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A handful of bettors stand to make a killing if Auburn beats the odds.
12.23.13
7 p.m.
That’s $1,000 returned for every dollar wagered. Read more...

Five teams ran the first Operation Ragnar Afghanistan, an on-base relay race timed to coincide with Ragnar Relay Las Vegas.
11.18.13
2:30 a.m.
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. Read more...

UFC fighter Dan Hardy was diagnosed with a heart condition, Wolff-Parkinson-White, earlier this year. These days, he’s doing CrossFit, gymnastics and lots of yoga, but ...
11.14.13
12 a.m.
“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.” Read more...

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre of Canada signs autographs for fans during a UFC news conference in the lobby of the MGM Grand on ...
11.11.13
2 a.m.
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. Read more...

Ladies and gentlemen, elephant polo. Slightly slower than your average pony game.
10.09.13
2:53 p.m.
Anyone up for a round of cycle ball? Read more...

The LA Kings beat the New York Rangers in Las Vegas last weekend. But would a local team fit the Vegas lifestyle?
10.02.13
4:21 p.m.
It’s possible our established diversions and varied schedules make sports events an unnatural fit for Las Vegas. Read more...

Boxing fans took to social media to say they could do a better job than judge C.J. Ross (pictured between the boxers in the background) ...
09.25.13
4:08 p.m.
Boxing fans on social media thought they could do better than C.J. Ross during the Mayweather/Canelo fight. But would they want to? Read more...

Drake at Tao in the Venetian on Friday, May 11, 2012.
09.17.13
10:30 a.m.
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. Read more...

09.11.13
2 a.m.
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. Read more...

IBF 154-pound champion Ishe Smith, right, works on his timing with assistant trainer Rafael Ramos at the Mayweather Boxing Club Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Head ...
09.10.13
2 a.m.
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. Read more...

09.07.13
4 p.m.
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. Read more...

Randall Cunningham II will lead Gorman onto the field Friday for its Fox Sports 1 televised game against Phoenix’s Mountain Pointe.
08.21.13
4:29 p.m.
Bishop Gorman’s freshman quarterback already has double-digit scholarship offers. Read more...

Forty-six counties vie for the title at the WTBA World Championships this week.
08.14.13
3:41 p.m.
Even if you’re just a spectator, you can still have lots and lots of beer. Read more...

Lyoto Machida, from Brazil, right, and Phil Davis, from the U.S., battle during their UFC 163 mixed martial arts Light Heavyweight bout in Rio de ...
08.03.13
10:45 p.m.
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. Read more...

Simon Peck relaxes on the rocks prior to gearing up for a climb on the boulders at Calico Basin west of Red Rock Canyon Conservation ...
07.18.13
12 a.m.
Simon Peck fell in love on a “crappy cliff” at age 15. Read more...