Today's Sports

  • With Boston out, L.A. could...

    The Associated Press

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders on Tuesday to pick “the most appropriate city” as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games. Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to several IOC board members.

    The U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties with Boston on Monday, finally pulling the plug on a bid that had been hampered by dismal poll ratings, strong local opposition and months of political wrangling.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 29...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas adult league games: WOMEN, All-Star game, 6:30 p.m.; MEN, All-Star Game, 8 p.m.; city softball complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


  • Dancing on the big stage

    SANTA FE — Powerful pitching by West Texas’ Raigan Mock set the tone for a 6-3 verdict over Team New Mexico in Saturday’s Southwest Juniors Softball Regional at Bicentennial Park.

    New Mexico, a team from Las Vegas’ La Plaza Little League, rallied twice in the game but never could quite overtake the opponent, a team representing Robinson Little League in Waco, Texas.

  • Smalling, Nina blast Topes to win

    Tim Smalling hit a two-run bomb and Angelys Nina added a solo home run to highlight Albuquerque’s string of five straight runs in the third and fourth innings Saturday night, lifting the Isotopes past visiting Sacramento 9-6.

    A robust crowd of 12,856 was announced at Isotopes Park as the home side wore the throwback yellow and red uniforms of its previous incarnation, the Albuquerque Dukes, on Retro Night.

  • Robbers, Wind split Saturday

    Las Vegas withstood a six-run seventh-inning rally to hang on to a razor-thin 11-10 win Saturday night, salvaging a split with host Garden City (Kans.).

    The Train Robbers, who lost the opener 6-1, will wrap up their 2015 campaign Monday.

    Dylin Brooks, representing the tying run, was on second base when Edgard Muñoz ground out to second to end the ballgame.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 27...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Juniors Division Southwest Regional, games TBA, Bicentennial Park, Santa Fe
    • Las Vegas adult league games: MEN, Sons of Pitches vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 6 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Vegas Boys, 7:15 p.m.; Hackers vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.;  city softball complex


  • Play ball! La Plaza Juniors in...

    Marquisa Montoya’s hustle play — a slide into third base during a recent La Plaza Junior All-Stars practice — turned heroics into heartbreak.

    After getting helped off the field, she soon learned the bad news: two bones in her leg were broken.

    It was a tough break for the youngster and her team, to be sure, particularly with the District 4 tournament looming.

  • Late shift okay; Story goes deep

    Trevor Story smashed two two-run homers late Tuesday night to boost the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 9-4 win at Reno.
    Rain delayed first pitch nearly three hours, causing the game to spill into early Wednesday.

    Twice, Story (3 for 4, one walk, four RBI) gave his side the lead. The first came just seven pitches into the game. Later, after the Aces had surged ahead 4-3, Story’s two-run shot reclaimed control at 5-4 in the top of the fourth.

    Dustin Garneau and Roger Bernadina added solo home runs in the final frame.

  • Wind gets even with Robbers

    Kyal Williams sent his 12th home run of the summer into the night air in Garden City, Kans., but it wasn’t enough to stake the Las Vegas Train Robbers to a win Wednesday. The host Wind strung together eight runs in the three middle innings to take an 8-4 victory.

    Williams finished 2 of 3 with three RBI.

    The Train Robbers (22-35) had opened the season-ending series with a 5-4 win on Tuesday night, ending a season-long eight-game slide.

    Chris Anderson struck out seven and held the Wind to two runs over 7 2/3 innings.

  • Youth soccer making final push...

    Recent nationwide enthusiasm over the U.S. women’s national soccer team and its march to a World Cup trophy has officials with the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League hoping locals catch the fever and learn the benefits of their sport.

    Early registration for the league runs through next Friday, July 31. Cost is $60 for the school year, which includes fall and spring seasons, and covers uniform (except shinguards and cleats), insurance and associated costs like field maintenance and referees.