Today's Sports

  • ‘Topes hit for power, sting Bees

    Albuquerque Isotopes
    The Isotopes (67-56) backed Angel Castro’s stellar outing with three home runs and seven doubles in a 13-2 rout of the Salt Lake Bees (70-53) Monday. It was the most extra base hits, ten, that Albuquerque has tallied in a game this season.
    Justin Sellers (4 for 4, three runs, 4 RBI) and Brian Barden (3 for 4, 4 RBI) each doubled twice and homered while Chili Buss (3 for 5, three runs, RBI) also doubled. Sellers leads the club with 26 on the season.

  • Little League to target PEDs

    By Genaro C. Armas
    AP Sports Writer
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.  — Little League Baseball plans to introduce an educational program for coaches and volunteers intended to raise awareness about the use and dangers of performance-enhancing drugs among young players.

  • 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...

    • 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

    • 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.