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  • In Brief - Sports - Aug. 15, 2014

    From The Associated Press

    Ward Sr.: ‘No reason for crash’
    SYRACUSE, N.Y.  — The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that “there’s no reason for” the crash that led to his son’s death.
    Kevin Ward Jr. was sent into the wall when his car was bumped by Stewart’s in a dirt-track race on Saturday night in Canandaigua. Ward got out of the car and walked onto the track, where he was hit by Stewart.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 15

    Fishing report, Aug. 12
    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.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners. We had no reports on perch.

  • Bulldogs boss in Angel Fire

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Bulldogs — a team made up of former coaches, current coaches and former players of the Las Vegas Kryptonite, the Robertson Cardinals and the West Las Vegas Dons — competed at the Men’s Class E State Softball Tournament in Angel Fire this past weekend.  

    The Bulldogs swept through the competition and went undefeated in the two-day tournament.

    Teams from Taos, Cimarron, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Angel Fire, Socorro, Springer and Las Vegas comprised the bracket in the 2014 State Tournament.

  • Topes upset 51s to end Vegas...

    The Las Vegas 51s drew closer to clinching a divisional title and playoff berth in the Pacific Coast League by winning three of five games over the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes.

    But the Topes salvaged victory in the series finale on Monday night at Cashman Field, grabbing an 8-2 win.

    Albuquerque doubled Las Vegas’ hit output 12 to 6 and took control for good with a four-run second inning.

    The 51s went up 2-0 in the first inning, courtesy of an RBI single by Brandon Allen and a Zach Lee wild pitch that enabled Andrew Brown to get home.

  • Stewart issues statement after...

    The Associated Press

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.  — Tony Stewart says “there aren’t words” to describe his sadness over the collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr.

    In a statement released by spokesman Mike Arning, Stewart says “my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

    The three-time NASCAR champion struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. with his car on Saturday night as Ward walked toward it following contact between the two during their race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 13...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Isotopes split with 51s

    Albuquerque split the first two games of its road trip to Las Vegas, Nev., opening with a 6-2 win over the division-leading 51s on Thursday before falling 9-6 on Friday night at Cashman Field.

    Las Vegas (67-54 as of Saturday) leads the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division
    Albuquerque is 55-65.

    The series will conclude at 8:05 p.m. Monday. The Isotopes return to The Lab for an eight-game homestand beginning with a 6:35 start Tuesday night against Memphis.

  • Campbell: Fullback with Chiefs

    The dream continues for Jordan Campbell.

    The former New Mexico Highlands University football standout is pursuing a second chance of landing a spot in the National Football League this fall, even if it means switching positions.

    Campbell is getting repetitions as a fullback with the Kansas City Chiefs after signing a free agency deal with the organization in the offseason.

  • Tough to achieve dynasty in NFL

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer

    The NFL does what it can via the draft, salary cap, free agency and, coming soon, expanded playoffs to engineer a sense of parity, making each team and each fan base believe it has a chance to win on any given Sunday — and to reach any season’s Super Bowl.

    Those efforts might finally have brought about the death of dynasties: It’s been a decade since the New England Patriots won the 2003 and 2004 titles, the longest stretch without a repeat champion in nearly a half-century of Super Bowls.

  • Judge rules against NCAA in...

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Writer

    College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business.

    A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can’t stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools.