Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 13...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Isotopes split with 51s

    Albuquerque split the first two games of its road trip to Las Vegas, Nev., opening with a 6-2 win over the division-leading 51s on Thursday before falling 9-6 on Friday night at Cashman Field.

    Las Vegas (67-54 as of Saturday) leads the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division
    Albuquerque is 55-65.

    The series will conclude at 8:05 p.m. Monday. The Isotopes return to The Lab for an eight-game homestand beginning with a 6:35 start Tuesday night against Memphis.

  • Campbell: Fullback with Chiefs

    The dream continues for Jordan Campbell.

    The former New Mexico Highlands University football standout is pursuing a second chance of landing a spot in the National Football League this fall, even if it means switching positions.

    Campbell is getting repetitions as a fullback with the Kansas City Chiefs after signing a free agency deal with the organization in the offseason.

  • Tough to achieve dynasty in NFL

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer

    The NFL does what it can via the draft, salary cap, free agency and, coming soon, expanded playoffs to engineer a sense of parity, making each team and each fan base believe it has a chance to win on any given Sunday — and to reach any season’s Super Bowl.

    Those efforts might finally have brought about the death of dynasties: It’s been a decade since the New England Patriots won the 2003 and 2004 titles, the longest stretch without a repeat champion in nearly a half-century of Super Bowls.

  • Judge rules against NCAA in...

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Writer

    College football and basketball players could be in line for paydays worth thousands of dollars once they leave school after a landmark ruling Friday that may change the way the NCAA does business.

    A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can’t stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 11...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 11, 2014

    RHS, MMS cross country
    RHS and Memorial cross country practice will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
    High school practice will be at RHS track. Middle school practice will be at the middle school track. Students  grades 9-12 are encouraged to come to the high school, and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to come to the middle school to join the cross country teams. Physicals need to be done ASAP.

    Memorial football

  • RMAC poll: Cowboys seventh

    New Mexico Highlands University’s football team is predicted to finish seventh in the 10-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this coming fall.

    That’s according to a preseason coaches’ poll conducted in conjunction with the RMAC’s recent Media Day in Colorado Springs.

    The Cowboys, who finished 2-9 overall and 1-8 in the conference in 2013, garnered 29 points in the poll, which tied them with Western New Mexico for seventh place.

  • Football 2014 schedules

    NMHU Cowboys

    9/6 Eastern New Mexico 6 p.m.
    9/13 At Northern Arizona 5 p.m.
    9/20 Western New Mexico* 1 p.m.
    9/27 At Fort Lewis noon
    10/4 Colorado Mines 1 p.m.
    10/11 At Colorado Mesa 1 p.m.
    10/18 Western State 1 p.m.
    10/25 At Adams State noon
    11/1 Chadron State 1 p.m.
    11/8 At Black Hills State 1 p.m.
    11/15 At CSU-Pueblo 2 p.m.

  • LV’s Aragon wins crown at...

    Submitted to the Optic

    It’s been an unforgettable summer for Las Vegas resident Courtney Aragon.

    Aragon, a physique competitor, became 2014 Fitness New Mexico Champion at the Fitness New Mexico Championships on May 31 in Albuquerque.