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Today's Sports

  • Player tweets she quits badminton

    LONDON (AP) — A Chinese badminton star is apparently quitting the sport after she was one of eight players disqualified from the doubles tournament at the London Olympics for trying to lose.
    A comment on a verified account for Yu Yang on the Tencent microblogging service late Wednesday read: “This is my last game. Farewell Badminton World Federation. Farewell my dear badminton.”
    Yu’s retirement could not be immediately confirmed with Chinese badminton officials. In China, the lives of top athletes are closely controlled by sports officials.
    Yu and Wang Xiaoli were one of four doubles teams which appeared to play poorly on purpose to secure a more favorable position in the next phase of the event.

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  • Top NMAA official leaving to...

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced Wednesday that longtime associate director Robert Zayas is leaving to take over the state athletic association in New York.
    Zayas, who started with the NMAA — the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state — in 2002, will take over one of the largest athletic associations in the country.
    With the NMAA, Zayas oversaw several sports postseason events, including soccer, swimming and diving and track and field. He also helped coordinate alignment and classification of schools and was the NMAA’s main media contact for most of his career there.

  • Morning Workout

    The GOALS soccer camp, which concludes Friday, is hosting more than 50 participants at Sullivan Field. The camp is for girls of all ages and is being run by players and coaches from the collegiate ranks.

  • All-Stars heading to regional...

    It will be a full month since the last time the White Rock-Los Alamos All-Star junior softball team took the field when it starts the Southwest Regional championship tournament.
    The Little League regional tournament starts Friday in Santa Fe. The WR-LA team will take on the Vidalia, La., All-Stars, the Louisiana state champion, in the opening round Friday at noon.
    All of the tournament games will be played at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe. WR-LA, which won the District 1 tournament, got an automatic bid into the regional since District 1 is the host district this year.

  • Sports Update 08-01-12

    McInroy scores an ace at LAGC

    She wasn’t playing in the Los Alamos City Championship this weekend, but Rhonda McInroy might consider it next year.
    McInroy scored a hole-in-one at Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday. She picked up her ace on the No. 8 hole.
    The hole-in-one came from the red tees, 115 yards out. McInroy hit the shot with a 6-iron.
    Witnesses included McInroy’s husband, Bob, Mike Ryan and Darlene Rich.

    Volleyball, racquetball registration is open at YMCA

  • LA fall sports get going this...

    Monday, the first official practice of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program will get going in preparation for its first game at the end of the month.
    Los Alamos High School’s fall sports programs officially get in full swing this month, although non-mandatory pre-preseason workout sessions have been going for most of the summer in preparation for the fall.
    While the Hilltopper football team is the first to get its preseason officially underway, it will be the next-to-last sport to have its first contest of the fall season. Los Alamos’ varsity will host Pojoaque Aug. 31.

  • Lee wins LATC title

    David Lee had a big showing at this year’s Los Alamos Tennis Club championship tournament.
    Lee picked up the men’s A singles flight crown and he and doubles partner Bob Tonelli advanced to the finals of the men’s A doubles before falling.
    The LATC held its annual tournament Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park.
    Lee took on Bill Vigil in the championship match Sunday.
    To get to the final, Vigil beat 2011 runner-up Kevin Mitchell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. But Vigil suffered a muscle injury in the first set of the final against Lee and was forced to retire — Lee was up 4-2 in the set when Vigil was forced to exit.
    On his way to the title, Lee knocked out Ryan Maupin in the semifinal, topping 6-2, 6-1.

  • Women's Champ Watches Ball...

    Tami Martinson reacts as she watches her ball bounce over a bunker near the third green during Saturday’s Los Alamos City Championship. Martinson claimed her fourth straight women’s City title in impressive fashion this weekend

  • IOC: Chinese swimmer was tested

    LONDON — The IOC is weary of the doping innuendos being leveled against 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen.
    She broke the world record in winning gold in the 400-meter medley, and her performance has been critiqued since, most recently by executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association John Leonard.
    Asked Tuesday about the allegations, IOC spokesman Mark Adams would not specifically address Leonard’s comments. But he seemed tired of the talk about Ye.
    “I think we need to get real here,” he said during the daily briefing. “I mean, these are world-class athletes competing at the very highest level with records being broken all over the place.”
    Adams also said Ye was tested after winning the gold.