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Today's Sports

  • Isotopes end 8-game tear

    Riding an eight-game win streak that included series wins over Las Vegas and Colorado Springs, the Albuquerque Isotopes have climbed out of the division cellar.

    Colorado Springs ended the win streak with an 8-2 verdict Monday night in the finale of a four-game series at Security Service Field. But the Isotopes headed to Oklahoma City with a record of 56-65, amid a three-way dogfight for second place behind El Paso’s Chihuahuas (65-58).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 17...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City
    Softball
    • City league tournament games TBA, Cowgirl Field and Rodriguez softball complex

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City Softball
    • City league games, including women’s division title game, 8 p.m., Cowgirl Field

    FRIDAY
    Baseball

  • And so it begins
  • Phelps does it again

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Michael Phelps and Simone Biles powered their way to more gold medals with rousing routs at the Rio Games on Thursday.

    Sauntering to the sounds of Latin music befitting the beaches and boulevards of Rio de Janeiro, Biles soared to the women’s all-around gymnastics title.

  • Topes sweep four from 51s

    Simon says “No.”

    Simon Castro, the Albuquerque Isotopes relief pitcher, came up with three huge outs to retire the side in order in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night, preserving the Topes’ 8-7 win over Las Vegas.

    Since the All-Star break, Castro has allowed just one earned run for an earned-run average of 0.82, according to the Isotopes media relations crew.

    The win completed a four-game sweep of the visiting 51s and elevated Albuquerque’s record to 53-64.

  • Fulgenzis take tennis skills on...

    Fulgenzi family members of three distinct age groups all competed in a national tennis tournament this past weekend in El Paso.

    And it’s just the start of a busy stretch that will see them travel to tourneys in Philadelphia and then to Europe in the weeks ahead.

    Warren Fulgenzi Sr., the head coach at Robertson and a former professional player, took sons Warren Jr. and Nico to El Paso. Warren Jr. recently graduated from RHS after adding another state singles title to his mantle. Nico is just 12 but already has ample experience in competitive tennis.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 14...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 1:35 p.m., Colorado Springs
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State (scrimmage), 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs
    Softball
    • City league games TBA

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City
    Softball
    • City league games TBA

  • Help sought in banner project

    If you know a little something (or maybe more than that) about Robertson High School’s athletic history, your input may prove valuable.

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, director of co-curricular activities for the Las Vegas City Schools, is revamping the banner display at Mike Marr Gym, and he’s looking for the public’s assistance in ensuring an accurate and complete representation of Cardinal and Lady Cardinal teams recognized.

    Fulgenzi said the idea to fix and replace the existing set of banners came this past year as he surveyed the gymnasium.

  • Full Nelson
  • ‘Final Five’ grabs gold

    By Will Graves
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Martha Karolyi leaned forward, her hands clutching the railing in front of her seat. Knuckles white. Head tilted. Body tense.

    It didn’t matter that the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team had already sewn up the team gold by the time three-time world champion Simone Biles saluted the floor exercise judges during the final event on Tuesday night.