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Today's Sports

  • Lobos’ inside game overpowers...

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — For much of the season, New Mexico has been a three-man basketball team offensively with Kendall Williams, Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk carrying more than their fair share of the scoring load.

    But new options are starting to emerge for the Lobos as they try to patch the gap left by injured point guard Hugh Greenwood, who is expected back when the schedule resumes Jan. 4 with the start of Mountain West play against Colorado State.

  • Auburn’s Malzahn coach of year

    The Associated Press

    AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team that had just gone through the program’s worst season in decades with a stagnant offense and pliant defense.

    As is his way, the coach known for fast play on offense went to work in a hurry. He led the second-ranked Tigers’ transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State.

    Malzahn’s quick work made him The Associated Press national coach of the year.

  • Romo hurt, may be out

    The Associated Press

    IRVING, Texas — Tony Romo limped so badly on one play against Washington, he barely made it to the spot where he had to hand off.

    The obvious limp was gone by the time the Dallas quarterback moved forward in the pocket and threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray that gave Dallas a season-saving 24-23 win over the Redskins.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 27...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Sixtieth annual Stu Clark Tournament (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) at Española tourney
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tourney, TBA, Roswell

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • Sixtieth annual Stu Clark Tournament (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), games at 11 a.m., 1, 6 and 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) at Española tourney

  • Stu Clark: Revered holiday...

    Northern New Mexico’s beloved holiday hoops showcase celebrates 60 years on the hardwood this year.

    The Stu Clark Tournament tips off Thursday afternoon at New Mexico Highlands’ Wilson Complex. Passes are on sale for $12 a pop. In case you didn’t find one in your Christmas stocking, you can get them at the door.

    A quick look at each team, listed in order of day one’s matchups:

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  • Six Cards all-state in football

    Reflecting the team’s strong late-season and postseason, six Robertson players were named to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A All-State Football Team.

    Robertson’s Dominic Lucero (junior, running back), Kenny Yara (junior, linebacker) and Joe Armijo (senior, defensive back) were named to the first team.

    James Gonzales (senior, running back), Diego Trujillo (junior, offensive lineman) and Francisco “Coco” Arguello (sophomore, linebacker) were tabbed to the second team.

  • 9 former Chiefs players join...

    By Bill Draper
    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Hall of Famers Albert Lewis and Art Still are among nine former Kansas City Chiefs players who have joined a lawsuit that contends the team hid the risks of permanent brain injuries from repeated concussions.
    The concussions happened between late 1987 and early 1993 when there was no NFL collective bargaining agreement in place.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Dec. 25

    Wednesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Sixtieth annual Stu Clark Tournament (featuring Robertson, West Las Vegas boys), Moriarty vs. St. Pius X, 1 p.m., Capital vs. Central (Ariz.), 3 p.m., West Las Vegas vs. Bernalillo, 6 p.m., Robertson vs. Atrisco Heritage, 8 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson boys (B,C) at Española tourney
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tourney, TBA, Roswell

    Friday
    Basketball

  • Montoya triumphs in Greeley

    His decision to go conservative cost Rico Montoya a point but it ultimately helped him secure victory in the third period of Saturday’s 126-pound championship match at the Old Chicago Open in Greeley, Colo.

    The Robertson junior and three-time state champion had built a two-point lead against Mitch Finesilver of Denver’s Cherry Creek High going into that final period.

    “He was real tall and lanky, and I didn’t want (to make a mistake), so I got defensive,” Montoya explained.

  • Weekend Roundup - Young...

    Giving the home fans more than a glimpse of their collective potential, the Robertson Cardinals led a strong Española Valley club by as much as 14 points Friday night in their home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    But the savvier Sundevils didn’t get rattled, ending the first half on a 17-6 run and then taking control after intermission en route to a 76-66 victory.

    Richard Martinez’s Sundevils improved to 7-1 while Manuel Romero’s young Cardinals slid to 1-6 with the 60th annual Stu Clark Tournament on tap later this week.