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  • NFL concussion payout called ‘...

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer
    NEW YORK — The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide it among thousands.
    Which is why some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.
    The deal announced Thursday to settle 4,500 or so claims is awaiting approval by a federal judge in Philadelphia.

  • Manzanares era over at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands Athletic Director Ed Manzanares will be leaving the university Sept. 13 to become the assistant athletic director of major gifts at the University of New Mexico.

    Manzanares has been the Cowboys’ athletic director for the past six years.

    “I want to thank President James Fries, the Highlands University coaching staff, the city of Las Vegas, and the entire NMHU community for a wonderful six years as AD,” said Manzanares. “I’ll always hold this experience dear to my heart. I’ll always be a Cowboy. ”

  • ‘Missing link’ of shooting...

    Las Vegas’ Martin Suazo Sr. says he wants to take the basketball world by storm with a revolutionary type of shot.

    Moreover, he wants it to be known that the history-changer began right here in the Meadow City.

    Suazo is inviting area basketball players to a special afternoon camp from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. For a cost of $10, participants will learn the “offset” shot at the center of Suazo’s manuscript, “The Missing Link of the Sport of Basketball.”

  • Fall Sports Schedule 213

    Saturday, Aug. 24
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

    Monday, Aug. 26
    Football
    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday, Aug. 27
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari

    Thursday, Aug. 29
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    Friday, Aug. 30
    Football

  • Yara nets two in loss

    In terms of firepower on the field, Amber Yara had plenty to say Saturday for the Robertson girls’ soccer team.
    But the Belen Eagles had even more to scream about in reply.

    Belen, one of the better programs in Class 4A, doubled up the visiting Lady Cardinals by a 6-3 count to spoil Robertson’s season opener.

    Yara had a part in all three Robertson scores, putting two in the back of the net herself and assisting teammate Caitlin Diefendorf on another RHS goal.

  • Hackers, Tecolote meet tonight...

    It’s No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s championship tournament.

    The defending champion Hackers are scheduled to meet Tecolote at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night in the winner’s half of the bracket as the tourney plays out at the city softball complex off the west end of Grant Street.

    The winners move on to the men’s division championship at 7:15 Thursday evening. The losers can still make it back to the final, provided they beat whoever emerges from the playback bracket fray in games this week.

  • ‘Topes win

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes held on to defeat the Round Rock Express 6-5 Monday night at Isotopes Park in the final homestand of the regular season.

    Four Isotopes recorded a multi-hit game in the win. Elian Herrera was the only Albuquerque hitter with three base knocks, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored.

    Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless ninth earning his 11th save in 12 save opportunities. The righty allowed one hit and struck out a batter. He leads the team in saves.

  • Hard knocks
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 28...

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas city league championship tournament, men’s division semifinal, Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., city softball complex

    Thursday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas city league championship tournament, losers’ bracket final, 6 p.m.; men’s final, 7:15 p.m., (“if” game to follow); city softball complex
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m.,  Socorro

    Friday

  • McGrady calls it quits

    The Associated Press

    Those sleepy eyes always betrayed Tracy McGrady.

    Whether he was pouring in 13 points in 35 seconds for Houston in 2004 or sitting on the bench and watching the San Antonio Spurs win another playoff game in June without needing him, that cool expression rarely changed. It all looked almost too easy for McGrady, even if it rarely was.