Today's News

  • Underdog Americans arrive in Brazil

    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, 2014

    • 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
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games, TBA

    • 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

  • 3 facing DWI charges

    A 22-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested last week after he got behind the wheel while drunk, wrecked into the Las Vegas Police Department and then attempted to flee, according to a probable cause statement filed in San Miguel County Magistrate Court last Wednesday.

    It’s one of several DWI arrests made by authorities in recent weeks.

    Darius V. Sandoval, who resides on the 1000 block of Gallinas Street, was booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center on Wednesday and was being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

  • Reward offered in arson case

    Las Vegas Optic

    With no arrests made a month after someone set fire to the Rio Gallinas School at Socorro and Chavez Streets, the school’s governing council is putting up $1,000 toward a Crime Stoppers reward that leads to the arrest of the person or people responsible

    Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 425-8884.

    Jody Stege, the chair of the governing council, said the fire has been devastating for the school community.

  • Summer Swimming
  • Future of Mora law in question

    The Associated Press

    The driving force behind an ordinance that made a northern New Mexico county the first in the country to ban fracking lost his seat in this week’s primary, raising new questions about the future of the ordinance.

    John Olivas, an outfitter who also serves as northern director of the conservation group New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, lost his Mora County Commission seat to George Trujillo in a three-way Democratic primary Tuesday. There is no Republican on the ballot in November.

  • Accuracy of teacher evals uncertain

    The Associated Press

    Newly released state teacher evaluations that are based on erroneous data left New Mexico educators confused and frustrated, the Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday.

    Albuquerque school officials and the state Public Education Department say some evaluations were based on data that had factual errors.

    Some of the mistakes came from information submitted by districts, but officials are working to correct evaluations, said Matt Montaño, the department’s director of educator quality.