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Today's Sports

  • A-Rod faces long suspension

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez feels singled out — by Major League Baseball in its drug investigation and by his New York Yankees.

    “There are a lot of layers,” he said after homering Friday night for the Double-A Trenton Thunder in his return from a leg injury. “I will say this: There is more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. And that’s not my teammates and it’s not the Yankee fans.”

  • Baca excels in elite gridiron...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mathew Baca of Las Vegas recently competed in the National Underclassmen Combine Ultimate 100 football skills competition in Los Angeles.  

    Baca will be a frosh this fall at Robertson High School.

  • RHS volleyball announces...

    With the 2013-14 school year rapidly approaching, a number of local athletic programs have begun setting dates for their first official practices.

    Robertson High volleyball, led by head coach Judith Trujillo, announced its first sessions. The team will practice from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at Mike Marr Gym.

    The first day prep football teams are allowed to hold official practice is Monday, Aug. 5. For cross country, soccer and volleyball, the first day is the 12th.

  • North-South spikers do their...

    Results from the 2013 North-South volleyball all-star matches held this past week in Albuquerque:

    • In Class 4A-5A, the North prevailed 26-24 and 25-20 for a 2-0 sweep.

    • In Class 2A-3A, the North rallied after a 25-18 opening set defeat, winning 25-19 and 25-16 for a 2-1 comeback triumph.

    • In Class 1A-1B, it was all South. The girls in blue took two, 25-16 and 25-17.

    Former West Las Vegas coach Brian Gurule was head coach for the 2A-3A North squad.

  • Go Fish - August 2, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, July 30  

  • Isotopes shut out Sacramento

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    SACRAMENTO — Matt Magill pitched six scoreless innings and three relievers completed the Albuquerque Isotopes’ second consecutive shutout, 2-0, over the Sacramento River Cats on Tuesday night at Raley Field.

    Magill (4-0) struck out seven, walked three and allowed three hits. Since coming off the disabled list, Magill has allowed two runs in 15 1/3 innings, while striking out 21.

  • Cool cats
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 2...

    Friday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Junior All-Stars in Southwest Regionals, opponent TBA, noon, Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Motocross
    • MotoTrials national championships, all day, Sipapu Rest, Vadito
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Junior All-Stars in regional tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    Sunday
    Motocross
    • MotoTrials national championships, all day, Sipapu Rest, Vadito
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Junior All-Stars in regional tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    Monday

  • Crash landing in Roswell

    For the second time in the Pecos League’s three-year history as an independent professional baseball outfit, the Roswell Invaders are champions.

    The host Invaders completed a two-game sweep of the Las Vegas Train Robbers with a 12-6 win Monday night in Roswell.

    It was a bittersweet conclusion for the first-year Las Vegas club and manager Casey Dill. Dill has coached teams to a runner-up finish in the finals for two straight seasons now, having done so in the summer of 2012 with the now-defunct Las Cruces Vaqueros.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 31...

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Vegas Boyz vs. Yo Momma, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Thursday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Vegas Boyz vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Havoc, 7:15 p.m.; women’s division games, Bud vs. Scrubs, 6 p.m., Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 7:15 p.m., Scrubs vs. Lady Jags (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street