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Today's Sports

  • Louisville back in the Final Four

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four.

    Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run — one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened.

    Freshman forward Chane Behanan made the go-ahead basket with 1:06 left Saturday and Pitino’s fourth-seeded Louisville Cardinals outscored Florida by 15 points over the final 10 minutes for a 72-68 victory in the West Regional final.

  • Buckeyes advance, eliminate No....

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON  — Ohio State coach Thad Matta sized up his team in the middle of the season and had it figured for an early loss when the NCAA tournament came around.

    The final weekend of March Madness is next, and the Buckeyes will be there.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., WLV field

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Capital, 5:30 p.m., MMS field
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    Tennis
    • Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., RHS complex

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon CC (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas

  • Cowboys ranked 18th in nation

    They’re 18, and they like it.

    The New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys climbed from the edge of the top 25 to the No. 18 spot in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings for NCAA Division II this week.

    The latest poll was released Tuesday by the NCBWA.

    Highlands is 18-3 overall — one of its strongest starts in program history — and is just coming off a four-game sweep of Colorado Christian over the weekend and a 7-5 decision against Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday.

  • Mohr honored by league

    After going 10 for 12 against Colorado Christian, Highlands’ Clay Mohr has been selected as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

    Mohr finished his week with a .750 batting average (12 of 16) with nine runs scored, nine RBI, four doubles and a triple. Mohr added two sacrifice hits and went 5 for 6 on stolen bases.

    Mohr has enjoyed great success against CCU in his two seasons with the Pokes.

  • Riders take 2 of 3 vs. Trinidad...

    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Rough Riders are not only battling teams, they are taking the season series from them.

    Over the weekend, the Rough Riders won two of three over Trinidad State Junior College and are now 12-19 on the year.

    The Rough Riders have won four out of six games with Trinidad State on the year.

  • Coaches get boot for roles in...

    By Howard Fendrich
    AP Pro Football Writer
    Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams.

  • Go Fish - March 23, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    MARCH 20
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
     
    Navajo Lake: March 14, Spencer Schreiber of Duranglers caught and released a 41-inch, 21-pound northern pike. He was using a big fly.

  • Sweet 16 loaded with big-league...

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer

    Now it’s time for the big dogs to take over the NCAA tournament.

    Fourteen of the 16 teams remaining in the bracket are from major conferences, leaving scrappy Ohio and Xavier as the only mid-majors with a shot at following up on what Butler and Virginia Commonwealth did a year ago.

    Good news, even for you underdog fans, is that the resumes of the 14 big-school programs include 93 Final Four appearances and 33 national titles.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Phoenix College (DH), noon, Phoenix
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson-West Las Vegas Round Robin (also features Tucumcari, Portales), TBA, MMS and WLV fields
    Softball
    • LCC vs. West Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad