(via By Maane Khatchatourian, Variety.com)
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of his latest belt. The World Boxing Organization has revoked the legendary boxer of the welterweight world title he earned during his pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao that broke all financial records and TV ratings for a boxing match. Mayweather, who holds a 48-0 boxing record, missed Friday’s deadline to pay a $200,000 sanctioning fee. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Richard Deitsch, SI.com)
Greg Anthony is beginning his second act in sports broadcasting. Turner Sports will use Anthony as an NBA TV game analyst for NBA Summer League play in Orlando from July 4-10. Turner Sports would not elaborate on whether this meant Anthony is back in the fold for the long term, but it is clearly an entrée to getting reps again ...
After pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. outpointed Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the richest fight in boxing history to unify three of the four major welterweight world titles, Mayweather spoke at length at the postfight news conference about how he planned to vacate all of his titles in order to give younger fighters ...
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper spoke with reporter Stacey Pressman about expectations for the Nationals' season, how he prepared this winter, and what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. Harper was photographed at UNLV, as shown in an accompanying video. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun)
Are the Arizona Coyotes moving to Las Vegas in time for the 2016 season? A report in the New York Post suggesting such a transaction is in the works left both the NHL and Coyotes ownership seething. In fact, commissioner Gary Bettman told a Fox affiliate in Arizona that the story was “garbage,” adding that the Post was told prior ...
(via By Josh Kosman, New York Post)
Sin City is getting hockey, two sources close to the situation told The Post. The NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley who will move the team to Las Vegas giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said. Foley said in January that he needed 10,000 ticket deposits to get an NHL ...
(via Buffalo News)
Rex Ryan was a trampled man. His New York Jets were 2-8 entering last November’s game against the Buffalo Bills, the one that was moved to Detroit because Ralph Wilson Stadium was buried under a snowstorm. An avalanche already had fallen on Ryan. He knew the Jets would fire him at the end of the season. Their micromanaging front office ...
(via The Guardian)
The version of Las Vegas that pop culture broadcasts to the world is, for the most part, confined to a narrow slice of the city, a couple of miles of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip. Sometimes the view stretches to include downtown Las Vegas, home to the oldest casinos. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Sean Walker, KSL.com)
Isaiah Nacua has withdrawn from the BYU football program for non-injury related reasons, head coach Bronco Mendenhall said at Wednesday’s annual on-campus Media Day. The sophomore-to-be defensive lineman is expected to enroll at Snow College, Mendenhall added. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive lineman came to BYU as a highly touted prospect who prepped at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas ...
Elon Musk’s sprawling factory outside Reno, Nevada, won’t start making batteries until next year, and local residents are already talking up the “Tesla effect.” Tesla employees have begun relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area, buying houses in leafy neighborhoods and enrolling their kids in local schools. The new Whitney Peak Hotel, a non-smoking, non-gambling luxury inn, has become the ...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have made former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett available via trade in advance of Thursday's NBA draft, according to league sources. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Dawn McCarty, Bloomberg)
Erick Lindgren, a professional poker player who made millions in competitions including the World Series of Poker, filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years. The PokerStars online gambling service sued Lindgren after he failed to return a $2 million payment erroneously deposited into his account by its Full Tilt Poker unit. Lindgren also didn’t repay a ...
(via Deseret News)
Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper, a Las Vegas native, isn’t what you call a conventional member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As the Deseret News’ Jerry Earl Johnston wrote last month, “he’s not your father’s Mormon. He has shaggy hair, a beard and a brash style, and he plays the game with abandon.” You can add ...
After raising concerns about the locale of the first National Fantasy Football Convention, the NFL is looking into other events scheduled to be held at venues related to casinos in Las Vegas that will feature active players. To see the full story, click here.
(via Baseball America)
JC of Southern Nevada righthander Phil Bickford tested positive for marijuana in a predraft drug test, multiple industry sources have confirmed to Baseball America. To see the full story, click here.