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Today's Sports

  • La Plaza Athletics unbeaten in...

    Three straight division championships.

    Three undefeated seasons.

    La Plaza Little League’s Athletics aren’t exactly the local equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters, but they might be close.

    Playing in 90-degree sunshine on Saturday afternoon, the Athletics capped their season as they have the two previous years — hoisting a trophy.

    It wasn’t easy, though.

  • Head-on collision
  • Lady Devils hold on to title

    Samantha Montaño and the Lady Devil defense finished with four shutdown defensie innings Friday night, securing a 5-1 win over the Psychlones in the championship game of the Las Vegas Little League softball division.

    It’s a familiar place for the Lady Devils, manager Angela Pino and coach Michael Quintana. The team has won consecutive league titles dating back several seasons and was the favorite heading into Friday.

  • Morning run
  • Heat showed resilience in title...

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — A year ago, with an easier path, the Miami Heat fell short of their championship goal.

    This time, things seemed much tougher to the Heat — which made the reward only that much sweeter.

  • New to the Riders
  • Isotopes streak past Zephyrs

    Luis Cruz smashed a two-run blast in the sixth inning Friday night and the Albuquerque Isotopes completed a doubleheader sweep of New Orleans with an 8-4 win.

    It was the third victory in as many games for the host Isotopes over the Zephyrs.

    Albuquerque is 43-32, a half-game behind division leader Oklahoma City.

    Nashville plays at Isotopes Park through Tuesday before the ‘Topes take off to Memphis for a series there.

  • Sex abuse case: Sandusky guilty...

    By Genaro C. Armas
    and Mark Scolforo
    The Associated Press

    BELLEFONTE, Pa.  — Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, a swift and emphatic end to a case that shattered Penn State University’s Happy Valley image and brought down Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno.

    Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno’s heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts and is almost certain to spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • Meadow City tracksters shine at...

    Members of the Meadow City Track Club racked up 16 first-place finishes — a half dozen in team relay events — in the recent state competition.

    The team will next compete in regionals July 5-8 at the University of Texas at El Paso. Approximately 30 young athletes have qualified for that meet, according to coach Morgan Montaño.

    The Meadow City Track Club includes nearly three dozen participants from across the community.

  • Little League - Finals this...

    Wednesday belonged to teams wearing Cubs blue and red at Rodriguez Park, where La Plaza Little League’s tournaments drew closer to completion.

    In the Majors bracket, the third-seeded Cubs pulled off a mild upset of the second-seeded Nationals in a game that extended until after 10:30 p.m. It was just a one-run margin as of the second inning, but the Cubs built up a 13-3 spread by the end of the fourth and kept that lead intact to put the game away in five.