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  • Underdog Americans arrive in...

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    SAO PAULO — The 4,080-mile overnight flight to Sao Paulo was easy for the U.S. World Cup team.

    A 4-mile bus ride from its base hotel through the city’s perpetually congested streets to the Americans’ training camp was another matter.

    “We haven’t had any problem, other than the traffic. But other than that, not too bad,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said Monday after the Americans arrived in Brazil exactly one week before their World Cup opener against Ghana.

  • New technology to confirm goals

    By Stephen Wade
    AP Sports Writer

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — Was it a goal, or wasn’t it?

    The question shouldn’t need to be debated in the next five weeks in Brazil, where goal-line technology will be used for the first time in a World Cup.

  • Fans may vote for top players

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA will let fans decide the official Man of the Match for World Cup games via a vote on Twitter.

    Soccer’s governing body and official World Cup sponsor Budweiser are hoping that taking the vote to social media will increase the number of fans who vote during each game. In 2010, the vote was only accessible on the FIFA website.

  • Wade ticketed for Game 2 flop

    The Associated Press

    MIAMI  — The flop is having an impact on the playoffs, and it’s being caught much more than it was in the regular season.

    Miami guard Dwyane Wade became the latest recipient of a postseason flopping fine Monday when the NBA ordered him to give up $5,000 after a review showed he over-exaggerated a foul during Game 2 of the finals that was charged to San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 11...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games, TBA

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • North-South

    Joseph Armijo and James Gonzales (pictured) helped lead the Class 2A-3A North football team to a 26-3 victory Friday night in Albuquerque. The recent Robertson graduates were instrumental in the Cardinals’ 2013 state championship. After a tight 6-3 first quarter, the North put 20 unanswered points on the board at Community Stadium.

  • Kings lead series 2-0

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — If the Los Angeles Kings ever looked down from the tightrope they’re walking in the NHL playoffs, they would surely fall.

    Three straight games with multigoal deficits, including a 4-2 hole late in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. Three straight overtime contests, the result hanging on every shift.

    Willie Mitchell realizes the comeback Kings are on a perilous path, but they haven’t fallen off yet. He also knows they’re two wins away from raising the Cup again.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 9...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games, TBA

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Rainout in White Sands game

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers struck first Saturday night at Rodriguez Park.

    Then the White Sands Pupfish struck back.

    And then Mother Nature chased them both away, putting them both in a “timeout” like petulant children.

    A thunderstorm and downpour early in the third inning led to cancellation of the game — and the rest of the scheduled four-game series was in doubt as of press time.

    It’s the fourth time this season a Robbers game has been rained out, which is a league high.

  • Adult Softball - June 9

    Las Vegas Optic
    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Adult Softball League games.

    MEN’S DIVISION
    Monday, June 9: Balls Deep vs. Benavidez Construction Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. Tecolote, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Tuesday, June 10: Amber Care Blaze vs. Benavidez Construction Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Bulldogs vs. Warriors, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Thursday, June 12: Amber Care Blaze vs. Tecolote, 5:45 p.m.; Balls Deep vs. Yo Momma, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex