Today's Sports

  • Perea now state chief of FBU

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas native Carlos Perea has been named director of New Mexico Football University.

    FBU is a national organization that operates youth and high school football camps.

    “FBU runs the only true sixth-, seventh- and eighth- grade national championship,” Perea said. “FBU is the organization that runs the US Army All-American Bowl televised on national television.”

  • Wanted: Lady golfers
  • Dodgers bolster pitching staff...

    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on Thursday that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leader.

  • Pumping up fitness

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College Gerald P. Ortega Wellness Center Manager Carl Vigil is welcoming returning and new students, community members, and LCC employees who want to register for the fall and spring semesters.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 3

    Luna golf benefit Aug. 29
    Area golfers are invited to take part in the 2015 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.
    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.  A four-person team sponsor is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. Entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a lunch.
    Money raised will be used for scholarships, according to the college.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - August...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • Las Vegas adult league games: WOMEN, all-star game, 6:30 p.m.; MEN, all-star game, 8:30 p.m., city softball complex

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

  • NMHU athletic director, SID...

    Another change of leadership at New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department has marked an offseason that already has seen change in the form of new coaches beginning work in a couple of major programs.

    After scarcely a year at the helm, Jeff Falkner has left the NMHU athletic director’s position to accept the equivalent post at California State-Dominguez Hills, a Division II institution in Carson, Calif.

    He was to start that job on Monday, according to CSUDH officials.

  • State finalists
  • Four-run ninth lifts Isotopes

    Four big runs in the bottom of the ninth reversed fortunes for the Albuquerque Isotopes on Tuesday night as they rallied for a 7-6 walk-off win over Salt Lake in the start of a series at Isotopes Park.

    Tim Smalling darted home for the winning run after a passed ball by Bees catcher Rafael Lopez.

    The win came on the heels of a tough set with the Sacramento River Cats, who won three of four at The Lab.

    Albuquerque hosts Salt Lake through Friday to wrap up an eight-game homestand.

  • Brady vows to fight suspension

    By Jimmy Golen
    AP Sports Writer

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.”