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Today's Sports

  • Bowls hit South Beach — and Boise

    The Associated Press
    Previews of upcoming college bowl games:

    MIAMI BEACH BOWL: Western Kentucky and South Florida are heading to the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday, Dec. 21.
    Western Kentucky (11-2) won the Conference USA title and features quarterback Brandon Doughty, who leads the nation with 45 touchdown passes this season.

    South Florida (8-4) finished on a four-game winning streak, and has a chance for its first nine-win season since 2007.

    SF has won the last four meetings between the schools, the last of those coming in 2010.

  • This week’s games-NFL Special...

    THURSDAY
    •Tampa Bay at St. Louis, late

    SATURDAY
    •N.Y. Jets at Dallas, late

    SUNDAY
    •Chicago at Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    •Atlanta at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
    •Houston at Indianapolis, 11 a.m.
    •Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 20...

    SUNDAY
    No local sports scheduled

    MONDAY
    Basketball
    •West Las Vegas freshman boys at Española tourney, TBA, Española
    •Valley Middle School girls at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco

    TUESDAY
    Basketball
    •Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    •West Las Vegas boys (A,B) vs. Lovington, 2 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    •Mora boys (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 2 p.m., Montoya Gym

  • NM Bowl kicks off holiday slate

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — When Bob Davie became the University of New Mexico’s head football coach in 2011, he bluntly said he’d make no promises. The Lobos had lost 35 of their past 38 games and the previous coach had been fired following a slew of embarrassing off-field problems.

    Davie only said he would seek to “stabilize this program.”

  • Osweiler still starting, but...

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning returned to practice for the first time in a month but not to his starting job. That still belongs to Brock Osweiler, for at least another weekend.

    Coach Gary Kubiak ruled out Manning for the Denver Broncos’ showdown at Pittsburgh. But he said Manning took a “step in the right direction” in his return from a torn plantar fascia in his left foot Wednesday.

  • Two Lady Dons all-state

    West Las Vegas’ run to the regular-season District 2-4A championship and the state quarterfinals in Class 4A volleyball was fueled by a deep, hard-hitting group of attackers.

    Two of them — junior Jenika Padilla and senior Jaylen Gutierrez — were honored this past week with selection to the All-State team for Class 4A. Both were second-team selections.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 18...

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    •NMHU women and men at Black Hills State, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    •Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., TBA
    •Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Portales, 4 p.m., Portales
    •Mora girls (A,B) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Montoya Gym
    •Mora boys, girls at Ben Lujan tournament, TBA, Jacona
    •Mora boys JV at Peñasco tournament, TBA, Peñasco

    SATURDAY
    Basketball

  • Six locals on North team

    Six high school football seniors from the Meadow City will play at least one more game on the gridiron.

    Robertson’s Francisco Arguello, J.R. Gonzalez, Estevan Varela and Amos Rivera will join West Las Vegas’ Jordan Martinez and Miguel Sena as teammates on the North All-Stars for Class 3A-4A football.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association announced the annual North-South selections this week. The honor is limited to members of each year’s graduating class.

  • Cardinals third at Prep...

    Winning two of three games over the weekend, the Robertson boys’ basketball team finished a solid third in the Sandia Prep Sundevil Invitational.

    It was the first tourney of the season for head coach Manuel Romero and the Cardinals (3-1).

    “We are getting into basketball mode with just three days of practice (prior to the tournament) for the boys that were in football,” Romero said.

    Robertson defeated Mesilla Valley 65-48 on Thursday.

  • Rose bid rejected

    CINCINNATI — Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be a risk to the sport’s integrity if allowed back in the game.

    Rose agreed to the ban in August 1989 after an investigation for Major League Baseball by lawyer John Dowd found Rose placed numerous bets on the Cincinnati Reds to win from 1985-87 while playing for and managing the team.