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Lyoto Machida, from Brazil, right, and Phil Davis, from the U.S., battle during their UFC 163 mixed martial arts Light Heavyweight bout in Rio de ...
08.03.13
10:45 p.m.
Phil Davis pleaded with the Rio de Janeiro crowd to not boo the biggest moment of his mixed martial arts career. Nice try, “Mr. Wonderful.” Nothing could quiet the angered sold-out HSBC Arena crowd after the judges gave Davis a unanimous-decision victory — 29-28 on all three scorecards — over Brazilian Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of UFC 163. Read more...

Simon Peck relaxes on the rocks prior to gearing up for a climb on the boulders at Calico Basin west of Red Rock Canyon Conservation ...
07.18.13
12 a.m.
Simon Peck fell in love on a “crappy cliff” at age 15. Read more...

The guy can fight, no doubt about it.
07.18.13
12 a.m.
Because big fights and dollar beers belong on your schedule. Read more...

07.18.13
12 a.m.
Learn how to shoot, cradle and check. Read more...

07.17.13
2:13 p.m.
The former sports director and anchor for Las Vegas’ ABC affiliate is now working for one of the largest sports networks in the world. Read more...

07.07.13
1:15 a.m.
For an organization that’s vocally championed anti-bullying initiatives, the UFC could have seen this coming. The biggest bully in the history of the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion tumbled Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Read more...

Last year’s Herbalife World Football Challenge pitted Real Madrid against Santos Laguna—at our own Sam Boyd Stadium. More goodness is to come July 3.
06.26.13
2:43 p.m.
Sam Boyd Stadium is where you want to be July 3. Read more...

Mike McCallum Jr., a Silverado High School student, listens to his father during a workout at Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym Thursday, May 9, 2013. Mike ...
06.16.13
2 a.m.
Prize fighter Mike McCallum would hold his 1-year-old son on his shoulder, as the boy’s bowed legs, wrapped in plastic braces, dangled in front of him. He feared that his boy would never follow him into the ring. The sight pained the father, a hall of famer known back in the day as the Body Snatcher. Would his own son’s body grow into that of a prize fighter? Read more...

Stipe Miocic celebrates his heavyweight victory over Roy Nelson during UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday June 15, 2013
06.15.13
11:30 p.m.
There goes Roy Nelson’s bargaining power. Stipe Miocic beat out the leverage Nelson may have possessed heading into contract negotiations with the UFC and left it in Winnipeg, Manitoba. On Saturday night, Miocic landed a heavyweight-record 437 significant strikes, routing the local fighter with a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) in the co-main event of UFC 161. Read more...

New Mexico takes on Wyoming during their Mountain West Conference Tournament game Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
06.04.13
2:30 p.m.
The Mountain West men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will include all 11 teams after the additions (Utah State and San Jose State) plus the decisions of Boise State and San Diego State to remain in the league, the league announced Tuesday afternoon. Read more...

Inductees Andre Agassi, left, and Dana White talk during the induction ceremony for the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame at the Orleans Arena Friday, ...
06.01.13
2 a.m.
Dana White frequently passes at opportunities to get nostalgic. The UFC president is constantly asked to reminisce about the early days of operating the mixed martial arts organization, and how he helped transform it into a multimillion-dollar league and the world’s fastest-growing sport. White could easily talk about those difficult days when the organization was operating at a deficit of $44 million and how some viewed the sport as barbaric. Times quickly changed, however, with White leading the effort. Friday, he was inducted at the Orleans Arena into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, being honored for growing the ... Read more...

05.13.13
8:15 a.m.
The sale of the Las Vegas 51s to the Howard Hughes Corp. from the Stevens Baseball Group has been finalized, Howard Hughes officials announced Monday. Read more...

05.06.13
2 a.m.
Max Eberle stands over his shot, oblivious to the buzzing crowd and wandering waitresses, his mind’s eye focused on the miniature cosmos before him. The veteran pro player views the pool table as his own universe, its colorful planetary orbs propelled across a green-felt solar system. There’s a grace to his movements as he sets up a series of bank and spin shots, the cue stick’s follow-through pure and straight, commanding the cue ball to stop dead, careen sideways or strike with premeditated violence. Another break, another run in this first-to-win-six-games nine-ball match. Like a spectator, the other guy can ... Read more...

05.05.13
2 a.m.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s first reaction was to keep this a secret, to conceal the sharp pain that engulfed his right hand in the ninth round of his fight against Robert Guerrero. He didn’t want to show discomfort. Read more...

Interior view rendering of the new South Point Bowling Arena.
04.30.13
4:07 p.m.
Representatives of the South Point announced Tuesday they will build a $30 million bowling arena in a 12-year agreement to house United States Bowling Congress events that will begin in 2016. Read more...