Arizona Daily Star sports columnist Greg Hansen offers his opinion on recent sports news of interest to Southern Arizonans.

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About the only thing the athletic departments at Arizona and ASU have in common anymore is that they are travel partners in the Pac-12.

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Training camp for the USA softball team, ongoing in Lynchburg, Virginia, maintains the same Arizona flavor it has had for 20 years. UA catcher…

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There’s no mystery why Arizona’s 2012 College World Series MVP Robert Refsnyder was promoted to the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate in Sc…

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Last week’s death of 1990 Cy Young Award pitcher Bob Welch at 57 brought back memories of Arizona’s 1976 NCAA baseball championship. The Wildc…

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UA baseball coach Andy Lopez is now searching for a new assistant coach and, more importantly, an impact recruiter. The decision by assistant …

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Aaron Vaughn went 6-1 in 2009 when Pusch Ridge Christian Academy won the state 2A baseball championship under coach Doug Jones, a former major…

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Awaiting his assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sahuaro outfielder Alex Verdugo is equipped with a $914,600 signing bonus. I researched th…

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Catalina Foothills football coach Jeff Scurran, who has written a book – One Game One Time – available on Amazon, will hold a book signing Sat…

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After Colorado routed Boston College on New Year’s Eve in the 1999 Insight.com Bowl at Arizona Stadium, the 11th game that began as the Copper…

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Eight-time Arizona NCAA distance-running champion Lawi Lalang found more than just athletic success in his 3½ years at Arizona. His relationsh…

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Salpointe Catholic junior-to-be Justin Holt, a two-way starter on the Lancers’ 2013 state championship team, has been offered a scholarship by…

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In 2009 and 2010, Arizona coach Mike Stoops successfully recruited the state champion sprinters of Nevada, Garic Wharton, and Arizona, Ryan Mi…

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Rincon/University grad Michael Thompson will skip Tiger Woods’ annual PGA Tour event, the Quicken Loans National, so that he can be at Oro Val…

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One of the favorites will be Canyon del Oro senior Chris Meyers, who won the Thunderbird Junior Classic in Phoenix last week, with rounds of 6…

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The UA is financing the $30 million (first phase) renovation of McKale Center at $1.1 million a year through 2029. Debt service for the Lowell…

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More Pac-12 financial news: about two weeks after Oregon softball coach Mike White said his league championship team was in need of a new stad…

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Two of the best high school football players in Tucson history went their separate ways last week: Sabino lineman Andrew Mike flew to Gainesvi…

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Arizona’s 2012 All-Pac-12 guard Kyle Fogg, who was Finland’s Player of the Year in the Euroleague in 2013-14, signed a free agent contract las…

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Here’s the easiest prediction of the coming 2014-15 sports season: The Champions Tour golf event at Tucson National will outdraw the old WGC-A…