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Today's Sports

  • Cards win Silver event

    Three Robertson wrestlers compiled undefeated records in this past weekend’s Silver City Duals, leading the team to its first tournament championship of the young season.

    But head coach Richard Martinez said the entire squad delivered performances worthy of praise.

    “The team win was a total team effort from the smallest weight class to the heaviest,” Martinez said. “Every wrestler contributed to the tournament win. I was pleased with the team’s performance. It is a long, hard tournament and the boys stepped up.”

  • Highlands grapplers stun NAIA...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Cowboys wrestling team kicked off the dual season in dominating fashion by claiming the first 26 points of the match as New Mexico Highlands knocked off the NAIA’s No. 19 nationally ranked Wayland Baptist 35-15 Sunday afternoon in the Northwestern Mutual “Border War” Dual.

    “We put in a hard week of workouts coming off the holidays and it paid off for us,” head coach Doug Moses explained.

  • Dallas win mired in controversy

    By Noah Trister
    The Associated Press

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The disputed call in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s playoff loss at Dallas was not subject to a replay review.

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell wonders if it’s time to change that.

  • No easy shots
  • Romo looking to put playoff...

    By Schuyler Dixon
    The Associated Press

    IRVING, Texas — Tony Romo and Jason Witten have seen plenty of bad endings in Dallas.

    So it was quite a change when they combined for a critical fourth-down conversion after a surprising reversal from officials set up the decisive drive in a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit.

    The two-touchdown rally Sunday wasn’t new to this year’s Cowboys (13-4), but it was by far the most significant.

  • ESPN’s Stuart Scott dead at 49

    By Rick Freeman
    AP Sports Writer

    Stuart Scott was in his element, working a “Monday Night Football” game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

    Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery and Scott was diagnosed with cancer. But he made a point of continuing to live his life — at work and outside of it.

    “You beat cancer by how you live,” he would later say. “So live. Live. Fight like hell.”

  • Ex-Lobo Kirk dealt to Knicks;...

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers tried to make it work with Dion Waiters. They couldn’t wait any longer.

    Cleveland traded the shooting guard to Oklahoma City on Monday night and acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the New York Knicks in a three-team deal.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Jan. 7...

    Wednesday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Ruidoso, 4 p.m., Ruidoso
    • Memorial Middle School boys vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS

    Friday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women and men at Fort Lewis, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Durango, Colo.
    • Robertson boys, girls, West Las Vegas boys at Portales Shootout, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B) at Lovington, 5 p.m., Lovington
    Wrestling

  • Panther power - Pecos teams both...

    As a new calendar year gets under way, things are looking up in Pecos after both high school basketball teams earned spots in the Northern Rio Grande Tournament finals, with the Lady Panthers winning their tournament and the Panthers coming in second.

    Ron Drake continues his all-time winningest (among New Mexico girls’ basketball mentors) coaching career, adding a coveted NRG trophy to his resumé.

    Pecos defeated McCurdy 48-31 in the girls’ bracket on Saturday at Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Jacona.

  • Suns shine