The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson looked up in overtime and saw 15 seconds on the clock, but lost track after a couple of turnovers.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored 17 points, Gabe York added 15 and No. 3 Arizona crushed struggling Michigan 80-53 on Saturday.
Upsets are expected late in the college basketball season, when the madness of March wreaks havoc on NCAA tournament brackets across the country.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs got their must-win game off to a great start behind the versatility of Jamaal Charles.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona heard all week about Gonzaga, how the Bulldogs were a big and talented team that could end the Wildcats' long home winning streak.
TEMPE — What appeared to be a program-defining win in the first half had turned on Arizona State. The Sun Devils were on their heels, a 31-point lead down to three with a few minutes left, another spirit-crushing loss seemingly on the way.
PHOENIX — Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.
Former Arizona third base coach Chip Hale was hired Monday to replace Kirk Gibson as the Diamondbacks manager.
TEMPE — Ishmael Adams returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and an interception 95 yards for another score, sparking No. 11 UCLA’s 62-27 trouncing of No. 15 Arizona State on Thursday night.
PHOENIX — Now the Mercury are on the verge of delivering the knockout blow after finishing off the most lopsided game in WNBA Finals history.
Arizona State coach Todd Graham once said he would rather face a team that primarily runs the ball over one that passes more.
TEMPE, Ariz. — D.J. Foster ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns, Jaelen Strong had 10 catches for 146 yards, and No. 19 Arizona State opened its season with a 45-14 rout over Weber State on Thursday night.
PHOENIX — Chase Anderson recovered after struggling early, tossing three scoreless innings.
PHOENIX — Arizona’s coaches chatted with a few of young players before the game, offering some hitting tips and encouragement.
SCOTTSDALE — Not long after Amy Van Dyken-Rouen had surgery for a life-threatening spine injury, while she still wasn’t completely out of danger, her husband placed a cellphone in her hands.
PHOENIX — Corey Kluber gave Cleveland a much-needed quality start, pitching seven effective innings to help the Indians beat the Diamondbacks 6-1 on Wednesday night to end a four-game skid.
PHOENIX — Paul Goldschmidt seems to hit whatever Tim Lincecum throws at him. So does Aaron Hill.
Arizona rookie is outdone by Brewers' ace.
PHOENIX — Wily Peralta pitched seven effective innings, Aramis Ramirez lined a two-run double in the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers broke open a close game late for a 9-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
PHOENIX — Working the black worked out nicely for Bronson Arroyo.
PHOENIX — Johnny Cueto pitched effectively into the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds gave him some rare run support in a 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday night.
PHOENIX — Josh Collmenter was locked in, throwing strikes, watching his teammates make spectacular plays and turn double plays.
PHOENIX —Kevin Quackenbush took his first big-league loss in dramatic fashion, giving up a two-run, walkoff homer.
PHOENIX —Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, had a career-high six RBIs and set a team record with five runs scored, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks bash the Los Angeles Dodgers 18-7 on Saturday night.
PHOENIX — The ball bounced in the dirt and away from Carlos Ruiz, a play the Philadelphia catcher could have easily given up on.
PHOENIX — Lucas Duda had four hits and two RBIs, Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Monday night.
PHOENIX — Defense-minded college basketball coaches love to praise players for deflections, a statistic that many swear by, even though it isn’t officially tracked.
The start of the NCAA tournament is arguably the best week on the sports calendar, filled with great teams, exciting games, star players and, usually, plenty of upsets.
LAS VEGAS — Arizona is the top seed and is ranked at No. 4. UCLA is seeded second and was ranked for good parts of the season, while Arizona State and California will each get a bye for the opening round.
AVONDALE — Four months ago, Kevin Harvick had a nice send-off with Richard Childress Racing, winning his next-to-last race with the team at Phoenix International Raceway.
AVONDALE — Tony Stewart came back from a broken right leg at the Daytona 500 still not fully healed, yet able to race.
AVONDALE — Brad Keselowski has earned the pole at Phoenix International Raceway after making it through NASCAR’s new knockout-style qualifying Friday.
AVONDALE — NASCAR’s most popular driver won the sport’s biggest race last weekend.
Baylor appears to be back on the right side of the bubble after a strong run over the past two weeks.
GLENDALE — By now, Central Florida has heard it over and over: It has no shot at beating No. 6 Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl tonight.
Oregon was in control of the Pac-12 North until it lost to Stanford. The Cardinal put the Ducks in charge by losing to USC, only to get it right back when Oregon lost to Arizona.
TEMPE — Arizona State has shown it can win on the road, close out tight games, win in November.
Arizona State’s defense harassed Washington quarterback Keith Price all game and finished with seven sacks against a team that had allowed 12 in its first six games combined.
GLENDALE — A sluggish start staggered the Arizona Cardinals. An inability to run the ball or keep defenders off their quarterback finished them off.
GLENDALE — Radim Vrbata scored three goals, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Phoenix Coyotes opened their first season with an owner in four years by routing the New York Rangers 4-1 on Thursday night.
Paul Goldschmidt, who had an RBI sac fly and extended his hitting streak to 19, batted .302 with 36 homers and 125 RBIs.
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Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen praised the reprimand but said it “doesn’t change the outcome.”
Arizona’s Eric Chavez, second from right, celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. It was the fifth walk-off hit of Chavez’s career, and the 12th for the D-backs this season.
GLENDALE - George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc fulfilled every Canadian boy's dream last week by becoming NHL owners.
PHOENIX - Paul Goldschmidt hit the first pitch of the 11th inning for a game-ending home run after leading off the ninth with a tying homer, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Baltimore 4-3 on Tuesday night for their second straight walk-off victory over the Orioles.
PHOENIX - Adam Eaton hit the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning for a game-ending homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 on Monday night.
PHOENIX - Arizona right-hander Brandon McCarthy felt good and was able to shake off a couple of bad pitches to give his team a chance.
PHOENIX - Martin Prado hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and also had a two-run homer, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks rally for a 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.