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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 21...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments: Majors final, Red Sox vs. Orioles, 8 p.m.; Minors final, Red Wings vs. Rivercats, 6 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League tournament final, Lady Longhorns-Lady Devils winner vs. Stars- Pink Sox winner, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 6 p.m., Raton

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • Vegas Heat softball off to 3-1...

    The Las Vegas Heat, a 12-and-under travelling girls’ softball team, split two games with Santa Fe teams this week, losing to the Extreme 16-15 and beating the Untouchables 18-5. Last week, the Heat defeated two other Santa Fe rivals — the Storm 8-0 and the Stingers 14-4. The squad is 3-1 under head coach Paul Sandoval and assistants Abie Ulibarri and Roland Medrano.
     

  • Double duty
  • Bengals, Campbell to star in HBO...

    New Mexico Highlands University football fans looking to follow the career of former Cowboy star and NFL hopeful Jordan Campbell are in luck.

    The Cincinnati Bengals have been chosen as the subject for this year’s version of “Hard Knocks,” the HBO documentary that gives viewers an inside look at preseason training camp for a National Football League franchise.

  • Crespin fights again on June 28

    Arturo Crespin didn’t get much time to celebrate his latest professional boxing victory.

    Crespin, who stopped Charles Alderete on May 31, will return to the ring for a rematch with Jose Garcia on Friday, June 28, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

    “El Toro” is 9-2-1 as a pro, having won four matches by knockout.

    Tickets, ranging from $25 to $45 to $80, are available locally from Carlos Crespin, Arturo’s father and head of Crespin Promotions. The elder Crespin may be contacted at 429-4068.

  • Topes hang on vs. Memphis

    The Albuquerque Isotopes led 3-0 through the first two innings and held on for a 4-3 decision Monday night against visiting Memphis.

    The victory brought a successful end to Albuquerque’s homestand. The Isotopes’ win streak reached five, and they’ve won seven of 10.

    Albuquerque is 39-32 as of Tuesday morning, a mere half-game out of first place in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. Round Rock (40-32) is in first.

    Memphis slipped to 35-37, still leading the PCL American Northern by one game over the Iowa Cubs (33-37).

  • Bruins grab lead

    The Associated Press
    BOSTON — Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when the Blackhawks did make a late charge, he was ready.
    The Bruins goalie stopped 28 shots for his third career playoff shutout, helping Boston beat Chicago 2-0 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals. After playing four extra periods in the first two games, the Bruins made an early night of it with second-period goals by Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron.

  • Train Robbers close in on...

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers’ success in a home-and-home series with Trinidad has paid off in the Pecos League standings.

    At 19-13, Las Vegas has closed to within one game of first place in the North Division. The Triggers, who enjoyed a four-game cushion just a few days back, now hold a tenuous lead at 18-12 overall.

  • Isotopes walk all over Memphis

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque (37-32) used a five-run eighth to defeat the Memphis Redbirds (35-35) 13-10 at Isotopes Park Saturday night.

    First baseman Brian Barden extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI single in the fourth, matching the 2013 team high. He also scored a run, drove in two runs and drew two free passes as part of a 14-walk night for Albuquerque, establishing a new season mark.

    Rob Rasmussen made his first Triple-A start at home for the Isotopes, tossing four innings of six-run ball on five hits.

  • For Fabian - Second annual...

    So far ahead were the lead runners in Saturday morning’s second annual Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run that the next group was apparently unsure of the course layout.

    But not even a wrong turn could spoil everyone’s good time. On a race day dedicated to honoring one of Las Vegas’ true sports heroes, race times and finish order didn’t matter much to most participants.

    “Most” being the operative word.