Today's Sports

  • Chihuahuas win series opener

    El Paso protected its spot in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern Division race Tuesday night, scoring seven times in the first two innings and going on to an 8-5 win over visiting Albuquerque.
    The Chihuahuas improved to 36-35, padding their lead over the Isotopes (31-41). El Paso is second in the division behind the Las Vegas 51s (41-31). Salt Lake is in fourth at 28-44, trailing the Isotopes by three games.

  • Adult Softball - June 26

    The following are upcoming adult softball games scheduled by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department. Games are played at the city softball complex off Grant Street.

    MONDAY, JUNE 29: Men, Sons of Pitches vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; V-Town Grizzlies vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 30: Men, Tecolote vs. Balls Deep, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m.; Tecolote vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.

  • Wind blows past LV

    Unable to recover from a sluggish start, the Las Vegas Train Robbers combined for just six hits Sunday night in a 14-7 setback against the visiting Garden City (Kans.) Wind, the Pecos League’s newest team.

    The Wind may have endured one of the longer trips in the league to reach Rodriguez Park, but it was hardly apparent.

    And the Garden City boys didn’t necessarily resemble a club that currently occupies the cellar in the Pecos’ Northern Division at 9-23.

  • Local Little Leagues set All-...

    La Plaza Little League officially concluded its regular season Saturday at Rodriguez Park, setting the table for the next segment of the season — district play.

    Both La Plaza and Las Vegas Little League have released All-Star rosters for the District 4 tournaments, which get under way starting July 5 in Taos. (Brackets will be published upon receipt by the Optic.)

  • U.S. women advance

    The Associated Press

    EDMONTON, Alberta — Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn’t want to look back on the opportunities she’s missed.

    She wants to look forward to the goals to come.

  • Late homers sink Topes

    Despite a nine-strikeout start from Albuquerque ace Jon Gray, the host Isotopes couldn’t hold on to their lead and fell 6-5 against visiting Tacoma on Sunday at The Lab.

    Gray went six innings on the mound and scattered seven hits and two walks with two earned runs on his ledger.

    The Isotopes led 5-2 three innings into the contest, getting a solo home run and a two-run double from Dustin Garneau.

    But the Isotope bats cooled, and Franklin Gutierrez tied the game with a two-run blast to left in the sixth inning.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 24...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Las Cruces Vaqueros, 6 p.m., Las Cruces
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Las Cruces Vaqueros, 6 p.m., Las Cruces
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas

  • Fiesta Run scheduled for July 5

    Competitive and recreational runners and walkers of all ages are invited to take part in the upcoming Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, scheduled for the morning of Sunday, July 5.

  • Isotopes 2 of 3 vs. Chihuahuas

    Held on a short leash earlier in the week, the El Paso Chihuahuas broke loose on Wednesday night in an 8-4 win over Albuquerque.

    Albuquerque is 30-37 as of Thursday; El Paso is 32-34.

    Held to a combined seven hits over the I-25 rivals’ first two games this week, the Chihuahuas broke through for 11 hits Wednesday and scored seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pull away. Ramiro Peña hit 3 of 5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and three runs for El Paso.

  • Warriors’ team effort trumps...

    By Antonio Gonzalez
    AP Basketball Writer

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry came off the plane, lifted the Larry O’Brien Trophy as he walked down the mobile staircase and let the gold award shine in the California sun.

    For the first time in 40 years, the NBA champions are back in the Bay Area.