Connor Fields, who won gold in this event in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, was injured during a BMX qualifying heat. His was being evaluated for a concussion, according to his dad, Mike.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
Katei Grimes, the 15-year-old Las Vegas swimmer, finished second to Katie Ledecky in their qualifying heat.
Las Vegas native Bella Sims, who swims for Sandpipers of Nevada, helped qualify the U.S. for the 800-meter freestyle relay in the Tokyo Olympics, where it finished second.
The Golden Knights have played just four seasons, but they have made some major moves during that time, including trading goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on Tuesday.
Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon met with the media Tuesday to discuss the decision to trade goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Golden Knights fans not only didn’t like that star goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, but they were mad that he apparently found out on social media.
The U.S. earned a bye into the semifinals after a 21-19 victory over China in the three-on-three women’s basketball competition at the Olympics.
Gonzaga and UCLA played a thriller of a Final Four last season, and they will meet again in November as part of a four-team, two-day event.
The U.S. won in 3 minutes, 08.97 seconds, the third-fastest relay in history. Italy took the silver in 3:10.11, with the bronze going to Australia in 3:10.22.
Katie Grimes wasn’t expected to qualify for this year’s Olympic Games, but was the surprise at the Trials after cutting 22 seconds off her time in the 800-meter freestyle.
San Francisco-based art director Kyle Tellier imagined what the uniforms and logos might look like — two years ago. Now a move is possibly in the works.
Erica Sullivan, who went to Palo Verde High School and swims for Las Vegas-based club Sandpipers of Nevada, will compete in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Olympics.
Las Vegas resident Collin Morikawa won the British Open on Sunday, his second career major tournament victory. He won the PGA Championship last year.
A close look at each athlete with Las Vegas ties competing in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.