Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Golf: McKay ties for 34th at U.S...

    It was a golfing vacation of sorts for Mhairi McKay and her family.

    But, unlike most golfing vacations, McKay came home with some extra money in her pocket.

    McKay, a professional golfer living in Los Alamos, finished tied for 34th place at this weekend’s U.S. Women’s Open. McKay finished 14 shots over par at the U.S. Open, equaling the performance of four other golfers.

  • Update: Ortiz wins HR Derby with...

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Ortiz believes his power swing is all the way back. After a big finish in the Home Run Derby, Boston's beloved slugger has a trophy to prove it.

    Big Papi won his first derby title Monday night, hitting 11 homers in the final round to beat Florida's Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium.

  • Running: Clifford tops field at...

    Most predicted finish times were well off the mark Tuesday, but not James Clifford’s.

    Clifford was the winner at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race, which was held near Guaje Pines Cemetery. In all, 26 runners and walkers took part in Tuesday’s race.

    Clifford, who ran the 3-mile course, missed his predicted finish time by just 7 seconds.

    No one else on the long course was less than 71 seconds off. Tom Sandford missed by 71 seconds and Ted Williams was 76 seconds off.

  • Running: McNiff, Wood repeat as...

    While the final result sheet said that Peter McNiff ran away with the title at the 2010 Firecracker 5K, it was actually Ryan McNiff whos earned the title.

    McNiff inadvertently grabbed his dad’s bib number at the start of the race, jumbling up the final standings. Nevertheless, McNiff and Heather Wood both successfully defended their 2009 titles at this year’s run.

    The Firecracker 5K, which is sponsored by the Family YMCA of Los Alamos, was run on July 4. In all, 242 participants entered in this year’s race, a record turnout.

  • Thoughts on various subjects...

    One of my very favorite events to cover during the calendar year is the Atomic City Invitational.

    First of all, covering golf isn’t too stressful. As golfer Bruce Norman, who won the senior men’s competition this year, told me as he saw me buzzing along in my little golf cart in between holes, “must be tough, riding around and drinking sodas.”

  • Basketball: Hoopsters abuzz...

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is the talk of the town even in his absence.

    James was not at the King City Classic as part of his Nike-sponsored basketball camp on Thursday, hours before the free agent was set to announce which team he'll sign with.

    Some of college basketball's top coaches including Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina's Roy Williams, West Virginia's Bob Huggins and Syracuse's Jim Boeheim are at Cleveland State University watching high school stars and waiting to see if James will show up.

  • Baseball: White Rock, Los Alamos...

    SANTA FE — Both Los Alamos County Majors All-Star baseball teams will be fighting for their playoff lives tonight at Franklin Miles Park.

    Los Alamos and White Rock will face each other at 6 p.m. for the right to continue in the District 1 tournament. Los Alamos, which lost its opening round contest to Española Valley Monday, won by forfeit over the Santa Fe American All-Stars Tuesday night.

    Meanwhile, White Rock lost in Tuesday’s winner’s bracket game to that same Española Valley squad, 9-1.

  • Basketball: Stoudemire agrees to...

    NEW YORK (AP) — While the top free agents are pondering their futures, the New York Knicks gave them something to think about.

    If LeBron James or Dwyane Wade comes to New York now, a dominant big man will be there waiting.

    Amare Stoudemire agreed Monday to sign with the Knicks for nearly $100 million, vowing to lead a rebirth in New York that the team hopes won't have to be done alone.