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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 6...

    Monday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora
    • Valley Middle School boys vs. Santo Domingo, 4 p.m., Valley gym

    Wednesday
    Basketball

  • Tourney had solid individual...

    Although this past week’s Stu Clark Tournament didn’t bring the team finishes they might have hoped for, the West Las Vegas Dons and Robertson Cardinals did take a couple of things away.

    One is the valuable experience gained from playing some quality opponents — particularly the finalists, champion Atrisco Heritage out of Albuquerque and runner-up Central from Arizona.

    The other is the knowledge that they had some good moments themselves.

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  • Black Monday: Ax falls on 5 NFL...

    The Associated Press

    It didn’t take long.

    Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed.

    Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano.

    The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Jan. 1...

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Northern Rio Grande Tournament (featuring Mora and Pecos boys and girls), TBA, Jacona
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Clayton tourney, TBA, Clayton
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men vs. Metro State, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Northern Rio Grande Tournament (featuring Mora and Pecos boys and girls), TBA, Jacona

  • Bombings raise Olympic concerns

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — IOC President Thomas Bach expressed full confidence Monday that Russian authorities will deliver a “safe and secure” Olympics in Sochi despite the two deadly suicide bombings in southern Russia that heightened concerns about the terrorist threat to the Winter Games.

    The International Olympic Committee said Bach wrote to Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer his condolences following the attacks on Sunday and Monday that killed more than 30 people in Volgograd.

  • Atrisco, Ortega win Stu

    One prodigal son prevailed against another in the 60th annual Stu Clark Tournament.

    Adrian Ortega, who grew up — and honed his basketball craft — in Las Vegas, guided his Atrisco Heritage Academy Jaguars to a stirring 61-54 win over Central High of Phoenix on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex. The Bobcats, a rare out-of-state team to play in the Stu, are coached by another Meadow City native, Darren Bustos.

  • 2013: Year in sports

    The Associated Press

    The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.

    On one hand, he’s the game’s best player.

    On the other, he’s rarely impressed with himself.

  • WLV, RHS girls win on road

    Highlights from weekend games involving area teams:

    • West Las Vegas’ girls’ basketball team handled Wingate 67-57 on the road Friday. Junior varsity and freshman teams also won for the Lady Dons.

    • Robertson’s girls made it to the consolation final of the Roswell holiday tournament. After losing by a deuce to Class 4A Goddard (57-55) on Thursday, the Lady Cardinals won 54-50 against Hatch Valley on Friday. Saturday’s score was unavailable.

  • Bridgewater, Louisville top...

    The Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla.  — Leading up to the Russell Athletic Bowl, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater batted back questions about whether the game would be his last in college.

    If it was, he left plenty for the Cardinals to remember.

    Bridgewater threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to help No. 18 Louisville rout Miami 36-9 on Saturday night.

    The Cardinals (12-1) spotted Miami (9-4) an early 2-0 lead, then dominated the rest of the way, racking up 554 total yards to the Hurricanes’ 174.

  • Stu Clark under way