Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • ‘Lunch-bucket guys’ lead U.S....

    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there’s plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails.

    This time around, it’s about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade.

  • Looking Ahead

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

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

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

  • Isotopes baseball: River Cats...

    A ninth-inning rally produced two runs but was still two shy of catching Sacramento on Wednesday night in the opening game of Albuquerque’s eight-day homestand at Isotopes Park.

    The River Cats held on for a 10-8 victory. Sacramento (51-61) is at The Lab through Saturday night.
    Albuquerque (48-62) led 5-1 two innings into Wednesday’s contest, and it was 6-2 after four frames.

    But Sacramento took control by putting five runs up in the sixth and three more in the seventh.

  • Coming soon to a stadium near you
  • Go Fish - 8/5/2016

    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.

    Catches of the Week
    Pecos River: Joe Maclean of Lubbock, Texas caught a 20-inch rainbow trout July 28. He was using a salmon egg. DeVante Guardian, 10, of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch rainbow trout July 23. He was using a rainbow Phoebe.

    Fishing report, August 2

  • Blame it on Rio

    By Stephen Wade
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO — With the Rio de Janeiro Olympics set to open, worried IOC members grilled top organizing officials about traffic jams, water pollution, security, and the absence of signage that gives the games its own distinct look.

    International Olympic President Thomas Bach also turned up the pressure Wednesday by talking straight to organizing committee president Carlos Nuzman and CEO Sidney Levy, who tried to soothe almost 100 IOC members.

  • FYI - Sports 8/5/2016
  • Topes work overtime for win

    Jordan Patterson smacked a two-RBI double — scoring Joey Wong and Rafael Ynoa — and Stephen Cardullo singled home Patterson for insurance, a 12th-inning flourish that lifted Albuquerque to a 4-2 triumph at Tacoma on Sunday night at Cheney Stadium.

    It was one of the most stirring rallies of the year for the visiting Isotopes and punctuated a strong July as the club tries to get back in the division chase.