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  • Punching tickets to Atlanta
  • Ramirez goes yard three times for Boston

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez told his Red Sox teammates in the dugout that he wasn’t going to swing for the fences in his final at-bat.

    It doesn’t work for him that way.

    “I don’t hit homers when I try to hit homers,” he explained to reporters after Boston’s 11-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants. “They said, ‘It doesn’t matter. You’ve got three already.’”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 22, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Softball

  • Activist messages draw fines

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK  — Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

    The WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers.

    All three teams were fined $5,000 and each player was fined $500.

  • City gives chamber the boot

    Roughly six months after the city urged the Las Vegas-San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce to move into its Railroad Depot, the city’s new administration has evicted the organization.

    The chamber moved out of the city-owned facility on Railroad Avenue on Monday. Chamber officials are now scrambling to find new office space after rejecting the city’s offer to move into what chamber officials are referring to as “a storage unit” at the Rodriguez baseball field.  

  • Judge wants contempt finding

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal judge recommended a contempt finding Monday against a New Mexico agency overseeing the distribution of federal food aid and Medicaid health care benefits.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Carmen Garza also called for the appointment of a court-supervised “special master” to help ensure that the New Mexico Human Services Department complies with unfulfilled court orders and federal law in the administration of federally funded benefits.

  • Nun comedy sequel opens Friday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The offbeat collection of nuns created by playwright Dan Goggin will return to Las Vegas this Friday as Nat Gold Players performs the musical comedy “Nunsense II: The Second Coming,” the sequel to “Nunsense.”

    The show will be at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Avenue with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; skip a week; and two more shows on Aug. 6 and 7. Friday and Saturday shows will have doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. For Sunday matinees doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and show at 2 p.m.

  • Griego gets new arraignment date

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego is being called back to court on newly confirmed charges of fraud, bribery and perjury as the criminal corruption case moves toward trial.

    New Mexico District Court Judge Brett Loveless has scheduled the arraignment for Friday at a courthouse in Albuquerque.

  • In Brief July 20, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Second case of plague confirmed

    SANTA FE — State health officials say New Mexico has a second confirmed human case of plague this year.

    The Department of Health Services’ announcement Tuesday says the latest case involves a 77-year-old man in the Albuquerque area.

    The new human case follows one involving a 16-year-old Rio Arriba County boy who has since recovered.

    New Mexico had four cases of the disease last year with one death.

  • France reels from deadly attack

    The Associated Press

    NICE, France — A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.