Today's Sports

  • NFL kicks off this weekend

    Did Tom Brady and the Patriots get their air back?

    Brady threw four touchdown passes to lead New England past Pittsburgh 28-21 in an appetizing National Football League opener Thursday night. The remainder of Week One plays out Sunday and Monday (see Page B3 for more coverage).

    It was a strong comeback for the defending Super Bowl champs, the center of just a couple of many offseason controversies endured by the NFL.

  • Cowboy up - First-year NMHU...

    Since his hire in March, first-year New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Jeff Mills has made no secret of his plans for the program.

    “We want these young men to be winners on the field, in the classroom and in life,” he proclaimed.

    Mills also said he wants to develop the program largely with freshmen from New Mexico high schools whenever possible.

  • NFL KICKOFF SPECIAL - This week’...

    • Pittsburgh at New England

    • Green Bay at Chicago, 11 a.m.
    • Kansas City at Houston, 11 a.m.
    • Cleveland at New York Jets, 11 a.m.
    • Indianapolis at Buffalo, 11 a.m.
    • Miami at Washington, 11 a.m.
    • Carolina at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.
    • Seattle at St. Louis, 11 a.m.
    • New Orleans at Arizona, 2:05 p.m.
    • Detroit at San Diego, 2:05 p.m.
    • Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 2:25 p.m.

  • Preserving Peyton

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    DENVER  — Less money. Fewer snaps. More days off.

    The Denver Broncos are counting on this simple formula to help Peyton Manning win Super Bowl 50 just before he turns 40.

    Cash-strapped after breaking the bank for free agents last year, GM John Elway asked the five-time MVP to take a significant pay cut last winter. The sides settled on a $4 million giveback, every penny of which Manning can earn back by winning the Lombardi Trophy.

  • Cautious optimism in Big D

    By Schuyler Dixon
    AP Sports Writer

    IRVING, Texas — Owner Jerry Jones tamped down expectations a year ago when the Dallas Cowboys had plenty of questions and seemingly not very many answers.

    Now that they’re defending NFC East champions looking for multiple playoff wins for the first time since the last of three Super Bowl wins in four seasons 20 years ago, the ever-optimistic Jones isn’t trying to pump up things. Neither is his son.

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    • Las Vegas YAFL opening weekend games, TBA
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League opening weekend games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • Robertson JV at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., TBA
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. St. Michael’s, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym

  • LV gridders hunting first wins

    Will this be the week the Meadow City’s football teams turn the tide and get into the win column after a combined 0-5 start?

    As Buzz Killington might cackle, “Not so fast.”

    The schedule doesn’t ease up at all for New Mexico Highlands (0-1), which travels to Northern Arizona in Flagstaff for its second game. Kickoff is 4 p.m. Saturday at the Walkup Skydome, with some TV coverage via Fox Sports.

  • Lady Cards deliver

    In spite of its relative youthfulness, the Robertson volleyball team does have enough ingredients to make for an intriguing lineup that could very well be a contender down the road.

    The Lady Cardinals demonstrated as much Tuesday night, recovering from a loss in game one to defeat Santa Rosa 3-2 (16-25, 25-8, 25-19, 16-25, 15-9).

    They weren’t particularly cohesive early on, experiencing some of the communication breakdowns that had plagued them in a season-opening loss to St. Michael’s.

  • Cowgirls go short, fall to Wolves

    In a contentious match that saw New Mexico Highlands play shorthanded for nearly 40 minutes, Western Oregon took a 2-0 verdict in women’s soccer action Tuesday on a neutral pitch in Pueblo, Colo.

    Nikeshia Mitchell of NMHU was reportedly dealt a red card at the 50-minute mark, leaving the Cowgirls with 10 on the field.

    A few minutes later, the Wolves capitalized when Vicky Cruz Rosales scored off a feed from Mariah Konyn.

    It was 1-0 at half, courtesy of an Allison Sprecher rebound goal off the post in the 41st minute.

  • Youth sports - Sept. 11

    Las Vegas Young American Football League opens its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.
    JUNIOR DIVISION: Broncos vs. X-Treme, 10 a.m., Sunday, Herrera Complex
    SENIOR DIVISION: X-Treme vs. Rio Rancho Punishers, 1 p.m.; Steelers vs. Los Alamos Extreme, 2:15 p.m.; both Saturday, Camino Rael Community School, Santa Fe

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League kicks off its fall 2015 slate this weekend with the following games.