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  • Blame it on Rio

    By Stephen Wade
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO — With the Rio de Janeiro Olympics set to open, worried IOC members grilled top organizing officials about traffic jams, water pollution, security, and the absence of signage that gives the games its own distinct look.

    International Olympic President Thomas Bach also turned up the pressure Wednesday by talking straight to organizing committee president Carlos Nuzman and CEO Sidney Levy, who tried to soothe almost 100 IOC members.

  • FYI - Sports 8/5/2016
  • Topes work overtime for win

    Jordan Patterson smacked a two-RBI double — scoring Joey Wong and Rafael Ynoa — and Stephen Cardullo singled home Patterson for insurance, a 12th-inning flourish that lifted Albuquerque to a 4-2 triumph at Tacoma on Sunday night at Cheney Stadium.

    It was one of the most stirring rallies of the year for the visiting Isotopes and punctuated a strong July as the club tries to get back in the division chase.

  • Looking Ahead Sports - Aug. 3,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    n City league games TBA

  • Bolt confident as ever

    By Rob Harris
    The Associated Press

    LONDON — Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there’s one constant: Usain Bolt’s bravado and self-confidence.

    It’s what is expected from the world’s fastest man and greatest showman.

    “I know the sport needs me to win — and come out on top,” Bolt asserts, assessing the damage caused by the Russian doping scandal that has divided sports leaders.

  • Olympic organizers wary of...

    By Mauricio Savarese
    and Joshua Goodman
    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world’s media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it’s the Olympics.

  • Deadline nears
  • Rio games looming

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The head inspector for the IOC says she’s confident the trouble-plagued Rio de Janeiro Olympics are “ready to welcome the world.”

    The games begin on Friday, Aug. 5.

    “I cannot imagine more spectacular backdrops for the world’s top sportsmen and women to showcase their talents to a watching world,” Nawal El Moutawakel said in a statement from the International Olympic Committee.

  • Isotopes get 13 hits vs. Bees

    Tom Murphy and Jordan Patterson bookended Thursday night’s game with visiting Salt Lake by sending baseballs over the outfield fence at Isotopes Park.

    That production helped Albuquerque win 8-3 and earn a second victory in three tries against Salt Lake. It also got the Isotopes (45-59) within three games of the Bees for third place in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division with just over a month left in the season.

  • Dons open at midnight

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas football isn’t wasting a minute in getting its season started.

    The Dons and head coach Adrian Gonzales will hold their first official practice of the fall at 12:01 a.m. Monday — essentially midnight Sunday — which is the first moment they can do so, according to the New Mexico Activities Association.