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Today's Sports

  • Dodgers stock up for stretch run

    By Jimmy Golen
    AP Sports Writer

    BOSTON — The Los Angeles Dodgers are stocking up for the stretch run with some new, expensive players who couldn’t help the Boston Red Sox make it to the postseason this year or last.

    The Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and injured outfielder Carl Crawford from Boston on Saturday, hoping to boost their playoff hopes by taking on the underperforming and high-priced stars who failed to thrive in a fractious Red Sox clubhouse.

  • Armstrong: ‘Nobody needs to cry...

    The Associated Press

    ASPEN, Colo. — Lance Armstrong was feeling just fine even after being beaten by a lanky teenager in a grueling 36-mile mountain bike race.
    Better than fine, even. He’s more at ease now than he has been in a decade.

    In his first interview since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency disciplined Armstrong with a lifetime ban from professional cycling and vacated his seven Tour de France titles, he said, “Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August...

    MONDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    TUESDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    WEDNESDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. St. Edward’s, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Peñasco, 5 p.m., Peñasco

  • FYI - Sports - August 27, 2012

    Bean Day softball tournament will be held Sept. 1-2 in Wagon Mound. First through fourth place trophies will be awarded, as will honors for one home run, 10 all-tourney shirts and one MVP sweatshirt. Entry fee is $175. Contact Felipe Garcia at 505-718-9322 or 575-666-3030 for more details and registration information.

  • Ely, Sands set Isotopes records

    On the mound and at the plate, respectively, John Ely and Jerry Sands have been the Albuquerque Isotopes’ dynamic duo this summer.

    Ely and Sands each earned a franchise record in recent Pacific Coast League baseball action even as the Isotopes (75-57) drew closer to clinching a playoff berth.

    Through Wednesday night, the team’s magic number was down to 10, thanks in part to a crucial 3-1 home series win over New Orleans, the ‘Topes’ nearest rival for the PCL American Southern Division title.

  • Repeat champion
  • Weekend scrimmages kick off fall...

    Tired of waiting for the fall sports season to begin?

    If so, you’re not the only one.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s football, women’s soccer and volleyball teams are getting an early jump on the schedule with a triple shot of action this Saturday on campus.

    First up, it’s the NMHU volleyball team hosting an alumni match that brings back some of the program’s former players to the courts of the Wilson Complex. The match starts at 4 p.m.

  • Cowboy Cup golf event Sept. 1-2

    With the Luna Community College Foundation’s golf fundraiser in the books, area linksters have more opportunities to practice their craft while helping generate scholarship money.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department is hosting the Cowboy Cup Scholarship Golf Tournament next weekend, Sept. 1-2, at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The two-day event will be a two-man scramble format with an entry fee of $400 a team. The fee includes greens fees, a cart, three catered meals and a chance to win prizes.

  • Las Vegas lineup earns silver in...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Senior Olympian athletes from Las Vegas represented the city at the New Mexico Senior Olympics Volleyball Tournament recently in Rio Rancho.

    The team of eight — dubbed the “Vegas Rough Riders” — played against other co-ed teams from New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Arizona.

  • Go Fish - August 24, 2012

    FISHING REPORT, AUG. 21

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the 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.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.