Today's Sports

  • Concussion protocol gets revamp

    The Associated Ptess

    NEW YORK — The NFL and the players association have announced a new policy regarding game-day concussion protocol and discipline for clubs that violate the procedure.

    Under the new policy jointly announced, the NFL and NFLPA “will follow a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate discipline, including club fines and possible forfeiture of draft picks.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 29...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •City league games TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 12:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •City league games TBA


  • Major questions await Denver

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Por Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

    General manager John Elway declared the Denver Broncos’ quarterback competition wide open.

    Coach Gary Kubiak said he’ll split snaps between Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, beginning — but not set — in that order.

  • Bees get swatted

    Buzzworthy? For 363 days the Albuquerque Isotopes couldn’t find a way to get past the Salt Lake Bees.

    Then on Tuesday night Jeff Hoffman and the Topes took the sting out of that streak, doubling the Bees up 8-4 in front of 4,429 fans at Isotopes Park.

    Hoffman, the Albuquerque ace, threw the first five innings and limited the Bees to a single unearned run on three hits and no walks. Hoffman (5-8) struck out seven in the process.

  • Go Fish - July 29, 2016

    Editor’s note: 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.

    Catches of the Week
    Pecos River: Melissa Clayton of Santa Fe caught a 20-inch and a 17-inch rainbow trout July 21. She was fishing the river above the confluence of the Mora and using salmon eggs and worm. Robert Padilla, 63, of Albuquerque caught and released a 24-inch, 5-pound rainbow trout July 23. He was using a bead-head, hares ear nymph.

  • Zamora, Charley taste national...


    Las Vegas Optic

    Team roping tandem Zant Zamora and Corey Charley finished 79th in their last go-round of the National High School Finals Rodeo on Saturday in Gillette, Wyo.

    Zamora, 17, will be a senior this fall at Robertson High School. His partner Charley is a 14-year-old from Albuquerque.

    Hundreds of competitors from across the U.S. took part in the team-roping event as well as others in the weeklong national competition.

  • Luna holding 3-on-3 hoops Aug....

    Las Vegas Optic

    Luna Community College is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise funds for the LCC Foundation and scholarships.

    The event, titled “Nets for Knowledge,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20-21 at the old Safeway parking lot across from Charlie’s Bakery and Café and Dick’s on Douglas Avenue downtown.

    Deadline to register is Aug. 16. Registration is available at Charlie’s or online at www.netsforknowledge3v3.com.

  • 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.