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  • Nike severs ties to Armstrong...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nike has severed ties with famed cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company about those activities for more than a decade.

    The clothing and footwear company said Wednesday that it was terminating Armstrong's contract "with great sadness."

    "Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner," it said in a statement.

    Armstrong said Wednesday, just minutes before the announcement from Nike, that he was stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so that the organization can steer clear of the whirlwind surrounding its founder.

    A representative for Armstrong could not be immediately reached for comment.

    Nike Inc., based in Beaverton, Ore., said it plans to continue its support for Livestrong. Anheuser-Busch and the sunglasses company Oakley have already pledged ongoing support for the organization.

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  • Off to the Races

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams posted another big showing at last weekend’s Los Lunas Invitational. Both the Hilltopper varsity squads took first in team competition, with the Hilltopper boys just narrowly missing a perfect score and the girls cruising to an 82-point victory over runner-up Santa Fe Indian School.

  • Sports Update 10-16-12

    Yum Run returns Oct. 27

    The eighth annual Ruby K’s Yum Run is scheduled for Oct. 27.
    The Yum Run includes a 5K run/walk event and a 10K run/walk, as well as a 1K non-competitive fun run. All races start and finish at Ruby K’s on Central Avenue.
    Price for participation is $30 per person for the 5K and 10K races or $90 per family and $15 per person or $35 per family for the 1K. All proceeds from the races will go to benefit LA Cares.
    Entry forms are available online at rubykbagel.com or may be picked up at Ruby K’s Los Alamos Fitness Center, the YMCA or Mesa Public Library.

    Tee times pushed back

    Los Alamos Golf Course announced later tee times starting this week.
    Due to low temperatures and frost, the first tee times of the day will be scheduled for 9 a.m. The later start times will begin Friday.
    More information can be obtained by calling LAGC at 662-8139.

  • Ravens' Lewis, Webb are...

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the season with an arm injury, an enormous blow to an already depleted defense that has uncharacteristically struggled this year.
    Lewis tore his right triceps during Sunday’s 31-29 victory over Dallas. The 37-year-old Lewis leads Baltimore in tackles and is the voice of experience in the huddle.
    “Ray in the locker room afterward, we didn’t know (the extent of the injury) but he was worried about it,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday. “He said some things about his faith. He said some things that I’ll never forget.”
    Over a spectacular 17-year career, Lewis has been invited to 13 Pro Bowls, was named Super Bowl MVP and is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year. He turns 38 in May, so it’s possible that Sunday’s game was his last.
    Baltimore also lost cornerback Lardarius Webb for the year after he tore the ACL in his left knee Sunday when he collided with Dallas’ Dez Bryant.
    Neither Lewis nor Webb spoke after Sunday’s game and both were unavailable for comment on Monday.
    For Harbaugh, it was more about the players than the impact losing them would have on the team.

  • LA tops Capital in straight sets

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team improved to 3-1 in District 2-4A play with a road win Saturday night at Capital.
    After a big comeback win last Wednesday against the Española Valley Sundevils — Los Alamos trailed 2-1 but rallied to win — the Hilltoppers swept the Capital Jaguars at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium, 25-16, 26-24, 25-19.
    The victory over the Jaguars wraps up the first half of the district season for the Hilltoppers, who hold a half-match lead over Española Valley and Santa Fe in the 2-4A race. The Sundevils (9-6) host Bernalillo Wednesday and travel to Santa Fe Saturday — Española Valley beat Santa Fe and Santa Fe beat Los Alamos in their first meetings.
    Los Alamos (9-6 overall) has just one match this week, Saturday night at Bernalillo, but will be busy next week with an Oct. 24 contest at home against Santa Fe (7-8) and a trip to Española Valley Oct. 27.
    Next week’s contests could go a long way to determining this year’s 2-4A regular season title.

  • Toppers crush Spartans, face...

    Collin Stone posted a hat trick and Henry Steinkamp earned a whopping four assists as the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team rolled over the Bernalillo Spartans Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos scored five times in the opening half as it dropped Bernalillo 9-0 at Sullivan Field.
    That victory bumps the Hilltoppers up to 3-1 in District 2-4A play. The Hilltoppers have just two district contests remaining, including an Oct. 23 tilt at Capital that they will have to win for a shot at reclaiming the 2-4A championship.
    The other district game is this afternoon when the Hilltoppers take on the Santa Fe Demons (11-6, 1-2). The Hilltoppers thumped the Demons 6-1 Sept. 29 at Sullivan Field.
    Against Bernalillo, Stone earned his first hat trick of 2012. Stone has scored six of his eight season goals during district play, including five against the Spartans.
    Along with Stone’s hat trick, Ben Stewart scored twice. Single goals were posted by Ryan Maestas, Nick Thoma, Kevin Gao and Steinkamp.
    Steinkamp, one of the top playmakers in the state, had his third multi-assist game of the year with his assist total. He has dished out 12 assists this season and is second on the team with 30 points — Maestas, who had two assists Saturday, leads Los Alamos with 35 points.

  • Manning's 3 TD passes spur...

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Down 24-0 at halftime, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos reveled after one of the biggest comebacks in NFL regular-season history.

    On the flip side, the San Diego Chargers were saddled with an enormous collapse.

    Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to shock the Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.

    Asked if he'd ever been a part of such a big comeback, Carter replied: "Only in Pop Warner football."

    It took a quarterback of Manning's caliber to pull this one out.

    "It sure was special considering what was on the line," said Manning, a Super Bowl winner and four-time NFL MVP who's in his first season with the Broncos.

    Manning was 13 of 14 for 167 yards in the second half for the Broncos (3-3) who tied the Chargers (3-3) atop the AFC West.

  • The AP top 25 college football...

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • On Schedule 10-14-12

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Capital Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Hope Christian, JV, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.; St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, JV, 6 p.m.

    Thursday

    Cross country: LAMS at Bernalillo, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

    Football: LAMS at Escalante, 6 p.m.

    Friday

    Volleyball: LAMS at Taos Invite, seventh and eight grade, TBA.

    Football: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys soccer: Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, JV, noon; varsity, 2 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, JV, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.