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Today's Sports

  • Road to Victory

    Alamogordo’s Marcel Berger celebrates as he crosses the finish line on the way to a win in the Licensed Men Category 4 race Sunday as part of the Tour de Los Alamos. Check Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for complete results.

  • Horses travel to London in style

    LONDON (AP) — They didn’t have to absolutely, positively get them there overnight, but when the U.S. Equestrian Federation sent some of its horses to London for the Olympics, it was a special delivery.
    The elite U.S. three-day eventing equine squad landed in London on Monday on a FedEx flight, having taken the red eye from Newark, N.J. They’re not the first competitors to arrive as the countdown to the games clicks to less than 40 days away, but they are among the most pampered.
    “They are all special,” said Tim Dutta, who owns the international horse transport company that organized the trip. “We are working on everybody’s dream.”

  • Clemens’ acquittal is latest...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Bonds. Guilty on a technicality. At least that’s how much of the public sees it. It’s all that came out of a seven-year investigation into baseball’s home run king.
    Lance Armstrong. Not even prosecuted. A two-year, multi-continent investigation brought to a close this year with no charges filed.
    Now Roger Clemens. Acquitted on all counts. A five-year investigation ended with the top pitcher of his generation celebrating with family hugs inside the courtroom.
    After three expensive failures, the government is done, it seems, with the business of pursuing high-profile cases of drugs-in-sports — with a track record not worth bragging about.

  • Topes Notes 06-19-12

    Isotopes are back for more in Albuquerque

    The Albuquerque Isotopes are back from their short road trip to face the New Orleans’ Zephyrs tonight.
    The Isotopes and Zephyrs meet at 7:05 p.m. It’s the opener of an eight-game home set for the Isotopes, who went 3-1 on a quick trip to Iowa over the weekend.
    Albuquerque (40-31) picked up some ground on division-leading Oklahoma City by taking three of four against Iowa and now trail by just 1-1/2 games in the division standings.
    Tonight, Fernando Nieve will take the mound for Albuquerque. Nieve, who is new to Albuquerque this year, has been shaky in 10 starts, going 3-4 and posting an ERA of 6.85.

  • Webb Simpson wins the U.S. Open

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Webb Simpson has won the U.S. Open for his first major title.

    Simpson saved par on the hilly 18th hole with a chip from the rough to about 4 feet, closing with a 2-under 68 to hold off Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson in a foggy final round at The Olympic Club on Sunday. Simpson finished at 1-over 281.

    Michael Thompson and Graeme McDowell were a shot back.

    McDowell missed a birdie putt from about 25 feet on the final hole that would have forced an 18-hole playoff Monday. The Northern Irishman won the title at Pebble Beach two years ago.

  • Sports Update 06-17-12

    Tour de LA is today

    The 40th annual Tour de Los Alamos is set for this morning.
    Registration for the Tour de Los Alamos, a cycling race which winds around Los Alamos County, is currently open online. men’s women’s junior’s and citizen’s race categories are offered. In-person registration is scheduled for Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank.
    In-person registration may be done at 6:30 a.m near Ruby K’s Racing starts at 8 a.m.
    For more information, visit tourdelosalamos.org.

    LAMS’ summer cross country practices starts

  • Club sale is today

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Association’s annual club sale is slated for today at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The club sale runs in conjunction with LAGC’s Father’s Day tournament. The sale will start at 8 a.m. and run through 4 p.m.
    Proceeds from the annual sale will go to support the Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams and county youth golfing programs.
    Full and partial sets will be available for purchase  at today’s sale.

  • The Way the Ball Bounces

    Youngsters take part in last week’s Jr. ’Toppers Fundamentals Camp at Griffith Gymnasium. 

  • Outdoor Notes 06-15-12

    Indictments handed down for illegal killing

    ALBUQUERQUE – A grand jury has indicted two men and a juvenile male from Rio Rancho on several counts in connection with the illegal killing of five pronghorn antelope Feb. 10 on the King Ranch near Zia Pueblo.
    Michael Yarbrough, 21, Travis Miller, 18, and a 17-year-old are accused of cutting a fence, illegally trespassing on the ranch and shooting two bucks and three doe antelope. The heads of the bucks were removed and all the carcasses were left in a pile to rot. There was no legal hunt occurring at the time.

  • Thompson has best prediction

    Richard Thompson III had the best prediction of the week at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race Tuesday night.
    Thompson, on the 1-mile course, finished the Pace Race with an adjusted error of 12 seconds, finishing three seconds ahead of John Rees, the best predictor on the 3-mile course.
    This week’s race was run on Powerline Road, just south of White Rock. In all, 34 participants took part.
    Except for Thompson, all the top predictions came from the long course runners. Isolina Viloria was off by 18 seconds and Alexander Romero was off by 19 seconds.
    Romero was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course with his time of 21 minutes, 33 seconds. Nikol Strother was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course (8:09).