An unflattering portrayal in the HBO series “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” turns into a blessing in disguise for Las Vegas resident Spencer Haywood.
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Three high school classes will get to play at the home of the Aviators during the upcoming state high school baseball tournaments.
Former Liberty High School pitcher Dawson Beard was the starter in a junior college game in which the opposing pitcher viciously tackled a batter after allowing a homer.
ESPN was still showing men’s slow-pitch softball games in 1980 when it had the novel idea to televise the NFL draft for the first time.
VGK minority owners obtained Mike Bossy’s 50 goals in 50 game puck in an auction so its proper owner could have it back.
Las Vegas resident and former Milwaukee Brewers slugger Eric Thames is trying to make it back to the majors at age 35.
With the final pick of the 1972 draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Marion Morrison, an offensive lineman from Southern California better known as actor John Wayne.
After politely turning down a request to finish a practice round together, UNLV’s Aaron Jarvis said Tiger Woods told him to enjoy every moment at the Masters.
The object of curling is to score points by casting stones close to the center of a target called “the house.” It’s sort of like horseshoes.
On April 8, 1994, former UNLV outfielder Gus Kennedy hit a solo shot, a two-run blast, a three-run dinger and a grand slam at New Mexico State.
Diamondbacks top pitching prospect Ryne Nelson parlays Amarillo stint into opening night start in Triple-A debut.
Fastballs were touching 95 mph on a radar gun, and Finn the Bat Dog received one of the biggest ovations. In other words, it felt like a normal baseball season again.
Toyota-powered Top Fuel drivers flew to Las Vegas to film a TV commercial called “Horsepower Hangover” that will soon hit the airways.
The actor who portrays Jerry Tarkanian in HBO’s “Winning Time” looks more like Tark’s fellow Las Vegas icon Don Rickles, but that’s not the biggest problem.
Bidding for its first state title 2015, Bishop Gorman is 14-1 and nationally ranked but still faces a stiff challenge.