When the Goodyear Blimp was spotted flying over Shadow Creek at the Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson golf match, little did Las Vegans realize they were casting eyes on the newest member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
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Longtime Las Vegan Rick Down, who died at home Saturday at age 68, spent 17 seasons as a major league hitting coach.
Playing college football’s national championship game in the San Francisco Bay Area isn’t quite the worst idea since the flying wedge. But Las Vegas would be a much more popular site.
A Las Vegas man named Dyer Lawrence has come up with a new system for a college football playoff that is so simple it’s elegant. There is only one criteria: wins and losses.
At a school such as Johns Hopkins, it is impossible to study medicine and set ball screens at the same time. This even holds true for the big men on the Baltimore campus who carry lacrosse sticks.
The first word that comes to mind when discussing Hall of Fame boxing writer Royce Feour was authenticity. He had bunches of it.
A look back at the people, places and things that made for a memorable sports year in Las Vegas.
Matt Polster, who played high school soccer for Palo Verde and Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire, is now trying out for Rangers Football Club, a renowned Scottish side based in Glasgow.
With baseball’s Winter Meetings in Las Vegas last week, it seemed the right time to ask about territorial rights and crazy TV blackouts.
Fresno State’s defense initially was ignored for the part it played in the Bulldogs’ 31-20 victory over Arizona State before an announced crowd of 37,146 in Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Bernie Carbo hit one of the biggest home runs in Boston Red Sox history, a three-run, pinch-hit shot in the bottom of the eighth inning during epic Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. In 1989, Sam McDowell saved his life.
It was 11:30 Wednesday morning when the J.T. Realmuto Baseball Winter Meetings morphed into the Scott Boras Show. The super agent held a news conference to update media on client Bryce Harper’s free-agent status.
If you arranged the things to do at baseball’s winter meetings like a batting order, the trade show on the third floor of the Mandalay Bay convention area definitely would bat cleanup.
There were no shortage of baseball people — and even a very large basketball person — willing to offer an opinion about the Avaitors’ logo during Day 2 of the winter meetings at Mandalay Bay.
Bobby Grich arrived in Las Vegas as they still were hanging banners for the Baseball Winter Meetings. The six-time All-Star wants to raise awareness in the Association of Professional Ball Players of America, a charity of which he recently became president.