Today's Sports

  • Topes rally in ninth

    Alex Liddi hit a crucial two-run home run Monday night to help muzzle the Chihuahuas.

    Albuquerque rallied with three runs in the top of the ninth  — including two on Liddi’s homer — to grab the lead, and closing pitcher only allowed one El Paso run in the bottom of the frame, preserving an 8-6 win for the Isotopes in the series opener.

    The Chihuahuas led 5-3 after a three-run sixth, but the visitors tied it going into the ninth.

  • Two African teams eliminated

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
    Despite tenacious resistance, Africa’s last representatives were sent home on Monday by France and Germany.

    Those two former champions will next play each other on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. That quarterfinal means Europe is guaranteed at least one semifinalist in this World Cup that has smiled on the Americas, supplier of eight of the last 16 teams.

  • Youth league registering now

    Has the World Cup fever got you infected?

    With the excitement of the once-every-four-years tournament in full swing, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is inviting area youngsters and their families to join in the fun of recreational soccer.

    The league is registering players ages 4 through 13 now until the July 31 deadline. For a two-month fall season of games, the cost is $50 per child. For just $10 more, each player can play for the spring season as well. Cost includes jersey, shorts, socks and player insurance and helps cover operational expenses.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 2...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine Cowboys, 6 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Jags vs. Hooters, 5:45 p.m.; Ice Cold Pitches vs. Lady Hackers, 7 p.m., NMHU Cowgirl Field

  • District 4 Tourneys

    Opening day of the 2014 District 4 Little League tournaments was good for the hometown favorites.

    Steven Encinias’ solo home run and a seven-strikeout start by Antonio Padilla boosted Las Vegas 11-12 baseball against Taos in a 22-0 romp, capping a big Saturday for local sluggers and their hundreds of fans at Rodriguez Park.

    In the only all-Meadow City meeting of day one, host La Plaza 10-11 won a back-and-forth battle with Las Vegas 11-9.
    LVLL 11-12 softball blanked Taos 20-0 and advances to play the Raton-Santa Rosa winner.

  • Robbers: 4 all-stars

    Shane Casey, Clint Manzo, Gary Owens and Josh Tols of the Las Vegas Train Robbers have been honored with selection to the Northern Division All-Star team in the Pecos League’s annual midsummer classic.

  • NM native hits walk-off winning...

    With the game on the line Friday, Brian Cavazos-Galvez swung at the first pitch he saw from Reno’s Joe Peterson.

    It was the right move.

    The ball sailed over the left-field wall at Isotopes Park, and a 2-2 stalemate in the bottom of the seventh instantly turned into a 3-2 Albuquerque victory in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader with the Aces. (Albuquerque also went on to win the nightcap 3-2.)

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 30...

    • Pecos League All-Star Game, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Tecolote vs. Vegas Boyz, 5;45 p.m.; Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex

  • 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.