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Tucson stings Bees for 28 runs

There are good days at the plate, and then there are really good days at the plate.

July 24, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

TEP pulls in crowds with beer, fireworks

Jane Davenport was relaxing in the upper deck at Tucson Electric Park on Friday night when a visitor asked how many Sidewinders she could name.

June 24, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Little League homers are still big with pros

As a group, the Tucson Sidewinders have hit almost 500 home runs as professionals.

June 23, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Sidewinders come back in 9th inning, beat Bees

Sidewinders come back in 9th inning, beat Bees

Generally speaking, as the outfield grass at Tucson Electric Park begins its annual June fade, so do the Sidewinders.

June 09, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Note on door today: Gone fishin'

The tools of the trade for the Tucson Sidewinders will morph from bats and balls to fishing lines and recliners today — one of eight days off during the season with no baseball.

June 07, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Pitching staff improves even more

Pitching staff improves even more

From the No. 1 starter to the last spot in the bullpen, the Sidewinders have never been stronger in the Pacific Coast League arms race.

June 06, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Hairston 'making plays'

The adjustment from second base to outfield is always a tough one. Making that transition in the minor-league wind tunnel known as Tucson Electric Park requires even greater precision.

June 05, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Team, players find niche

Success on the field in the minor leagues hinges on dozens of intangibles, not the least of which is preparing players for the next level of professional baseball.

June 04, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
D'backs' Ortiz sharp in rehab with Winders

D'backs' Ortiz sharp in rehab with Winders

It was difficult to tell what Russ Ortiz's Sidewinders teammates appreciated more: His nine consecutive outs to start the game or the post-game spread of barbecued chicken the big-leaguer provided.

May 17, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Strike upsets players

Strike upsets players

Minor-league players and fans are singing the blues over replacement umpires.

May 16, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Identical twin pitchers share similar setbacks, lend support

Diamondbacks minor-leaguers Dustin and Derik Nippert are lanky identical twins, right-handed pitchers who have both had benign tumors removed from their pitching shoulders and undergone reconstructive elbow surgery.

May 15, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Amphi's 7th-inning rally comes up short

Amphi's 7th-inning rally comes up short

PHOENIX — Amphitheater's date with destiny failed to derail a baseball dynasty.

May 14, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Sidewinders' Jarvis exercising patience, still eyes big leagues

Sidewinders' Jarvis exercising patience, still eyes big leagues

Sidewinders pitcher Kevin Jarvis is always hoping his next start is his last.

May 13, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
3 Sidewinders own World Series rings

3 Sidewinders own World Series rings

Some 50 years from now, the contributions of former White Sox pitcher Jeff Bajenaru to a world championship will likely become — ahem, shall we say — "enhanced?"

May 12, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Comparisons to father part of game for Gwynn

Comparisons to father part of game for Gwynn

Anthony Gwynn showed up to the ballpark on Wednesday clean shaven.

May 11, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Hale says he enjoyed MLB stint, 'but this is my club'

The old saying that Triple-A ballplayers are a sprained ankle away from the major leagues is true for coaches, too.

May 10, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson in hot stretch entering 8 key games

The Sidewinders picked the right time to get hot in the midst of 16 intradivisional games.

May 01, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Hale to return next week

Sometime this week, Tucson interim-manager Lorenzo Bundy will return to his "day job" of tutoring Sidewinders hitters.

April 30, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

'Opportunity to even get drafted is honor'

Ask for opinions on today's NFL Draft, and you will get a few blank stares in the Sidewinders' clubhouse.

April 29, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Carter getting more acclimated as a pro

Carter getting more acclimated as a pro

Chris Carter got real when he arrived at Stanford as a freshman, with eyes bigger than John Daly at an Italian buffet.

April 28, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Guilmet makes most of chance

Guilmet makes most of chance

In less than a year, Arizona's Preston Guilmet went from pitching on balding high school diamonds in northern California to the Metrodome.

March 10, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
As draft nears, pro scouts visit Wildcats' best

As draft nears, pro scouts visit Wildcats' best

For Mike Bell and a handful of Arizona's pro hopefuls, the sport of football has morphed from game to profession.

March 10, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Sorenstam says LPGA ranking system 'needs to be tweaked'

There is no doubt that Annika Sorenstam is the world's top female golfer.

March 09, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Ex-Wildcats Purdy, Gore have UA reunion at Tucson Open

As freshmen roommates at the University of Arizona in 1993, Ted Purdy and Jason Gore might not have realized the success either one of them would have on the PGA Tour nearly 12 years later.

February 27, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson prevails, gets major golf event

Sunday's official announcement that the Accenture Match Play Championship — the cornerstone of the World Golf Championships series — is moving to Tucson after seven years in Carlsbad, Calif., ended a long courtship for the Tucson Conquistadores.

February 27, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Quite a finishing touch

Quite a finishing touch

Kirk Triplett swapped one funny hat for another Sunday, swapping his trademark bucket-style golf hat for the last traditional conquistador helmet for the foreseeable future.

February 27, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Consistency pays off for Waldorf, Watson

Consistency pays off for Waldorf, Watson

Duffy Waldorf and Bubba Watson are determined to prove that there is more than one way to win the Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

February 26, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Qualifiers relish experience

Qualifiers relish experience

While most people begin their week dreading the five days of work ahead of them, Jin Park and Jason Allred were not sure whether they would have the chance to work at all.

February 26, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Tour to announce today that Tucson is new WGC home

PGA Tour officials are expected to raise the curtain on the golf world's worst-kept secret today.

February 26, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Ex-Cat Gore back on course

Ex-Cat Gore back on course

The 2005 season could not have finished up much better for Jason Gore.

February 25, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Waldorf in front, but 10 within 3 strokes

Waldorf in front, but 10 within 3 strokes

Go ahead, close your eyes and fling a dart at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson leader board.

February 25, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Wilson's 64 vaults him into top spot

Mark Wilson hears the same query at every PGA Tour stop.

February 24, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Eagle at No. 11 lifts ex-Cat

Eagle at No. 11 lifts ex-Cat

Ricky Barnes always has had a flair for the dramatic.

February 24, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Veteran Price will consider Champions Tour

Nick Price's 49th birthday last month got him one year closer to the Champions Tour — aka The ATM Tour.

February 23, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Driving force

Driving force

Bubba Watson was relaxing after a practice round this week when the subject of distance off the tee came up.

February 23, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
60 years of pro golf in Tucson

60 years of pro golf in Tucson

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February 23, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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CDO grad enjoying his homecoming

Before Ryan Hietala had unloaded his golf clubs at Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa, his cell phone was buzzing with ticket requests.

February 22, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Colombian-flavored golf

Colombian-flavored golf

Rookie Camilo Villegas has taken the PGA Tour by storm in 2006.

February 21, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Qualifying tournament all about dreams

Three weeks ago, on opposite ends of the country, a pair of undistinguished young golfers decided to chase their dreams of playing on the PGA Tour.

February 21, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Leggatt back in game, wrist no longer lame

Perhaps no other past champion is more pumped to be in this year's Chrysler Classic of Tucson than Ian Leggatt.

February 20, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Tiger in Tucson?

Tiger in Tucson?

A Tiger could prowl the Southern Arizona desert in 2007. Tiger Woods, that is. All signs point to the World Golf Championship's Accenture Match Play Championship, a PGA Tour event featuring the world's top 64 golfers, moving to the Tucson area from Carlsbad, Calif., in 2007.

February 19, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Easygoing Gore enjoying life

Easygoing Gore enjoying life

Not much seems to fluster happy-go-lucky Jason Gore — on or off the golf course.

February 19, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Wildcats drop second straight against Lobos

Punchless Arizona lost its second straight game to New Mexico on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 7-3 decision at Kindall/Sancet Field.

February 19, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Five spots remain for Tucson's pro golf tournament

Thirty multiple winners and 10 major champions headline the field for next week's Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

February 18, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

In his first start, Melancon loses to New Mexico Lobos

New Mexico put a halt to 23 games of frustration Friday night with a 6-5 win at Kindall/Sancet Field, its first victory over Arizona since 1997.

February 18, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

More mature Cats take on UNM this weekend

The Arizona baseball team returns home this weekend a little older and a little wiser.

February 17, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Ranking slightly alters field for Classic

While there was little eleventh-hour shuffling in the Official World Golf Ranking, some late movement did affect the Chrysler Classic of Tucson field.

February 15, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

New golf rankings lead to changes in Chrysler Classic field

While there was little 11th-hour shuffling in the Official World Golf Rankings, some movement at the wire did affect the Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

February 14, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
New old course opens on Northwest Side

New old course opens on Northwest Side

Despite its new name, Crooked Tree Golf Course at Arthur Pack Regional Park feels like an old friend in spiffy, new duds.

February 13, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Top tour drivers steering way here

Grip it and rip it.

February 11, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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