Today's Sports

  • Seattle ace deals a perfect game

    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE  — His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates who ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez had finally done it.

    Ever since his major league debut as a baby-faced 19-year-old with wild curly hair and a hat that never sat straight, he had chased perfection.

    Now King Felix had his crowning achievement. No hits, no runs, nobody allowed on base.

  • Go Fish - August 17, 2012

    AUG. 14
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was fair to good using zebra midges, parachute adams, small woolly buggers, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 29 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs.

  • Isotopes trump Reno Aces

    All the runs Albuquerque needed for a big road win in Reno, Nev., on Monday night came in the top of the fifth inning.

    Tony Gwynn Jr., Osvaldo Martinez, Ivan De Jesus, Jerry Sands and Scott Van Slyke scored in that inning and the visiting Isotopes (71-52) sealed a 5-3 victory over the Aces (71-52).

  • The Preseason
  • Mares wins 2 brackets at...

    So what did you do for summer vacation?

    If Javier Mares gets called upon to answer this old back-to-school standby question when the fall semester begins at Paul D. Henry Elementary, he’ll have plenty to say.

    Mares, 11, reached the finals in three national wrestling tournaments, earning championships in two.

    Specifically, Mares earned gold medals with first-place finishes in the Greco Roman and Folkstyle divisions along with a silver in the Freestyle category during the AAU Junior Grand Nationals held in Santa Fe this past June.

  • Flag football youth league this...

    With the stated goal of helping to teach fundamentals and prevent injury, the Las Vegas Youth Flag Football League is launching this fall.

    The league will be open to boys and girls in two age divisions (5-6 and 7-8). Registration — which will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center — will run through Aug. 31.

  • Games drew 219 million TV viewers

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — NBCUniversal is calling the London Olympics "the most-watched television event in U.S. history."

    Citing Nielsen Co. ratings figures, the company said Monday that more than 219 million viewers watched the Summer Games on NBC and numerous sister networks. This figure surpasses the 215 million who watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    The company said NBC averaged a prime-time audience of 31 million, topping Summer Games viewerships in Beijing and in Athens in 2004.

  • U.S. celebrates Olympic dominance

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    LONDON  — Red, white and blue was everywhere in London.

    For the Americans — and for the British, too.

    The most medals, and the most gold medals. That’s what the U.S. Olympic Team wanted, and it’s what they delivered. As for the home team? Riding the wave of home-field advantage, the British put together their best Olympic showing in over a century.

    The competition is over. The U.S. was best, but the success stories from London truly spanned the globe.

  • Countdown to Rio 2016 begins

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    LONDON — IOC President Jacques Rogge still can’t figure out what to call Usain Bolt, so here’s hoping he gets another Olympics to sort it out. There’s just something about his latest effort —”active performance legend” — that doesn’t rise to a gold medal level.

    There’s a lot of things we can call the London Olympics, and still not run out of superlatives. The backdrops were gorgeous, the performances spectacular and the hometown fans like no others.

  • Bolt finishes 3 for 3 in gold...

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — This time, Usain Bolt ran hard right to the finish.

    Leaned at the line, even.

    Having built a big lead on the 4x100-meter relay anchor leg, Bolt knew he was about to earn his third gold medal in three events at the London Olympics.