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Today's Sports

  • Cowboys: Nowhere else to go but...

    Nebraska-Kearney’s football team will take its final tour around the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall, and the consensus is that the Lopers’ ride will be a victory lap.

    UNK is the odds-on favorite to win the RMAC football championship this season. A preseason coaches’ poll released Monday noted that UNK received six of a possible 10 first-place votes and 13 points total, beating Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State-Pueblo, which garnered 22 points apiece.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 3...

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Balls Deep vs. Good Doodz, 6:30 p.m., Hackers vs. Dream Team, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY
    Softball

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Tecolote vs. Young Bucks, 6:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s game: Alta Vista vs. Lady Warriors, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • FYI - Sports

    New Mexico Highlands University golf pro Dan Houtchens will be conducting a junior golf camp with four classes in August. Classes will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2, 4, 9 and 11 at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Cost is $30 a person or two for $50. For more information, call Houtchens at 425-7711.

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    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

  • Stern gloomy about NBA talks

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK  — David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said “nothing” gave him reason for encouragement.
    And for that, the NBA Commissioner pointed the blame in one place.
    “I don’t feel optimistic about the players’ willingness to engage in a serious way,” Stern said.

    So the first meeting to include leadership from owners and players since the lockout began exactly a month ago produced nothing new — except blame.

  • Gifted, controversial Moss...

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Sports Writer

    MANKATO, Minn. — Randy Moss dominated when he wanted to dominate.

    He scored when he wanted to score, cooperated when he wanted to cooperate and acted out when he wanted to act out.

    Moss spent 13 seasons doing things on his own terms, which is why perhaps the loudest career the NFL has ever seen — both in terms of the roars he induced on the field and the aggravation he caused off it — ended so quietly on Monday.

  • Prep football opens practice

    Summer vacation is just about over for high school football players around New Mexico.

    The first official day of practice allowed by the New Mexico Activities Association for football is Monday, which means fields around the state will again be hubs of activity in the days ahead.

    Robertson will enter its second season under the direction of head coach Leroy Gonzalez and his staff, which includes veteran assistants like Adrian Gonzales and Chris Najar Jr.

  • The summer of Marco
  • Eagles land top free agent

    By Barry Wilner
    AP Pro Football Writer

    Nnamdi Asomugha had a tough choice: the New York Jets or the Dallas Cowboys?

    Then, the Philadelphia Eagles swooped in and snagged the biggest prize in this year’s free agent frenzy.

    The All-Pro cornerback signed a five-year contract Friday with the Eagles, who gave the former Oakland Raiders star a deal that would pay him $60 million over the life of it, with $25 million guaranteed.

  • New coach for U.S. men’s soccer

    The Associated Press

    Now that the U.S. Soccer federation’s perennial coach-in-waiting finally has the job, Juergen Klinsmann will be expected to kick-start a stagnant men’s national team.

    The USSF moved quickly Friday in hiring Klinsmann a day after the firing of Bob Bradley.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 1...

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Chuggers vs. Buzzards, 6:30 p.m., Vegas Boys vs. Blaze, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games: Bases Loaded vs. Lady Warriors, 6 p.m., Vida Encantada vs. Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Tecolote, 6:30 p.m., Hackers vs. Bucks, 7:30 p.m., city complex