The London Olympics are just around the corner, and athletes all around the world are fine-tuning their skills. But one researcher says athletes shouldn’t focus on mechanical things – Kobe Bryant shouldn’t think about how he flicks his wrist for a hoop shot, and Michael Phelps shouldn’t think about the technique on pulling his hand back through the water.
The crowds at MGM Grand on Saturday as well as many boxing experts were positive that Manny Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley in their 147 pound bout. But the judges saw otherwise and gave Bradley the victory.
Former UNR basketball coach Len Stevens thinks that school sports programs detract from the real reason kids go to school - to get an education. He will describe his plan to eliminate high school sports programs and replace them with extra-curricular clubs.
Northeastern University Communications Professor, Alan Zaremba spent opening weekend of the NCAA tournament in 2007 in Las Vegas sports books to get a picture of what drove thousands from around the country to flock to the strip. He found passionate fans and people looking to score big.
The weather's getting warmer, and it's time to break out those hiking boots! Hiking aficionado Alan Gegax joins us to talk about the region's best hikes, hiking safety tips & equipment, and revel in everything about the great outdoors. What hikes do you enjoy? Which crevices are your favorite to explore? Call during the live program, or leave your comments below.
He never fought in Las Vegas, but the city still feels the lasting impact of his punch. Legendary boxer Joe Frazier - a 5-year world heavyweight champion and famous for his bouts against Muhammed Ali - died this week of liver cancer.
The world of Mixed Martial Arts spans the globe. Hundreds of fighters from countries like Brazil, Japan, England and many more all compete for a chance for a chance to one day end up under the bright lights of the sport's biggest promotion, Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now, a new crop of fighters has popped up just across the border in the Southwest in Tijuana, Mexico. Many of the fighters commute to Tijuana from San Diego, CA to train at gyms that are more affordable but also offer highly skilled coaches. So how many of those fighters will end up in Las Vegas? Fronteras project reporter, Ruxandra Guidi recently visited one gym in Tijuana and she joins us to discuss how young Mexican fighters are looking to make it big in Las Vegas.
A recent hazing incident at Western High School left five players suspended and cancelled the rest of the football season. So what happened in that locker room? How prevalent is hazing in high school sports? How can schools or parents stop hazing? We want to hear from you.
HBO Sports is premiering a documentary on the legendary run of UNLV basketball during the Jerry Tarkanian Era. The film is an in depth look at the teams, players and controversy surrounding UNLV's success in the late 70s through the early 90s.