The Arizona Diamondbacks have had discussions with the city of Henderson regarding the possibility of relocating the team to Nevada. Henderson gave its side of the story, now it’s time to hear from the people of Arizona. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and LVRJ Sports Columnist Ed Graney made the trip to Phoenix to hear first-hand reactions from fans who have followed the team since its inception in 1998.
When Las Vegas’ Mountain Ridge team went all the way to the 2014 Little League World Series, the city took notice of their success and rallied behind them. Assistant coach Bob Kryszczuk, who had his son Austin on the team, and Curtis Livreri, a local fan, remember the sensation the team’s run brought to Las Vegas. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
It’s been five years since the Mountain Ridge Little League team captured the attention of the city of Las Vegas during the run in the 2014 Little League World Series. The team manager, Ashton Cave, says the team still serves as role models and inspires youth to this day. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Shaquille O’Neal was in Las Vegas today at Zappos’ headquarters to participate in their “Shaq to School” event. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Allegiant Air employees celebrate with a tailgate party after the company’s naming deal with the Raiders for the new Las Vegas stadium.
Henderson officials tried to lure Arizona Diamondbacks from Phoenix with four potential stadium sites in mind, including one behind the future home of the future Raiders headquarters. Discussions between the team and the city stalled out, but Henderson still wants to attract professional sports to the area.(Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Don Webb, chief operating officer of the LV Stadium Co., gives the Review-Journal a tour of the Raiders headquarters under construction in Henderson. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Ballpark’s splash pad area is the perfect place to keep cool while enjoying the game. (Cassie Soto/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas Aces claimed the best record in the WNBA with a 74-71 win over the Indiana Fever on July 10, 2019, (WNBA)
NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a news conference Tuesday at Wynn Las Vegas. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Aces moved past the earthquake-postponement of Friday’s home game against the Washington Mystics by opening a four-game road trip Sunday with a resounding 90-58 WNBA win over the New York Liberty at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. (Las Vegas Aces)
Earthquake was felt during a Vegas Summer League game at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 5, 2019. (Cassie Soto/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Croatian basketball player Antonio Vrankovic talks about his country’s proud basketball past and recovery from civil war on opening day of the Vegas Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 5, 2019. (Ron Kantowski Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Reno Aces and Las Vegas Aviators at Las Vegas Ballpark, July 1, 2019. (Las Vegas Aviators)
Las Vegas short track racer Chris Clyne talks about auto racing as a hobby prior to the annual Night of Fire program at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on July 3, 2019. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas Aces suffered an 86-74 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (WNBA)
Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez and Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame president Michelle Corrales-Lewis talk about the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s new home in the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas on June 25, 2019. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
‘Jeopardy!’ champion James Holzhauer plans to donate 50 percent of any winnings from the World Series of Poker to charity.
Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone is a finalist for the Selke Trophy. The award goes to the best defensive forward in the NHL. Stone led the league in takeaways last season with 122. His competition is St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly… And Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron. Stone will find out if he wins Wednesday at the NHL Awards.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman left, tennis legend Billie Jean King announce a new partnership to promote gender equity in hockey at Encore Las Vegas on June 18, 2019. (Ron Kantowski Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Baseball Card Collector Brian Marcy
Kayla McBride scored 22 points and Kelsey Plum scored 21 Sunday to propel the Aces to an 80-75 win over the Minnesota Lynx at Target Center in Minneapolis. (WNBA)
Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has sold his custom home Southern Highlands home in Las Vegas for $2.3 million.
The former Henderson Convention Center at the corner of Water Street and Atlantic Avenue has made way for the new $25 million-plus Henderson Community Ice Hockey Facility.
Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame inductee Steve Stallworth talks about the advent of Las Vegas as a major league sports city at South Point in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 7, 2019. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Golden Knights are saying goodbye to the Henderson Convention Center and hello to the team’s new hockey facility that will be located in the second largest city in Nevada. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Gerber home run lifts River Cats over Aviators
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Ben Slighting of Palo Verde is the 2018-19 No Limits Award winner. Ben suffers Osteo-Genesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, but he won the state title in the 3,200-meter wheelchair race last year and had another outstanding season this spring.
Lights FC coach Eric Wynalda talks about matching up against a team coached by his former U.S. men’s national team roommate Paul Caligiuri before the third round of the U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)