Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ron Kantowski

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Ron:

William Byron wins Pennzoil 400 at LVMS

William Byron won the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He led a race-high 175 laps. → Read More

RJ sports columnist Ron Kantowski bids farewell with ride down memory lane

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. → Read More

Attendance stampede makes 2022 NFR one to remember

The National Finals Rodeo attracted 173,350 spectators over the past 10 days, up from 169,539 in 2021, and extended its performance sellout streak to 350. → Read More

Canadian cowboy wins gold buckle in tight NFR finale

Zeke Thurston outlasted three challengers to earn the saddle bronc championship as the National Finals Rodeo concluded Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. → Read More

NFR star gets emotional after meeting young cancer patients

There are bigger battles being fought than those in the arena, says world champion cowboy Stetson Wright. → Read More

Las Vegas Events promotes longtime assistant to president

Tim Keener, Las Vegas Events vice president of event and ticket operations, will replace retiring Pat Christenson on Jan. 1. Keener has been with LVE for 21 years. → Read More

Kurt Busch to retire as full-time NASCAR competitor

Kurt Busch, the 2004 Cup Series champion from Las Vegas, hasn’t raced since suffering a concussion in a July crash. → Read More

Franchise history celebrated in new LV Ballpark display

Wall-to-wall mural behind third-base suites pays homage to Las Vegas’ Triple-A baseball standouts past and present. → Read More

You really weren’t a Rebel until Dick Calvert said so

Dick Calvert, UNLV’s public address announcer who is retiring after 52 years, was a bridge to Rebels glorious past. → Read More

Busch brothers arrive at NASCAR crossroads in unison

The NASCAR futures of Kyle and Kyle Busch have become uncertain due to sponsor issues and other developments. → Read More

Aviators have taken alternate uniforms to the ninth degree

With the All-Star break beginning Monday, the Aviators already have worn nine different uniforms this season. → Read More

Summerlin baseball, softball teams need funds to compete

Las Vegas Senior Little League team to open regional play in Oakland, California, Friday. → Read More

Baseball aligns 2nd base with 1st and 3rd

After more than a century of being in the wrong spot, second base has been moved to align with the other bases in a minor league experiment to make baseball more exciting. → Read More

Jose Canseco ‘juiced’ about promotion at Lights soccer game

The Lights’ game Friday at Cashman Field has been dubbed $1 Juice Night with Jose Canseco. The former MLB slugger will participate in a home run hitting contest at halftime. → Read More

NFL draft oddities: Big names, wrong names and ‘The Duke’

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. → Read More

Tiger Woods advises UNLV golfer after chance Masters meeting

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. → Read More

Weather delays NASCAR Xfinity Series race at LVMS

Freezing rain mixed with snow flurries brought out the red flag after 19 laps with AJ Allmendinger leading. → Read More

Las Vegas’ Noah Gragson excited about 1st Daytona 500 start

Noah Gragson joins fellow Las Vegans Kyle and Kurt Busch in the starting field for Sunday’s Daytona 500 after a huge assist from another Las Vegan, Brendan Gaughan. → Read More

Floyd Mayweather becomes NASCAR car owner: ‘I love fast cars’

Former boxing champion and Las Vegan Floyd Mayweather has announced formation of The Money Racing Team, which will attempt to qualify for the season-opening Daytona 500. → Read More

Las Vegas Bowl has 3 yards, cloud of dust, few thrills

Second-smallest Las Vegas Bowl crowd in 16 years watches Wisconsin trudge past Arizona State in lackluster affair. → Read More