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Today's Sports

  • Isotopes offense sputters

    After the Isotopes bats made all kinds of noise to open the series, those sticks fell silent for the last two games against the Round Rock Express.

    Albuquerque slipped to 37-30 after a 5-2 loss Wednesday at Isotopes Park.

    The Express (29-38) outhit Albuquerque 15 to 7 on Wednesday, winning the second straight after a 9-2 verdict on Tuesday.

    Fernando Nieve (3-4) gave up four runs — three earned — on 10 hits in six innings of work, striking out five.

  • Cain perfect for Giants


    SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for the Giants, striking out a career-high 14 and getting help from two spectacular catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0 on Wednesday night.

    Cain’s 125-pitch masterpiece for San Francisco featured a pair of great plays by his corner outfielders. He got pinch-hitter Jason Castro on a grounder to third for his 27th and final out with the sellout crowd of 42,298 roaring.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 15...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, schedule TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League: Majors Reds vs. Cubs, 5:30 p.m., Red Sox vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.; Minors SandGnats vs. Red Wings, 5:30 p.m., RiverCats vs. Bats, 7 p.m.; Keyes Park

    SATURDAY
    Running
    • Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run/Walk, 7 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Adult Softball - June 15, 2012

    Standings and scores from the Las Vegas Adult Softball League as of Wednesday, June 13:

    WOMEN’S STANDINGS
    Vida Encantada Cougars    5-1
    Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl    4-1
    Rowdy Rascals        4-3
    AVRH Scrubs        2-3
    Warriors            0-7

    WOMEN’S SCORES

  • Go Fish - June 15, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
     
    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
    Clayton Lake: June 6, Mikey Montoya of Clayton caught a 6.5-pound walleye and on June 9 caught a 9-pound walleye. He was using a spinner.

  • Kazingo, Prince honored for work...

    Exemplifying the term “student athletes,” Nicaise Kazingo and Scottie Prince not only excelled in their studies, they also made a huge impact in strong seasons by their respective teams.

    Kazingo and Prince are New Mexico Highlands University’s choices for Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award for 2011-2012. The RMAC released its annual list of honorees — one male and one female for each of the league’s participating schools — on Monday.

  • Kings secure crown

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Hooray for Hockeywood.

    The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year quest for an NHL title ended Monday night with an early flurry of power-play goals, followed by two periods of unbearable anticipation — right up to the moment when Dustin Brown snatched the Stanley Cup from Commissioner Gary Bettman.

  • Little League - June 13, 2012
  • Hot start for ‘Topes vs. Express

    Feasting on Round Rock pitching by cranking out extra base hits, the Albuquerque Isotopes took a 12-5 win over the visiting Express on Monday night to open a three-game series.

    While none of the ‘Topes homered in the game, they combined for 17 hits, including five doubles and a triple.

    Albuquerque (37-28 as of Monday night) got off to a quick start, scoring five in the bottom of the first against Round Rock starter Zach Jackson.

  • LeBron vs. KD matchup highlights...

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Basketball Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James is quickly racking up MVP awards while Kevin Durant is collecting scoring titles at the same pace.

    Either could make a case as the best player in the NBA.

    Neither is interested in anything beyond team accomplishments.

    One of them is about to get the only crown he craves, their head-to-head duel the leading story line of the NBA finals that were to begin Tuesday night when Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder host James and the Miami Heat.