Today's News

  • Crespin rematch Friday night

    The much-anticipated professional boxing match between Las Vegas light middleweight Arturo Crespin and Canadian Janks Trotter ended unceremoniously back on March 18 at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.

    An apparently accidental headbutt in the second round opened an ugly gash on Crespin’s face, and referee Tony Zaino stopped the fight, resulting in a no-contest draw.

    It was a disappointment for “El Toro,” who had won four consecutive bouts going into the match with Trotter.

  • A Fiesta First


  • HU hires rodeo coach

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU

    Jordan Taton, a two-time national champion, has been named the new head coach of the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo program.

    The announcement of the latest hire by NMHU Athletic Director Ed Manzanares came late this past week.

  • Aragon goes 3 for 3 on 18th birthday

    Instead of blowing out candles for his 18th birthday, Nicholas Aragon was hitting baseballs in Puerto Rico.

    Aragon celebrated his birthday June 29 by connecting three times in as many at-bats, including a double, for Team USA against the San Juan (Puerto Rico) Jets in an 8-4 loss.

    Aragon also scored a run in the game.

    He also pitched for Team USA, allowing one hit and facing five batters.

    Aragon is playing as a member of the USA Coast to Coast team.

  • Youth soccer sign-up opens

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 6, 2011

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Young Bucks, 6:30 p.m., Good Doodz vs. Buzzards, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s game: Lady Warriors vs. Bud-Dick’s- Night Owl, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Dream Team vs. Chuggers RESCHEDULED to Aug. 16

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas is holding a family golf camp for the community during the month of July. The camp is designed for parents and their children to get out on the range and enjoy the game of golf. Sessions will cover fundamentals, use of irons and drivers, putting, chipping and full swing.

    Sessions are scheduled for July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27. Each session will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Camp cost is $65 for two; $15 each additional person. Children are not required to have their own clubs to participate.

  • Little League - July 6, 2011
  • U.S. women staying hungry vs. Swedes

    By Nancy Armour
    AP National Writer

    WOLFSBURG, Germany  — Rest is nice, winning is better.

    The United States plays Sweden in the group stage finale at the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday, a game that would seem to have little importance with both teams already through to the quarterfinals. But there is plenty still at stake for the Americans, starting with the bragging rights — and everything that comes with them — for winning the group.

  • Clemens’ trial begins

    By Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — Roger Clemens’ tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitcher’s mound is re-emerging as he enters federal court this week to fight charges he lied about using drugs and to try to ruthlessly discredit the former friend who says he did.