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Today's Sports

  • Champions
  • U.S. soccer gets a reality check

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SAO PAULO — Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn’t ready to win the World Cup.
    The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 for the second straight tournament. They’ve been ranked 13th or 14th every month since September, which means their exit was pretty much at the stage it’s expected to be.
    “Clearly it gives you the message you have a lot of work still ahead of you,” the U.S. coach said Wednesday, a day after the 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time.

  • Isotopes add power hitter...

    Albuquerque Isotopes and Optic staff reports
    Infielder and outfielder Brock Peterson joined the Albuquerque Isotopes following the first game of a doubleheader at El Paso this evening, and in a corresponding move, outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker was sent to Double-A Chattanooga.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 7...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Vegas Boyz vs. Yo Momma, 5:45 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. Balls Deep, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Jags vs. Ice Cold Pitches, 5:45 p.m.; Hooters vs. Bud, 7 p.m., NMHU Cowgirl Field

    Tuesday
    Baseball

  • District 4 Tourneys
  • Fiesta run on tap for Fourth of...

    Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages are expected to take part in this week’s annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, and you are invited to join them.

    Five individual events that are part of the Fiesta Run will all take place on Friday morning, the Fourth of July, in conjunction with the city’s annual fiestas.

    Late registration is available at race headquarters behind the Plaza Hotel until 15 minutes before each race begins.
    Information on each:

  • Howard’s brilliant day can’t...

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SALVADOR, Brazil  — They captured the hearts of America — from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
    Capturing the World Cup will have to wait.
    Just like four years ago, the United States is going home after the round of 16, beaten when Belgium scored twice in extra time Tuesday and then held on for a 2-1 win.
    “Thirty-one teams get their heart broken,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “It has to end sometime. It ended a little bit early for us.”

  • Undefeated
  • Big names out at Wimbledon

    The Associated Press
    LONDON  — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.
    Maria Sharapova, somehow, seemed on the verge of a turnaround despite a flurry of unforced errors, saving six match points before finally succumbing on the seventh with — what else? — a missed shot.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 4...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine Cowboys, 6 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    Running
    • Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run (includes 10K and 5K runs, 5K walk, children’s runs), starting lines and times vary

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s (DH), 12:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    Sunday