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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Cubs manager Piniella...

    CHICAGO (AP) — After all those dirt-kicking, base-tossing tantrums, Lou Piniella is going out with more of a whimper.

    This isn't the way he envisioned his final days as the Chicago Cubs' manager.

    The team had bigger plans, too.

    Piniella announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of the season, completing a storied and often colorful career that included 18 years in the majors as a player and another 22 as a manager.

  • Golf: Northern NM senior men...

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments held at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo., and the two-day tournament at Rio Grande Club in South Fork, Colo.

    Cattails Golf Course

    July 13

    First flight

    First low gross

    Buzz Burke, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 78.

    Second low gross

    Jim Miner, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 80.

    First low net

    Jerry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 67.

    Second low net

    Terry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 69.

  • Softball: Silver City comes back...

    SANTA FE — After four innings, the White Rock All-Stars appeared to be poised for a big victory in its elimination game Sunday morning.

    After five innings, however, things were very much up in the air.

    White Rock opened up a commanding 10-run lead after 3-1/2 innings of play and held an 8-run edge going into the bottom of the fifth, but the hot bats of the Silver City All-Stars would wake up late in the state senior softball Little League tournament game at Franklin Miles Park.

  • Fitness: Local instructor...

    Staying in shape is a good thing. But eating ain’t bad, either.

    Local fitness instructor Laura Kelly is trying to incorporate both in her current personal fitness program.

    Wanting to do something different as she approaches her 50th birthday, Kelly decided the best way was to combine two of her favorite things: exercise and eating out.

    To that end, Kelly invented the Pork & Burn.

    “It’s almost like a yin-yang thing,” she said.

  • Softball: WR splits its...

    SANTA FE — The White Rock Senior Softball All-Stars finished on both ends of a pair of nail-biters Saturday, but remain alive in the state Little League championship tournament.

    White Rock split its two games at Franklin Miles Park Saturday, falling in the first contest to Silver City in the morning and defeating Isleta in an elimination game a few hours later.

  • Baseball: WR tops Metro in 9-10...

    The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars came back from a big late hole to top the Santa Fe Metro All-Stars for the District 1 title Friday.

    Metro led 7-3 heading into the final inning of the contest, but White Rock came up with five runs in its final at-bat to earn an 8-7 victory at Byers Field.

    Down to its final two outs, White Rock batters drew five straight walks, pushing in two runs before back-to-back base hits closed out the contest.

  • Donovan injury-time goal puts US...

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Over and over, everything seemed to go against them.

    A referee took away a win last week, and a linesman disallowed another goal Wednesday.

    Now there was just 3½ minutes left in their World Cup, just that much remaining until all the doubts about American soccer would rise again.

  • Running: Romero wins weekly pace...

    Ted Romero was the big winner at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    The Roadrunners’ annual Lollipop Race was held Tuesday in and around Rendija and Bayo Canyons.

    Romero, running on the 3-mile course, finished with a prediction error of just four seconds, just topping Michael Jablin’s prediction error of seven seconds. Rowen Castua was the top predictor on the 1-mile course, missing his finish time by 15 seconds.

  • Baseball: Braves acquire Alex...

    ATLANTA (AP) — The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, looking to bolster their lineup for the second half of the season, acquired Alex Gonzalez in a swap of shortstops that sent Yunel Escobar to Toronto on Wednesday.

    The Braves also traded left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes to the Blue Jays in the five-player deal while also adding left-handed minor league pitcher Tim Collins and minor league shortstop Tyler Pastornicky.

  • Baseball: Steinbrenner...

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Steinbrenner was suspended from baseball for trying to disgrace his high-paid outfielder, Dave Winfield.

    A low point for "The Boss," for sure. But rather than let the episode fade away, the Yankees owner reached out nearly a decade later to repair the rift.

    For those who knew Steinbrenner, behind a feisty facade was a fiercely loyal friend.