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  • Giants beat Patriots 21-17 to win the Super Bowl

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton.

    Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl — in older brother Peyton's house, at that.

    Just as Manning did four years ago when the Giants ruined New England's perfect season, he guided them 88 yards to the decisive touchdown, which the Patriots didn't contest as Ahmad Bradshaw ran 6 yards with 57 seconds left.

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick reasoned the Giants would run the clock down and kick a short field goal, so he gambled by allowing the six points.

    The gamble failed.

  • Blast Kills Husband of Missing Utah Mom, 2 Boys

    Authorities in Washington state say they think Josh Powell, the husband of a Utah woman who's been missing for two years deliberately, set off a house explosion today that killed him and his two young sons on Sunday.

  • Rodgers Wins AP MVP at 'NFL Honors'

    'NFL Honors,' a primetime special on NBC, presented the AP's NFL awards in Indianapolis Saturday night. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers took home the 2011 Associated Press Most Valuable Player award.

  • Sports Schedule Feb. 6-11

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Girls basketball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday
    Boys basketball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Americas Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Diving: District 1 Meet, 5 p.m.

    Saturday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at El Paso Americas Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

  • Front four for Giants could play a big role

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Defense for the New York Giants starts with the front four.
    Stopping the run and forcing the opposition into passing situations will let loose possibly the best group of pass rushers in the NFL. It was the formula the Giants used in 2008 in pounding Tom Brady and stunning the previously unbeaten New England Patriots in the Super Bowl — and the game plan hasn’t changed for next weekend’s title game rematch in Indianapolis.
    The Giants (12-7) want Brady on edge every time he passes. Throw a ball. Expect to be hit. Even the threat of being hit might be enough to influence a play. And that just might be the difference.

  • Spartans outgun LA in second half to win 67-59

    In what was probably the biggest game of its season to date, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team had a chance to reverse its fortunes in a hurry Saturday night.
    Los Alamos could’ve made a big splash in the District 2-4A standings if it could’ve pulled off an upset against the Bernalillo Spartans. Los Alamos’ upset prospects looked good after the first half at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday, taking a 30-26 lead into the locker room, but the Spartans bounced back in a big way in the third quarter.
    The Spartans outscored the Hilltoppers 20-8 in the third quarter and survived a comeback attempt in the fourth quarter to take a 67-59 decision.

  • ´Toppers take first place at Sanchez Invite

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was in need of momentum heading into the District 2-4A tournament this week, it found some on Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted its annual Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational Saturday, the final event of its regular season. In the tournament, Los Alamos’ top squad finished with 163 points to pick up the team victory, outdistancing the Valencia Jaguars, who finished with 139 points.
    At the tournament, Los Alamos’ grapplers earned four top weight-class finishes. Cory Geyer was the big winner at 152 pounds, Brian Geyer won at 170 pound, Jonathan Schueler won a two-man battle at heavyweight and Arnoldo Ortiz picked up a win in the closest-contested weight class of the day, 182 pounds.

  • Finding some perspective

    Perspective is a tough commodity to find when considering New Mexico’s economic performance in comparison to other states. The coming study of New Mexico as a place for investment will give us a good idea of our fit for a narrowly defined case.
    Yet the broadest possible perspective is the necessary basis for thoughtful policy decisions. Fortunately, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. does excellent work comparing Colorado to other states and the nation. We can be a free rider, as they say in economics.
    Our riding starts with “Resource Rich Colorado,” issued in December to describe “Colorado’s National and Global Position in the Energy Economy.” Find the report at www.metrodenver.org/news-center/publications.html.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 02-05-12

    Monday — Valentine treat cups
    Tuesday — Crayon hearts
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies
    Thursday — Valentine cards
    Friday — Kids choice board games

    All students in third through eighth grades are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are at 475 20th St. (by Ashley Pond) and 10 Sherwood Blvd. (by Piñon Park). Call 662-9412 or 672-1565 or more information.

  • Word on the Street 02-05-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and home school freshman Tom Hanlon asked teens, “Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?”