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Sports Speak Up!

By ABQnews Staff

CHEERS TO THE LOBO baseball fan – a complete stranger – who covered me for ticket fare at Saturday’s game…. more »

NM Games taking hoops registrations

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

Early-bird signup is over for the New Mexico Games basketball competition. Register at newmexicogames.org. For more information, call 505-224-6682 during… more »

History at Tour of Gila

By Journal Reports

SILVER CITY — Mara Abbott of Boulder, Colo., made history with her record fifth Tour of the Gila women’s race… more »

Kentucky Derby entrant Materiality, ridden by exercise rider Carlos Cano, gallops at Churchill Downs on Thursday. (Garry Jones/The Associated Press)

Alto Racing chief dreams of Derby win

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

For days now, Eddie Harrell’s night ritual has been the same.

Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich, right, signs  autographs after she was honored with a parade into the Plaza in Santa Fe.
Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal

Santa Fe honors Boston Marathon winner

By Glen Rosales / Journal Staff Writer

SANTA FE – Sitting atop a restored 1937 American LaFrance Fire Engine, 2015 Boston Marathon …

Materiality, right, heads to victory in the Florida Derby with jockey John Velazquez last month. The colt is owned by Alto Racing, a group of New Mexicans, including former New Mexico Racing Commission chairman Gil Moutray and his neighbor Eddie Harrell. (Courtesy of Brian Caputo)

New Mexico horse owners have a date in Churchill Downs

By Ed Johnson /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

About six years ago, in a home in the Lincoln National Forest, surrounded by bears and elk, in country that was once the haunting ground of outlaws, two men talked horses.

Boxer Alan Sanchez dies

By Rick Wright / Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque boxer Alan Sanchez was killed early Thursday in a car crash in the North Valley. Sanchez was 25. His… more »

Jacque Galloway  watches her ball from the 10th tee box at Desert Greens Golf Course during the APS Metro Golf Championships on Monday.
Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal

Younger Galloway captures Metro title

By Mark Smith /Journal Assistant Sports Editor

Everyone in local golf circles knew it was going to happen sooner of later.But this so …