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  • Four from West in elite meet

    Four West Las Vegas track and field athletes will be among those competing in the state’s premier regular-season meet on Monday in Albuquerque.

    Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel, Moses Esquibel and Jenika Padilla have been selected to the invitation-only Marilyn Sepulveda Classic, hosted at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. Field events begin at 3 p.m. Monday, with races starting at 4.

    Coca, a junior, will run in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races.

    J.J. Esquibel, a junior, will compete in the 800-meter run.

  • WLV teams drop Taos

    Robbie Alarcon wasn’t taking any chances with the visiting Taos Tigers this past Tuesday at WLV Field.

    The Dons’ ace provided effective offense to help his own cause on the pitching mound in a 5-3 win. Alarcon hit 2 for 2 with one double and one walk, scoring one run and driving in another.

    As a pitcher, he racked up 11 strikeouts and allowed three runs — two earned — on five hits.

    Brandon Graston drove in two runs, with Marcus Lopez and James Archuleta getting one RBI apiece.

  • Isotopes’ late burst pays off

    By Andrew Cockrum
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Isotopes rallied from a four-run deficit Wednesday night behind a seven-run sixth inning to defeat the Reno Aces, 9-7, at Greater Nevada Field. Albuquerque (a division-leading 5-2) recorded 15 hits on the night, 12 of which came after the fifth inning.

    Noel Cuevas, Rafael Ynoa and Ryan Hanigan each collected three hits to lead the attack.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 14, 2017

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Luna Community College vs. El Paso Community College (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs (DH), noon, Colorado Springs
    • Luna Community College vs. Clarendon (DH), noon, TBA
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
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    • NMHU women at Mount Sac Relays, TBA, Walnut, Calif.


  • U.S., Russia spar over Syria

    By Josh Lederman
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow Tuesday with an ultimatum for Russia: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

    It wasn’t clear what the punishment would be for a Russian government that has used its military might to help Assad and his array of allies score a series of battlefield successes in their six-year war with Syrian opposition groups.

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  • Governor toes line on tax vetoes

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez stripped all funding for the state Legislature along with state universities and colleges from a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, using her veto pen Friday to escalate a confrontation with lawmakers over how to shore up shaky state finances.

  • House Bill 85 among casualties

    Among the casualties of Gov. Susana Martinez’s veto pen this legislative session is a bill aimed at tightening regulation of boarding homes across the state.

    The legislation was especially significant in Las Vegas, home to the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, the state’s mental hospital, along with a host of boarding homes housing mentally ill clients.

    House Bill 85, sponsored by Rep. Deborah Armstrong, called for closer regulation of such facilities and their operators by local municipalities. It passed both House and Senate unanimously.

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