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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Go Fish - July 31

    Fishing report, July 28

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 77 cfs. Fishing was good using brassies, elk hair caddis, Montana prince nymphs and micromays for trout. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms. A few were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 31...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Rodeo
    • Working cowboy rodeo, 2:30 p.m., Santa Fe Trail Event Center (Zamora Arena)

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    Monday
    Baseball

  • Rally falls short - Team New...

    SANTA FE — They didn’t go down without a fight.

    On the field or in the stands.

    Playing as state champion Team New Mexico, La Plaza Juniors softball All-Stars battled almost all the way back from a 9-1 deficit against Team Louisiana only to lose 13-8 on Monday in the Southwest Regional.

    With the loss, New Mexico was eliminated from the tournament three wins shy of the Junior League World Series. On the positive side, the team finished as one of the top four in the region alongside East Texas, West Texas and Louisiana.

  • Robbers fade as season closes

    Ending the Pecos League season on a three-game slide, the Las Vegas Train Robbers dropped a Monday doubleheader at Garden City, Kans.

    As the league’s attention turns to the playoffs that begin Wednesday, the Train Robbers’ future in Las Vegas remains in doubt. While questions linger about the level of support the semipro team enjoys in the Meadow City, no official decision had been announced as of press time.

  • Topes’ Story PCL Player of Week

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque Isotopes infielder Trevor Story has been tabbed Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for July 20-26, the league office announced Monday morning.

    He is the first Isotopes position player to receive a weekly accolade since Alex Castellanos on July 1-7, 2013.

  • With Boston out, L.A. could...

    The Associated Press

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick “the most appropriate city” as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members.

    The U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties with Boston on Monday, finally pulling the plug on a bid that had been hampered by dismal poll ratings, strong local opposition and months of political wrangling.