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  • Harbaugh brothers take 49ers, Ravens to Super Bowl

    This Super Bowl will be filled with firsts — and one significant last.

    The Harbaughs, San Francisco's Jim and Baltimore's John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other in the NFL title game.

    Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers and Joe Flacco of the Ravens each will be playing in his first Super Bowl — where success is the ultimate measure of elite QBs.

    It'll be Baltimore's first crack at a championship in a dozen years, San Francisco's first in 18. They are a combined 6-0 in Super Bowls (the 49ers own five of those victories), so one club will lose the big game for the first time.

    And middle linebacker Ray Lewis, Baltimore's emotional leader and top tackler, will be playing in the final game of his 17-year career before heading into retirement.

    "This is our time," Lewis pronounced.

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  • Ravens upset Patriots 28-13 to make Super Bowl

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Joe Flacco outdueled Tom Brady, throwing three touchdown passes in the second half and leading the Baltimore Ravens to their first Super Bowl in 12 years with a 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday for the AFC championship.

    The win sets up the first Super Bowl coached by brothers, Baltimore's John Harbaugh and San Francisco's Jim. The 49ers won the NFC title earlier Sunday 28-24 at Atlanta.

    The 49ers have been listed as 5-point favorites.

    Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis' final season will conclude in two weeks in New Orleans; he was the MVP of the 2001 game, the Ravens' only Super Bowl win.

    Flacco had two touchdown passes to Anquan Boldin and one to Dennis Pitta as the Ravens outscored the Patriots 21-0 in the second half. Baltimore's defense made Brady look ordinary and stymied the league's top offense. Brady was 67-0 at home when leading at halftime.

  • 49ers head to Super Bowl, beating Falcons 28-24

    ATLANTA (AP) — Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

    The top-seeded Falcons (14-4) tried to pull out another season-saving drive at the end, but Matt Ryan's fourth-down pass for Roddy White with 1:13 remaining was knocked down by San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman.

    The 49ers (13-4-1) will meet the winner of the AFC title game between New England and Baltimore. San Francisco will be trying to join Pittsburgh as the only teams with six Super Bowl championships.

    The victory was sweet redemption for the 49ers, who lost an overtime thriller to the New York Giants a year ago in the NFC title game.

  • Sheriff: NM teen planned to randomly shoot people--Video Extra

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico teenager accused of gunning down five family members over the weekend ambushed his father as he returned home from an overnight shift at a rescue mission, then reloaded his rifles and planned to go to a Wal-Mart and randomly shoot people, authorities said Tuesday.

    Instead, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego texted a picture of his dead mother to his 12-year-old girlfriend, then spent much of Saturday with the girl and her family, authorities said. That evening, the teen went to the church where his father had been a pastor, and Griego eventually confessed to killing his parents and three younger siblings.

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  • Saturday NM prep basketball scores

     

    Boys Basketball

    Alamogordo 78, Highland 67

    Artesia 70, Deming 69

    Artesia 50, Moriarty 48

    Atrisco Heritage 63, Centennial High School 36

    Bernalillo 94, Aztec 85

    Capital 60, Grants 42

    Cliff 80, Reserve 48

    Cloudcroft 50, Lake Arthur 32

    Clovis 64, Valley 59

    Dexter 52, Tularosa 47

    Dexter 52, Tularosa 47

    Dora 72, Gateway Christian 37

    Eldorado 77, Mayfield 47

    Fort Sumner 66, Tucumcari 61

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  • NMSU harnesses intellectual capital

    Entrepreneurs don’t have to live in or near Las Cruces to take advantage of the many services offered by Arrowhead Center — a business development hub launched in 2004 by New Mexico State University to stimulate economic development for the betterment of all New Mexicans.
    The center’s resources are open to any state resident who needs help turning an idea into a commercial venture or taking an existing business to the next stage.
    The Enterprise Research service draws on students, business mentors, entrepreneurs, faculty researchers and research partners to create and validate research studies for startups and existing businesses.
    And the Arrowhead Technology Incubator links technology-based firms with the resources they need.
    Enterprise Research
    Arrowhead Center accepts applications three times a year from businesses that need help analyzing the commercial potential of new technologies and products, formalizing business plans to attract investors and identifying resources for startups.
    Student innovation teams help write business plans, test technologies, research market potential and explore licensing opportunities with potential investors.