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Today's Sports

  • Alzheimer’s sacks Broncos owner

    The Associated Press

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.

    So his absence from Dove Valley headquarters on Wednesday as players reported for physicals on the eve of training camp was as jarring as the announcement that the 70-year-old Bowlen was giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Isotopes hold off Grizzlies

    Vote for Pedro.

    Pedro Baez bent but didn’t break in the top of the ninth inning, allowing one run on two hits but ultimately hanging on for a huge save as the Albuquerque Isotopes nipped Fresno 8-7 on Wednesday night at Isotopes Park.

    It was Baez’s sixth save of the summer and held up a win for fellow reliever Matt Magill (7-5).

    Albuquerque took control in the bottom of the fourth, flipping a 6-3 deficit into an 8-6 lead.

    Brock Peterson notched three RBI with a two-out double in the inning.

  • Pecos playoffs all set

    Beginning Friday night, the Santa Fe Fuego (44-22) will host the Trinidad Triggers (33-25) for a best-of-three playoff series to determine the Northern Division champion of the Pecos League.

    Meanwhile, the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys (48-20) will host the defending Pecos League champion Roswell Invaders (38-27) in the Southern Division finals, also starting Friday.

    Winners will meet July 28-30 in the best-of-three league championship series, to be held at the city with the better record.

  • Perea earns acclaim for camp...

    Las Vegas’ Carlos “C.J.” Perea was named to the All-Camp team at the Anthony Spencer-Barry Church Football Camp July 7-10 in Denton, Texas.

    The camp, which included instruction by Dallas Cowboy players and others, was held at University of North Texas football practice fields.

  • Go Fish - July 25

    Fishing report, July 22
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair using Pistol Petes tipped with worms, Power Bait, marshmallows and spinners. We had no reports on perch.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest Monday was 43cfs. Trout fishing was good using spinners, worms, elk hair caddis, yellow sallies and golden stone fly nymphs. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 25...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament, championship game, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 8:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament, championship “if necessary” game, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.

    Monday

  • FYI - Sports - July 25

    Memorial football
    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Middle School football field. You must have a current physical and consent forms to participate. The needed forms may be downloaded from the Las Vegas City Schools website. Bring your completed packet on the first day of practice. Call Coach Richard Martinez, 429-7975, for details.

    Robertson boys’ soccer
    Robertson High has begun summer practices for boys’ soccer. Call Coach Ray Parks, 918-4436, for information.

  • Sluggers battle back

    Facing elimination, Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 baseball team bounced back with a redeeming 5-2 victory Monday morning against Albuquerque Westgate.

    That set up another must-win contest early Tuesday (after this issue went to press)

    Hunter Jordan, Isaiah Ortiz and Michael Garcia led off the top of the first by reaching and then scoring to stake Las Vegas to a 3-0 cushion. Derrick Montaño added a score in the third.

  • Train Robbers’ bats come alive...

    Nine Train Robbers batters recorded at least one hit, and six had multiple knocks, in a 13-2 triumph over White Sands on Sunday night in Alamogordo.

    It was the 2014 season finale — and possibly the last game in the franchise’s two-year run in Las Vegas.

    White Sands jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but it was short-lived. Las Vegas (16-42) answered with four runs in the top of the third and didn’t trail again.

    It was 6-2 Vegas going into the eighth, when the Robbers went off for seven insurance runs.

  • Cooper battling cancer

    The Associated Press
    ATLANTA — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.
    He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday.
    The 58-year-old coach is expected to miss about two weeks, with assistant coach Karleen Thompson filling in. Atlanta plays at Minnesota on Tuesday.