With stock car racing in a downward spiral, Las Vegas Motor Speedway prepares to host its second NASCAR weekend of 2018.
It was the bottom of the ninth inning Monday of what in theory would be the last professional baseball game played at Cashman Field. The baseball gods were only warming up.
It has been proclaimed on billboards that the Raiders are coming to Las Vegas in 2020. Which would be the second time.
Former Las Vegas physician Julian Lopez was the first recipient of the Roland Hemond Award for humanitarianism after donating a kidney to former White Sox minority owner Eddie Einhorn, who became ill at Cashman Field.
Sen. John McCain, who died Saturday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer, sat at ringside for many famous championship fights in Las Vegas. In 1998, he also introduced the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act which helped protect prizefighters from being exploited.
It was just before the big NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2004, and the first driver introduced by Robin Leach was the veteran Morgan Shepherd, who lined up last on the 43-car starting grid.
At last count, there were 3,786 teams who began summer ball hoping to win the big one in North Carolina. The Desert Oasis Aces finished second, losing the American Legion World Series championship game 1-0 in extra innings.
As the final seconds of their inaugural season filtered through the hourglass and the clock around Flavor Flav’s neck, it occurred that the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces had lasted longer than the Las Vegas Posse of the Canadian Football League.
If there was a Mount Rushmore for local baseball luminaries, one could make a case for carving Manny Guerra’s tanned face into the outcropping alongside those of Greg Maddux, Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant.
For a few hours Monday, Kurt Busch and Deryk Engelland made like Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in the movies to call attention to the Sept. 16 South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.