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THE POLL
Compiled by Bill Syken
May 17, 2004
Nevadans weigh in on sports*
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May 17, 2004

The Poll

Nevadans weigh in on sports*

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Greg Maddux, Baseball player
The Cubs righthander won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992 to '95 and may win his 300th game this season. In 2003 Maddux, who is from Las Vegas, set a record of 16 consecutive seasons with 15 or more victories.

Andre Agassi, Tennis player
Armed with one of the best service returns in the game, the Las Vegas native has won 58 singles titles and eight Grand Slam singles championships. In 2003, at the age of 33 years and 13 days, he became the oldest player to hold the ATP's top ranking.

Matt Williams, Baseball player
The five-time All-Star third baseman, who went to high school in Carson City and college at UNLV, hit 378 home runs in his 17-year career with the Giants, Indians and Diamondbacks. In 1994 he hit 43 home runs in 112 games before the players' strike.

Lionel Hollins, Basketball player
The two-time All-NBA defensive player, who grew up in Las Vegas, started at guard for the Trail Blazers' 1977 championship team. A two-time All-WAC player at Arizona State, he is now an assistant coach with the Grizzlies.

Kurt Busch, Race car driver
NASCAR's rising star from Las Vegas has won four races and more than $5 million in each of the past two seasons. In 1999, at the age of 21, Busch became the youngest driver to win the Featherlite Southwest Series.

David Humm, Football player
The Las Vegas native quarterbacked Nebraska to wins in the Cotton, Orange and Sugar bowls, in 1973 and '74, and set NCAA records for passing accuracy in one game (85.2%) and consecutive completions (15). He played 10 NFL seasons, with the Raiders, Bills and Colts.

MEMORABLE QUOTE

"He means a lot of money and [ Las Vegas] is about money. People wouldn't live in 125-degree heat without a good reason."
—MIKE TYSON LAWYER OSCAR GOODMAN, PREDICTING IN 1997 THAT HIS CLIENT WOULD BE REINSTATED BY THE NEVADA ATHLETIC COMMISSION, WHICH HAD SUSPENDED HIM FOR BITING EVANDER HOLYFIELD'S EAR IN A BOUT AT THE MGM GRAND (RIGHT)

GREATEST MOMENT
Duke has had many grate NCAA tournament moments, but this was not one of them. UNLV routed the Blue Devils 103-73 in the 1990 title game. Led by Anderson Hunt and Larry Johnson, the Runnin' Rebels—who had never won a national crown in any sport—shot 61% as UNLV became the first school to score 100 points in the basketball championship game.

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