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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • McNabb, others move on busy day...

    Donovan McNabb’s time in Washington is over after only a year.
    The Minnesota Vikings acquired the veteran quarterback from the Redskins on Wednesday night in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick.
    The deal gives the Vikings a six-time Pro Bowler who will play until first-round draft choice Christian Ponder is ready to take over. The deal also includes a conditional sixth-round pick in 2013.
    Ponder tweeted that he welcomes McNabb to the team and looks forward to learning from him. But he also says he still plans on fighting for the starting job in Week 1.
    McNabb will have to restructure the five-year, $78 million deal he signed with the Redskins because the Vikings don’t have enough room to fit him in their salary cap.

  • Sports Update 07-28-11

    Football workouts at LAHS start Monday

  • Sports Briefs 07-28-11

    Johnson, Mangs to play on state team

    Local baseball players Brian Johnson and Connor Mang, along with 16 other New Mexicans, have been selected to represent New Mexico in the National Team Identification Series for the 2012 USA 13-and-under baseball team.
    Another local player, Jared Mang, was selected to represent New Mexico in the 15-and-under division.
    All three players will be traveling to Utah in August to compete with other players from around the southwest. They will have to compete against approximately 180 other individuals from the southwest to have the honor of representing the region in the finals, which will be held in North Carolina.

    Ealey appears in Sports Illustrated

  • Bodybuilding competition returns...

    The 8th Annual Southern Rockies Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Competition is scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    The competition, which is hosted by Los Alamos Fitness Center, attracts competitors from New Mexico and around the country. The bodybuilding competition is expected to have entries in several different categories — men’s bodybuilding, women’s bodybuilding, women’s figure, female fitness model and, new this year, women’s bikini model.

  • Topes Notes 07-27-11

    Late HR lifts Albuquerque

    Russell Mitchell belted a two-run home run in the final at-bat for the Albuquerque Isotopes to lift them past Omaha’s Storm Chasers Tuesday.
    Mitchell’s homer off Everett Teaford gave the Isotopes a 6-4 win over the Storm Chasers in Omaha.
    Albuquerque, which was just coming off an up-and-down homestand and had lost two straight to New Orleans, opened its eight-game road trip with a badly-needed win.
    Albuquerque also chopped a game off division-leading Round Rock’s edge, although Round Rock still holds a five-game advantage.