Basic took advantage of a depleted Bishop Gorman pitching staff to defeat the Gaels and win the Class 5A state baseball championship at Las Vegas Ballpark.
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.
Basic and Bishop Gorman won their opening games in the Class 5A state baseball tournament Thursday at CSN, but did so in dramatically different ways.
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Because the Raiders are in the Hall of Fame Game, they will play four preseason games. Two will be at Allegiant Stadium against the Vikings and Patriots.
The Indoor Football League National Championship will be played the next three years at the Henderson arena.
Tom Brady took to Twitter on Thursday to post it’s possible he fumbled in the AFC divisional playoffs 20 years ago against the Raiders.
Trayvon Mullen started only five games last season for the Raiders. He battled a toe injury, but didn’t specify what kind of surgery he had.
This is a new format that creates more of a final four atmosphere with the Pacific Coast League and International League divisional winners coming to Las Vegas.
ESPN reported that talks of a four-team tournament in the U.S. that includes a Las Vegas stop are falling apart.
NFL draft experts credited the Raiders for making the most of not having first- and second-round picks.
Palo Verde’s Daniel Bellinger, a tight end at San Diego State, was the first Las Vegas player drafted. The other was Bishop Gorman’s Jalen Nailor, a wide receiver at Michigan State.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell introduced members of the National Gay Flag Football League during Friday’s third round of the draft at Caesars Forum.