Las Vegas lightweight Emiliano Vargas, the youngest son of two-time 154-pound world champion Fernando Vargas, scored a one-punch knockout in his local debut Saturday.
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If they haven’t learned how to play four quarters by November, there’s no reason to think the Raiders will figure it out in the second half of the season.
The schedule was supposed to soften. Instead, the Raiders did — melting Sunday into a Silver and Black puddle before another sellout Caesars Superdome crowd.
Josh Jacobs powered the Raiders to a victory Sunday and eclipsed his mentor’s franchise record for most rushing yards in a player’s first 50 games.
Time is ticking for the Raiders, who have already squandered a pair of 17-point leads and rank dead last in red-zone defense through five games.
Maxx Crosby’s daughter hasn’t arrived, but the Raiders defensive end has as one of the NFL’s premier defenders. His next assignment: Patrick Mahomes on “Monday Night Football.”
Defense will likely determine what exactly the 2022-23 Rebels are capable of during the second season of Kruger’s head coaching tenure.
Aces coach Becky Hammon wasn’t just good this season. She was excellent, phenomenal, amazing — or any other superlative that serves as a synonym.
Chelsea Gray concluded perhaps the best individual postseason run in league history, converting 9-of-13 field goals and adding six assists in title-clinching win.
Dealing with defeat isn’t something Canelo Alvarez has had to do since 2013, when he was a 23-year-old upstart. That is, until he lost to Dmitry Bivol this year.
The Aces won the first two games of the WNBA Finals because they defended with effort and urgency. They lost the third one Thursday because they elected not to do either.
That Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is a +350 underdog to Canelo Alvarez in their super middleweight fight seems disrespectful, even if he is past his prime at age 40.
Kelsey Plum eradicated any memory of an atrocious Game 1 outing by scoring 20 on 7-of-13 shooting to go with seven assists in 35 minutes.
Derek Carr’s performance Sunday during a 24-19 loss to the rival Chargers certainly wasn’t satisfactory, but it isn’t worth the panic that it seems to have created.
Turns out the Aces aren’t just an offensive juggernaut. They can win rock fights, too, defeating the Connecticut Sun in a defensive struggle in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.