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Today's Sports

  • NFL teams make cuts as opener...

    The Associated Press

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Brandon Meriweather, Tommie Harris and Larry Johnson are former Pro Bowl players now looking for jobs.

    The three were among hundreds of players cut Saturday as NFL teams got down to the mandatory 53-man roster maximum just five days before New Orleans and Green Bay kick off the regular season.

  • Starting with a ‘W’
  • Looking Ahead - Sports Sept. 7,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Cross country
    • Pecos middle school invitational, 4 p.m., Pecos

    THURSDAY
    Football
    • Mora vs. Magdalena, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    FRIDAY
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Tucumcari, 7 p.m., Tucumcari

  • Payton gets new contract

    METAIRIE, La. — Sean Payton has a new contract that gives him a chance to make his first NFL head coaching job a decade-long gig.

    The Saints announced that Payton, who coached New Orleans to its first Super Bowl championship two seasons ago, has agreed to an extension through 2015.

  • Epic comeback for Cowboys

    Highlands football fans have grown accustomed to four-touchdown deficits.

    Seeing their Cowboys climb all the way out of those kinds of holes is a novelty.

    NMHU trailed Eastern New Mexico 28-0 at halftime Saturday but outscored the Greyhounds 43-8 after that to pull out a dramatic overtime victory.

    It was the NMHU head coaching debut for Eric Young and marked the first time in 11 years that the Cowboys have beaten their intrastate rivals on the gridiron.

  • Dons pick up first win, rout...

    Offense, defense and special teams all looked healthy for West Las Vegas in Friday night’s 40-14 romp against shorthanded Española Valley out of Class 4A.

    Nicholas Maestas and Julian Martinez were among the Dons who shined on defense, holding the Sundevils scoreless until early in the fourth quarter.

    George Martinez and Jordan Lopez, who hooked up for West’s only score in week one vs. Socorro, opened the evening with a 37-yard touchdown strike.

  • Cat scratch fever

    Robertson boys’ basketball coach David Bustos could only watch from the sidelines and pray for the best as his son (and Cardinal hoops standout)

    Justin picked up a botched snap and ran with the football on Friday night.

    Justin, the team’s new punter, glided like a gazelle amid a group of hungry predators and picked up a first down for the Cardinals with a 15-yard gain. The Cardinal Stadium crowd cheered its approval.

    More importantly, as far as his dad was concerned, Justin didn’t get mauled by Lovington’s hulking defense.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports Sept. 5,...

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Sioux Falls, noon, Perkins Stadium

    TUESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Monte del Sol, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls vs. Monte del Sol, 5 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Robertson vs. Mora, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

    WEDNESDAY
    Cross country
    • Pecos middle school invitational, 4 p.m., Pecos

    THURSDAY

  • In Brief - Sports - Lobos fall...

    Albuquerque — Colorado State defensive lineman Nordly Capi set an FBS record with four forced fumbles, including one in the closing seconds, to help the Rams hold off New Mexico 14-10.

    With New Mexico at the Rams 15 with 23 seconds left, Capi stripped quarterback Tarean Austin, then fell on the ball to thwart the Lobos’ last chance.

  • Weekend Roundup: Mora wins NRG...

    The Mora Rangerettes are Northern Rio Grande Volleyball Tournament champions.

    Mora defeated Dulce in four games Saturday to capture the annual gathering of much of the region’s better squads.

    Playing in their second tournament in as many weeks, the Rangerettes lost the opening game in the title match but won each of the next three to clinch the trophy. Game scores were 11-25, 25-13, 27-25, 31-29.