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  • State runs come to end for...

    The state tournament treks for two Las Vegas youth baseball teams came to an end on Monday evening.

    In Albuquerque, La Plaza’s juniors lost 15-4 to Albuquerque Zia in an elimination game despite a home run by Jose Juan Montaño. The team opened with a 4-1 setback against a strong Paradise Hills club but stayed alive by nipping Gallup 10-8, aided by Salvador Lopez’s home run. La Plaza finished in the top six.

  • Young runners get a head start...

    Nearly 100 youngsters participated in the recent Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run’s events for children, and the turnout drew praise from run organizer Joe Whiteman.

    “I think it was a real successful event with lots of energy and enthusiasm, lots of families out in the morning sunshine, lots of fun,” Whiteman said. He estimated the 96 children’s run registrants to be an increase of about 20 from 2010.

    “A number of kids joined in the costume contest with very imaginative outfits,” Whiteman added.

  • State run begins for 2 local...

    Las Vegas Little League’s 9-10 baseball team fired an impressive first volley as it began its state tournament run on Friday evening in Roswell.

    The team spanked Albuquerque South Valley’s All-Stars 19-1 in a first-round game, advancing to a second-rounder scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, after this issue went to press. Las Vegas was to play the winner between the District 8 and District 6 champs, who met head to head on Saturday.

  • Three in five
  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 25,...

    • State Little League tournaments TBA
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Good Doodz vs. Louisville Chuggers, 6:30 p.m., Buzzards vs. Yo Momma, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bases Loaded vs. Alta Vista, 6 p.m., Lady Warriors vs. Vida Encantada, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    • State Little League tournaments TBA

  • FYI - Sports

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

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  • ‘Ragged’ preseason expected in...

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NEW YORK  — As lawyers for NFL players and owners spend the weekend trying to put the lockout to rest, many fans wonder when pro football will return. And when it does, just how ragged will the preseason look?

    So ragged that the league and its 32 teams are considering ways to placate fans once a labor agreement is completed.

  • Little Leaguers wrapping up

    Las Vegas Optic

    While several local La Plaza Little League teams have reached their season’s end, the junior baseball team plays on — with a trip to state this weekend.

    La Plaza’s juniors play their first game at 9 a.m. Saturday at Albuquerque Zia to open tournament play against other top 13-14 baseball all-stars from across New Mexico.

  • North-South
  • Close but no cigar on NFL deal

    By Barry Wilner and Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writers

    WASHINGTON — NFL players didn’t vote Wednesday on a full proposal to settle the league’s labor dispute, citing several outstanding issues, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.