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Today's Sports

  • LA gets thumped in opening round...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was a decisive victory by the Highland Hornets, to say the least.
    Highland, one of the granddaddy schools in Albuquerque, made light work of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Thursday.
    Los Alamos, playing in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational, knew it was going to be an uphill battle against Highland. Highland did not disappoint.

  • Remembering Elizabeth Edwards

    Elizabeth Edwards, 61, died of cancer on Tuesday – six years after she was diagnosed the day after the 2004 election when her husband John was a vice presidential candidate. A family friend said Wednesday that she will be honored Saturday at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C. Details of the plans have yet to be announced by the family. The public is allowed to attend the event. Mourners were asked to make donations to the Wade Edwards Foundation, which was created in honor of Edwards’ son who died in a car crash at age 16.

  • Hockey: Toppers have three games...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has a full weekend ahead of it in New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League play.
    The Hilltoppers will play three contests in wo days starting Friday when they host the Santa Fe Blue Jackets. Friday’s game against the Blue Jackets is set for 7 p.m. at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.
    Saturday, the Hilltoppers will play the St. Pius X Sartans at 10 a.m., then take on Rio Rancho at 4:15 p.m.

  • Baseball: Red Sox reach deal...

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A night after Carl Crawford enjoyed a steak dinner with the New York Yankees, he served up a meaty surprise: He's going to play for the rival Boston Red Sox.

    The Red Sox struck again at these winter meetings, reaching agreement with the star left fielder on a $142 million, seven-year contract.

    A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press late Wednesday the agreement was subject to Crawford passing a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet finalized.

  • Basketball: LA teams head to...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams will be facing stiff competition this week when they travel to one of the premier tournaments in the state.
    The teams will take part in the Joe Armijo Invitational, which starts Thursday and continues through Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.

  • Boys basketball: Topper boys...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team earned its first victory of the season and the first victory of head coach Matt King’s career by outlasting the Belen Eagles.
    The Hilltoppers did a lot of good things Tuesday night to make up for their struggling shooting as they knocked off the Eagles on the road 35-29. The Hilltoppers had their best team defensive effort of the season and did well on the boards to limit the Eagles’ offensive chances.

  • Basketball: Lobos outlast Aggies...

    LAS CRUCES — Just as predicted, the Rio Grande Rivalry between the Lobos and the Aggies was a wild and thrilling one with the Lobos coming out victorious, topping the Aggies 84-78 in overtime at the Pan American Center Saturday night.
    UNM improved to 6-1 overall, while NMSU dropped to 2-6.
    This was the fourth straight win and second on the road for a young Lobo team. Head coach Steve Alford has been very pleased with the way his green players have responded to the recent challenges.

  • Football: Artesia tops Aztec for...

    The Artesia Bulldogs added another notch to their record with a big win over the Aztec Tigers in Saturday’s Class AAAA state championship football game.
    The Bulldogs knocked off the Tigers 45-34 in the state title game played in Artesia.
    The state championship victory was the 27th in the history of Artesia football since 1957.
    Artesia won its sixth state title since 2000, when the five-classification system was introduced in New Mexico.

  • Football: Brady, Patriots rout...

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Shine a spotlight on Tom Brady and he makes nearly everyone else disappear.

    Especially opposing defenses.

    Brady doesn't lose many big games, certainly not at home and definitely not with so much on the line. He threw for four touchdowns and 326 yards Monday night in New England's 45-3 romp past the New York Jets for his NFL-record 26th straight regular-season home victory.

    It was the most anticipated matchup of the year — and it was a rout from the outset.

  • Cowboys' Don Meredith dies...

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Don Meredith, one of the most recognizable figures of the early Dallas Cowboys and an original member of ABC's "Monday Night Football" broadcast team, died Sunday. He was 72.

    Meredith's wife, Susan, told The Associated Press on Monday her husband died in Santa Fe after suffering a brain hemorrhage and lapsing into a coma. She and her daughter were at Meredith's side when he died.

    "He was the best there was," she said, describing him as kind, warm and funny. "We lost a good one."