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Today's Sports

  • Track and field: Results from...

    Here are the results from the Class 4A track and field meet. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

    Girls

  • Baseball: Hall of Famer...

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins, died Tuesday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.

    The Twins said Killebrew passed away peacefully with his wife, Nita, and their family at his side. He announced his diagnosis just six months ago and last week Killebrew said doctors had deemed the "awful disease" incurable.

  • Basketball: Well-rested...

    DALLAS (AP) — Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan have been through so many playoff series, they would be good sources to discuss the prevailing themes in the Western Conference finals, like how valuable experience is at this stage and whether there's such thing as too much rest between rounds.

    Only, Bryant and Duncan aren't around. For just the second time since 1998, neither the Lakers nor the Spurs will represent the West in the NBA finals.

    Instead, it'll either be Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and the aging-but-rested Dallas Mavericks, or Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rapidly maturing Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • Football: Appeals court rules in...

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL’s lockout remains in place, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. That means the league likely won’t get back to business until at least next month — and maybe much longer than that.
    The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the lockout can stay until a full appeal is heard on whether it is legal. That hearing is scheduled for June 3 in St. Louis, before the same panel that issued this 2-1 decision.

  • Topes Notes 05-17-11

    An offense-heavy series between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Tucson Padres wraps up tonight and the Isotopes will return home.
    The Isotopes, the Triple-A franchise of the Los Angeles Dodgers, have a chance to even out their road series with the Padres before their eight-game homestand starts Thursday.
    At Tucson, the two teams have combined for 40 runs in three games, including Tucson’s 10-4 victory Monday.
    The Padres scored eight runs in the first three innings and held on to win Monday. They scored three times in the first and four times in the second to jump out to a big 7-0 lead. The Isotopes battled back to score twice in the top of the third, but the Padres scored another run in the bottom of the third.

  • Mixed Martial Arts: Quezada,...

    There is a mantra in the Mixed Martial Arts world, “never leave it in the hands of the judges.”
    The fighters at King of the Cage took that to heart Saturday night at Buffalo Thunder Hotel and Casino. Not once was it required to collect the judges score cards as all of the bouts finished well before their scheduled times.
    A near-capacity crowd filled the venue to cheer on local fighters as they did battle in the octagon. The action was fast paced as the fighters ripped through the card.

  • Golf: Rain shortens TPC play

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Players spent more time in the clubhouse than the golf course Saturday at The Players Championship, a rain-shortened day that left enough time for some high entertainment.
    Martin Kaymer made four straight birdie putts that traveled a combined 71 inches.
    The tournament staff had to move the cup on the 16th hole a few feet after the 4½-hour storm delay because of damage around the hole that it couldn’t repair.
    Ian Poulter was so desperate to finish his third round that he sprinted to the island-green 17th to finish the hole, then ran to the 18th tee and hit his drive to keep himself from having to wake up Sunday before dawn.

     

  • Sports update 05-17-11

    Sod sale will benefit athletic dept.

    Los Alamos High School will be selling sod from Sullivan Field May 20-21.
    Sullivan Field is being renovated and artificial surface will be installed to replace the grass field. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools Athletic Department.
    Sod will be sold at $.30 per square foot. Sod cuts will be approximately 5 feet by 18 inches.
    For more information, call 663-2532.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Two months ago, finishing the 2011 season with a trophy at the Class 4A boys track and field state meet seemed an unlikely prospect.
    However, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, a team with a new head coach and limited experience at the state level, were able to do just that this weekend.
    With some big state title performances, Los Alamos collected 52 points at the 4A title meet, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex, to finish in third place.
    The meet was won by the Artesia Bulldogs, who earned 67 points, snapping a two-year winning streak by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. Academy finished second with 57 points.

  • Girls track and field: Toppers...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was hardly a waltz, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field athletes were again the belles of the ball.
    Los Alamos grabbed its third consecutive state Class 4A title Saturday. It earned 74 points, holding off early challenges from Aztec and Kirtland Central at Saturday’s title meet, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex.
    Along the way, the Hilltoppers finished with three state individual titles, all of them nailed down by junior Chase Ealey, who was the 4A girls’ high-point athlete this season and two relay titles.