Today's Sports

  • Howard’s brilliant day can’t...

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SALVADOR, Brazil  — They captured the hearts of America — from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
    Capturing the World Cup will have to wait.
    Just like four years ago, the United States is going home after the round of 16, beaten when Belgium scored twice in extra time Tuesday and then held on for a 2-1 win.
    “Thirty-one teams get their heart broken,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “It has to end sometime. It ended a little bit early for us.”

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  • Big names out at Wimbledon

    The Associated Press
    LONDON  — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.
    Maria Sharapova, somehow, seemed on the verge of a turnaround despite a flurry of unforced errors, saving six match points before finally succumbing on the seventh with — what else? — a missed shot.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 4...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine Cowboys, 6 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run (includes 10K and 5K runs, 5K walk, children’s runs), starting lines and times vary

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s (DH), 12:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park


  • Go Fish - July 4

    Fishing report, July 1
    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: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach Power Bait and worms for trout.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 15 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using elk hair caddis, yellow sallies, brassies, worms, spinners and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Power Bait, spinners and elk hair caddis.

  • Local Little Leaguers reign

    At the halfway point of the 2014 District 4 Little League tournaments, three champions had been crowned.

    And all of them were from the Meadow City.

    La Plaza 10-11 softball
    La Plaza Little League’s 10-11 softball team became the first to capture a district title on Sunday morning after sweeping crosstown rival Las Vegas in a best-of-three series.

  • 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