The Connecticut Sun closed Thursday’s WNBA playoff semifinal game with a 20-4 run to defeat the Aces 77-68 and take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
The Saints scored the first touchdown at Allegiant Stadium in the first quarter. The Raiders scored their first TD in their new home in the second period.
The Golden Knights’ three-year start not only measures up well compared to other NHL expansion teams but also among the most successful in pro sports.
The Raiders selected the speedy wide receiver in the first round of this year’s NFL draft.
Former UNLV quarterback Kenny Mayne’s professional football hopes were ended by a broken ankle. He instead became one of ESPN’s longest-lasting and most popular anchors.
The Review-Journal’s hour-long pregame show will appear on Cox Cable channel 14 before each Raiders game.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr met with the media Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s season opener at Carolina.