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Today's Sports

  • Pinning predicament
  • Sighs of relief in NBA land

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI — Surprise, relief, joy and even some caution.

    Such was the reaction of many NBA players and fans Saturday, amid news that the labor dispute which led to the cancellation of hundreds of games and threatened the entire season was nearing an end.

    No schedules are out, the collective bargaining agreement has not been drafted and formal votes on the deal remain unscheduled. Still, for the first time in months, optimism seemed to take the lead over pessimism on the NBA’s emotional scoreboard.

  • Suh’s reputation under fire

    The Associated Press

    DETROIT — Mean Joe Greene knows what it’s like to be regarded as a nasty player in the NFL.

    The Hall of Famer hopes Ndamukong Suh’s name doesn’t get stuck in the mud for the rest of his career.

    Suh snapped on Thanksgiving Day and stomped on Green Bay’s Evan Dietrich-Smith, adding fuel to the discussion of where the Detroit Lions defensive tackle ranks among the league's dirtiest players.

    San Francisco 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin said Suh is at the top of the list.

  • Third accuser targets Fine

    The Associated Press

    SYRACUSE, N.Y.  — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim ran a closed practice Monday as sex abuse victims’ advocates questioned whether he should still coach following the firing of longtime assistant Bernie Fine, who has been accused of molestation by three men.

    As criticism swirled about Boeheim’s initial support of Fine and his verbal attacks on the accusers, the coach kept a low profile, seeking refuge in his office on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center.

  • Vegas woman places high in...

    Stephanie Trujillo-Gonzales of Las Vegas earned a top 10 finish in the Ms. Bikini America’s Classic division and a 14th place in the fitness championship category on Nov. 19 in the Fitness America bodybuilding competition held in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Trujillo-Gonzales, 38, is a full-time registered nurse at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, a wife and mother of two. She attended West Las Vegas High and Luna Community College (then LVTI) before earning her bachelor of science in nursing from UNM in 2009.

  • Looking Ahead - Nov. 30, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU women vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    Wrestling
    • West Las Vegas Middle School Jamboree, 3 p.m., WLV

    THURSDAY
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys at Taos Invitational, TBA, Taos
     

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 30, 2011

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.

  • A Christmas gift for NBA fans

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Basketball Writer

    NEW YORK  — With a Christmas Day tripleheader on everyone’s wish list and a tentative labor agreement in place, NBA owners and union officials went back to work Saturday, relaying details of the deal with hopes of cementing it quickly.

    After a 149-day lockout that ultimately will cost the league approximately a half-billion dollars in losses, a marathon bargaining session produced a handshake agreement earlier in the day — actually, just a few hours before daybreak.

  • Dons split first two games

    Taking down visiting Peñasco by six and then pushing Wingate in a five-point loss on the road, the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team has officially opened the Ernie Rodriguez Era with a promising start.

    The Dons’ debut under their new head coach came Wednesday evening as they beat Peñasco 64-58 at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Jordan Lopez led West with 21 points.

    Lopez’s steal and subsequent layup, followed by a defensive stop and a free throw by Benny Salinas capped a 7-0 start to the game for WLV.

  • Lady Sundevils romp

    Black Friday was followed by Red-and-Gold Saturday, and there were no good deals to be had for the West Las Vegas girls’ basketball team.

    Visiting Española Valley, a 64-28 winner, outworked the Lady Dons on rebounding and defense and had little trouble in an early-season blowout at Gillie Lopez Gym.