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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 12...

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

    Tuesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, women’s all-star game, 6 p.m.; men’s all-star game, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 9, 2013
  • Bright on the diamond

    After playing 46 softball games and laboring through hundreds of hours of practice and logging hundreds of miles on the road this spring and summer, members of the Las Vegas Xplosion — also known as the Las Vegas Little League Juniors All-Stars — still aren’t ready for the offseason.

    “I asked them if they wanted to take the fall off, and they said, ‘Heck, no!,’” noted Michael Quintana, one of the team’s coaches.

    Success, it seems, does wonders to whet the appetite.

  • NMHU volleyball hosts youth camp

    New Mexico Highlands’ volleyball coaching staff is inviting area volleyball players in grades 3-8 to a camp Monday and Tuesday at the Wilson Complex.

    Grades 3-5 ($15) will attend 9:30-11 a.m.; grades 6-8 ($25) attend 1-3 p.m. Check-in is a half hour before each session.

    Registration is available online at bryancrawfordvolleyballcamps.com.

    Call 454-3206 for more information.

  • Youth soccer deadline Saturday

    Deadline to register your children for Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming season is Saturday, Aug. 10.

    Cost per player is $50, which covers uniform (except shinguards and cleats) and player fees. Registration may be completed online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or in person at Desertgate on Bridge Street during the workday.

    First practices may be scheduled later this month. The fall 2013 game schedule begins in early September and runs through October. A spring season is also included.

  • Crespin’s to host boxing Aug. 17

    Crespin’s Boxing Promotions will be hosting “Crespin’s Boxing Showdown,” a night of fights on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the gym at 900 West Valencia.

    Weigh-ins will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. that day. First bout is due to start at 5 p.m. Call 429-4068 for details.