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Today's Sports

  • Football: Hilltoppers open up...

    It’s a new football season. For all intents and purposes, anyway.
    Despite a rough nondistrict season for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, in which it lost five straight contests, things can be righted in a hurry. Los Alamos will have an opportunity to put a lot of struggles behind it quickly Friday night at Bernalillo.
    The Hilltoppers open the District 2AAAA season Friday at Bernalillo when they take on the Spartans.

  • Golf: Hilltopper round-up at...

    Hilltopper girls finish second at Grants

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team finished second at the two-day Grants Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday.

    Los Alamos improved 15 strokes on its day one finish, firing a team score of 351 to pick up the runner-up finish. Kirtland Central, a strong contender for the Class AAAA championship this season, won the tournament.

    In all, six teams took part in the invitational, which was held at Coyote del Mal Pais Golf Club.

  • Soccer: Liverpool board agrees...

    LONDON (AP) — Liverpool's board agreed to sell the debt-riddled Premier League club to the owners of the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, but may have to take legal action to force out the existing American owners.

    Current co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. have already said they will resist the bid from New England Sports Ventures, which owns the Red Sox, and a separate bid from Asia.

  • Football: Roethlisberger looks...

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ten seconds were all Ben Roethlisberger needed to prove to the Pittsburgh Steelers he wasn't affected by his month away from the NFL.

    On the first pass he threw Tuesday in his first post-suspension practice, Roethlisberger found fast wide receiver Mike Wallace far downfield for an over-the-shoulder catch of a perfectly thrown football.

    Right about then, his teammates probably were thinking the same thing: Ben is back.

  • Football: C team vs. Bernalillo

    Hilltopper Steven Williams rolls to the left during Monday’s C-team game at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos lost at home to the Bernalillo Spartans 34-6.

  • Cross country: JV teams finish...

    Both Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls junior varsity teams earned perfect scores at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational.
    Los Alamos’ girls JV team swept the top 10 team running slots at the race, which was held on the campus of SFIS. Anna Wermer was the big winner, posting a time of 21:20, topping teammate Mikayla Pulliam, the race’s runner-up, who finished in a time of 21:47.
    Right behind Wermer and Pulliam were Miranda Barraza, Allie Parker and Shannon Doyle to complete the sweep of the top five places.

  • Cross country: Hawks win three...

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk cross country teams wrapped up their 2010 season with big finishes at the Santa Fe Indian School Invitational Saturday.
    LAMS’ seventh grade girls finished the 2010 season with a perfect score of 15 at the race, run on the SFIS campus. Madison Foley, Talia Dreicer, Nica Vasquez, Sophia Galvez and Katie Stockton swept the top five spots in the race to top Zuni.

  • Girls golf: ´Toppers grab their...

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppper girls golf team wasted no time in punching its ticket to the Class AAAA state tournament this season.
    In just its third tournament of the fall 2010 golf season, Los Alamos clinched a berth at the 2011 state tournament, which is scheduled for May. It garnered its third qualifying leg on day one of the Grants Invitational Monday, which is being held at Coyote del Mal Pais Golf Club.
    Monday, Los Alamos shot a team score of 366, well underneath the qualifying score of 393, to earn its third and final leg.

  • Basketball: Source says Pistons...

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have decided to sell the team to Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, a person involved with the process said Tuesday.

    The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because of a confidentiality agreement, said both sides were negotiating financial terms.

  • Football: Pats' special...

    MIAMI (AP) — When the New England Patriots scored the last in a series of quick-strike touchdowns, stoic Bill Belichick allowed himself a slight smile and traded high-fives along a jubilant sideline.

    Tom Brady and Randy Moss joined in the celebration as spectators, too. The offense watched while the Patriots' special teams and defense came up with one big play after another to beat the Miami Dolphins 41-14 on Monday night.