6 p.m. 2013-02-25T18:00
Those who didn’t know any better probably thought a particular group tagging along for all of the UFC 157 festivities last week was a part of Ronda Rousey’s entourage. Four women received prime seating at everything from the press conference to the fight card, where Rousey submitted Liz Carmouche with an armbar at 4:49 of the first round in the UFC’s inaugural female fight.
1:02 a.m. 2013-02-24T01:02
The camera crew wanted Ronda Rousey to keep walking, to triumphantly coast out of the arena with a belt around her waist and a smile adorning her face like every other UFC champion before her. A group of female fans congregated by the railing where Rousey exited the octagon after beating Liz Carmouche with a first-round submission by arm bar had other plans. They screamed and waved their cameras in hopes to get the UFC women’s bantamweight champion’s attention.
2 a.m. 2013-02-19T02:00
One of the world’s most prominent fighters recently has reflected on everything that’s led up to her UFC debut against Liz Carmouche on Saturday in the main event of UFC 157 in Anaheim.
3:36 p.m. 2013-02-13T15:36
The team will soon face Wyoming and UNR on the road.
6 p.m. 2013-01-30T18:00
The Super Bowl may be about team loyalty and sports betting, but in the minds of many, it’s the food spread (and the commercials!) that really make the day important.
2 a.m. 2013-01-30T02:00
The calls for Colin Kaepernick started coming in days before the game. Win or lose Sunday in New Orleans, where the 49ers are holding strong as 3.5- to 4-point favorites over the Ravens, Kaepernick will make history.
2 a.m. 2013-01-29T02:00
Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers is Sunday, and for several of us, that means taking a crack at the several proposition wagers posted by Las Vegas-area sports books. Here are some prop bets that stood out, including my sure-thing lock.
4:36 p.m. 2013-01-25T16:36
Amateur sports is a $20 billion U.S. industry and some 2.3 billion people participate in amateur sports worldwide. In Las Vegas alone, thousands of people, young and old, play soccer, kickball, football, softball, baseball, basketball and more.
1:45 p.m. 2013-01-25T13:45
The UNLV basketball team has just one loss at the Thomas & Mack Center in coach Dave Rice’s two-year tenure. A significant reason for the success is the home court advantage created by the Rebellion student-cheering section — everything from cheering on their feet the entire game to holding up giant-sized cutouts of players and prominent Las Vegas figures to create an awesome game-day atmosphere.
2 a.m. 2013-01-12T02:00
There always will be a special place in my heart for the Silver Bowl. That’s what we locals call Sam Boyd Stadium, the starter home of sorts of the UNLV football program if the proposed UNLV Now project becomes a reality.
6 p.m. 2013-01-09T18:00
New Jersey fighter will miss upcoming MMA Awards to prep for his February 2 bout with Jose Aldo.
11:33 a.m. 2013-01-04T11:33
UNLV’s recruiting success rate when it gets kids on campus is very high. That percentage ticked up again Friday morning when California senior guard Kendall Smith announced his commitment on Twitter after attending Thursday’s Rebels victory.
2 a.m. 2012-12-15T02:00
On Friday, we posted a long piece that I wrote tracking Canyon Springs High School’s football season. Now comes this addendum, because I must share with you my personal feelings after having found myself becoming attached to the team.
12:12 a.m. 2012-12-12T00:12
Enjoy Dec. 12, 2012 — or 12/12/12 — while it lasts. It will mark the last time all three numerals in a date are the same for the next 80-some years. On this special day, Las Vegas is paying special attention to all things 12.
2 a.m. 2012-12-04T02:00
No one wanted to play ball with Jim Beckmann when he first pitched the idea for Score!, a sports memorabilia museum and exhibit on the Strip. “Everyone said no,” Beckmann said. For many, Las Vegas conjured up images of casinos and gambling, which didn’t sit well with some image-conscious sports organizations. “It was about educating our partners that sports tourism is a big market here,” Beckmann said.