‘Vaders top Cowboys 5-2


In a low scoring affair Thursday night in Alpine, Texas, the Roswell Invaders used a big eighth inning to top the host Cowboys 5-2 in the first game of a crucial season-ending series with huge playoff implications.

Future designers at work

Little fashionistas receive their prizes after the judges deliberated at the Fashion Extravaganza contest Thursday afternoon at the Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair. The Fashion Extravaganza, in addition to other similar contests at the fair, such as Wool Extravaganza, 4-H Extravaganza and Style Extravaganza, provided a fashion parade of imaginatively attired youth in handmade garments and promoted further the wool industry using handmade garments. (Briana Hodge Photo)

No opening Bell? Bell holding out as Steelers start camp

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, left, arrives in a chauffeur driven 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 at NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Thursday, July 27, 2017 . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers trickled into training camp on Thursday in pickup trucks and Porsches, Rolls Royces and Rubicons.

Broncos lose running back Devontae Booker to wrist injury

Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph looks on during drills at NFL football training camp Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos coach Vance Joseph’s first training camp got off to a rough start with word that Devontae Booker, who was pushing to unseat C.J. Anderson as Denver’s starting running back, will undergo wrist surgery Friday and is expected to miss six weeks.

Magic bring aboard Speights, Afflalo, Birch


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marreese Speights is finally returning home — or close to it.

4 conferences sign on to basketball officiating alliance


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Four more Division I conferences will join a men’s basketball officiating alliance formed last year by the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East, the Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association.

Nationals hit 8 HRs to blast Brewers 15-2

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper douses himself with water in the dugout before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals staged their own version of the Home Run Derby, with Michael Blazek serving as the unwilling batting practice pitcher.

Pearce hits 10th-inning grand slam, Jays sweep A’s, win 8-4

Toronto Blue Jays' Steve Pearce tosses his bat in celebration after hitting the game-winning walk off grand slam to defeat the Oakland Athletics 8-4 in the 10th inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Thursday July 27, 2017. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Steve Pearce became the latest Blue Jay to hit a game-ending home run.

LA Galaxy fire coach Curt Onalfo, re-hire Sigi Schmid

This Dec. 13, 2016, file photo shows Curt Onalfo being introduced as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team at news conference in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy fired Onalfo Thursday, July 27, 2017, just 20 games into his first season. The Galaxy hired veteran MLS coach Sigi Schmid to return to the struggling club. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy are running out of time to save their season, so they’ve brought back a familiar face to lead their playoff charge.

Senior FIFA VP Villar resigns amid another corruption case

In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini, left, and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar Llona attend the preliminary draw for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. UEFA said Thursday, July 27, 2017 vice president Angel Maria Villar, in jail in Spain on suspicion of corruption, has resigned. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

GENEVA (AP) — The corruption crisis in world soccer has removed another top FIFA official.

Matt Kuchar fights dizzy spells in Canadian Open

Bubba Watson, left, and Matt Kuchar chat on the second tee during the first round of the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, Thursday July 27, 2017. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Matt Kuchar fought dizzy spells in the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday, four days after finishing second behind Jordan Spieth in the British Open.

Hall of Famer Karrie Webb leads Ladies Scottish Open

USA's Christie Kerr on the 1st green during day one of the Ladies Scottish Open being played at Dundonald Links, North Ayrshire, Scotland, Thursday July 27, 2017. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Hall of Famer Karrie Webb shot a 7-under 65 in cold and windy conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Cristie Kerr in the Ladies Scottish Open.

Tennis star’s father pleads not guilty to molesting girls


VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The father of retired tennis star Mark Philippoussis has pleaded not guilty in California to molesting two 9-year-old girls.

Rust Belt Wisconsin looks to fill high-skill jobs at Foxconn

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, Vice President Mike Pence, Terry Gou, president and chief executive officer of Foxconn, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Rust Belt state that built a manufacturing legacy through assembly-line jobs will have to quickly transition to a more highly skilled workforce now that Foxconn has selected Wisconsin as the site of its coveted U.S. electronics plant.

Chinese billionaire convicted in United Nations bribery case

Ng Lap Seng leaves federal court in Manhattan, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Hg, a Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations center in Macau was convicted Thursday of paying over $1.5 million in bribes to U.N. ambassadors to get it done. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations center in Macau was convicted on Thursday of paying more than $1.7 million in bribes to U.N. ambassadors to get it done.

FBI: Utah man says he killed wife because she laughed at him

Bryan Schroder, the acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska, left, and Marlin Ritzman, the special agent in charge of the FBI office in Alaska, address reporters Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska, after a Utah man was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with murder in the death of his wife on an Alaska cruise. Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, is charged in the July 25, 2017, death of his wife on board the Emerald Princess. The shape was sailing in U.S. waters, meaning the FBI investigated and charges are in the federal system. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.

Zinke coming to New Mexico in tightly controlled visit

President DonaldTrump, front left, gestures as former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, watch at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean,W. Va., Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is visiting New Mexico this week as part of his nationwide tour connected to a review of 27 national monument designations. His visit comes after a media report said he told Alaska’s senators that the state’s future with the Trump administration was in jeopardy because of a vote on health care by one of the senators.

2 protesters accused of vandalizing New Mexico GOP office

A spray painted "A" is shown on the offices of the Republican Party of New Mexico in Albuquerque after party officials say two protesters vandalized the building before fleeing on Thursday, July 17, 2017. The two protesters who said they from were the activist group Betsy Riot demonstrated outside the offices of the Republican Party of New Mexico and left before police arrived. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party of New Mexico headquarters has been hit with spray paint, and officials say two protesters are responsible.

Sherman Alexie to speak in Santa Fe after intense book tour

In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie gives the keynote address at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is scheduled to speak in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, July 28, 2017, after announcing he was canceling a book tour from his new intense memoir about his mother because of emotional stress. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For weeks, Native American writer Sherman Alexie has been on a book tour connected to his new, intense memoir about the dysfunctional relationship between him and his late mother.

New Mexico city limits timeframe for takeout alcohol sales


GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The Gallup City Council has passed an ordinance limiting the timeframe that takeout alcohol can be purchased within city limits.


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