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

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In the 1970s, Odiemae Elliott attended Pima College and the UA on the GI Bill, a would-be nurse who was part of the women’s Army Air Corps fro…

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Tucsonan Ronnie Black played in 559 PGA Tour events, winning twice, before qualifying for the Champions Tour in 2009.

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Salpointe grad Sara Brown, a former LPGA Tour regular who is playing on the Symetra Tour this year, received one of 40 invitations to the Big …

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Robert Gamez, who in 1989 was the NCAA golfer of the year at Arizona and won the 1990 Tucson Open as a rookie on the PGA Tour, had quadruple b…

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After pitching her senior season at Arizona, Sunnyside grad Estela Piñon signed an endorsement deal with Mizuno, accepted a contract with the …

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Former Tucson High baseball standout Chris Moon died four years ago today, mortally wounded after stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan. In a…

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The Pima County Sports Hall of Fame’s 25th induction class will be announced Wednesday afternoon at the Holiday Inn Airport-North. Among the 1…

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Tucson High grad Christine Clark, who was an all-Ivy League guard at Harvard in 2012, 2013 and 2014, has become a professional basketball play…

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The “next Christine Clark” in Tucson girls prep basketball could be Tucson High’s Alexis Cortez who last week was selected to the all-star tea…

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Nick Johnson’s NBA Summer League debut was a good one: He averaged 15.8 points, ninth overall in the Florida league. He also averaged 6.2 rebo…

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Aaron Gordon predictably struggled offensively for the Orlando Magic rookie team, shooting .350 afield and .478 from the foul line. He’s not g…

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Palo Verde grad Bryce Cotton made his NBA Summer League/Las Vegas debut in style Friday. He scored a team-high 12 points for the San Antonio c…

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When Steve Kerr blew out his knee in the 1986 World Championships, Lute Olson famously said, “I hope Bruce Fraser is ready to be our point gua…

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You can imagine how proud Catalina Foothills athletic director Jody Brase was last weekend. On Sunday, her daughter, ex-UA guard Julie Hairgro…

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Rather than send Sahuaro High School grad Pat McCoy back to the minors when injured Detroit pitcher Ian Krol returned from the disabled list l…

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The richest event on the PGA Southwest Section annual golf schedule is the $35,000 Sedona Open. It was won last week by CDO grad David McDanie…

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Sahuaro grad Alex Verdugo has been turned into a leadoff hitter by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Arizona Rookie League. And why not? Verdugo,…

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Arizona distance running coach James Li appears to have found a worthy successor to eight-time NCAA champion Lawi Lalang: incoming UA freshman…

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Arizona’s video department last week produced another football film it hopes will accentuate Rich Rodriguez’s insistence on playing fast. This…

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ASU will pay new baseball coach Tracy Smith $375,000 annually in base salary. It won’t break the salary market in the Pac-12 — Arizona’s Andy …

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Arizona track coach Fred Harvey has been a consistently strong challenger to Pac-12 track and field power Oregon for the last five years and a…