Ron Kantowski is a sports columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, covering a variety of topics and the Las Vegas sports scene.
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You can relax, Stephen Strasburg. Bryce Harper wants to be your pal after all.
While lounging in the bowels of Petco Park on a leather easy chair — the home of the San Diego Padres is so well-appointed that even its bowels feature fine accoutrements — I noticed an old pal exchange a pleasant greeting with a baseball legend near the elevator to the press box.
Perhaps the next time MAACO Bowl Las Vegas executive director Tina Kunzer-Murphy extends an invitation to new UNLV football coach Bobby Hauck it will be for something a little different.
I received a photo, taken by a reader, that shows LeBron James sitting in the stands at the championship game of the Fab 48 AAU boys basketball tournament July 24 at Bishop Gorman High School. He was not surrounded by go-go dancers spelling out K-I-N-G on giant placards. He was not being served champagne by a waiter suspended from the ceiling by guy-wires, like Peter Pan or George Reeves.
Is there a more meaningless penalty in sports than “vacating” a bowl game victory or Final Four appearance?
They put John Robinson on a pedestal Saturday, which is the last place he would want to be. This is a man who would not play a triangle if it called attention to himself, much less blow his own trumpet.
These are my sports-related accomplishments as they stand so far: Bowling a 200 game when I was 15 and another when I was 52, batting three times against Dan Schatzeder in college without striking out and the one of which I now am most proud — not turning on TV when ESPN crawled under the covers with LeBron James to make news instead of report it.