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

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After eight years in minor-league baseball, Sahuaro High grad Pat McCoy arrived in the big leagues last Sunday.

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When Tucsonan Bernard Lagat won the USA national championship in the 5,000-meter run Friday night in Sacramento, California, it became his sev…

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After winning the NCAA 5,000 meters in Oregon two weeks ago, Arizona senior Lawi Lalang signed with a marketing firm, Global Sports Communicat…

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New cars? Sahuaro High grad Caitlin Leverenz is now driving a new BMW. She won a year’s free lease to the car by being America’s top female sc…

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When Greg Byrne was hired as Arizona’s athletic director in March 2010, the UA had 6,089 Wildcat Club members. After settling in office, he de…

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A day after not being selected in the NBA draft, Palo Verde High School grad Bryce Cotton agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs and play f…

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Sabino grad J.J.Hardy is third in the voting for the America League shortstop position, which means he’s unlikely to make his third All-Star t…

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When UA basketball coach Sean Miller was in Colorado Springs earlier this month for the USA U18 training camp and world championships, he visi…

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Summer recruiting season for softball begins in earnest Tuesday, and UA coach Mike Candrea won’t necessarily be looking for a franchise pitche…

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Candrea attended the wedding last week of former UA shortstop Kristie Fox, whose sister, Kellie Fox, will return for her Arizona senior season…

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Former UA golfer Natalie Gulbis, a regular on the LGPA Tour for 13 years, married former Yale quarterback Josh Rodarmel last week. He is the o…

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Gigi Stoll, a five-star recruit from Beaverton, Ore., has committed to play golf for Arizona’s Laura Ianello. Stoll last week won the Oregon A…

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Arizona’s 2014 NCAA Swimmer of the Year Kevin Cordes, a five-time NCAA champion, won the 100 and 200 breast stroke events in last week’s Santa…

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UA junior golfer Dylan Kornberg of Catalina Foothills had the round of his life last week at U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifying in Phoenix. …

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Tucsonan Stephen Sambu continues to emerge as a distance runner of global impact; he won the Boston Athletic Association 10K last week in Bost…

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Athlon Magazine last week ranked the Pac-12 football stadiums for game day character and atmosphere. Arizona was No. 9. But the man on the 10-…

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Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson went undrafted Thursday, and it can’t be much of a shock.