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Today's Sports

  • Manfred is new commish of MLB

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

  • Memphis overpowering

    Submitted to the Optic

    Neither team struggled for offense Thursday night, but the Albuquerque Isotopes (56-70) couldn’t keep up with the Memphis Redbirds (68-58) and were outslugged 17-7 in game three of their four-game series.

  • Goodbye, Candlestick

    The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park — the stadium where the city’s beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

    The storied venue was expected to shut down after an evening concert by former Beatle Paul McCartney. It will then be demolished to make way for a housing, retail and entertainment development.

  • Redskins appeal trademark ruling

    The Associated Press

    ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise’s attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a racial slur.

    The team announced that it had filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and that it “points out the many errors” in the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 18...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 18, 2014

    WLV speaker series announced
    West Las Vegas student-athletes are invited to attend the first of a series of special guest speaker events at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the WLVHS gymnasium. All athletes, parents and the public welcome.

    Crespin boxing tickets on sale
    Las Vegas pro boxer Arturo Crespin is fighting in the co-main event of a card on Aug. 30 in Albuquerque. Call Carlos Crespin, 429-4068, for ticket information.

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  • Simelane does it again

    Siphamandla Simelane, the man who raced to victory in the 10-kilometer race of this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, cruised to a win in the inaugural Amnesty International 5K Run on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Thirty-plus runners and walkers ranging in age from 12 to 79 finished the out-and-back course that started and ended on the Las Vegas Plaza.  

    Simelane was the overall winner, followed by brothers Javier and Octaviano Torres-Hughes. Josie Edwards crossed the finish line as first woman, with Tamlin Horne and Aileen Hughes rounding out the podium.

  • Isotopes to be televised

    By Lee VanHorn
    Submitted to the Optic

    The Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and SportsNet LA have reached an agreement for the network to televise select Isotopes home games as the Dodgers head into September call-ups.

    Five of Albuquerque’s remaining 10 home games will be aired on SportsNet LA on a tape-delayed basis. The Isotopes’ matchup against the Memphis Redbirds this Friday will be the first game televised through the agreement; the full TV schedule is below.

  • Starting the year with a vision

    In addition to hearing plenty from their coaches this season, local student-athletes are getting a motivational boost from special guest speakers as they kick off the fall.

    West Las Vegas High School, for example, has scheduled three dates in which speakers will address Dons and Lady Dons about different aspects of competition. The first of this series is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Gillie Lopez Gym, and it’s open to all WLV athletes and parents. Specifics on the guest speakers will be made available later, said new WLV athletic coordinator Richard Tripp.

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