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  • Late goal lifts U.S. in Cup debut

    By Jim Vertuno
    AP Sports Writer
    NATAL, Brazil — After Clint Dempsey’s historic early goal, the United States spent more than an hour struggling to hold off wave after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.
    Once again, the Black Stars — who had eliminated the Americans at the past two World Cups — were poised to ruin the tournament for the U.S.

  • Robbers, Triggers trade Pecos...

    Hunter Ridge led Las Vegas in going 3 for 5 at the plate, and Gary Owens and Kyal Williams both homered as the Train Robbers pulled out a 10-8 road win at Trinidad (Colo.) on Monday night.

    The home-and-away series shifted to the Meadow City for games on Tuesday and Wednesday at Rodriguez Park.

    At 12-18 as of Monday, Vegas is in third place in the Pecos Northern Division, sandwiched between Trinidad (15-14) and Raton (11-19). Santa Fe (20-12) and Alpine, Texas (25-11) lead their respective divisions with a little more than a month left in the season.

  • Isotopes win, pick up Federowicz...

    After spotting the visiting New Orleans Zephyrs a single run in their first at-bats Monday afternoon, the Albuquerque Isotopes retaliated with four scores in the bottom half of the frame.

    Then the Isotope defense clamped down, allowing no more scoring as the home club jetted to an 11-1 romp before an announced matinee-Monday crowd of 5,503 at The Lab.

    It was a pretty good day for the Topes, who also scored away from the field, adding catcher Tim Federowicz and pitcher Juan Abreu after assignment from the parent L.A. Dodgers.

  • Next stop: Notre Dame
  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 18...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 11:05 a.m., Omaha, Neb.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s games: Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Hackers, 5:45 p.m., Compounders vs. Bud, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 18...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 11:05 a.m., Omaha, Neb.
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s games: Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Hackers, 5:45 p.m., Compounders vs. Bud, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.

  • Owens goes slasher on Fuego...

    Gary Owens must be a Jason fan.

    The Las Vegas outfielder was wearing a batting helmet instead of a hockey mask, wielding a bat instead of a machete, but he starred on Friday the 13th in leading the Train Robbers to an 11-5 win at Santa Fe.

    Owens went 4 for 5 with one home run, two doubles and four runs batted in. He was one of four Train Robbers to hit a home run in the contest, which saw the visitors inch ever closer to the .500 mark with about a month left in the season.

  • Fiesta run is July 4

    A few changes are in store for this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    The most notable is that the event will take place on a Friday morning, the Fourth of July itself, rather than on its usual Sunday morning. Organizers say the switch makes sense because of the way the Independence Day holiday falls on a Friday and the annual Fiestas de Las Vegas can wrap around the run.

    As in the past, there will be multiple races in which to participate.

  • Golf event to benefit HU

    NMHU Sports Information

    The third annual Fred Bleil Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament has been scheduled for June 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course in Las Vegas.

    All proceeds from the event are to raise scholarship money for the New Mexico Highlands football team. It is also an outing to show appreciation to the many people who support Cowboys football throughout the year.

    The outing is to honor the memory of Fred Bleil, who was the head coach of the Cowboys football team from 1979 to 1982.

  • Kings crowned second time in...

    By Larry Lage
    AP Sports Writer
    The West is best in the NHL — again.
    The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime Friday night in Game 5, giving the Western Conference a third straight NHL champion, fourth in five years and sixth in nine years.
    In the regular season, the Eastern Conference has also been consistently overmatched.