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Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 21...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    Football
    • Scrimmage: West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, TBA

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 5:35 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Wayland Baptist, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    Monday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 21

    WLV hosting cheer camp
    The West Las Vegas High cheerleaders are inviting current and future cheerleaders in grades kindergarten through fifth to a cheer camp Aug. 25-26 at West Middle School. Campers will perform at a Dons home football game at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28.
    Participants will learn cheers, jumps and stunts from the state champion squad. They are asked to dress comfortably and bring water bottles.

  • Captain KIRK - Former Lobo big...

    Alex Kirk has thrown down monster dunks, grabbed rebounds and blocked shots, delighting thousands of roaring fans in the world-famous Pit as well as NBA arenas.

    His 7-foot frame has worn the hallowed cherry and silver of the University of New Mexico Lobos as well as the same uniform as the most talented basketball player on the planet.

  • Topes double up Memphis

    Angelys Nina’s line drive single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th delivered the winning run and one for good measure Monday night, lifting the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 4-2 triumph over the Memphis Redbirds.

    Albuquerque (54-69) gave up a 2-0 lead when Memphis tied it with a two-run seventh. Neither team could score again until the Isotopes broke the stalemate in the 11th inning.

    The decisive set of at-bats mirrored the momentum swings of the entire game.

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  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 19...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    Football
    • Scrimmage: Robertson vs. Tucumcari, 5 p.m., field TBA

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    Football
    • Scrimmage: West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, TBA

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • A Grizzly ending

    Fresno shut down the Albuquerque Isotopes offense for the final six innings this past Thursday night to win 10-4 and clinch a series victory at Isotopes Park.

    Fresno improved to 69-48 going into the weekend, while Albuquerque slipped to 51-67.

    The Isotopes tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the second courtesy of Jeremy Barfield’s three-run homer that scored Roger Bernadina and Tom Murphy.

  • Hard knocks - Highlands Cowboy...

    The dream of playing professional football at the highest level has come true — sort of — for Jordan Campbell.

    The former star linebacker for New Mexico Highlands University, who earned All-America honors in two seasons with the NCAA Division II school, highlights a list of former Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standouts now working to make an NFL roster as training camps continue across the league.

  • MWC football on rise

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Sports Writer

    FORT COLLINS, Colo.  — When Jim McElwain bolted for Florida, longtime Georgia assistant Mike Bobo knew Colorado State was the perfect place to try his hand as a head coach.

    The Rams are coming off their first 10-win season since 2002, feature a star-studded roster led by super receiver Rashard Higgins and will be moving into a new on-campus stadium in a couple of years.

    It’s the competition that really drew Bobo’s attention.

  • Training camp scuffles plentiful...

    By Steve Reed
    AP Sports Writer

    NFL training camps are in full swing.

    There’s never a shortage of desperation, heat or testosterone this time of year, and that leads to plenty of fisticuffs, on and off the field.

    Usually, high-profile players manage to stay above the fray.

    This summer, a few have made headlines, including Cam Newton, Dez Bryant and Geno Smith.