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Today's Sports

  • Phelps bows out of 200 butterfly

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eight was enough for Michael Phelps in Beijing.
    The world’s greatest swimmer dropped one of his eight Olympic events on Monday, leaving him with seven at the London Games. That means the 14-time gold medalist won’t equal the record eight golds he won four years ago.
    And Phelps is just fine with that.
    “Four years ago, we were trying to literally do everything,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Monday. “That was what we wanted to do but at this point, it’s let’s go out, let’s have some fun, let’s relax a little bit.”
    Phelps’ coach, Bob Bowman, announced Monday on the final day of the U.S. trials that Phelps was scratching the 200-meter freestyle.

  • WR-LA All-Stars rally to top...

    SANTA FE — The White Rock-Los Alamos Little League All-Star junior softball team rallied from two runs down to force extra innings in the opener of its District 1 tournament Monday.
    Elizabeth Anaya’s two-out infield single drove in Megan Pimentel to tie the score in the bottom of the seventh and send the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth, WR-LA drew three walks off two Santa Fe Metro All-Star pitchers, including a bases loaded walk by Morgan Hohner to force home the winning run.

  • Sharapova bounced by Lisicki, 6-...

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — All at once, there was a frenzy of activity at a wet and windy All England Club early Monday afternoon.
    Top-seeded and 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, a big hitter in her own right, was overpowered in a 6-4, 6-3 loss to No. 15 Sabine Lisicki. Four-time title winner Serena Williams was locked in a three-set tussle against a wild-card entry from Kazakhstan who is ranked 65th but is responsible for the only perfect set in women’s professional tennis.
    Defending champion Petra Kvitova was trying to come back after dropping her opening set.

  • Topes Notes 07-03-12

    Isotopes struggling on road trip

    The Albuquerque Isotopes may be limping back for the holiday following what’s been a brutal road trip.
    The Isotopes (47-38) have gone just 1-5 on this seven-game swing, including losing three in a row to the Omaha Storm Chasers. With that series in Omaha wrapping up tonight, the Isotopes have fallen to the Storm Chasers by counts of 8-7 Saturday night, 6-0 Sunday and 5-2 in extra innings last night.
    Storm Chasers’ pinch hitter Max Ramirez belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 12th off Scott Rice to end the contest.

  • WR-LA Junior softball team plays...

    The White Rock-Los Alamos Little League All-Star team is scheduled to play tonight at 8 p.m.

    The Junior All-Star district tournament schedule has been altered again. Games will be played Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday morning, as well.

    Tonight, WR-LA will play at 8 p.m. against the winner of the Santa Fe-Espanola opening round game. The first game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    All games will be played at Alto Park in Santa Fe.

    The winner of the 8 p.m. game will play for the championship at 8 p.m. Tuesday against the winner of an elimination game between the two losing teams of the first two games at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Another game to determine the district champion is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, if necessary.

  • Tiger Woods squeaks out a win at...


    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Congressional reopened its gates Sunday to thousands of spectators who got what they expected in the AT&T National — another win by Tiger Woods.

    Only this win didn't follow a typical script.

    Caught in a tense duel with Bo Van Pelt on another sweltering day, it looked as though Woods blinked first until Van Pelt matched him with mistakes of his own. Woods closed with a 2-under 69 and won by two shots when Van Pelt finished with his third straight bogey and had to settle for a 71.

  • Long-running tourney gets nixed

     For the second straight year, what had been an annual Los Alamos golfing tradition is a no-go.

    The Atomic City Invitational match-play tournament, which is believed to be the longest continuously-run match-play tournament in the state, has been nixed for the upcoming week. It was scheduled to start Wednesday.

  • Firecracker 5K returns for the...

     The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will again host the Firecracker 5K road race for the Fourth of July.

    The race, which starts and ends at the YMCA building on 15th Street, is scheduled for an 8 a.m. start time Wednesday.

    The Firecracker 5K has grown in popularity in recent years, with a record 242 participants taking part in 2010.

    The race course will go from the YMCA to Canyon Road down to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and back. 

  • Sports Update 07-03-12

     Frito pie dinner is Friday

    A Frito pie dinner is scheduled for Friday at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

    The dinner will benefit two local national high school rodeo qualifiers, Jake Trujillo and Katelyn Littleton, who will compete at nationals later this month.

    The dinner will start at 6 p.m. Friday. At the dinner, a pair of horse saddles will be raffled off.

    Football camp starts Monday

  • Bolt upset by Blake in Jamaican...

      KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When the Olympics start, it will be Usain Bolt doing the chasing.

    The World's Fastest Man wasn't even the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night.

    Instead, that honor was snatched away by Yohan Blake, the man they call "The Beast," who blew away Bolt out of the starting blocks and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset the world-record holder by 0.11 seconds in the Jamaican Olympic trials.

    How big a shocker? Time will tell. One thing for sure, however, is that the math for the London Olympics has changed dramatically.