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Today's Sports

  • Tennis: Queen makes first visit...

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II made her first appearance at Wimbledon in 33 years Thursday — applauding Briton Andy Murray as he won his second match and greeting a giddy Serena Williams, who showed off her curtsy.

    Wearing a white dress with a blue coat and matching hat, the 84-year-old queen braved scorching temperatures as she greeted onlookers and met former champions such as Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova before meeting the tennis tournament's top seeds.

  • Running: Clark, Finkel win 50-...

    Nick Clark bested fellow Fort Collins, Colo., resident Ryan Burch to win the 2010 Jemez Mountain Trail Runs 50-mile race.

    The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs, which feature a 50-mile, 50-kilomenter and half marathon, were run May 22. The courses run through the hills around Los Alamos.

    In all, 653 runners entered the race this year, with about 30 percent of those braving the 50-mile trek. Of the 193 that started the 50-mile race, 100 finished the course.

    The most popular race this year, with 289 entrants was the half-marathon.

  • Tennis: Nadal misses queen but...

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The King of Clay passed up a chance to meet the Queen of England.

    Rafael Nadal had another priority — winning at Wimbledon.

    Queen Elizabeth II visited the All England Club for the first time since 1977 and met a small group of current and former players, including Roger Federer and the Williams sisters. Nadal was invited, but his practice schedule conflicted, and he wanted to be in top form for his second-round match later Thursday.

  • Tennis: Venus Williams looking...

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Venus Williams took the Wimbledon stage in a Tina Turner dress and quickly found her groove.

    Williams' latest tennis outfit won't cause the international stir created by her French Open corset, but it was eye-catching: a white dress with a skirt that might set a Grand Slam record for frills.

    Her game also looked good as the five-time Wimbledon champion beat Rossana de los Rios in the first round Monday, 6-3, 6-2.

  • Baseball

    Aaron Waller of the White Rock Braves prepares to deliver a pitch during the Los Alamos County Minors A championship game June 10 at Lou Caveglia Field. Waller led the Braves to a 14-12 victory over the Los Alamos Pirates.

  • Ishai, Caruso win Tour de LA

    Rotem Ishai rode off with the top men’s honor during Sunday’s Tour de Los Alamos.

    Ishai, from Durango, Colo., won the licensed men’s pro 1/2/3 race Sunday, just nipping one of New Mexico’s top cyclists, Damian Calvert of Albuquerque, by a mere one second.

    The Tour de Los Alamos, a road race which takes participants from Central Ave. to White Rock via the Back Gate and back up to the Hill on East Jemez Road, celebrated its 38th running Sunday. It is the oldest continuously-run bicycle race in the southwestern U.S.

  • LAHS athletics: SB 1 passed to...

    While concussions, even minor ones, can be serious, it has been only recently that some sports programs and athletes have begun to take them seriously.

    Starting this year, however, coaches, administrators and athletic trainers at the high school level are going to be required to take them more seriously.

    Gov. Bill Richardson recently signed Senate Bill 1, which prescribes the protocols regarding brain injury resulting from school athletic activity.

  • Golf: Jet wins qualifying tourney

    Local standout youth golfer Austin Jet had another big showing recently.

    Jet, 7, qualified for the US Kids Golf World Championships, which will be held in Pinehurst, N.C., in the first week of August. Jet, who lives in White Rock, won a qualifying event earlier this month to grab a spot in the world championship tournament.

    This is the second straight year Jet will travel to the world championships. After his 2009 appearance, Gov. Bill Richardson proclaimed Aug. 8 “Austin Jet Day” in New Mexico.

  • Jubilant celebration turns rowdy...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant celebration over the Los Angeles Lakers' dramatic win in the NBA championship turned rowdy in scattered sections of the city, with raucous revelers hurling rocks and bottles at officers, setting fires and jumping on vehicles.

  • Running: Witherell is a dual...

    Deidre Witherell had the best predicted finish among several good predictions at this week’s pace race.

    The pace race was held Tuesday in Bayo Canyon, a figure-8 course with 32 athletes taking part in the 1- and 3-mile races.

    In all, 10 participants had actual finish times that were within 30 seconds of their predicted finish times.

    Witherell, running on the 3-mile course Tuesday, was only two seconds off her predicted time. Not only that, Witherell was also the fastest female finisher on the course with her time of 23:32.