The agreement was announced Tuesday at Encore during the NHL’s Advancing Equity Summit, at which commissioner Gary Bettman appeared with the tennis legend.
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With once prevalent baseball card shops having been shuttered, collectors hit the road to build inventory that is now sold online.
Chicago Cubs TV analyst Jim Deshaies said there were only two ballplayers savvy enough to draw an obstruction or interference call — the Cubs’ Javier Baez and “the great Tommy Barrett.”
A lifetime of mental health issues put the boxer in a near suicidal depression after he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA heavyweight championship in 2015.
At UNLV, Hunkie Cooper played six positions — quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive back, punt returner, kickoff returner — before becoming one of the Arena Football League’s all-time best players.
South Point arena director Steve Stallworth, who worked for and with myriad Las Vegas sports teams, was instrumental in bringing big-time college basketball to town.
The longtime Las Vegan recalls meeting with Muhammad Ali and his trainer, Angelo Dundee, in 1978 at the Las Vegas Hilton as a seminal moment in his career.
Best known for training and rehabilitating golfer Tiger Woods, Las Vegas physical therapist Keith Kleven also worked with Hall of Famer Greg Maddux among other sports icons.
Brothers Jason and Josh Sharman were high school tennis and baseball stars at Desert Oasis High. They’ll soon be reunited as baseball players at UNLV.
If ballplayers had written the obituary for the former Boston Red Sox first baseman, who died Monday at age 69, The Error would have been mentioned in passing.
Las Vegas boxing promoter Bob Arum is back in the heavyweight business with Tyson Fury, a British fighter possessing a large stature and an even larger personality.
Now minor league coaching rivals, Eric Wynalda and Paul Caligiuri were once roommates who scored some of the biggest goals in U.S. soccer history.
The three-time Formula One champion, who raced in the Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas, died Monday at age 70. He won the Monaco Grand Prix twice.
Las Vegan Matt Jaskol has a prime vantage point for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500: He’ll be atop the turn 3 grandstand, spotting for third-generation driver Marco Andretti.
Last weekend was not the finest for the time-honored sports of horse racing, baseball and boxing, although the heavyweight division finally may be on the upswing.