Las Vegas Review Journal Sports News

  • Majoring in eligibility April 17, 2014
    The Academic Progress Rate, the measure by which the NCAA tracks eligibility and retention rates of student-athletes, isn’t as straightforward a system as some would believe. It’s like most things in life: Money might be the root of all evil, but it sure does benefit those with the fattest wallets.
  • Bryce Harper’s new sports drink commercial is a scream April 16, 2014
    A Gatorade spot featuring the Las Vegas slugger rekindles memories of Bugs Bunny pitching to the Gashouse Gorillas.
  • New Foot Locker ad pokes fun at sports legends April 16, 2014
    A new Foot Locker and Adidas ad that features Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard pokes a little fun at some former NFL and NBA players.
  • Wranglers moving proposed rooftop ice-rink facility to ground level April 16, 2014
    The Las Vegas Wranglers minor league hockey team is moving its proposed rooftop fifth-story ice-rink facility to a ground level at the Plaza in downtown, a city Planning Department supervisor said Wednesday.
  • Tarkanian continues recovery from pneumonia, heart attack April 16, 2014
    Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at Valley Hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.
  • Numbers game costs Smith WBA title shot April 16, 2014
    The 35-year-old Las Vegan hoped to win a second world title when he faced Lara, the reigning WBA junior middleweight champion, on May 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel. Instead, Lara pulled out and will face former world champ Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand July 12 on Showtime Pay Per View.
  • With each K, Kristina strikes blow against Olivia’s cancer April 16, 2014
    She needed a throwing partner. That’s where the story begins. On a softball field, near the end of intramural workouts in February 2013, two freshmen at Valley High joined by the uncomplicated act of warming up.
  • Failed squeeze ignites Las Vegas April 16, 2014
    When Jose Sanchez was unable to get a bunt down on a suicide squeeze during the second inning Tuesday, it appeared to be the end of a rally for Las Vegas High’s baseball team.
  • 51s open series in Reno with 6-3 victory April 16, 2014
    The 51s batted around in the third inning, scoring three times, and Jacob deGrom had a strong outing as Las Vegas defeated the Reno Aces 6-3 on Tuesday night to open a four-game series in Reno.
  • San Francisco’s Doolin to join Runnin’ Rebels April 16, 2014
    In a month, Cody Doolin will walk in graduation ceremonies at the University of San Francisco, depart with his degree in finance and transition to the next phase of his life.
  • UNLV baseball team falls at Arizona State, 5-2 April 16, 2014
    UNLV couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead as Arizona State rallied for a 5-2 nonconference baseball win over the No. 20 Rebels on Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz.
  • Michael Bisping returns from long layoff tonight on UFC card April 16, 2014
    Middleweight Michael Bisping returns from nearly a year out of action because of an eye injury to fight Tim Kennedy in the main event of an Ultimate Fighting Championship card today in Quebec City.
  • Boston police find 2 unattended backpacks, evacuate marathon finish line April 15, 2014
    Police have evacuated the area around the Boston Marathon finish line to investigate two unattended backpacks. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people.
  • Donald Trump really wants to buy the Buffalo Bills April 15, 2014
    It might not be a secret that Donald Trump is interested in purchasing the Buffalo Bills, but he wants people to know he’s serious about the endeavor.
  • 51s return home Saturday to face PCL road warriors April 15, 2014
    The fledgling El Paso Chihuahuas are in the midst of a 24-game, season-opening roadtrip as they await completion of their $74 million downtown ballpark.
  • Arkansas State turns over coaching reins for $11,700 April 15, 2014
    When the Arkansas State Red Wolves take the field Friday night, they’ll be led by a 25-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who until Monday had nothing to do with their program.
  • 51s beat Grizzlies April 15, 2014
    The Las Vegas 51s rallied for three runs in the top of the sixth Monday night to down host Fresno, 5-2.
  • With eye healed, Bisping sets sights on Kennedy, title shot April 15, 2014
    Perennial Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Michael Bisping is excited to be returning to action after nearly a year away due to a serious eye injury.
  • ‘I’m an 80-year-old racecar driver with a story to tell’ April 15, 2014
    When he was a younger man, Bill Lusk flew Nikita Khrushchev’s bags around the U.S. during one of the former communist leader’s visits. Now that he’s 80, Bill Lusk drives a one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 around Auto Club Speedway in California at high rates of speed.
  • Thing of beauty: No. 2 Liberty erupts in tourney April 15, 2014
    Josh McCollum tossed his bat and watched his deep drive to left field in the fifth inning before he started running on the way to a stand-up double.

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