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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 16...

    Friday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s and women’s playoff games TBA; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Saturday
    Boxing
    • “Crespin’s Boxing Showdown,” amateur fights, 5 p.m., Crespin’s Boxing Gym, 900 W. Valencia
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s and women’s playoff games TBA; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street
    Volleyball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 16, 2013

    Memorial Middle School cross country will begin practice Monday, Aug. 19. Students are to change in the gym and meet on the track immediately after school. Students should have physicals and insurance information. Boys and girls in sixth through eighth grades may participate. For more information call coach Mike Maldonado, 429-1971.

  • Going the distance - Running 50-...

    For most Las Vegas-area runners, the 10-kilometer race — such as the longest event of the annual Fiesta Memorial Run — represents the ultimate in distance competition.

    (There are exceptions, of course, like members of the New Mexico Highlands cross country teams and the few brave marathon competitors and triathletes out there.)

    But for Katrin Silva, the 10K is a mere warm-up exercise.

  • Ex-Cowboys make NFL debuts

    A couple of former New Mexico Highlands University football standouts saw their first unofficial official action as professionals over the weekend as the NFL began its preseason schedule.

    Jordan Campbell recorded one solo tackle and one tackle assist to help the Cincinnati Bengals defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-10 on Friday evening. Campbell entered the game and played at middle linebacker early in the fourth quarter. He wrapped up Falcon Ronnie Wingo for a solo stop on a run play and was an active part of the defense.

  • ‘Topes hit for power, sting Bees

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    The Isotopes (67-56) backed Angel Castro’s stellar outing with three home runs and seven doubles in a 13-2 rout of the Salt Lake Bees (70-53) Monday. It was the most extra base hits, ten, that Albuquerque has tallied in a game this season.
    Justin Sellers (4 for 4, three runs, 4 RBI) and Brian Barden (3 for 4, 4 RBI) each doubled twice and homered while Chili Buss (3 for 5, three runs, RBI) also doubled. Sellers leads the club with 26 on the season.

  • Little League to target PEDs

    By Genaro C. Armas
    AP Sports Writer
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.  — Little League Baseball plans to introduce an educational program for coaches and volunteers intended to raise awareness about the use and dangers of performance-enhancing drugs among young players.

  • Volleyball camp at Highlands
  • Elway: Broncos poised for major...

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer
    DENVER — John Elway says the Denver Broncos, still stinging from their playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens in January, are primed for greatness in 2013 if they can just stay healthy and hungry.
    Two of the biggest reasons for his optimism: Von Miller and Peyton Manning.

  • Union appealing A-Rod decision

    By Jay Cohen
    AP Sports Writer
    CHICAGO — The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an independent arbitrator.
    Union spokesman Greg Bouris confirmed the appeal and said the players’ association had no further comment.
    Rodriguez, who was back at third base and batting third for the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night, said he had “no reaction” to the filing of the grievance.

  • Autograph controversy raising...

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP Sports Writer
    NEW YORK — A simple search on eBay reveals Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is far from the only college football player whose autograph is for sale.
    Pick a star and you can find memorabilia with a supposedly verified signature.
    South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney. Ohio State’s Braxton Miller. Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater. Alabama’s AJ McCarron. The list goes on and on.