but it doesn’t have a field on which to play after torrential rains washed away new grass seed.

Street ball has its day with dunks, bravado

The Ball Up all-stars concluded their season at Cox Pavilion on Saturday night. What they do is play street ball — what some of us old-timers once called playground basketball.

ESPN pumping new life into Keith’s transplant story

Simon Keith, the former UNLV soccer star, is a survivor of a life-and-death situation. In 1986, when he was 21, he underwent heart transplant surgery. Only he didn’t tell anybody, other than his coaches and a few others who had a need to know.

Ice bucket brigade raises awareness for ALS

All the celebrities, sports stars and regular folk who participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis should feel good about themselves after toweling off.

It’s in the hole — the 15-inch golf hole

Larger golf cups are supposed to help fix what ails golf. In the manner of bumpers on a bowling alley, they make the game easier, and shave about an hour off a typical round.

Summertime baseball: runs, hits, errors … and memories

Post 8, one of the first Las Vegas’ teams to make it to the American Leagion regionals, was a star-crossed team. It had a kid named Jimmy Dyer at shortstop.