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Today's Sports

  • Tennis: Federer edges Simon in 5...

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer admitted he was lucky to escape with a victory at the Australian Open on Wednesday, edging Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round.

    Early on it seemed as if Simon, who had beaten Federer in their only two previous meetings, would send the Swiss star packing out of a Grand Slam before the third round for the first time since the French Open in 2003 — a total of 31 majors.

  • Football: NFL players'...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL players' union filed a collusion claim against the league's owners, another move in the back-and-forth between the sides as they near the expiration of their labor contract.

    The union originally had until December — 90 days after the start of the season — to accuse teams of conspiring to restrict players' salaries last offseason, but the league agreed to extend that deadline.

  • Tennis: Mother's '...

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams was in the middle of a first-set tiebreaker at the Australian Open on Wednesday when her mother yelled some encouragement from the players' box at Rod Laver Arena.

  • Mixed Martial Arts: King of the...

    Mixed martial arts fighting has rapidly been gaining popularity for many years, and while television gives interested viewers many opportunities to take in action, it doesn’t compare to seeing it live.
    Those who have no problem shelling out $50 to their satellite providers to catch the monthly Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts should know it pales to the experience right there, in the arena.
    Saturday night, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino hosted the King of the Cage fights.

  • Swimming: LA's results from...

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational (athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted):

    Girls

    Team scores

  • Tennis: Even for generous...

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Kim Clijsters is one of the friendliest players on the women's tour. Cheery in the locker room, generous, polite.

    That's off the court.

    She learned by losing three Grand Slam finals that intensity is essential to winning a major, something she's hoping to do outside the United States for the first time.

  • Baseball: Effort to get team in...

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An effort to put professional baseball in Clovis has struck out.

    The Clovis News Journal reports the independent Pecos League pulled its association with the Clovis Pioneers on Monday, replacing them with the Ruidoso Osos.

    League Commissioner Andrew Dunn says he doesn't see how organizers can make it work financially in Clovis.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers knock...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up a big victory in its final outing before the start of the District 2AAAA season.
    On the road at Class 5A Manzano, Los Alamos broke open a tight ballgame in the second half, holding the Monarchs to just 10 second half points.
    A balanced scoring attack, with eight players getting into the action, propelled the Hilltoppers to a decisive 46-30 victory in Albuquerque.

  • Boys basketball: LA dropped by...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team hung around with the Class 5A Sandia Matadors for a little more than a quarter and a half, but the Matadors started to pull away late in the first half.
    The Matadors went on a 13-2 run in the final 3:28 of the second quarter to take control of the ballgame. The Matadors never looked back, earning a 55-29 victory Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Saturday’s game was the final one of the nondistrict season for the Hilltoppers, who open 2AAAA play Wednesday with the Bernalillo Spartans.

  • Schedule for Jan. 17-22

    Tuesday
    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Santa Fe Indian School at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Boys basketball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Friday
    Diving: Los Alamos at Artesia Invite, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday