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.
For many years, denizens of “Club Chuck” in the bowels of Cashman Field — i.e., next to 51s president Don Logan’s office — have debated if the semi-secret meeting place and watering hole is a nook or a cranny.
Dan Wetzel, a sports columnist at Yahoo, said it hardly seems equitable that a bunch of guys who never played the game should be the ones deciding who gets to wear the yellow blazers.
A crowd estimated at 300 attended a Tuesday memorial service for former UNLV football player Kenny Keys, including Rebels coach Tony Sanchez and the majority of his players.
After spending more than 25 hours getting from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C., to play the most important game of their season, the Aces have become the WNBA’s answer to Viktor Navorski.