Today's Sports

  • Reigning champion Spain...

    By Paul Logothetis
    AP Sports Writer
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Spain’s players had different explanations for the team’s early World Cup exit.
    Captain Iker Casillas said there was lack of commitment, midfielder Xabi Alonso thought there wasn’t enough hunger. According to Fernando Torres, Spain was “just not good enough.”
    Chile’s 2-0 victory on Wednesday meant the 2010 World Cup champion is the first title holder to exit after just two games following the opening 5-1 loss to the Netherlands.

  • Go Fish - June 20

    Fishing report, June 9
    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 good with several limits caught by anglers using salmon peach Power Bait. No reports on perch..

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 20...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Royals, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 6:05 p.m., Des Moines, Iowa

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 12:05 p.m., Des Moines, Iowa

  • Spurs celebrate fifth NBA title

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan conducted his postgame interview flanked by his two children. Someday soon he may decide that they, and not Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, will be his full-time running mates.

    Duncan’s eventual retirement — whether it’s next week, next summer, or after the next championship — probably won’t end what’s been a 15-year run at or near the top for the San Antonio Spurs.

    San Antonio appears to be positioned to keep rolling along.

  • Crush on
  • Back in The Pit

    For Vera Jo Bustos, The Pit once represented the promised land.

    Now it’ll simply be her place of business.

    Bustos, a onetime West Las Vegas High School multi-sport athletic standout, has accepted a job as video coordinator for the University of New Mexico’s women’s basketball program, the school announced.

  • Late goal lifts U.S. in Cup debut

    By Jim Vertuno
    AP Sports Writer
    NATAL, Brazil — After Clint Dempsey’s historic early goal, the United States spent more than an hour struggling to hold off wave after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.
    Once again, the Black Stars — who had eliminated the Americans at the past two World Cups — were poised to ruin the tournament for the U.S.

  • Robbers, Triggers trade Pecos...

    Hunter Ridge led Las Vegas in going 3 for 5 at the plate, and Gary Owens and Kyal Williams both homered as the Train Robbers pulled out a 10-8 road win at Trinidad (Colo.) on Monday night.

    The home-and-away series shifted to the Meadow City for games on Tuesday and Wednesday at Rodriguez Park.

    At 12-18 as of Monday, Vegas is in third place in the Pecos Northern Division, sandwiched between Trinidad (15-14) and Raton (11-19). Santa Fe (20-12) and Alpine, Texas (25-11) lead their respective divisions with a little more than a month left in the season.

  • Isotopes win, pick up Federowicz...

    After spotting the visiting New Orleans Zephyrs a single run in their first at-bats Monday afternoon, the Albuquerque Isotopes retaliated with four scores in the bottom half of the frame.

    Then the Isotope defense clamped down, allowing no more scoring as the home club jetted to an 11-1 romp before an announced matinee-Monday crowd of 5,503 at The Lab.

    It was a pretty good day for the Topes, who also scored away from the field, adding catcher Tim Federowicz and pitcher Juan Abreu after assignment from the parent L.A. Dodgers.

  • Next stop: Notre Dame