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Today's Sports

  • NFL contest invites local kids...

    The popular NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition for youth is coming to Las Vegas.

    The NFL Punt Pass and Kick will be held at Cardinal Stadium at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. It’s a free event for boys and girls ages 6-15, said local organizer Carlos Perea.

    Winners qualify for regionals and a chance to perform in the event during a NFL game.

    Registration is available online at www.nflppk.com, Perea said.

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  • Youth cheer camp at West LV next...

    Local youngsters can get a chance to be guest cheerleaders at a Dons home football game by participating in a camp this coming week.

    The West Las Vegas Cheer Camp will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2-3, at Armijo Elementary School.

    Participants in elementary school (from kindergarten to fifth grade) are invited. Cost is $30 per child and includes a camp T-shirt as well as instruction in cheers, jumps and stunts.

    The West Las Vegas cheerleaders will help provide instruction to the youngsters.

  • Wagon Mound: Bean Day sporting

    Wagon Mound will be a regional sports hub this weekend, as it usually is every Labor Day weekend.

    A rodeo and softball tournament will grace the village over the weekend during its annual Bean Day celebration. Amateur horseshoe enthusiasts can get in on the action with a tournament on Sunday, which will also feature mud bog races.

    Log on to beanday100.com for details.
     

  • NFL critics: Crack down on...

    By Teresa M. Walker
    AP Pro Football Writer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season.

    Critics of the NFL’s arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it’s time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 29...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Clayton, 7 p.m., Clayton
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas at Belen tournament, Belen

  • Crespin fighting Saturday

    After a nearly eight-month layoff, Arturo Crespin is returning to the professional boxing ring this weekend.

    Crespin is set to fight Augustine Renteria in an eight-round middleweight contest that will serve as the co-main event Saturday night at the McKernan Event Center (933 Sunset Road) in Albuquerque.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., with first bout at 7.

  • Historic theft - Isotopes’...

    It only took a moment, but Albuquerque Isotope outfielder Joc Pederson didn’t let the opportunity get by.

    A narrow window of time and space opened, and he saw his chance as Colorado Springs pitcher Rafael Betancourt threw a pitch to Tim Federowicz. Then Pederson was off and running, stealing second base — and a piece of history along with it.

    Pederson on Saturday became the first Pacific Coast League baseball player in nearly a century to achieve 30-plus home runs and 30-plus stolen bases in the same season.

  • Lobo women’s soccer issues...

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE  — The University of New Mexico women’s soccer team has apologized for a hazing case that sent two players to the hospital for excessive alcohol intoxication.

    The team said Monday in a statement that players are sorry for disappointing the school and the city of Albuquerque, and will try to use the embarrassment as a learning opportunity.

  • Fantasy games drawing scrutiny

    The Associated Press

    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 27...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City RedHawks, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City, Okla.
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Clovis, 3 p.m., RHS field

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Portales, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium