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Today's Sports

  • Topes Notes 08-02-11

    Robinson dealt at trade deadline

  • Optimism fades in NBA lockout...

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said "nothing" gave him reason for encouragement.

    And for that, the NBA Commissioner pointed the blame in one place.

    "I don't feel optimistic about the players' willingness to engage in a serious way," Stern said.

    So the first meeting to include leadership from owners and players since the lockout began exactly a month ago produced nothing new — except blame.

  • Townsley tops Mitchell in LATC...

    Stephen Townsley earned the Los Alamos Tennis Club men’s singles championship Sunday.
    Townsley topped Kevin Mitchell in the men’s A finals Sunday at Urban Park, taking their contest in straight sets. Townsley prevailed 6-2, 7-6 in the championship match.
    In his three tournament matches, Townsley didn’t lose a single set.
    Also in Sunday’s final round of the LATC championship tournament, the men’s A doubles team of David Lee/Bob Tonelli picked up the club’s title with its win over Mike Fitzsimmons/Dan Kelly. The match was close, but Lee/Tonelli earned the straight-set victory, 7-6, 7-5.

  • Sports Update 07-31-11

    Boys soccer tryouts start Aug. 8

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School boys soccer program will be held Aug. 8-12.
    Tryouts for the 2011 season will start at 8 a.m. each day.
    All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate. Forms are available at the school’s athletics website, www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.
    Tryouts will run from 8-9:30 a.m. at North Mesa Field and 4-6:30 p.m. at Overlook Park. Participants will need running shoes, cleats, shin guards (afternoon session only) and water.

    Cross country meeting is Aug. 3

  • Football practice starting

    The beginning of August means the fall sports season is just around the corner. For the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, that means preseason is just hours away.
    Two-a-days for the Hilltoppers start Monday at LAHS’ practice field.
    Monday is the first official day of fall practice for football for teams around the state. All other fall sports get going Aug. 8.
    The 2011 season opener for the Hilltopper football team is Aug. 27 at Pojoaque, although the team will see its first live action a week earlier when it travels to Piedra Vista for a preseason scrimmage.

  • LATC’s men’s final scheduled for...

    A new Los Alamos Tennis Club women’s singles champion was crowned Saturday, while a new men’s singles champ will be determined this morning.
    The LATC’s annual tournament concludes today at Urban Park. Matches, including the men’s singles final, start at 8:30 a.m.
    Today’s men’s final will pit Stephen Townsley against Kevin Mitchell. Townsley and Mitchell both won their first two matches Saturday in straight sets to get to the final.
    About 30 players are taking part in this year’s tournament. LATC’s Bob Tonelli, who’s one of the tournament’s organizers, said several regular participants were out of town for this year’s event.

  • Eagles land biggest free agent...

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one big move after another over two wild days, the Philadelphia Eagles became strong favorites to reach the Super Bowl.

    Trading Kevin Kolb was expected. Signing Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin was no surprise. Even getting two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Vince Young to back up Michael Vick hardly turned heads.

    But the stunner came when the defending NFC East champions swooped in from nowhere and landed Nnamdi Asomugha, the biggest prize on the NFL's free-agent market.

    The two-time All-Pro cornerback was seemingly headed elsewhere — the New York Jets courted him aggressively — before the Eagles quietly moved in and signed him to a $60 million, five-year deal on Friday.

  • Topes Notes: 07-29-11

    Eveland blanks Omaha
    Albuquerque starting pitcher Dana Eveland threw a complete game shutout as the Isotopes blanked the Omaha Storm Chasers 2-0 Thursday.
    Eveland (11-5) gave up just three hits and struck out six in the contest while walking just one.
       He outpitched Omaha’s Luis Mendoza (7-4), who was nearly as effective, allowing just four hits and no earned runs through 6-1/3 innings.
    The only runs of the game came in the top of the fifth. The Isotopes put the first two men on base via a walk and an error. Later in the inning, after one run had scored, Ivan De Jesus doubled to left field to drive in AJ Ellis.
     

  • Jablin finishes as top predictor

    Michael Jablin was the closest predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    Jablin finished just four seconds off his predicted finish time Tuesday night. Tuesday’s Pace Race was held on Mesa Trail starting at East Park.
    Following Jablin, other top predictors included Nathan Romero, who was 14 seconds off and Eric Burnside, who was 43 seconds off.
    At Tuesday’s race, three of the four top finishers were 10 years old or younger.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Pagosa Springs, Colo. and Dalton Ranch, Colo.

    Pagosa Springs Golf Club
    Monday

    First flight

    First low gross
    Dean Boice, Alamosa, Colo., and Flo Gonzales, Terrero, Colo., 67.

    Second low gross
    Malcolm Rodger, Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Jerry McKee, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 69.

    First low net
    Ronne Mercer, Albuquerque, and Maurice Bonal, Santa Fe, 67.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Phil Allen, Gallup, and Ken Bailey, Pagosa Springs, 74.

    Second low gross