Today's Sports

  • Isotopes strand Memphis runners...

    By some measures, Isotopes pitcher Will Savage didn’t have a fantastic game Saturday.

    Savage allowed eight hits — one a home run — and gave up four walks, striking out just a couple Memphis batters.

    But that six-inning performance by Savage plus one inning apiece of shutout ball by relievers Derrick Loop, Scott Rice and Josh Wall was critical in Albuquerque’s 2-1 defense-heavy victory at Isotopes Park.

  • At last: Heat, James take Game 7

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — LeBron James finally got a Game 7 victory, on his third try.

    Next up, the NBA finals — and his third try at that elusive first championship. A year after watching someone else celebrate on their home floor, the Miami Heat were the ones dancing at midcourt.

  • Devils extend Stanley Cup finals...

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

    NEWARK, N.J. — Forget the Stanley Cup coronation for the Los Angeles Kings.

    The New Jersey Devils suddenly have made things a lot more uncertain.

    How uncertain?

    While the Kings are still a victory away from the first Cup in the club’s 45-year history, the Devils are only two wins short of pulling off a feat in the finals that no team has managed for 70 years, rebounding from an 0-3 deficit.

  • Luna admitted to league

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    After years of competing as an independent, both the Luna Community College baseball and softball teams are joining a conference.

    On Tuesday, Luna Community College Athletic Director Ron Gonzales received a call that Western Junior College Athletic Conference presidents and athletic directors had voted LCC as its newest member.

  • Summer kickoff
  • On to Finals for OKC

    The Associated Press

    OKLAHOMA CITY  — After years of nagging Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks not to take him out of games, Kevin Durant finally got his wish.

    And now, he’s one big step closer to making his basketball dreams come true.

    Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 8...

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park
    • Co-ed city league championship tournament, 5 p.m., Abe Montoya Recreation Center

  • Go Fish - June 8, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ.

    Chama River: June 2, Andrew Coyne of Littleton, Colo., caught a 21-inch brown trout. He was using a nightcrawler.
    Heron Lake: June 2, Micah Faharda, age 9, of Albuquerque caught a 30-inch, 8.5-pound lake trout. She was trolling a silver Panther Martin at 21 feet.

  • All-state lineups feature locals

    Between West Las Vegas and Robertson, the Meadow City had enough players selected to this year’s Class 3A All-State softball team to field a full squad.

    Nine locals — seven from West, two from RHS — earned all-state recognition from the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The lineups were announced this past week by the NMHSCA’s Albuquerque-based office.

    Lady Dons Marissa Cordova, Montanna Martinez, Larrissa Gallegos, Gabrielle Griego and Ellena Armijo were chosen for the first team.

  • Mushball benefit Saturday

    A benefit mushball tournament will provide fun for participants and help get a Las Vegas resident to the Omaha World Series.

    The tourney is a benefit for Nathan Archuleta of Robertson High, who will be playing for Team Under Armour in an exclusive baseball camp and training to be held later this month in Omaha, Neb.

    The tournament will be held this coming Saturday, time and location to be announced. It is open to teams of 10, five males and five females per team mandatory. The entry fee per team is $100.

    To register, call Aaron, 980-1353.