How can a guy like the Pro Bowl wide receiver, who works so hard on his craft — more committed and diligent and driven than anyone, says head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr — also be so contentious about something like which helmet he wears?
Ed Graney came to the Review-Journal in May of 2006 as its lead sports columnist. He has covered all major sporting events, including Super Bowls to NBA championships to every Final Four since 1995. Graney also covered the Olympic Games in Beijing (2008) and London (2012). A graduate of San Diego State University, he is a five-time Nevada Sportswriter of the Year and past winner of Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 for columns. He and wife Bonnie have two children, a son (Tristan) and daughter (Bridget).
It was October of 2001 when Chase Field, then named Bank One Ballpark, played host to what still ranks as the only major professional sports championship for Phoenix.
Yes, it’s been five years since Mountain Ridge became the first team from Nevada to qualify for the Little League World Series and 14 boys became overnight heroes across the valley.
Ashton Cave was everything you want in a leader of youth, executing a perfect balance of work and enjoyment for his 14 players at the 2014 Little League World Series.
The pitcher/first baseman was the most talented player at the Little League World Series, someone who had 400 Instagram followers when he arrived and left with almost 15,000.
The 14 players from the Las Vegas team share their memories from the 2014 Little League World Series at South Williamsport, Pa., and their plans after high school.
The Las Vegas team played five games at South Williamsport, Pa., opening with a 12-2 win over South Dakota and closing with a 5-0 loss to Japan in the consolation game.
It was a tepid beginning overall to the HBO series this season, not compelling by most any standard, with some punchy one-liners and the much publicized hot air balloon ride.
The Rebels need junior college star linebacker Vic Viramontes to translate his confidence off the field to a huddle.
It seemed as if the Knights never had a solid plan in terms of getting a deal done with the 27-year-old forward, which at best is shocking and at worst nearing inexcusable.
With several new faces around him on offense, odds favor Carr still running things when the Las Vegas Era kicks off in 2020.
The Cimarron-Memorial High product signed a one-year deal with the team this season, and hopes to remain a Raider when the team moves to Southern Nevada in 2020.