Today's Sports

  • And so it begins
  • Phelps does it again

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Michael Phelps and Simone Biles powered their way to more gold medals with rousing routs at the Rio Games on Thursday.

    Sauntering to the sounds of Latin music befitting the beaches and boulevards of Rio de Janeiro, Biles soared to the women’s all-around gymnastics title.

  • Topes sweep four from 51s

    Simon says “No.”

    Simon Castro, the Albuquerque Isotopes relief pitcher, came up with three huge outs to retire the side in order in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night, preserving the Topes’ 8-7 win over Las Vegas.

    Since the All-Star break, Castro has allowed just one earned run for an earned-run average of 0.82, according to the Isotopes media relations crew.

    The win completed a four-game sweep of the visiting 51s and elevated Albuquerque’s record to 53-64.

  • Fulgenzis take tennis skills on...

    Fulgenzi family members of three distinct age groups all competed in a national tennis tournament this past weekend in El Paso.

    And it’s just the start of a busy stretch that will see them travel to tourneys in Philadelphia and then to Europe in the weeks ahead.

    Warren Fulgenzi Sr., the head coach at Robertson and a former professional player, took sons Warren Jr. and Nico to El Paso. Warren Jr. recently graduated from RHS after adding another state singles title to his mantle. Nico is just 12 but already has ample experience in competitive tennis.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 14...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 1:35 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State (scrimmage), 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • City league games TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City
    • City league games TBA

  • Help sought in banner project

    If you know a little something (or maybe more than that) about Robertson High School’s athletic history, your input may prove valuable.

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, director of co-curricular activities for the Las Vegas City Schools, is revamping the banner display at Mike Marr Gym, and he’s looking for the public’s assistance in ensuring an accurate and complete representation of Cardinal and Lady Cardinal teams recognized.

    Fulgenzi said the idea to fix and replace the existing set of banners came this past year as he surveyed the gymnasium.

  • Full Nelson
  • ‘Final Five’ grabs gold

    By Will Graves
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.

    It didn’t matter that the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team had already sewn up the team gold by the time three-time world champion Simone Biles saluted the floor exercise judges during the final event on Tuesday night.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 12, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Fishing report, August 9
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow.

  • Aussies push Americans to wire

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — The blowouts are over. The Olympics are under way.

    After nothing but pushovers this summer, the U.S. men’s basketball team faced someone who pushed back.

    “This is the real world now and that’s good for us,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

    Finally tested, Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving had the answers.