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Today's Sports

  • Spurs getting a different LeBron

    The Associated Press
    MIAMI — Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
    The Spurs swept James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals, so long ago that the winning game plan focused on exploiting James’ weaknesses. Those are nearly impossible to find now, and James essentially warned the Spurs that they shouldn’t bother looking.
    The Spurs already know.

  • Go Fish - June 7, 2013

    FISHING REPORT,
    June 4

    Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.   
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 30 cfs. Trout fishing was good using elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, brassies, Cimarron worms, stimulators, salmon eggs and worms. Anglers using dry dropper combinations did best. Stone flies are starting to put in an appearance. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and Pistol Petes.

  • North All-Stars
  • Pitchers key as Robbers...

    With all the offensive fireworks the Las Vegas Train Robbers (and most of their opponents, for that matter) have been lighting up, pitching and defense have been largely overshadowed in this Pecos League season.

    But the Robbers’ pitchers turned in solid, if understated, efforts in the past week as they won a key series with division rival Santa Fe.

  • Returning Kryptonite off to 4-0...

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite started the 2013 season with four wins and will test that record when they play Laguna Acoma in a doubleheader on Saturday at the Fort Marcy Complex in Santa Fe.  

    The Kryptonite started the season with a doubleheader sweep of the Tierra Encantada Bees, 3-1 and 4-1.  

    Jeremy Fernandez, the starting pitcher for the initial game of the 2013 season, worked three innings, allowing only one run on one hit, while striking out seven.  

  • Isotopes hit 6 million mark

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes welcomed their six-millionth fan in franchise history when Rose Rodriguez, accompanied by her eight-year-old grandson Brandon Sandoval, both of Albuquerque, passed through the Isotopes Park gates prior to tonight’s game with the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

  • Little League - June 5, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Reds vs Orioles, 4 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mariners, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.
    Friday games: Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Rivercats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 5...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza vs. Las Vegas Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball

  • Crespin prevails in six

    Cruising to a bruising victory in what was described as a lopsided rematch, Las Vegas middleweight Arturo “El Toro” Crespin stopped Charles Alderete in the sixth round Friday night.

    The technical knockout, called when Alderete’s corner threw in the towel at the 1:19 mark in the final round, came on the undercard of Johnny Tapia Presents “The Next Chapter, Part Four,” a pro boxing event held at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque.

  • Smoke and Fuego

    Fourteen runs was almost enough to sustain the Las Vegas Train Robbers on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Fuego.

    Almost.

    After a six-run outburst in the top of the frame, Vegas led 14-12 midway through the sixth. But the Fuego, matching the Robbers’ prolific offense hit for hit, tied the score with two runs in the home half of the inning. And they got a single run — the eventual game-winner — in the bottom of the eighth.

    Santa Fe outhit Las Vegas 19-16 in the Pecos League neighbors’ first meeting.