Today's Sports

  • Kings crowned second time in...

    By Larry Lage
    AP Sports Writer
    The West is best in the NHL — again.
    The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime Friday night in Game 5, giving the Western Conference a third straight NHL champion, fourth in five years and sixth in nine years.
    In the regular season, the Eastern Conference has also been consistently overmatched.

  • U.S. soccer roster has plenty of...

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer
    SAO PAULO  — Timmy Chandler says the melting pot of the U.S. soccer team speaks the same language.
    “We understand everything good: English, German, Mexican, Chinese,” the defender explained.
    But, ja, German is a plus on this year’s American World Cup team.

  • Fans’ allegiance on their sleeves

    The Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO  — OK, so we all know yellow and green is good at the World Cup in Brazil. Blue and white stripes? Whoa. Not so much.
    One brave cab driver was proudly sporting Argentina’s team shirt as he whizzed through the Saturday morning traffic in downtown Rio de Janeiro. On every side of him there were quizzical looks, normally followed by a hoot or a stern shout in response to the colors of Brazil’s fierce South American rival. Sometimes a wave of a hand. No, no, no!

  • Official not popular with...

    SALVADOR, Brazil — Croatian players just won’t forgive Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura, who awarded Brazil a controversial penalty in the World Cup opener with the score 1-1.
    Now, they are taking a gibe at his English. Or rather, his alleged lack of knowledge of the language.
    “During the match I asked him something in English, he replied in Japanese,” Croatia defender Vedran Corluka said.

  • Isotopes’ luck fine on Friday...

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Friday the 13th could only be unlucky for one team at Isotopes Park, and fortunately for the Albuquerque Isotopes (31-37), they were the lucky ones, handing New Orleans (36-32) a 5-4 defeat.

  • Adult Softball - June 16

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

    Monday, June 16: Warriors vs. Balls Deep, 5:45 p.m.; Hackers vs. Bulldogs, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Tuesday, June 17: Tecolote vs. Yo Momma, 5:45 p.m.; Blaze vs. Vegas Boyz, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Complex

    Monday, June 16: Bud vs. Lady Jags, 5:45 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Compounders, 7 p.m., NMHU Cowgirl Field

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 16...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games, TBA (see schedule above)

  • Vegas cools Fuego 4-3

    For just the second time this season, a Las Vegas Train Robbers home crowd approached three digits.

    And those home fans were in for a treat — a stirring 4-3 comeback for the Train Robbers against the Pecos League Northern Division-leading Santa Fe Fuego on Wednesday.

    Santa Fe took the first lead of the evening on David Brandt’s RBI single in the top of the second and made it 2-0 when Nick Billinger singled to score Brandt in the fifth.

    The Fuego’s pitching held the Robbers to two hits and a walk through the first six innings.

  • World Cup under way in Brazil

    What has been called one of the deepest and most talented fields in history is in Brazil for the 2014 men’s World Cup.

    The host team kicked off the monthlong tournament on Thursday against Croatia; that was the lone match of opening day.

    But as pool play continues, the spotlight will be shared. In arguably the marquee matchup of the pool play round, 2010 champion Spain will take on that year’s runner-up, the Netherlands, at 1 p.m. Mountain time Friday.

  • Playoff time