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Today's Sports

  • NMAA: Staff will serve as...

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced that it has approved a change to the seeding and selection committee for state tournaments.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic high school sports in the state, approved a motion to have its staff serve as the seeding and selection committee for sports during the 2010-11 school year.

    Previously, districts throughout the state would elect a representative to serve on the seeding committees for the various state tournaments.

  • Selig won't reverse ump...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imperfect game stands.

    An umpire's tears and admission he blew a call failed to move baseball commissioner Bud Selig to award Armando Galarraga the perfect game he pitched. The play and its aftermath quickly became the talk of the sports world and beyond, even to the White House.

  • Track and field: LA athletes...

    Outstanding performances by Los Alamos High School’s top track and field athletes were rewarded with invitations to appear in a prestigious postseason meet.

    Hilltopper athletes earned a total of 10 invitations to appear in the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic, which officially started today at the Great Friends of the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. In all, eight Hilltopper female athletes and two male athletes were invited to attend.

  • Running: Weeks wins pace race...

    Bob Weeks was this week’s top predictor at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    The pace race was held Tuesday with 16 runners and walkers participating. It was held in the hills overlooking S-Site.

    Due at least in part to the difficult terrain near S-Site, all the race predictors were slow.

  • Umpire says 'I just cost...

    DETROIT (AP) — Armando Galarraga bitterly sipped a beer minutes after he almost pitched a perfect game, lashing out at first base umpire Jim Joyce for blowing a call that negated his place in baseball history.

    An apology and hug changed Galarraga's attitude.

    Joyce, in tears, asked for a chance to apologize after the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 Wednesday night.

  • Golf: Senior men’s...

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments from Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course Tuesday and Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Wednesday.

    Pueblo de Cochiti

    Tuesday

    Championship flight

    First low gross

    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 77.

    Second low gross

    Rick Lentz, Albuquerque, 78.

    First low net

    Isaac Herrera, Cochiti Pueblo, 70.

    Second low net

    Tino Chavez, Santa Fe, 71.

    First flight

  • Raton racetrack appeals license...

    RATON (AP) — A group hoping to open a $50 million racetrack and casino in Raton has filed an appeal of the New Mexico Gaming Control Board's decision to revoke its gambling license.

    The board acted May 4, saying the developer for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino had missed a deadline to operate a temporary casino.

    La Mesa officials say in their appeal they addressed concerns expressed by the Gaming Control Board.

  • Update: LeBron tells Larry King...

    CLEVELAND (AP) — One month from the start of the NBA's free agency frenzy, LeBron James said he's not close to making any decision.

    However, he has handicapped his field of suitors.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the pack.

    In his first interview since the Cavs' season ended with a shocking, second-round loss to Boston, James told CNN's Larry King that Cleveland has "an edge" to re-sign him when the greatest collection of free agents in league history hits the open market on July 1.

  • NHL: Niemi, Blackhawks beat...

    CHICAGO (AP) — Antti Niemi's days of driving a Zamboni are long gone. Instead of cleaning the ice as he once did in his native Finland to make a few extra bucks, he's clearing away pucks and hoping to help the Chicago Blackhawks hoist the Stanley Cup.

    Niemi made 14 of his 32 saves in the third period and Chicago beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Monday night to take a 2-0 series lead on Monday night.

  • UPDATE: Ball/Norman win Best...

    The team of Ted Ball and Curt Norman took top honors in the Memorial Day Best Ball Tournament this weekend.

    The Best Ball Tournament was held Sunday and Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Ball and Norman shot a combined 139 in the two-day event, topping the team of Bruce Takala and Cale Jones by two strokes.

    Read more about the tournament in today's Monitor.