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Today's Sports

  • U. S. advancing to second round

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    RECIFE, Brazil — The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.
    Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy Recife on Thomas Mueller’s 55th-minute goal to win Group G, but the Americans held onto second place when Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in a game played simultaneously in Brasilia.

  • All-Stars take field

    Starting Saturday morning and continuing through Thursday, July 3, Las Vegas will be overrun with Little Leaguers and their supporters.

    La Plaza is hosting the annual District 4 tournaments in baseball and softball 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 divisions.

    Additionally, a two-team juniors softball playoff will be held.

    Action will take place at the Rodriguez Park complex located on the western reaches of Grant Street; admission is free, and concessions will be available.

    Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the complex.

  • Faithful
  • Tennis camp begins Monday

    Robertson High School Athletics Director Juan Carlos Fulgenzi will be hosting Tennis Camp of Champs June 30-July 3, 9 a.m. to  noon at RHS tennis courts on Fifth Street.

    Cost of the camp is $45. Ages 6 and up and all skill levels are welcome to attend.

    To register, or for more details, contact coach Fulgenzi at 429-7235.

  • Player safety scrutinized

    By John Leicester
    The Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Felled by an opponent’s knee to the head as they both chased the ball, a player is seemingly out cold on a World Cup pitch. The clock is ticking. Millions are watching. National honor, careers and sponsorship dollars are at stake.

  • Go Fish - June 27

    Fishing report, June 17
    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.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was good with several limits caught by anglers using salmon peach Power Bait. No reports on perch..

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 27...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces (DH), 5:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Robbers, Fish split last two

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers snapped a four-game slide by beating White Sands 8-5 late Saturday in Alamogordo.
    But the Pupfish punctuated a strong home series at The Aquarium with a 7-4 win in the series finale on Sunday.

  • U.S. team in the hunt

    By Ronald Blum
    The Associated Press

    MANAUS, Brazil — American players still were showering off the sweat from the steamy Amazon night when the first questions about a possible conspiracy were asked: Would the United States and Germany try to play to a tie Thursday that would guarantee World Cup advancement to both nations?

    Following Portugal’s 95th-minute goal in a 2-2 draw Sunday, the Americans and Germany both have four points.

    Portugal and Ghana have one apiece.

  • Little League in spotlight

    Finally, the District 4 Little League baseball and softball tournaments are back in the Meadow City.

    La Plaza Little League will serve as the host for the six-bracket event, which commences Saturday morning at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street. The tournaments run through Thursday, July 3, with winners advancing to state tourneys scattered around New Mexico.

    In both baseball and softball, three age divisions will be holding tournaments for District 4. They are 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12.