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Today's Sports

  • Sports update 06-02-11

    Tour de Los Alamos returns June 19

    The Roadrunners Cycling Club will host the 39th annual Tour de Los Alamos June 19.
    The Tour de Los Alamos is a road cycling race for men, women and juniors. The race consists of several distance categories for cyclists of different abilities.
    Price for participation is $25 prior to the day of the race, $45 on race day. All cyclists must have a USA Cycling license and an approved helmet.
    For more information or to register, visit tourdelosalamos.org.

    PPWC hosting Butterfly Run

  • Multi-Sport: Sena, Sponagle win...

    Richard Sena and Elizabeth Sponagle held off two tough challengers to win the Fat Man event of the Atomic Man Duathlon.
    The Atomic Man, which was held last month, is a run-bike-run multi-sport event sponsored by the Los Alamos Triatomics. The Atomic Man features two race categories, the Little Boy and the Fat Man.
    The Fat Man featured a 10-kilimoter run, 40-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run. The Little Boy consisted of a 4K run, 15K bike and 4K run.
    In all, 105 participants finished the race, which starts in White Rock and winds along NM 4 through Bandelier National Monument and back again.

  • Basketball: James paces Heat as...

    MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade’s night began with a hug for his mom. It ended with an embrace from LeBron James.
    Nearby, Chris Bosh held up three fingers.
    No explanation necessary. The Miami Heat are three wins from the reason why the Big Three came together in the first place.
    James scored 24 points for his first win in five NBA finals games, Wade scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half and the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-84 in Game 1 of the title series on Tuesday night — holding the Western Conference champions to their lowest point total of the playoffs after a dominant defensive showing down the stretch.

  • Topes Notes 06-01-11

    Isotopes lose at Memphis Tuesday

    The Memphis Redbirds scored six times in their final three at-bats Tuesday to break open a tight ballgame against the Albuquerque Isotopes.
    Following an Albuquerque score in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 4-4, the Redbirds scored once in the bottom of the sixth, twice in the bottom of the seventh and three more in the bottom of the eight to win going away, 10-4.
    Albuquerque, which is in the middle of a 12-game road trip, its longest out-of-town venture of the season, has lost four of its last five on this road swing. Tuesday night’s game was the opener of a four-game set with Memphis.

  • Sports update 06-01-11

    Car wash Saturday will support local softball team

    The New Mexico Thunder softball team will hold a car wash Saturday at the Shell gas station on Trinity Drive.
    The New Mexico Thunder is made up of local players 16-and-under. Money earned from the car wash will help defray travel costs.
    Saturday’s car wash is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon at the station.

    Hoops camps set for next week

    The Jr. Topper basketball program will host a pair of camps next week for players in grades K-5.
    The fundamentals camps start Monday. Price for participation is $70 per player.

  • Track and field: Hawk teams had...

    The Los Alamos Middle School track and field teams ended their spring season  with a meet at West Las Vegas.
    All four Hawks teams placed in the top four of their divisions. The seventh grade girls won the team competition handily, scoring 146 points, the eighth grade boys also won with a team score of 107, the seventh grade boys finished in 4th place with  53.5 points, the eighth grade girls finished in second place with 107 points.
    The seventh grade girls team was dominant during the 2011 season. After placing third at the first meet in March, it went undefeated in the remaining four meets, scoring 100-150 points in each meet.
    Several school records were broken by the Hawks teams over the course of the season.

  • Running: Pace Race is tonight

    Members of the Atomic City Roadrunners head down the path at the Canyon Rim Trail during its initial Pace Race of the 2011 season. The Roadrunners will host their weekly race at 6 p.m. starting at the roundabout on Diamond Drive.

  • Tennis: Nadal is into quarters

    PARIS (AP) — Decoding Rafael Nadal’s self-evaluations can be a tricky proposition.
    Listen, for example, to the way the top-seeded Nadal spoke about his game and his mindset after handling 37th-ranked Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 Monday to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open, improve his record there to 42-1 and get closer to tying Bjorn Borg’s record of six championships in Paris.
    Nadal chastised himself for being “too anxious.” He said he needs to “hit the ball with a little bit more conviction.” Looking at the big picture, Nadal insisted: “The thing is, you have to be (a) realist, and today, I’m not playing well enough to win this tournament.”

  • Baseball: UNM, ASU face off in...

    The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team will meet its first playoff opponent, Arizona State University, Friday in Tempe.
    The Lobos, fresh off their stunning victory in the Mountain West Conference tournament, will take on the Sun Devils at 8 p.m. Mountain Time in the regional round of the NCAA tournament.
    UNM (20-39) is the No. 4 seed in the regional playoffs, which includes top-seeded ASU (39-16), second-seeded Arkansas (38-20) and third-seeded Charlotte (42-14).
    UNM made the playoff field by pulling off four consecutive upsets at the MWC tournament. Two of those wins came at the expense of the tournament’s top seed, TCU, including the tournament’s championship game.

  • Sports update: Sandoval-Donahue...

    Magdalena Sandoval-Donahue, formerly of Los Alamos, qualified for the United States Olympic Trials in the marathon.
    Sandoval-Donahue, a former elite runner for Los Alamos High School, finished second in the Eugene (Ore.) Marathon May 1 to earn a spot in the trials.
    At the Eugene Marathon, Sandoval-Donahue finished in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 41 seconds to earn the runner-up finish.
    The marathon was won by Katie Blackett of Colorado, who finished with a time of 2:44:14.
    To earn a spot at the Olympic trials, runners must achieve a marathon time of 2:46:00.
    Sandoval-Donahue, who won the 1998 individual state title in cross country, currently lives and trains in Albuquerque, where she attends graduate school.