Today's Sports

  • Hawks tie series 2-2

    The Associated Press

    Brandon Saad scored with 13:38 to play, and captain Jonathan Toews got his first goal of the series as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning and their rookie goalie 2-1 Wednesday night, knotting the Final at two games apiece.

    Game 5 is Saturday night in Tampa.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 12...

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 6:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.


  • FYI - Sports - June 12

    Fiesta Run coming July 5

  • Long ball lifts Robbers

    Kyal Williams was only aiming for a solid double when he connected on an early-count pitch from Santa Fe’s Ryan Harper in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score a 7-7 tie.

    But the ball kept soaring, eventually clearing the fence just left of the batter’s eye in center field at Henry Martinez Field.
    Home run, Las Vegas Train Robbers.

    Williams didn’t mind.

  • HU football camps begin

    Submitted to the Optic

    A series of summer camps being held by the New Mexico Highlands football team has gotten under way this week.

    The camps, conducted by NMHU first-year head coach Jeff Mills and his staff, will be all over the state of New Mexico. The camps will be in Las Cruces (June 9), Roswell and Ruidoso (June 10), Artesia and Hobbs (June 11), Clovis (June 12), Farmington (June 23) two camps in Albuquerque (June 24) and Santa Fe (June 25). Cost is $25.

  • Isotopes, Bees split twinbill

    Both of Albuquerque’s seventh-inning insurance runs proved significant Monday night as the Isotopes withstood a four-run rally in the bottom half of the frame for an 8-7 win at Salt Lake.

    The close-shave victory gave the Topes a split of a doubleheader with the host Bees. Salt Lake won the opener 10-7.

    Tim Wheeler was 3 for 4 as a leadoff batter for Albuquerque (25-34). Drew Stubbs, who hit a two-run homer in the third, was 1 for 1 with three walks.

    Jason Gurka (1-0) recorded the win and Justin Miller his third save.

  • Three locals all-state in...

    Three local athletes were among those honored with selection to the All-State team in Class 4A softball.

    The recognition was made official this week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Deanna Bustos, a West Las Vegas outfielder, earned first-team honors after helping lead the Lady Dons to a state playoff appearance.

    WLV teammate Sonia Lujan, a steady presence as a first baseman, was named to the second team.

  • LeBron has long-suffering...

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — High above downtown, there’s no visible evidence of a painful 51-year professional sports championship drought — the longest for any major U.S. city.

    Atop Terminal Tower, 42 stories over revitalized Cleveland, heartbreak and curses don’t exist. Just a spectacular view.

  • Tampa grabs 2-1 edge

    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Victor Hedman is throwing a party at the Stanley Cup Final, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a great time so far.

    Hedman had two assists while hounding Chicago’s elite group of forwards, and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

  • U.S. opens with win

    The Associated Press

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — For her second goal of the night against Australia, U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe channeled Lionel Messi.

    Rapinoe dribbled the ball before her long, low shot breezed past diving Matildas keeper Melissa Barbieri.

    “I was doing my best Messi impression,” Rapinoe laughed, before adding: “A much slower version.”