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Today's Sports

  • Beckham: MLS Cup match will be...

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — David Beckham will play his final game for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup next month.

    Beckham and the Galaxy announced the English midfielder’s decision Monday, a day after the defending MLS champions advanced to their second straight league final.

    Los Angeles faces Houston for the MLS title on Dec. 1.

    The 37-year-old Beckham isn’t retiring, but the superstar he gave no hint of his next move.

  • Snell, Williams deliver in clutch

    The Associated Press

    ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Tony Snell hit a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, giving New Mexico a 70-69, come-from-behind victory over George Mason in the Paradise Jam on Sunday.

    George Mason went ahead, 69-64, on a pair of free throws with 17.7 seconds left. But Kendall Williams hit a 3-pointer with 11.9 seconds remaining, and then stole the inbounds pass. The ball wound up in the hands of Snell, who made the game-winner from the left wing. It marked the Lobos’ only lead of the second half.

  • State football playoff...

    The Santa Rosa Lions begin their march to what they hope will be a repeat championship this weekend as the state football playoffs reach quarterfinals in Class 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A.

    Santa Rosa, the No. 1 seed in Class 2A, hosts No. 9 Lordsburg at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Lordsburg beat Laguna-Acoma 21-8 in the first round last week while the Lions had a bye. Saturday’s winner moves on to play the winner between No. 4 Hatch Valley and No. 5 Tucumcari.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 21...

    Wednesday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    Thursday
    No varsity sporting events scheduled in town

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Texas A&M-Kingsville, 11 a.m., Kingsville, Texas
    • Robertson boys at Bernalillo Invite, TBA, Bernalillo
    Football
    • Class 3A state quarterfinals: Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso (NOTE CHANGE)

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at Texas A&M-International, 11:30 a.m., Kingsville, Texas

  • NMHU’s Samano concludes career

    NMHU reports

    New Mexico Highlands University cross country standout Ismael Samano capped his collegiate career with a 172nd place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships held Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

    Samano entered the race with high hopes of an All-American (top 40) finish after qualifying from the tough Central Region two weeks ago.

    “There are eight regions, “ noted NMHU coach Bob DeVries, “but the Central took 11 of the top 25 and 15 of the All-American spots in the race.”

  • Cowboys drop Iowa hoopsters

    Shooting at a 58 percent clip in the second half, the New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball team pulled away from Iowa Wesleyan for a 100-78 win on Saturday in Alamosa, Colo.

    The Cowboys and head coach Joe Harge evened their season record at 1-1. They were to play Northern New Mexico on Sunday, also as part of the Alamosa Tourism & Bankers Classic hosted by Adams State University.

    Five Cowboys finished in double figures on Saturday, and all 12 who got playing time contributed to the victory.

  • State volleyball
  • Redbirds rally past Rams

    Overcoming a two-touchdown deficit in the state football playoffs is just part of the story for Robertson in its 40-26 triumph over visiting Portales on a cool Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Cardinals (7-4) also found a way to overcome its penchant for incurring expensive penalties on both sides of the ball. And they overcame less-than-optimal health across the roster, finding a way to win against an improved Rams outfit with its own injury issues.

  • Irish 11-0 first time since ‘89

    By Tom Coyne
    The Associated Press

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.  — Notre Dame got one first-place vote in the coaches’ poll last Sunday — head coach Brian Kelly’s.
    Against Wake Forest, the Fighting Irish reinforced his faith in his team.

    Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and Cierre Wood scored on a 68-yard run as No. 3 Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 38-0 Saturday to finish the season undefeated at home for the first time since 1998 and keep its national championship hopes alive.

  • Wolf Pack hold on, hand Lobos...

    By The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Nevada’s Cody Fajardo threw three touchdown passes and ran for a career-high 186 yards Saturday to help the Wolf Pack beat New Mexico 31-24 and end a three-game losing streak.

    Fajardo hit Brandon Wimberly from 2 yards out for what proved to be the winning score with 4 minutes left in the third quarter for Nevada (7-4, 4-3 Mountain West).