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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 12...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Football
    •Playoff: Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. ABQ Outlaws, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball

  • North-South fest begins

    All-star weekend is here — actually in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho — and a number of locals will be participating in at least one North-South competition.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association is staging most of the annual North-South games between Thursday and Saturday. According to the organization, some 349 all-star athletes — all selected from the just-graduated Class of ‘16 — will converge on the Albuquerque-Rio area. So will 20 head coaches, 50 assistants and 52 officials.

  • Cleveland looking to get even

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet.

    He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers.

    James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game 3 on Wednesday night to pull within 2-1 in the NBA Finals.

  • Miller nixes $114M deal

    The Associated Press

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Super Bowl MVP Von Miller’s camp has rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of negotiations, said Miller’s representatives rejected a six-year, $114.5 million offer that included $39.8 million in guarantees in the first two years.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 10...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Football

  • Repeat after me

    For the second year in a row, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos are national champion in “sevens” rugby.

    The Vatos completed a sweep of the National Small College Rugby Organization’s national sevens bracket on Sunday in Philadelphia.

    When the club won its first-ever national title in 2015, it took a furious rally and dramatic last-second try by KeVon Williams to secure a come-from-behind victory.

    No such dramatics were required this time.

  • Grizzlies clinch playoff spot

    Las Vegas Optic

    ominic Markham had his hands full playing quarterback for the Las Vegas Grizzlies on Sunday.

    But he made an even bigger impact on special teams, returning two punts for long touchdowns in Las Vegas’ 34-6 win over the visiting Albuquerque Yellow Jackets at the Herrera Complex.

    Albuquerque scored early on a pass play, but once the Grizzly defense shored up, the Jackets were limited on the offensive end. On successive punts, Markham slashed and dashed to long scores and staked Vegas to the lead.

  • Events to raise funds for Gouin

    Las Vegas Optic

    Thanks to some supportive locals, there will be multiple ways to help the family of Jeremiah Gouin.

    Gouin, a 17-year-old West Las Vegas student, sustained a traumatic injury while performing bullfighting duties over Memorial Day weekend and required emergency surgery.

    Gouin, who’d also attended and played basketball at Robertson before transferring to WLV last year, had been a part of the district champion Dons junior varsity this past winter. He’ll be a senior this year.

  • Penguins a win away

    The Associated Press

    SAN JOSE, Calif.  — The Pittsburgh Penguins were confident that three straight games without a point for Evgeni Malkin and a rare off night by Matt Murray were an aberration more than a concern.

    Bounce-back performances from those two key players moved the Penguins to the brink of winning the Stanley Cup.

    Malkin scored one goal and assisted on another, Murray made 23 saves and the Penguins took a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Monday.

  • River Cats, Isotopes trade wins

    Las Vegas Optic

    he Albuquerque Isotopes connected for two home runs Monday night at Sacramento.

    But those were solo homers, and the team produced just six total hits in a 5-3 defeat to the River Cats.

    The Isotopes led 2-0 after scoring once in each of the first two frames, including a solo bomb by Rafael Ynoa.

    The Cats (24-35) tied it with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

    Albuquerque (25-33) regained the lead at 3-2 when Tom Murphy hit a solo shot in the top of the seventh.