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Today's Sports

  • Player safety scrutinized

    By John Leicester
    The Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Felled by an opponent’s knee to the head as they both chased the ball, a player is seemingly out cold on a World Cup pitch. The clock is ticking. Millions are watching. National honor, careers and sponsorship dollars are at stake.

  • Go Fish - June 27

    Fishing report, June 17
    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: Trout fishing was good with several limits caught by anglers using salmon peach Power Bait. No reports on perch..

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 27...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces (DH), 5:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Robbers, Fish split last two

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers snapped a four-game slide by beating White Sands 8-5 late Saturday in Alamogordo.
    But the Pupfish punctuated a strong home series at The Aquarium with a 7-4 win in the series finale on Sunday.

  • U.S. team in the hunt

    By Ronald Blum
    The Associated Press

    MANAUS, Brazil — American players still were showering off the sweat from the steamy Amazon night when the first questions about a possible conspiracy were asked: Would the United States and Germany try to play to a tie Thursday that would guarantee World Cup advancement to both nations?

    Following Portugal’s 95th-minute goal in a 2-2 draw Sunday, the Americans and Germany both have four points.

    Portugal and Ghana have one apiece.

  • Little League in spotlight

    Finally, the District 4 Little League baseball and softball tournaments are back in the Meadow City.

    La Plaza Little League will serve as the host for the six-bracket event, which commences Saturday morning at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street. The tournaments run through Thursday, July 3, with winners advancing to state tourneys scattered around New Mexico.

    In both baseball and softball, three age divisions will be holding tournaments for District 4. They are 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12.

  • Isotopes’ Frias nets PCL honor

    By Lee VanHorn
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week laurels for the week of June 16-22.
    He is the first Albuquerque Isotopes pitcher to earn the honor since 2011.

  • U.S. vs. Portugal a ratings hit

    By David Bauder
    AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK — The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-viewed soccer match ever in the United States.
    The Nielsen company said Monday that the gripping game was seen by an average of 24.7 million viewers Sunday evening on ESPN and Univision. That matches it with the 24.7 million U.S. viewers who watched the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 25...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Lady Hackers vs. Hooters, 5:45 p.m.; Compounders vs. Bud, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • Train Robbers dip to fourth

    Dropping their second game in as many nights to begin a series at White Sands in Alamogordo, the Las Vegas Train Robbers sank to fourth place in the Pecos League Northern Division on Friday.

    It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Train Robbers and their sixth in seven games.

    Las Vegas is 12-22 under first-year manager D.J. Stinsman.

    White Sands is the last-place team in the Southern but actually owns a better record (15-21) than all but the top two clubs in the North (Santa Fe and Trinidad).