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  • U.S. drops bid for 2020 Games

    The Associated Press

    This time around, the United States is saying no to the Olympics.

    Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug Monday on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games before the International Olympic Committee could say no to the Americans, as it has the last two times. The two sides have been at odds over a revenue-sharing agreement for years.

    By not submitting a bid, the USOC assures at least a 20-year gap between Olympics on American soil for only the fourth time.

  • J-Rod: Preseason Player of Year

    After the history-making season she had in 2010, there’s little wonder why New Mexico Highlands University’s Julissa Rodriguez has been selected the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year in women’s soccer.

    Rodriguez’s honor was announced this past Wednesday as the RMAC released the preseason coaches’ poll in the sport. NMHU, which made its first-ever NCAA regional appearance in women’s soccer last season, is picked to finish fifth in the 11-team league.

  • NMHU 2011 women’s soccer schedule

    Saturday, Aug. 27: NMHU Alumni game, 5 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Saturday, Sept. 3: College of St. Rose, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Monday, Sept. 5: Sioux Falls, noon, Perkins Stadium
    Sunday, Sept. 11: West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Friday, Sept. 16: at Colorado Christian, 1 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    Sunday, Sept. 18: at Metro State, noon, Denver
    Wednesday, Sept. 21: Adams State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • Robertson High School 2011...

    Monday, Aug. 29: Robertson girls’ soccer at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Tuesday, Aug. 30: Robertson boys’ soccer at Roswell (A,B), 4 p.m., Roswell
    Thursday, Sept. 1: Robertson boys’ soccer vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., RHS field; Robertson girls’ soccer at Goddard (A,B), 3 p.m., Roswell
    Saturday, Sept. 3: Robertson girls’ soccer vs. Clovis (A,B), 3 p.m., RHS field

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 22...

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s game: Yo Momma vs. Vegas Boys, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 6 p.m., No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 1 seed vs. 4-5 winner, 6 p.m., 4-5 loser vs. 2-3 loser, 7 p.m., NMHU field

  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

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  • City league tourneys to begin on...

    Alta Vista stumbled but ultimately did not fall.

    The AVRH women’s softball team dropped two games in the final week of the regular season, allowing the Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl squad to close within a half game of the top spot in the Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s division.

    But that’s as close as the Bud crew got, and the Scrubs will go into this week’s postseason tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second straight season.

  • Oklahoma No. 1

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP College Football Writer

    NEW YORK — Being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different.

    The Sooners will start out top-ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the 10th time, more than any program in the country.

    The defending Big 12 champions received 36 of 60 first-place votes and 1,464 points in the Top 25 released Saturday.

    Auburn, last season’s national champion, will start the season No. 23, one spot behind where it began in 2010.

  • Sports commentary: Mess in Miami...

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Sports Columnist

    Strippers, prostitutes, decadent parties on the yacht. If all the allegations against the University of Miami turn out to be true, the NCAA may have to add another chapter to the rule book when it comes to defining what exactly constitutes extra benefits for college athletes.

    Not to worry, though. The organization is already on the case, and no doubt will be helped along by an extraordinarily detailed Yahoo Sports expose of a Miami athletic program where cash was king and the partying never seemed to stop.