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Today's News

  • NBA offseason promises plenty of intrigue

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Basketball Writer

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 22, 2015

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6 p.m., Alamogordo
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Las Cruces Vaqueros, 6 p.m., Las Cruces
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    Softball

  • Adult Softball - June 22

    The following are upcoming adult softball games scheduled by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department. Games are played at the city softball complex off Grant Street.

    MONDAY, JUNE 22: Men, Hackers vs. Bulldogs, 6 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Balls Deep, 7:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 23: Men, V-Town Grizzlies vs. Bulldogs, 6 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. Sons of Pitches, 7:30 p.m. Women, I’d Hit That vs. Tecolote Hooters, 6 p.m.; Pitches Be Crazy vs. Toxic, 7:15 p.m.; Budlight vs. I’d Hit That, 8 p.m.

  • Little League- June 22

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: Red Sox
    REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS: Red Sox

    MINORS DIVISION
    REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS: Owlz

    MONDAY, JUNE 22: First round tournament game: No. 8 vs. No. 9 TBA, 6 p.m.; first round tournament game: No. 7 vs. No. 10 TBA, 7:30 p.m.

  • Blatt downplays LeBron rift

    The Associated Press
    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Even after guiding a team wracked by injuries to the NBA Finals in his first season, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt can’t escape a narrative that’s shadowed him for months.
    His relationship with superstar LeBron James remains a trendy, touchy topic.
    On Thursday, as a national column painted an unflattering portrait of how James treated him during postseason games, Blatt said he considers coaching the four-time MVP a privilege and they have a positive connection.

  • Stars rise in Women’s World Cup

    By Anne M. Peterson
    AP Sports Writer
     

  • Plea entered in arson case

    The man accused of trying to cover up a murder by setting an apartment on fire in May 2013 has entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors.

    Gary Esquibel, 32, pleaded guilty late last month to tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors have dropped three other felony charges he had been facing: arson, conspiracy to commit arson and conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence.

  • Fun at the Parachute Factory - Camps to focus on hands-on learning

    More than 30 students will spend their time this summer learning hands-on with technology as part of three camps hosted by the Parachute Factory. The free camps are a Robot Camp, a 3D Printing Camp, and a Hacker Camp.

    Mariano Ulibarri, founder and director of the Parachute Factory, said the local makerspace is nationally recognized and is one of the 35 spaces that Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Agency by Design. Ulibarri said the camps are free but additional funding is needed.

  • Governor signs capital outlay bill

    It’s official.

    Gov. Susana Martinez has signed the capital outlay bill that lawmakers passed during last week’s special session, and the $20.3 million that San Miguel County entities were in line to receive survived her veto pen.

    Mora County wasn’t so lucky.

  • Pope urges revolution to save the Earth

    By Nicole Winfield, Rachel Zoll and Seth Borenstein
    The Associated Press

    VATICAN CITY — In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring concrete action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a “structurally perverse” economic system where the rich exploit the poor, turning Earth into an “immense pile of filth.”