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Today's Sports

  • Bustos gets a start in win

    Justin Bustos connected on two timely 3-point baskets in his first career start Saturday night, helping New Mexico Highlands outlast Regis 75-73 at the Wilson Complex.

    Bustos, who starred at Robertson High, is playing his first season with the Cowboys after redshirting in 2012-13. He’d scored in a couple of previous games for NMHU but made his first start Saturday and logged a season-high 24 minutes.

  • Cowgirls’ rally comes up just...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands fell behind as much as 18 in the contest before cutting the deficit to one in the second half, but Regis went 10 for 11 from the charity stripe over the final three minutes as the Cowgirls (5-6, 2-6 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) fell to the Rangers (6-5, 4-3) by an 80-73 count Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

  • Late touchdown lifts Seminoles...

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP College Football Writer

    PASADENA, Calif. — Jameis Winston and Florida State faced down adversity for the first time this season, and showed they could take a punch if that’s what it took to win a national championship.

    The Heisman Trophy winner threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the BCS championship game on Monday night.

    “There’s a lot of heart and guts down in Tallahassee, too,” coach Jimbo Fisher said.

  • Lawyers discuss division of NFL...

    By MaryClaire Dale
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA — Lawyers representing former NFL players in the proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion-related claims detailed Monday how the money would be divided.

    The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease; $4 million for a death involving brain trauma; and $3 million for dementia cases.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 8...

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Wrestling
    • NMHU vs. Embry Riddle, 7 p.m., Santa Fe

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Fort Lewis, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas boys at Portales Shootout, TBA, Portales

  • Cowgirls shoot past Metro

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball team (5-5, 2-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) built a 10-point lead in the second half and junior Jenny Johnson made a lay-up with six seconds remaining as the Cowgirls upended Metro State (3-7, 2-4 RMAC) 72-70 Friday at the Wilson Complex.

  • Cards hold on, drop Warriors

    Brandon Maes’ return to the lineup gave the Robertson boys’ basketball team a boost Saturday night, and it came in handy as the Cardinals carved out a 49-44 win over Socorro at Mike Marr Gym.

    Maes scored 13 points, including six in the second quarter, when the Cardinals wrested control from the Warriors.
    Socorro came out firing freely from the perimeter, and initially that approach worked well.

  • Toppers outmuscle West girls

    Reyna Trujillo scored 10 of her team-high 13 points in the first half but couldn’t get West Las Vegas past Class 4A Los Alamos on Friday evening.

    The visiting Hilltoppers (6-6) outgunned West 18-10 in the fourth quarter to win 55-39.

    Getting assists from Celeste Trujillo and Jaylen Gutierrez, Trujillo led the Lady Dons to leads of 4-1 and 6-3. But Los Alamos began to beat West to the rebound and closed the quarter on a 10-2 run.

  • Colts rally from 28 down vs....

    The Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts had all the Luck — at least once the second half started.

    Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes after halftime, including a 64-yarder to a wide-open T.Y. Hilton for the go-ahead score with 4:22 left, leading the Colts from a four-TD deficit to an improbable 45-44 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game Saturday.

  • Last BCS title game tonight

    The Associated Press

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.  — There will be a funeral amid the celebration after the BCS championship game on Monday night.

    No. 1 Florida State or No. 2 Auburn will be the last team to hoist the $30,000 Waterford crystal football that goes to college football’s champion and has become emblematic of the Bowl Championship Series. Then the BCS will be buried in the Rose Bowl after 16 years of revolutionizing the sport — and frustrating so many of its fans and participants.