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Today's Sports

  • A new Rider
  • Storm ready for repeat bid

    By Tim Booth
    AP Sports Writer
    SEATTLE  — Along with now being a two-time WNBA champion and continued recognition as arguably the best women’s player in the world, something else changed for Lauren Jackson in the offseason.
    She grew one inch.
    Actually, Jackson’s always been 6-foot-6, or so she says. Now 30 years old, she finally feels comfortable admitting she’s really 6-6 and not 6-5 as was always listed — not that she needed the extra inch.

  • Struggles or not, Tiger still...

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer
     

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 13,...

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park

  • FYI - Sports

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League will hold its annual board meeting with elections for leaders at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the NMHU Student Center Senate Chambers.
     

  • One last hurdle
  • Graham, Sedillo: Scholar-Athletes

    Angella Graham and Cruz Sedillo, both New Mexico Highlands University senior athletes, are getting to close their undergraduate careers with a notable academic achievement.

    Graham and Sedillo are Highlands’ choices for Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete for 2010-11.

    The league office announced the full list of honorees this past Thursday.

  • Cubs vs. Red Sox
  • Driver returns to Joplin

    By Chris Jenkins
    AP Sports Writer

    NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray returned to his boyhood home — or at least to the spot where it used to stand. Like much of tornado-ravaged Joplin, it didn’t look anything like the place where he grew up.

    McMurray visited the devastated southwest Missouri town June 2, hoping to lift the spirits of residents trying to put their lives back together and raise awareness of ongoing needs in the area.

  • Lakers welcome new coach, era

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif.  — Phil Jackson is retired, the triangle offense is out, and Mike Brown is in. And the Los Angeles Lakers are still Kobe Bryant’s team.

    Brown made it clear May 31 during his introduction as Jackson’s successor that Bryant’s role won’t change under his regime. He said his first meeting with the superstar who owns five NBA championships “went very well.”