2:30 a.m. 2013-11-18T02:30
Thousands of miles away in Afghanistan, Capt. Stephen Roberts is already hours into his own race. The Army chaplain has organized Ragnar Relay Afghanistan, an event on the Kabul Base Cluster coinciding with the Vegas race.
12 a.m. 2013-11-14T00:00
“I’m so much more physically able now than I was before, which is crazy because now I’m potentially moving toward the end of my career, and I’ve really just figured out how my body works properly.”
2 a.m. 2013-11-11T02:00
Having anyone else headline the UFC’s 20th anniversary card just wouldn’t have made as much sense. Georges St. Pierre is closing in on a decade since he first fought for the UFC welterweight title and began the journey toward becoming the company’s most popular fighter. With eight title defenses, he’s two away from tying Anderson Silva’s UFC record.
2:53 p.m. 2013-10-09T14:53
Anyone up for a round of cycle ball?
4:21 p.m. 2013-10-02T16:21
It’s possible our established diversions and varied schedules make sports events an unnatural fit for Las Vegas.
4:08 p.m. 2013-09-25T16:08
Boxing fans on social media thought they could do better than C.J. Ross during the Mayweather/Canelo fight. But would they want to?
10:30 a.m. 2013-09-17T10:30
Drake, a Canadian rapper who got his start on the TV show “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” is one of the biggest recording artists today. And the first song on his new album may have given the UNLV basketball program more validation than it accomplished with 51 victories over the past two seasons.
2 a.m. 2013-09-11T02:00
Like navigating the world’s most complex corn maze, getting from one side of the MGM Grand lobby to the other Tuesday afternoon proved treacherous and overwhelming. Obstacles impeding any view of the path included hundreds of outstretched arms with hands gripped on camera phones. Dead-ends of boxing fans maneuvering for position to catch a glimpse of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vastly outnumbered front-desk personnel waiting to check visitors in.
2 a.m. 2013-09-10T02:00
The countless winter evenings spent at the Thomas & Mack Center during my childhood helped fuel an unreachable dream: I wanted to play for the hometown Rebels. Thinking back, it was sure fun imagining myself in the Rebels’ scarlet and gray and slamming home an alley-oop pass from Mark Wade. That’s why Ishe Smith’s rise to prominence as a championship boxer is easy to appreciate. If you thought it was difficult getting one of a handful of roster spots at UNLV, imagine the long odds of becoming a boxing champion … at age 35.
4 p.m. 2013-09-07T16:00
When Jerry Tarkanian’s family arrived today at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, one of the former UNLV basketball coach’s many grandchildren in attendance had a suggestion.
4:29 p.m. 2013-08-21T16:29
Bishop Gorman’s freshman quarterback already has double-digit scholarship offers.
3:41 p.m. 2013-08-14T15:41
Even if you’re just a spectator, you can still have lots and lots of beer.
10:45 p.m. 2013-08-03T22:45
Phil Davis pleaded with the Rio de Janeiro crowd to not boo the biggest moment of his mixed martial arts career. Nice try, “Mr. Wonderful.” Nothing could quiet the angered sold-out HSBC Arena crowd after the judges gave Davis a unanimous-decision victory — 29-28 on all three scorecards — over Brazilian Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of UFC 163.
12 a.m. 2013-07-18T00:00
Learn how to shoot, cradle and check.
12 a.m. 2013-07-18T00:00
Simon Peck fell in love on a “crappy cliff” at age 15.