Today's Sports

  • Beasties camp coming Friday
  • U.S. men’s basketball team has...

    By W.G. Ramirez
    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the team opened camp at UNLV with just two players back from the 2012 national team that won the gold medal in London.

    Carmelo Anthony returns for his fourth run at the Olympics, after winning a bronze medal in 2004 and gold in 2008 and 2012, while Kevin Durant is looking for a second gold medal after playing on the championship team in 2012.

  • Heading to Nationals

    Zant Zamora, 17, hasn’t always had a rope in his hand. It just seems that way.

    Zamora is in Gillette, Wyo., this week competing in the National High School Finals Rodeo. The Robertson High School senior qualified in three events — team roping (with partner Corey Charley), light rifle, and trap shooting. If he can crack the top six, he’ll earn a coveted spot in the Junior National Finals Rodeo and compete in Las Vegas, Nev., this December.

    “It’d mean a lot,” he said. “It’d be a huge accomplishment.”

  • Offseason dues
  • Murphy’s Law wrecks Birds

    For the first time in nearly eight years, an Albuquerque Isotope has hit for the cycle.

    Catcher Tom Murphy hit a single, double, triple and home run Thursday night, going 4 for 5 with two RBI, as the Isotopes defeated Memphis 12-8.

    He became the first Isotope to hit for the cycle since Robert Andino did it on Aug. 21, 2008.

    And apparently Jordan Patterson’s participation in All-Star week didn’t take much of a toll on him.

  • Champs!
  • Stars take stand to end violence...

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Le-Bron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling.

    The show honoring the year’s best athletes and sports moments opened on a somber note, with James and fellow NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade standing four abreast on stage addressing the recent shootings of blacks by white police officers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 17...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •City league games TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •City league games TBA

  • All-state baseball: 3 locals star

    Three Las Vegas athletes are among those honored with selection to the all-state team in Class 4A baseball for this past school year.

    Brian Gonzales of West Las Vegas earned selection as both a second baseman (second team) and a pitcher (honorable mention).

    Brandon Lucero of Robertson was tabbed as an honorable mention as a pitcher.

    And Jeremy Fernandez of West Las Vegas was an honorable mention as an outfielder.

  • State or bust - Four local...

    More state tournament action is on tap this weekend featuring Little Leaguers from the Meadow City as they compete across New Mexico.

    In 9-10 baseball, La Plaza’s All-Stars will play the District 7 champs at 6 p.m. Friday at Enchantment Little League in Los Lunas. Their bracket also includes Diné Nation, Altamont and Belen. A top-two finish gives the team a chance to move on to the championship bracket July 22-24 at Petroglyph in Albuquerque.