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Today's Sports

  • Relaxed Nadal moves toward...

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — If Rafael Nadal is getting nervous as he eases closer to winning his fourth consecutive Grand Slam, he sure isn't showing it.

    After his 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 win Thursday over American qualifier Ryan Sweeting, the Spanish star appeared as comfortable talking about his next match — against 18-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic — as he was in beating Sweeting so convincingly.

  • Bears-Packers: Fans say it'...

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are headed to town for the NFC championship game and Chicago Bears fans are starting to become, well, a bit unbearable.

    Turn on the radio in Chicago and you'll hear no shortage of jokes about Packers fans, many of which have something to do with low intelligence. There's been plenty of laughs over a Green Bay newspaper headline that read "On To Chicaco." Many more center on the dietary habits of fans north of the "Cheddar Curtain," like this one:

  • Boys basketball: LA upends...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team came up big when it mattered most Wednesday night, downing the Bernalillo Spartans 57-44 at Griffith Gymnasium.

    The game was the District 2AAAA opener for both teams.

    Los Alamos (5-14 overall), got 20 points from Thomas Russell, rejoining the lineup after a foot injury kept him out of a ballgame last week, and 12 more from Nick Baker to knock off the Spartans.

  • Basketball: State prep results

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque Academy 49, Moriarty 34
    Carlsbad 62, Artesia 39
    Del Norte 49, Atrisco 47
    Dora 59, Melrose 46
    Gallup 61, Valencia 49
    La Cueva 65, Rio Rancho 30
    Mayfield 78, Deming 45
    Roswell 73, Hobbs 72
    Santa Teresa 51, Goddard 48

    Girls basketball

  • Girls basketball: Toppers open...

    BERNALILLO — A rough start to Tuesday night’s District 2AAAA-opening game could’ve spelled disaster for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.
    The Bernalillo Spartans controlled the action throughout the first eight minutes Tuesday night, but the Hilltoppers got things together early in the second quarter and never looked back.
    Los Alamos held Bernalillo to just two points in the second quarter and four points in the third as it rolled to a 45-27 victory in the first district contest for both teams.

  • Ski report 01-19-11

    Angel Fire
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 45 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. All trails open.

    Pajarito
    20-inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. 2 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Tennis: Federer edges Simon in 5...

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer admitted he was lucky to escape with a victory at the Australian Open on Wednesday, edging Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round.

    Early on it seemed as if Simon, who had beaten Federer in their only two previous meetings, would send the Swiss star packing out of a Grand Slam before the third round for the first time since the French Open in 2003 — a total of 31 majors.

  • Football: NFL players'...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL players' union filed a collusion claim against the league's owners, another move in the back-and-forth between the sides as they near the expiration of their labor contract.

    The union originally had until December — 90 days after the start of the season — to accuse teams of conspiring to restrict players' salaries last offseason, but the league agreed to extend that deadline.

  • Tennis: Mother's '...

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams was in the middle of a first-set tiebreaker at the Australian Open on Wednesday when her mother yelled some encouragement from the players' box at Rod Laver Arena.

  • Mixed Martial Arts: King of the...

    Mixed martial arts fighting has rapidly been gaining popularity for many years, and while television gives interested viewers many opportunities to take in action, it doesn’t compare to seeing it live.
    Those who have no problem shelling out $50 to their satellite providers to catch the monthly Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts should know it pales to the experience right there, in the arena.
    Saturday night, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino hosted the King of the Cage fights.