Today's Sports

  • Charlotte out as All-Star host

    The Associated Press

    The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

    The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March, and its decision Thursday came less than a month after state legislators revisited the law and chose to leave it largely unchanged.

  • Sixth inning dooms Isotopes

    Take away just the sixth inning of Thursday’s Albuquerque-Nashville series finale, and the host Isotopes win a commanding 4-1.

    Ah, but that sixth inning was huge — a seven-run outburst for the Sounds that bought them enough breathing room for an 8-4 win at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque (43-55) held a 1-0 edge going into the fateful frame, with starting pitcher Eddie Butler (4-1) holding Nashville to one walk and no hits through the first five innings.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 24...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •City league games TBA
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •City league games TBA

  • Streak ends at nine

    There’s been feast and famine this summer for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    A couple weeks after enduring the franchise’s longest losing skid, the team strung together its record-tying ninth straight wins.

    The latter streak came to an end Wednesday night, as the visiting Nashville Sounds (53-45) took a 7-5 win at Isotopes Park before a crowd of 7,200.

  • New coaches in town this fall

    Each of Las Vegas’ high schools will see new head coaches take the sidelines this fall.

    Robertson High School will have Bryan Trujillo and Stacy Fulgenzi coaching boys’ soccer and volleyball, respectively.

    And West Las Vegas has hired Elizabeth Ulibarri as its head volleyball coach, with a decision expected soon in regard to its girls’ soccer job.

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  • Go Fish - July 22, 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
    Conchas Lake: Karl Cozby, 10, of Albuquerque caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass July 14. He used a pumpkinseed tube.

  • Season over for local sluggers

    La Plaza’s 10-11 All-Stars had the best fortunes of any local team this past weekend in state Little League baseball tournaments.

    But a nailbiter of a loss to Albuquerque’s South Valley All-Stars ended that squad’s run on Sunday in the Duke City.

    All four of the Meadow City’s remaining Little League baseball teams saw their postseasons come to a close.

    9-10 BASEBALL

    District 4 champion La Plaza lost to Deming 12-3 in its state opener on Friday at Los Lunas’ Enchantment fields.

  • Tough good-byes this summer in...

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Basketball Writer

    Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

    Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a summer of upheaval the NBA has rarely seen before, and the teams left behind begin their searches for new identities after saying the hardest of goodbyes.

  • Seven wins in a row

    Fortunes have shifted of late for the Albuquerque Isotopes, who strung together a seven-game winning streak to start this week.

    The Isotopes’ scheduled Monday night home game with Nashville was cancelled due to a rainstorm and poor field conditions and was to be made up with a doubleheader on Tuesday.

    After sweeping a series with Memphis, Albuquerque is 41-53 and looking to climb out of the cellar of the PCL’s Pacific Southern Division.