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AP Explains: Super Bowl stadium full of unique features

AP Explains: Super Bowl stadium full of unique features

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With its retractable roof and moveable field, University of Phoenix Stadium is unlike any stadium anywhere.

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No. 6 Wildcats race away from Ducks early in 90-56 rout

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's offense flowed, the floor spacing and crisp passing leading to open shots, most of those finding the bottom of the net.

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A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops

A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops

The college basketball regular season has about six weeks left and AP has a look at player of the year candidates. Like last season, there are a couple of front-runners and a handful of players who could make a run at the award with a strong finish. Here's the way it's shaping up as the seas…

January 28, 2015 2:13 am Photos

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The distinctive international flavor of Super Bowl Media Day

The distinctive international flavor of Super Bowl Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) — New England Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer spent a good portion of his hour-long media session answering questions in German.

January 27, 2015 5:27 pm Photos

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AP Explains: The three-ring circus of Super Bowl Media Day

AP Explains: The three-ring circus of Super Bowl Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) — Media Day at the Super Bowl is unlike any other media day — or any other event, for that matter.

January 26, 2015 3:00 pm Photos

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AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship.

January 25, 2015 12:25 pm Photos

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AP Explains: The Pro Bowl, unlike any other All-Star game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Pro Bowl is unlike any other All-Star game.

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A summary of the wild 2014 NFL season

A summary of the wild 2014 NFL season

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NFL has reached the pinnacle of its season with the Super Bowl just around the corner. Although it's the most popular sport in the U.S., for many Americans and millions around the world, the Super Bowl is the only football game they will watch all year.

January 23, 2015 1:55 pm Photos

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Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts, longer kicks on PATs

Pro Bowl to have narrower goal posts, longer kicks on PATs

PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.

January 20, 2015 3:50 pm Photos

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No. 8 Utes dominated by No. 10 Wildcats 69-51

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak was taken aback after Arizona's Sean Miller called the Wildcats home underdogs against the Utes.

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No. 10 Wildcats dominate No. 8 Utes 69-51

No. 10 Wildcats dominate No. 8 Utes 69-51

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Sean Miller called his team a home underdog with a Top 10 opponent visiting the McKale Center.

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Johnson scores 22, No. 10 Wildcats beat Buffaloes 68-54

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — When Arizona rebounds, it can be almost unstoppable. Fail to focus on the glass and the Wildcats are beatable.

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Cactus Bowl: Oklahoma State barely bowl-eligible

TEMPE — Still not bowl-eligible thanks to a five-game losing streak, Oklahoma State trailed rival Oklahoma by two touchdowns on the road, about eight minutes left in what would have been arguably the most disappointing season under coach Mike Gundy.

January 01, 2015 4:16 pm
ASU dismantles Irish in impressive win

ASU dismantles Irish in impressive win

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.

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Ex-Cat Hale gets 'perfect job' with D-backs

Ex-Cat Hale gets 'perfect job' with D-backs

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.

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Diamondbacks hire A's bench coach Hale as manager

Diamondbacks hire A's bench coach Hale as manager

Former Arizona third base coach Chip Hale was hired Monday to replace Kirk Gibson as the Diamondbacks manager.

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UCLA 62, ASU 27: Bruins get big returns, turnovers

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.

September 25, 2014 7:41 pm

WNBA Finals: Mercury rolling after record-breaking win

PHOENIX — Now the Mercury are on the verge of delivering the knockout blow after finishing off the most lopsided game in WNBA Finals history.

September 09, 2014 6:42 pm
UNM runs well; ASU likely to shred defense

UNM runs well; ASU likely to shred defense

Arizona State coach Todd Graham once said he would rather face a team that primarily runs the ball over one that passes more.

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Sun Devils rout Weber State in opener 45-14

Sun Devils rout Weber State in opener 45-14

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.

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Padres 7, D-backs 4: Anderson falters in 5th inning

PHOENIX — Chase Anderson recovered after struggling early, tossing three scoreless innings.

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Youngsters Gregorius, Lamb blast D-backs to win

PHOENIX — Arizona’s coaches chatted with a few of young players before the game, offering some hitting tips and encouragement.

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Ex-UA swimmer upbeat, inspiring

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.

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Game of the Day: Indians 6, D-backs 1

Game of the Day: Indians 6, D-backs 1

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.

June 25, 2014 9:51 pm

Arizona hands Giants their 6th straight loss

PHOENIX — Paul Goldschmidt seems to hit whatever Tim Lincecum throws at him. So does Aaron Hill.

June 20, 2014 7:10 pm

D-backs' Anderson falls short despite strong outing

Arizona rookie is outdone by Brewers' ace.

June 19, 2014 4:09 pm

Game of the Day: Brewers 9, D-backs 3

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.

June 16, 2014 4:31 pm
D-backs' Arroyo ‘hitting his stride,’ keeps Astros off balance in victory

D-backs' Arroyo ‘hitting his stride,’ keeps Astros off balance in victory

PHOENIX — Working the black worked out nicely for Bronson Arroyo.

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Pollock breaks hand as Cueto earns fifth win

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.

May 31, 2014 2:48 pm

Diamondbacks 4, Reds 0: Collmenter tosses 3-hit shutout

PHOENIX — Josh Collmenter was locked in, throwing strikes, watching his teammates make spectacular plays and turn double plays.

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Game of the Day: Padres 4, D-Backs 3

Game of the Day: Padres 4, D-Backs 3

PHOENIX —Kevin Quackenbush took his first big-league loss in dramatic fashion, giving up a two-run, walkoff homer.

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Goldschmidt knocks in 6, bashes 2 homers

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.

May 17, 2014 4:40 pm

Hustle play by Phillies catcher key to beating Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — The ball bounced in the dirt and away from Carlos Ruiz, a play the Philadelphia catcher could have easily given up on.

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Duda, Mets continue D-backs’ home woes

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.

April 14, 2014 4:33 pm

NCAA basketball: Pile up the deflections to win more games

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.

March 25, 2014 7:26 pm

NCAA: Biggest little fan, Big East reunion give tournament emotional pull

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.

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Pac-12 tournament: Beware of scary Oregon in Vegas

Pac-12 tournament: Beware of scary Oregon in Vegas

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.

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Auto Racing: Harvick takes checkered flag at Phoenix International Raceway

Auto Racing: Harvick takes checkered flag at Phoenix International Raceway

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.

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NASCAR Phoenix: Give Stewart a break -- from questions about his leg

AVONDALE — Tony Stewart came back from a broken right leg at the Daytona 500 still not fully healed, yet able to race.

March 01, 2014 2:56 pm

NASCAR Phoenix: Keselowski wins pole under new qualifying

AVONDALE — Brad Keselowski has earned the pole at Phoenix International Raceway after making it through NASCAR’s new knockout-style qualifying Friday.

February 28, 2014 5:24 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is atwitter over Twitter

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is atwitter over Twitter

AVONDALE — NASCAR’s most popular driver won the sport’s biggest race last weekend.

February 28, 2014 5:20 pm
It’s crunch time, and teams struggle to stay on the bubble

It’s crunch time, and teams struggle to stay on the bubble

Baylor appears to be back on the right side of the bubble after a strong run over the past two weeks.

February 25, 2014 5:16 pm

Fiesta Bowl: UCF looks to prove critics wrong vs. Baylor

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.

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Pac-12 championship game: Win over UA would let ASU host

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.

November 24, 2013 5:54 pm

Sun Devils in control in South, but tough road remains

TEMPE — Arizona State has shown it can win on the road, close out tight games, win in November.

November 11, 2013 3:30 pm

Devils defense smothers Huskies to spark upset

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.

October 19, 2013 4:33 pm

Seahawks 34, Cardinals 22: Slow start derails upset plans

GLENDALE — A sluggish start staggered the Arizona Cardinals. An inability to run the ball or keep defenders off their quarterback finished them off.

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Coyotes 4, Rangers 1: Coyotes impressive in season opener

Coyotes 4, Rangers 1: Coyotes impressive in season opener

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.

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D-backs scratch out final win but exit season unhappy

Paul Goldschmidt, who had an RBI sac fly and extended his hitting streak to 19, batted .302 with 36 homers and 125 RBIs.

September 29, 2013 3:19 pmLoading…

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