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Today's Sports

  • In Brief - Sports - June 3, 2015

    From The Associated Press
    NBA concussion protocols draw new questions

    OAKLAND, Calif. — When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took a closer look the league’s concussion protocols.
    Two nights later, when Curry’s Golden State teammate Klay Thompson was cleared to return after being kneed in the head only to later be diagnosed with a concussion, her reaction was much stronger.

  • Golf tourney Saturday to help...

    Submitted to the Optic

    In support of New Mexico Highlands Cowboys and Cowgirls athletics, the Highlands athletic department announces its inaugural golf outing on Saturday, June 6, at Pendaries Mountain Community and Golf Resort in Rociada.

    The 18-hole scramble will start at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Lunch and dinner will be included in the registration fee and lodging is available in Las Vegas on a first-come basis.

  • Lightning, Hawks square off for...

    The Associated Press

    TAMPA, Fla.  —  The high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning host the dynasty-seeking Chicago Blackhawks beginning 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1.

    CONFERENCE FINALS: Lightning beat New York Rangers in 7. Blackhawks beat Anaheim Ducks in 7.

    SEASON SERIES: Tampa Bay won 1-0-1.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 3...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park

  • Slack national field athlete of...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Less than a week after finishing as the female high-point scorer at the NCAA Division II Championships, senior Salcia Slack captured her second straight U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Female Outdoor Field Performer of the Year award.

    The honor was announced May 27 by the USTFCCCA.

  • British invasion
  • Parker nears cycle in Isotope...

    Kyle Parker finished just a single shy of the cycle Saturday, driving in four runs to help Albuquerque take a 9-5 win over visiting Omaha at Isotopes Park.

    Parker, who plays first base and hit third in the order, finished 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a solo home run — his sixth of the season.

    Albuquerque improved to 21-29 going into Sunday.

  • Take two for Robber home debut...

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers will try again to host their home opener Monday evening when the Trinidad Triggers roll into town.

    First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Henry Martinez Field, Rodriguez Park.

    Weather permitting, that is.

    A rainstorm forced cancellation of the originally scheduled home opener on May 21. Weather was also blamed for a number of cancelled home games last season, the team’s second in the Pecos League.

  • Go Fish - June 1

    Fishing report, May 29

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait for trout. No reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 124 cfs near Cimarron. Higher flow slowed fishing somewhat but there were still some good trout caught by anglers using Platte River specials, bead head hare’s ears and weighted peach colored egg patterns. The best action was above Clear Creek. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs and worms and fishing on the bottom.

  • Little League - June 1

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    MONDAY: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.
    WEDNESDAY: Cardinals vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    MONDAY: Bats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.
    TUESDAY: Threshers vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.