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Today's Sports

  • LeBron returning to Cleveland

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James returns older, more mature, a polished champion. He’s got a little less hair, and a ton more experience.

    Like anyone, he changed in four years.

  • Run Fourth

    Reina Paredes couldn’t get enough of the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    After the 13-year-old Rio Rancho resident posted the fastest time among female runners in the 5-kilometer run, she “cooled off” with a triumph in the 1-mile children’s run.

    Her choice of race attire, a Wonder Woman costume, seemed appropriate.

  • Osos’ start dooms LV

    A 6-0 head start for the Raton Osos was more than enough to give them the edge Saturday night over the Las Vegas Train Robbers in a 10-4 final tally.

    Las Vegas was to play its final home game Monday night not at Rodriguez Park but at Santa Rosa High School. Former Las Vegas city manager Tim Dodge, now back in Santa Rosa, told the Guadalupe County Communicator he’d helped bring the team to the Meadow City and now he helped secure the game for Santa Rosa.

  • RHS soccer kids’ camp starts...

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team invites area youngsters to take part in a weeklong camp Monday through Friday at RHS field.

    Children age 5 to 12 are welcome to take part. Cost is $40 for the full 8 a.m. to noon camp. It’s $20 for the 8-10 a.m. camp for ages 5-6. Registration is 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 14.

    Each participant should bring a ball and drinking water.

    Proceeds benefit the RHS girls’ program.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 14...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., SANTA ROSA
    Softball
    • New Mexico state juniors softball tournament games, noon, NMHU Cowgirl Field
    • New Mexico state 11-12 softball tournament games, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Vegas Boyz, 5:45 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Hackers, 7 p.m., city complex

  • Fiesta Run
  • State softball tourneys in town

    Las Vegas will welcome participants in the state juniors (13-14) and majors (11-12) softball tournaments beginning Saturday and continuing through the middle of next week.

    La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park is hosting the 11-12 tourney, which gets under way 9 a.m. Saturday. Las Vegas Little League, the District 4 champ, will play  its opener 9 a.m. Sunday.

  • ‘Beasties’ holding youth soccer...

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team invites area youngsters to take part in a weeklong camp Monday through Friday at RHS field.

    Children age 5 to 12 are welcome to take part. Cost is $40 for the full 8 a.m. to noon camp. It’s $20 for the 8-10 a.m. camp for ages 5-6. Registration is 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 14.

    Each participant should bring a ball and drinking water.

    Proceeds benefit the RHS girls’ program, which has represented Las Vegas with deep runs in recent state tournaments.

  • World Cup final is Sunday

    The Associated Press

    SAO PAULO  — The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.

    Argentina goalie Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after tough defending and a lack of creative spark from either team consigned the match to a 0-0 stalemate.

  • Robbers’ last home games upcoming

    Fans will have only a couple of chances left to catch a Las Vegas Train Robbers home game this summer.

    The team plays its final two games at Rodriguez Park on Saturday evening against Raton and Sunday vs. Trinidad. Tickets are $6 general admission.

    The Robbers will play one more “home” game at 7 p.m. Monday at Santa Rosa High School.