Today's Sports

  • Dallas win mired in controversy

    By Noah Trister
    The Associated Press

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The disputed call in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s playoff loss at Dallas was not subject to a replay review.

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell wonders if it’s time to change that.

  • No easy shots
  • Romo looking to put playoff...

    By Schuyler Dixon
    The Associated Press

    IRVING, Texas — Tony Romo and Jason Witten have seen plenty of bad endings in Dallas.

    So it was quite a change when they combined for a critical fourth-down conversion after a surprising reversal from officials set up the decisive drive in a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit.

    The two-touchdown rally Sunday wasn’t new to this year’s Cowboys (13-4), but it was by far the most significant.

  • ESPN’s Stuart Scott dead at 49

    By Rick Freeman
    AP Sports Writer

    Stuart Scott was in his element, working a “Monday Night Football” game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

    Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery and Scott was diagnosed with cancer. But he made a point of continuing to live his life — at work and outside of it.

    “You beat cancer by how you live,” he would later say. “So live. Live. Fight like hell.”

  • Ex-Lobo Kirk dealt to Knicks;...

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers tried to make it work with Dion Waiters. They couldn’t wait any longer.

    Cleveland traded the shooting guard to Oklahoma City on Monday night and acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the New York Knicks in a three-team deal.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 7...

    No local varsity events scheduled

    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS

    • NMHU women and men at Fort Lewis, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • Robertson boys, girls, West Las Vegas boys at Portales Shootout, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Lovington, 5 p.m., Lovington

  • Panther power - Pecos teams both...

    As a new calendar year gets under way, things are looking up in Pecos after both high school basketball teams earned spots in the Northern Rio Grande Tournament finals, with the Lady Panthers winning their tournament and the Panthers coming in second.

    Ron Drake continues his all-time winningest (among New Mexico girls’ basketball mentors) coaching career, adding a coveted NRG trophy to his resumé.

    Pecos defeated McCurdy 48-31 in the girls’ bracket on Saturday at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona.

  • Suns shine
  • Lobos stun No. 24 Rams

    By Glen Rosales
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico coach Craig Neal wasn’t too surprised that freshman reserve guard Sam Logwood was able to turn in a big night against Colorado State on Saturday.

    Logwood scored 15 points on perfect shooting to help the Lobos hand the 24th-ranked Rams their first loss of the season, 66-53. Logwood was 5 for 5 from the field and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line.

  • Ravens defense says ‘nevermore’...

    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — Joe Flacco and the NFL’s playoff road warriors are heading to New England with their swagger — and their pass rush — fully intact.

    The rarely flustered Flacco tossed two second-half touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 on Saturday night in the AFC wild-card game.