Today's Sports

  • Rio games looming

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The head inspector for the IOC says she’s confident the trouble-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics are “ready to welcome the world.”

    The games begin on Friday, Aug. 5.

    “I cannot imagine more spectacular backdrops for the world’s top sportsmen and women to showcase their talents to a watching world,” Nawal El Moutawakel said in a statement from the International Olympic Committee.

  • Isotopes get 13 hits vs. Bees

    Tom Murphy and Jordan Patterson bookended Thursday night’s game with visiting Salt Lake by sending baseballs over the outfield fence at Isotopes Park.

    That production helped Albuquerque win 8-3 and earn a second victory in three tries against Salt Lake. It also got the Isotopes (45-59) within three games of the Bees for third place in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division with just over a month left in the season.

  • Dons open at midnight

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas football isn’t wasting a minute in getting its season started.

    The Dons and head coach Adrian Gonzales will hold their first official practice of the fall at 12:01 a.m. Monday — essentially midnight Sunday — which is the first moment they can do so, according to the New Mexico Activities Association.

  • Concussion protocol gets revamp

    The Associated Ptess

    NEW YORK — The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure.

    Under the new policy jointly announced, the NFL and NFLPA “will follow a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate discipline, including club fines and possible forfeiture of draft picks.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 29...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •City league games TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 12:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •City league games TBA


  • Major questions await Denver

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Por Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

    General manager John Elway declared the Denver Broncos’ quarterback competition wide open.

    Coach Gary Kubiak said he’ll split snaps between Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, beginning — but not set — in that order.

  • Bees get swatted

    Buzzworthy? For 363 days the Albuquerque Isotopes couldn’t find a way to get past the Salt Lake Bees.

    Then on Tuesday night Jeff Hoffman and the Topes took the sting out of that streak, doubling the Bees up 8-4 in front of 4,429 fans at Isotopes Park.

    Hoffman, the Albuquerque ace, threw the first five innings and limited the Bees to a single unearned run on three hits and no walks. Hoffman (5-8) struck out seven in the process.

  • Go Fish - July 29, 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: Melissa Clayton of Santa Fe caught a 20-inch and a 17-inch rainbow trout July 21. She was fishing the river above the confluence of the Mora and using salmon eggs and worm. Robert Padilla, 63, of Albuquerque caught and released a 24-inch, 5-pound rainbow trout July 23. He was using a bead-head, hares ear nymph.

  • Zamora, Charley taste national...


    Las Vegas Optic

    Team roping tandem Zant Zamora and Corey Charley finished 79th in their last go-round of the National High School Finals Rodeo on Saturday in Gillette, Wyo.

    Zamora, 17, will be a senior this fall at Robertson High School. His partner Charley is a 14-year-old from Albuquerque.

    Hundreds of competitors from across the U.S. took part in the team-roping event as well as others in the weeklong national competition.

  • Luna holding 3-on-3 hoops Aug....

    Las Vegas Optic

    Luna Community College is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise funds for the LCC Foundation and scholarships.

    The event, titled “Nets for Knowledge,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20-21 at the old Safeway parking lot across from Charlie’s Bakery and Café and Dick’s on Douglas Avenue downtown.

    Deadline to register is Aug. 16. Registration is available at Charlie’s or online at www.netsforknowledge3v3.com.