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Las Vegas Review-Journal

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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

Faith Lutheran holds ceremony for $3.4M tennis complex

The $3.4 million Peccole Shuirman Tennis Complex has 10 courts, including four lighted, and maroon and light yellow playing surfaces. → Read More

Grandma’s last words inspire National Finals Rodeo cowboy

Ty Harris takes grandmother’s final wish to heart and charges from 47th in the standings to another berth in the National Finals Rodeo. → Read More

Bull riding star injured during frightening NFR spill

Former PBR champion J.B. Mauney, one of three cowboys to ride the legendary bull Bushwacker, suffered facial lacerations in a scary incident Friday at the National Finals Rodeo. → Read More

Raiders boost good neighbor policy by hosting state title games

High school football players will get to experience the thrill of competing in an NFL stadium with four state championship games Thursday at Allegiant Stadium. → Read More

Bishop Gorman’s Zachariah Branch proves too fast for Liberty

Bishop Gorman’s Zachariah Branch returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown and caught a 53-yard TD pass, and that pretty much was the difference in the Gaels’ victory. → Read More

UNLV hopes to carry over momentum from New Mexico victory

A week after breaking a 14-game losing streak and giving Marcus Arroyo his first win as the Rebels’ coach, UNLV hosts Hawaii in an Allegiant Stadium matinee. → Read More

CSN went extra miles to sign Dodgers pitcher Phil Bickford

College of Southern Nevada baseball coach Nick Garritano signed Los Angeles Dodgers rookie relief pitcher Phil Bickford at a Coco’s Bakery Restaurant in California. → Read More

Dan Wheldon’s fatal crash at LVMS recalled 10 years later

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon was killed during a race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Oct. 16, 2011. “There are still some deep wounds there,” said his widow, Susie Wheldon. → Read More

Former LVMS Truck Series race winner shot dead in Georgia

John Wes Townley, who won a NASCAR Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2015, was shot and killed during a domestic dispute involving his ex-wife. → Read More

Aviators top 10: Playing all home games was no small feat

Despite all the challenges of COVID, the Aviators played all 65 homes games as scheduled at Las Vegas Ballpark after playing none in 2020. → Read More

Denny Hamlin wins South Point 400 NASCAR playoff race

Denny Hamlin races to victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and clinches a berth in next playoff round. → Read More

Kyle Larson brings dominant car to Las Vegas for South Point 400

Kyle Larson has put together a season to remember after a tumultuous 2000 in which he was suspended and fired. He’s favored in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400. → Read More