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  • Work of Art - How do we define ‘excessive’?

    When does a celebration become “excessive”? All of us who watch football have seen a number of flags tossed to penalize players or teams whose jubilation becomes disruptive.

    Defining “excessive” becomes a problem. Many dislike the look-at-me attitude of some players who, while on their way to a touchdown, begin their strut, an in-your-face gesture that fans and — especially — opposing teams loathe.

  • Kazingo, Prince honored for work in classroom

    Exemplifying the term “student athletes,” Nicaise Kazingo and Scottie Prince not only excelled in their studies, they also made a huge impact in strong seasons by their respective teams.

    Kazingo and Prince are New Mexico Highlands University’s choices for Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award for 2011-2012. The RMAC released its annual list of honorees — one male and one female for each of the league’s participating schools — on Monday.

  • Kings secure crown

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Hooray for Hockeywood.

    The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year quest for an NHL title ended Monday night with an early flurry of power-play goals, followed by two periods of unbearable anticipation — right up to the moment when Dustin Brown snatched the Stanley Cup from Commissioner Gary Bettman.

  • Little League - June 13, 2012
  • Hot start for ‘Topes vs. Express

    Feasting on Round Rock pitching by cranking out extra base hits, the Albuquerque Isotopes took a 12-5 win over the visiting Express on Monday night to open a three-game series.

    While none of the ‘Topes homered in the game, they combined for 17 hits, including five doubles and a triple.

    Albuquerque (37-28 as of Monday night) got off to a quick start, scoring five in the bottom of the first against Round Rock starter Zach Jackson.

  • LeBron vs. KD matchup highlights Finals

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Basketball Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James is quickly racking up MVP awards while Kevin Durant is collecting scoring titles at the same pace.

    Either could make a case as the best player in the NBA.

    Neither is interested in anything beyond team accomplishments.

    One of them is about to get the only crown he craves, their head-to-head duel the leading story line of the NBA finals that were to begin Tuesday night when Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder host James and the Miami Heat.

  • Drought mars tourney bid

    A lack of grass at Rodriguez Park ball fields has cost the city of Las Vegas the opportunity to host the District 4 Little League tournament this year.

    Chalk it up to another victim of the drought that has the city prohibiting the use of potable water for outdoor watering.

    La Plaza Little League had been scheduled to host the tournament during the first week in July, but after a tour of the fields on Friday morning the district administrator — in consultation with Little League presidents in the district — made the call to move it to Raton instead.

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  • Local man facing 7th DUI charge

    A 48-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested and charged with his seventh drunk-driving charge on June 4 after crashing his vehicle on the old Las Vegas Highway.

    Joseph Sena, who lives on the 100 block of Union, was also charged with driving with a revoked license, careless driving and having an open container, all misdemeanors. The DUI charge is a third-degree felony.

    The probable cause statement filed in the case states that the officer was dispatched to the site of the accident at 2:11 p.m. on June 4.

  • Voter turnout at 25 percent in primary

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Voter turnout in New Mexico’s primary election was below average, with only one in four eligible Democratic and Republican voters casting ballots despite hotly contested races scattered across the state.

    About 234,000 registered voters participated in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial returns for the U.S. Senate races for both parties. About 25 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of Republicans cast ballots.