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Today's Sports

  • Fresno burns Isotopes

    Chris Nelson’s two-run homer broke the ice and gave visiting Albuquerque a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning Monday night.

    But it wasn’t enough to keep the Isotopes in front.

    The Fresno Grizzlies (54-46) surged ahead with a five-run sixth and went on to a 7-3 win in the finale of a four-game series at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif.

    Albuquerque (44-58) settled for one win in the four-game set, its last trip to California this summer.

  • Mora All-Stars
  • Jordan calls for unity

    The Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

    The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner announced he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country.

  • Highlands guard signs pro hoops...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Former New Mexico Highlands University basketball player Jonathon Mines has signed a contract to play professionally overseas.

    Mines has signed a one-year contract with KK Vrijednosnice Osijeka of the 1st division in Croatia.

    This past season Mines averaged 22.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 26 games while helping the Cowboys return to the RMAC Shootout for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 27...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

  • Dear Teacher - July 24, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

     Question: When I was younger, children were diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Now my grandson has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. What is the difference between ADD and ADHD? — Clarification Needed

  • Got a need for speed?

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University is inviting local athletes of various ages to its annual speed camp as well as a cross country camp, both to be held this coming week.

    The cross country camp for distance runners will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at Perkins Stadium.
    The speed camp, designed to help athletes in all sports improve their speed, will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, also at the Perk.

  • North-South returns

    It’s the midsummer classic, part two. And there’s ample reason for locals to take interest.

    On Monday, Robertson’s Hannah Lopez and Ashley Encinias are two of the athletes expected to represent Las Vegas and the North in the Class 3A-4A North-South volleyball match.

    The contest gets under way at 6:30 p.m. at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque and will be one of three all-star volleyball matches played that evening.

  • Charlotte out as All-Star host

    The Associated Press

    The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

    The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March, and its decision Thursday came less than a month after state legislators revisited the law and chose to leave it largely unchanged.

  • Sixth inning dooms Isotopes

    Take away just the sixth inning of Thursday’s Albuquerque-Nashville series finale, and the host Isotopes win a commanding 4-1.

    Ah, but that sixth inning was huge — a seven-run outburst for the Sounds that bought them enough breathing room for an 8-4 win at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque (43-55) held a 1-0 edge going into the fateful frame, with starting pitcher Eddie Butler (4-1) holding Nashville to one walk and no hits through the first five innings.