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Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 11:37 AM

By Ron KantowskiThe Las Vegas Review-JournalOn the day baseball bestowed its highest honor upon Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio ó and baseball fans fanned themselves in bright sunshine while myriad baseball stories were told at the Hall of Fame ceremony ó I discovered a website (sort of) devoted to baseball replay challenges.Iím not sure the aforementioned quartet would see the relevance. I think somebody such as Bob Uecker would.

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 10:23 AM

As the years go by, we always hear, the time seems to slip by more and more quickly.What seemed like an eternity when we were kids ó just a month or so ó can fly by, it seems, in the time it takes to turn a calendar page.

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 11:22 AM

ďAnything You Can DoĒ? was a song written by Irving Berlin for a Broadway musical called ď?Annie Get Your Gun.Ē It was written in 1946.

Updated Jul 22, 2015 at 10:49 AM

The kid had a look on his face we have seen from his old man several times during a sometimes brilliant, sometimes inconsistent, never-without-extreme-talent career. Sort of brooding and agitated and cantankerous.

Updated Jul 19, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Jordan Spieth was one shot out of the lead and one round away from the third leg of the Grand Slam. Not since Bobby Jones has an amateur won the British Open, and then along came Paul Dunne with a bogey-free performance Sunday at St. Andrews that...

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 9:17 AM

Most who have read this column over the years know that I am a dyed-in-the-wool college football fan. I have always loved the pageantry of it, the optimism of the early fall and even the ďwait-till-next-yearĒ laments at the seasonís end when things...

Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 10:17 AM

The first time I saw David West play basketball in person, I was not impressed.It was during the 2003-04 NBA season, and he was in his rookie year with the New Orleans Hornets.

Updated Jul 9, 2015 at 11:04 AM

I know. The last time anyone famous so publicly stated such a claim, John Denver was talking to George Burns while it rained inside a car.

Updated Jul 6, 2015 at 2:21 PM

It is believed that McDonaldís spends north of $1 billion annually in marketing and promoting its Big Macs and other assorted fast-food snacks.Itís not the golden arches for nothing.

Updated Jul 6, 2015 at 2:15 PM

The world didnít end. No one was thrown into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.No hail or earthquakes or flooding or sulfur or disease.No one suffered a slow, painful, agonizing death Sunday.

Updated Jul 6, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Until 2005, I watched just about every big soccer match at the Crown & Anchor British Pub ó the holy grail of Las Vegas-area soccer bars ó across the street from UNLV.

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