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Today's Sports

  • Isotopes on tour in Midwest

    Albuquerque’s road swing in the Midwest has brought mixed results thus far, with two wins, one loss and one losing effort interrupted by bad weather.

  • Winging it
  • Teams from Americas surprising...

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The World Cup of surprises is turning into a sweet samba party for teams from the Americas.
    Having already stunned one former world champion, little Costa Rica shocked another on Friday and sent a third one home. Then the French exploded with five goals against their Swiss neighbors. In the evening game, Ecuador downed Honduras 2-1.

  • Security beefed up in Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Six hundred additional military police was to be assigned to Sunday’s World Cup match at Rio’s Maracana stadium between Belgium and Russia after almost 100 un-ticketed Chilean fans rampaged through the stadium’s media center before the last game.
    Colonel Jose Luis Castro, head of military police for Rio de Janeiro state, said Friday the reinforcements would be used to beef up the 2,500 military police that had already been assigned to the game.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 23...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:05 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Jags, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton

  • Williams pursues Olympic goal

    As a wide receiver and kick returner for the New Mexico Highlands football team, Kevon Williams got used to long road trips, crisscrossing the region to Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and the like.

    In his second act, as an emerging star of the Vatos rugby club, Williams has taken travel to a new level, racking up frequent flier miles to Philadelphia, Denver, Houston and now San Diego.

    San Diego is especially notable because it’s where Williams goes to camp to chase an Olympic dream as member of the United States “sevens” rugby squad.

  • Distance memory

    Beverly Torres mastered the distance walk again on Saturday morning, winning her third consecutive title in the Fabian Trujillo Memorial Invitational at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Torres’ win, which came in a time of 15 minutes, 15 seconds, was but one highlight of the annual event, held to honor the late coach, teacher and All-American cross country runner.

  • Tripp to head WLV athletics

    One of West Las Vegas’ proudest alumni is due to make his return to the school district, this time in the position of athletic coordinator.

    Richard Tripp, who most recently has worked as a play-by-play radio and Internet sportscaster, said he has accepted the post for the upcoming school year.

    Herman Gallegos had served as athletic director for the 2013-14 school year, succeeding Jose “Majic” Medina. Andrea Gabaldon will remain as the top assistant in the WLV athletics office.

  • Trinidad too tough

    The Trinidad-Las Vegas final score was lopsided, a 20-7 tally better suited for a football game.

    But the statistical results didn’t keep the Las Vegas Train Robbers’ fighting spirit in check after a losing effort for the second night in a row in their own yard.

    Corey Deighan’s angry words for game umpires late in Wednesday’s four-hour marathon earned him an ejection.

  • Reigning champion Spain...

    By Paul Logothetis
    AP Sports Writer
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Spain’s players had different explanations for the team’s early World Cup exit.
    Captain Iker Casillas said there was lack of commitment, midfielder Xabi Alonso thought there wasn’t enough hunger. According to Fernando Torres, Spain was “just not good enough.”
    Chile’s 2-0 victory on Wednesday meant the 2010 World Cup champion is the first title holder to exit after just two games following the opening 5-1 loss to the Netherlands.