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  • Bridgewater, Louisville top...

    The Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla.  — Leading up to the Russell Athletic Bowl, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater batted back questions about whether the game would be his last in college.

    If it was, he left plenty for the Cardinals to remember.

    Bridgewater threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to help No. 18 Louisville rout Miami 36-9 on Saturday night.

    The Cardinals (12-1) spotted Miami (9-4) an early 2-0 lead, then dominated the rest of the way, racking up 554 total yards to the Hurricanes’ 174.

  • Stu Clark under way
  • Cass RMAC Player of Week

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — New Mexico Highlands men’s basketball senior Mannie Cass was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Dec. 16.

    On the weekend of Dec. 13-14, New Mexico Highlands University (6-4 overall, 3-3 RMAC) defeated Western State 101-99 (2OT) on Friday, Dec. 13, before falling to Colorado Mesa 82-61 on Saturday, Dec. 14.

  • 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...

    • 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

    • 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.