Few matchups reach the epic stage of combat sports, but that’s exactly where the Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz rivalry now exists after McGregor evened the score with a majority decision Saturday at T-Mobile Arena.
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With less than two weeks before the Rebels open their second season under Tony Sanchez, it remains undecided who will assume the starter’s role at the most critical position when Jackson State visits Sam Boyd Stadium on Sept. 1.
This is about the haves and have-nots of college athletics, and which side everyone wants to be on before the landscape changes forever and those not included are shoved aside for good.
When it comes to last week’s announcement about the formation of the Professional Fighters Association to represent the collective interests of UFC fighters, that old line about a union only being as strong, effective and powerful as its members who participate isn’t necessarily true.
The smiles of joy and tears of happiness across the faces of young boys from two years ago were instead those of overwhelming sadness and heartache Saturday when Mountain Ridge lost 1-0 in the West Regional final.
Tony Samuel is intent on making things much better for the Rebels up front defensively, he being the only change this season to the staff of second-year coach Tony Sanchez.
The stand taken against doping this week at the Rio Olympics by American swimmer Lilly King is a far more important moment than any medal ceremony involving Michael Phelps or Simone Biles.
The preparation now is for three exhibition games in a popular cruise-ship stop. But the work that probably will define how UNLV fares under first-year coach Marvin Menzies began in earnest last month.
I ranked locations based purely on one criteria: How each might play for an NFL fan, in case Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis received the votes needed to relocate his franchise.
Keith Belton will have as much to say about how improved the Rebels are this season and beyond as anyone else, his responsibility to grow the physiques of boys into men and men into bigger men.
When the Rio Olympics begin Friday with the opening ceremony from Maracana Stadium, watch with a positive and impressed eye for those athletes and their immense sacrifices to reach such a global stage.
George McPhee is the team’s general manager who is devising a plan on how to build the roster to compete early. But who exactly will be cheering for it?
When everyone else was running from UNLV’s basketball program like frightened guests from a T-Rex at a fictional park, Jalen Poyser didn’t budge.
Las Vegas owner Bill Foley found someone to run his NHL expansion team who is just as intense about winning as he is with the hiring of George McPhee as general manager.
The one major strike that continues to overshadow what is often an entertaining enough game on its own merits is the fact that the winner of the All-Star Game gets home-field advantage in the World Series.
John McCain was for years the despised adversary of those niche mixed martial arts souls who wanted the UFC to grow and prosper. Without such an uncompromising stance from McCain, the Fertitta family would never have realized the historic success created from purchasing the UFC for $2 million in 2001.
I’m not sure what fans at UFC 200 were expecting, but any bitterness that such a historic evening lacked the sort of fireworks those purchasing tickets desired should have been pointed toward Jon Jones and not Daniel Cormier.
Jon Jones’ removal from the main event of UFC 200 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena for a potential violation of the anti-doping policy will test the company’s resolve.
Las Vegan Amanda Bingson finished fourth and one spot out of qualifying for Rio in the women’s hammer throw Wednesday at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
Silverado High School graduate Amanda Bingson, who first took up the event as a freshman at UNLV and holds the American record, will be favored to secure her second consecutive Olympic berth Wednesday.
A little perspective, please: Kevin Durant merely switched jerseys and ZIP codes. Joey Chestnut ate 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes.
Bishop Gorman High School product Vashti Cunningham is headed to the Rio Olympics in August after finishing second in the women’s high jump at the U.S. Track & Field Trials at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field on Sunday.
Vashti Cunningham will compete in the women’s high jump final Sunday at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon, hoping to qualify for the Rio Games in August.
Vashti Cunningham of Las Vegas easily cleared the qualifying height of 6-0½ to advance to the finals of the high jump at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. She will attempt to make the Olympic team on Sunday.
The man who paid an expansion fee of $500 million to deliver Las Vegas its first major league professional sports team isn’t one to sit back and wait for anything.
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