The rapid emergence of pro sports in Southern Nevada ramps up our civic pride, but also unleashes a new set of issues and the LVCVA will soon find itself right in the middle of them.
Jose Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, capping Houston’s championship season with another piece of hardware. Giancarlo Stanton won the NL MVP, edging Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds in the closest vote since 1979.
The New Britain Bees of the independent Atlantic League announced that Backman, who managed the 51s from 2013-16, would be the second manager in team history on Thursday.
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals has coasted to his third Cy Young Award and second straight in the National League.
The 51s pitching coach will be replaced by Glenn Abbott next season.
When Gino Caruso saw the brief on his cellphone Tuesday that Roy Halladay had been killed while piloting a light airplane, he was reminded of his former minor league teammate Cory Lidle.
Clark County commissioners Wednesday gave the Howard Hughes Corp. permission to build a proposed 10,000-seat baseball stadium in Downtown Summerlin.
Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.
Legendary baseball broadcaster Vin Scully says he will “never watch another NFL game” in response to the protests by players during the national anthem.
Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale said he’ll refund about $10 million to customers who cashed in on a promotion offering refunds of any mattress purchase of at least $3,000 when the Astros won the World Series.