In 35 years, the Review-Journal sports columnist has seen and heard it all. As he retires, he recounts some of his most memorable encounters and stories.
Ron Kantowski is a sports columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, covering a variety of topics and the Las Vegas sports scene.
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Revered soccer icon Pele of Brazil, now in failing health, was honored with slot machines bearing his likeness at a Convention Center gaming expo.
Italy’s Marco Materazzi scored a goal and converted a penalty kick in the 2006 World Cup final against France, but rarely gets asked about it.
Rodeo great Ty Murray and former UNLV basketball player Larry Johnson were once friends in junior college. Now they’re both in the rafters at the Thomas & Mack Center.
When the NFR and I were still new to Las Vegas, most of what I knew about horses is the really fast ones ran in the Kentucky Derby.
Attendance slips without marquee teams and matchups, but the NIAA has bigger vision for the future if Raiders are willing.
Jim Bolla, whose life was celebrated this week, was the starting center for a beloved Pitt basketball team that came one step short of the Final Four.
After earning Super Bowl rings with the 49ers and driving in the NASCAR Truck Series, Mike Cofer has the SLAM Academy football team in Class 3A state finals.
Three high school playoff games were scheduled in Southern Nevada on Veterans Day. So it seemed appropriate that one should have a lineup consisting solely of veterans.
By becoming the first Southern team to score on the Gaels, the Jaguars give Liberty something to build on in the Class 5A region title game.
Las Vegas businessman Maury Gallagher said he is pinching himself after landing seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson as a part-time driver and investor.
Arizona State and Vanderbilt have combined for seven College World Series titles, and they’re set to play an exhibition at the College of Southern Nevada.
The Raiders confirmed Wednesday that they’ll partner with the NIAA in hosting the high school football state championship games at Allegiant Stadium in late November.
It’s hard to compete in NASCAR on a shoestring budget, but that doesn’t stop Las Vegas’ Matt Jaskol from trying. He competed in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race.
First Las Vegas NASCAR Cup Series winner Mark Martin to become inaugural member of LVMS Speedway Legends program.