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Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 2...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • 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
    Softball
    • 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
    Thursday
    Baseball

  • District 4 Tourneys

    Opening day of the 2014 District 4 Little League tournaments was good for the hometown favorites.

    Steven Encinias’ solo home run and a seven-strikeout start by Antonio Padilla boosted Las Vegas 11-12 baseball against Taos in a 22-0 romp, capping a big Saturday for local sluggers and their hundreds of fans at Rodriguez Park.

    In the only all-Meadow City meeting of day one, host La Plaza 10-11 won a back-and-forth battle with Las Vegas 11-9.
    LVLL 11-12 softball blanked Taos 20-0 and advances to play the Raton-Santa Rosa winner.

  • Robbers: 4 all-stars

    Shane Casey, Clint Manzo, Gary Owens and Josh Tols of the Las Vegas Train Robbers have been honored with selection to the Northern Division All-Star team in the Pecos League’s annual midsummer classic.

  • NM native hits walk-off winning...

    With the game on the line Friday, Brian Cavazos-Galvez swung at the first pitch he saw from Reno’s Joe Peterson.

    It was the right move.

    The ball sailed over the left-field wall at Isotopes Park, and a 2-2 stalemate in the bottom of the seventh instantly turned into a 3-2 Albuquerque victory in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader with the Aces. (Albuquerque also went on to win the nightcap 3-2.)

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 30...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League All-Star Game, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Tecolote vs. Vegas Boyz, 5;45 p.m.; Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex

  • U. S. advancing to second round

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    RECIFE, Brazil — The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.
    Germany beat the U.S. 1-0 Thursday in soggy Recife on Thomas Mueller’s 55th-minute goal to win Group G, but the Americans held onto second place when Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in a game played simultaneously in Brasilia.

  • All-Stars take field

    Starting Saturday morning and continuing through Thursday, July 3, Las Vegas will be overrun with Little Leaguers and their supporters.

    La Plaza is hosting the annual District 4 tournaments in baseball and softball 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 divisions.

    Additionally, a two-team juniors softball playoff will be held.

    Action will take place at the Rodriguez Park complex located on the western reaches of Grant Street; admission is free, and concessions will be available.

    Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the complex.

  • Faithful
  • Tennis camp begins Monday

    Robertson High School Athletics Director Juan Carlos Fulgenzi will be hosting Tennis Camp of Champs June 30-July 3, 9 a.m. to  noon at RHS tennis courts on Fifth Street.

    Cost of the camp is $45. Ages 6 and up and all skill levels are welcome to attend.

    To register, or for more details, contact coach Fulgenzi at 429-7235.

  • Player safety scrutinized

    By John Leicester
    The Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Felled by an opponent’s knee to the head as they both chased the ball, a player is seemingly out cold on a World Cup pitch. The clock is ticking. Millions are watching. National honor, careers and sponsorship dollars are at stake.