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  • Role modeling
  • Veterans in Dallas share one goal

    By Jaime Aron
    AP Sports Writer

    DALLAS  — Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd are at the point in their careers where the only thing they care about is winning a championship.

    Luckily for them, their teammates feel the same way.

  • Miami stars closer to dream

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — Only a year ago, everything in Dwyane Wade’s life was uncertain.

    Former business partners had brought a combination of civil lawsuits, seeking somewhere around $100 million in what they said was the earnings potential of some failed deals. His yearslong divorce battle was still unsettled. Another courtroom fight was looming for custody of his two sons. And the free-agent period was fast-approaching.

    “Very long year,” Wade said Saturday. “Very, very long year.”

  • Frankie-Johnny 3 cancelled

    The long-anticipated third and decisive boxing matchup between former world champion Johnny Tapia and Las Vegas native Frankie Archuleta has been shelved yet again. And this time, the prospects don’t look good for rescheduling.

    Archuleta reportedly failed a pre-fight physical just days before the scheduled bout, the headliner for a June 4 card at Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque.

    More alarming for fans of the Meadow City boxer is the suggestion that Archuleta (27-8-1) has seen his last in-ring action.

  • Lobos nab MWC crown

    Saddled with the No. 6 seed in the Mountain West Conference baseball tournament, the University of New Mexico did everything it had to do to overcome the odds.

    The Lobos staged four straight upsets — Brigham Young (5-4), Texas Christian (4-3), Utah (6-5) and

    TCU again in a 4-2 championship game victory Friday night in San Diego.

    UNM will learn its next opponent Monday morning as part of the NCAA Selection Show, to be televised on ESPN.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 30, 2011

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • FYI - Sports

    The Optic is looking to provide the most complete local sports coverage available. To submit scores, statistics or story ideas, e-mail: dkavanaugh@lasvegas optic.com.

  • Abuse suspected in boy’s injury

    Authorities suspect child abuse in the case of a 20-month-old boy who was airlifted to University of New Mexico Hospital last month with life-threatening head injuries, the Optic has learned.

    Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said this week that city police were requested at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital emergency room on April 25 in reference to an injured child.

  • Time to Celebrate
  • Las Vegas medical pot activist dies

    Robert Jones, the medical marijuana user whose battle with the San Miguel County housing authority garnered national attention last year, has died. He was 70.

    Jones was with caregiver John Emerick, and he was surrounded by other friends when he died at Alta Vista Regional Hospital on Wednesday morning.

    He had battled cancer, emphysema, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Emerick said Jones was in remission from his cancer. But chemotherapy damaged his lungs, causing his death, he said.