Today's Sports

  • RHS to host youth hoops camp...

    Robertson High School’s boys’ basketball program is inviting area players ages 7-13 to a youth basketball camp Aug. 16-17 at Mike Marr Gym.

    Session 1, designed for youngsters age 7-10, will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. each day.

    Session 2, for players age 11-13, runs from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

    Fee is $30 per child and is payable with registration on the day of the event.

    For more information on the camp, those interested may contact Coach Manuel Romero, 505-670-8136, or Coach Keith Romero, 505-400-7440.

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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 10...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA

    • City league games TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • City league games TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs

  • Saul good, man

    ALBUQUERQUE — The pitch was a near-perfect strike, landing crisply in the mitt of the Isotopes catcher.

    Most of the 10,110 fans — many of whom turned out to catch a glimpse of “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk — roared in approval.

    Odenkirk’s ceremonial first pitch proved a good omen for the Albuquerque sluggers on “Better Call Saul” Night Saturday at Isotopes Park. The host Topes, playing host to Sacramento, went on a late-inning surge and claimed a 9-2 verdict the TV lawyer would’ve been proud of.

  • Still time to sign up for youth...

    Time’s running out for parents to register their youngsters for the 2016-17 Las Vegas Youth Soccer League season.

    The league extended the registration deadline to Sunday, Aug. 14, in order to accommodate more participants. According to league co-president Ron Doss, more than 200 players had signed with the league as of Aug. 1, the early registration deadline. The league anticipates upwards of 300 to 350 in time for the first weekend of games Sept. 10-11.

  • Ledecky emerging as new face of...

    By Paul Newberry
    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — In a hallway beneath the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Missy Franklin was surrounded by the media after her first race of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

    Until Katie Ledecky walked by.

    At least half the reporters bolted away from Franklin while she was in mid-answer Monday, all of them eager to fire a few questions at Ledecky.

    It was the clearest sign yet of the changing of the guard on the U.S. women’s swim team.

  • Grudge match to King

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — After all the bad blood, all the debate over Yulia Efimova being allowed to swim at the Olympics, Lilly King was the one wearing gold.

    The American won the 100-meter breaststroke on Monday night, holding off the reigning world champion from Russia in what some will surely call a victory of clean athletes over the dopers.

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  • Putin influence questionable

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    Once again, the people who run the Olympics just can’t say no to Vladimir Putin.

    Not when he spends more than $50 billion to host a winter Olympics to show off a resurgent Russia. Not when he talks darkly about returning to the days of Olympic boycotts in 1980 and 1984.

    Certainly not when he suggests that doping officials of one powerful country — can you guess which one? — are behind efforts to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics.

  • Phelps is flagbearer

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Michael Phelps has a lot of memorable moments at the Olympics.
    This one ranks right up there.

    Adding another honor to his remarkable career, Phelps was chosen to carry the U.S. flag in Friday night’s opening ceremony at Maracana Stadium.