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Today's Sports

  • Rowdy Rodman leads NBA’s Hall of...

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Basketball Writer

    The outrageous outfits and tabloid tales guaranteed Dennis Rodman fame long after he finished running with the Bulls.

    He was in Mexico about five years ago on a midnight run for tacos — the fun often started for Rodman around midnight — when a group of girls approached and started screaming his name.

    An amused Rodman turned to his agent and marveled, “Dude, these girls never saw me play basketball.”

    And what a player they missed.

  • NFL retirees press on with legal...

    By Steve Karmowski
    The Associated Press

    ST. PAUL, Minn.  — A federal judge said Wednesday that a group of retired players led by Hall of Famer Carl Eller faces an uphill battle as it seeks to press forward with a lawsuit over unresolved issues stemming from the NFL lockout.

  • Street soccer at The Pit

    Several Las Vegas-based teams took part in the En La Kalle Street Soccer Tournament held July 30-31 at the parking lot of the University of New Mexico Arena, better known as The Pit. A portion of the proceeds benefitted UNM soccer player Patrick Grange, who has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
     

  • RHS grad coaching at S.C. school

    Jennifer Keiner continues to be an ambassador for her Las Vegas hometown and the Robertson High School tennis program from which she emerged several years ago.

    This past month, Keiner, 25,  accepted her first head coaching position, taking over the program at Converse College in South Carolina.
    Converse College is an all-female Division II school based in Spartanburg, S.C.

    Joy Couch, athletic director at Converse, announced Keiner’s hiring in late July.

  • Woods remains standoffish self

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer

    JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Tiger Woods stepped from behind a microphone, thankful to be done with a short interview that felt like an intrusion. He took 23 questions, most of them about his golf, a few others about his left leg, then walked off without looking at anyone.
    “That’s why you guys listen,” he muttered under his breath, “and I play.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 10...

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Hackers vs. Tecolote, 6:30 p.m., Buzzards vs. Vegas Boys, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY

    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s game: Young Bucks vs. Good Doodz, 6:30 p.m., city complex

  • FYI - Sports

    Mandatory practice for Robertson girls’ soccer players began on Monday, Aug. 8, at the RHS field. Practice runs from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Players must have a current sports physical to participate. Call head coach Ray Parks, 795-9256, for more information.

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  • NBA beats players’ union to court

    By Dave Campbell
    AP Sports Writer

    Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to court.

    The NBA filed two claims against the NBAPA on Tuesday— an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board and a lawsuit in federal district court in New York.

  • Women’s golf shindig
  • Commentary: Two-a-days not...

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.  — Roddy White stripped off his pads after practicing for nearly 2 1/2 hours on a balmy Georgia morning, knowing he wouldn’t have to go through that again.

    Not on this day, at least.

    Two-a-days have been tossed aside, joining leather helmets and the Wing-T as NFL relics.

    Good riddance.

    No wonder White was wearing such a big smile as lunchtime approached.