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Today's Sports

  • District 4 Tourneys
  • Fiesta run on tap for Fourth of...

    Hundreds of runners and walkers of all ages are expected to take part in this week’s annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, and you are invited to join them.

    Five individual events that are part of the Fiesta Run will all take place on Friday morning, the Fourth of July, in conjunction with the city’s annual fiestas.

    Late registration is available at race headquarters behind the Plaza Hotel until 15 minutes before each race begins.
    Information on each:

  • Howard’s brilliant day can’t...

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SALVADOR, Brazil  — They captured the hearts of America — from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
    Capturing the World Cup will have to wait.
    Just like four years ago, the United States is going home after the round of 16, beaten when Belgium scored twice in extra time Tuesday and then held on for a 2-1 win.
    “Thirty-one teams get their heart broken,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “It has to end sometime. It ended a little bit early for us.”

  • Undefeated
  • Big names out at Wimbledon

    The Associated Press
    LONDON  — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.
    Maria Sharapova, somehow, seemed on the verge of a turnaround despite a flurry of unforced errors, saving six match points before finally succumbing on the seventh with — what else? — a missed shot.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 4...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine Cowboys, 6 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    Running
    • Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run (includes 10K and 5K runs, 5K walk, children’s runs), starting lines and times vary

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s (DH), 12:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    Sunday

  • Go Fish - July 4

    Fishing report, July 1
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using salmon peach Power Bait and worms for trout.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 15 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using elk hair caddis, yellow sallies, brassies, worms, spinners and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Power Bait, spinners and elk hair caddis.

  • Local Little Leaguers reign

    At the halfway point of the 2014 District 4 Little League tournaments, three champions had been crowned.

    And all of them were from the Meadow City.

    La Plaza 10-11 softball
    La Plaza Little League’s 10-11 softball team became the first to capture a district title on Sunday morning after sweeping crosstown rival Las Vegas in a best-of-three series.

  • Topes rally in ninth

    Alex Liddi hit a crucial two-run home run Monday night to help muzzle the Chihuahuas.

    Albuquerque rallied with three runs in the top of the ninth  — including two on Liddi’s homer — to grab the lead, and closing pitcher only allowed one El Paso run in the bottom of the frame, preserving an 8-6 win for the Isotopes in the series opener.

    The Chihuahuas led 5-3 after a three-run sixth, but the visitors tied it going into the ninth.

  • Two African teams eliminated

    By John Leicester
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.
    Despite tenacious resistance, Africa’s last representatives were sent home on Monday by France and Germany.

    Those two former champions will next play each other on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. That quarterfinal means Europe is guaranteed at least one semifinalist in this World Cup that has smiled on the Americas, supplier of eight of the last 16 teams.