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My two cents: Tucson's hopes for baseball going, going, gone

My two cents: Tucson's hopes for baseball going, going, gone

This is when you know your city is off the baseball grid:

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Ex-Cat Briggs opens 'Double Nickel Smokehouse'

Ex-Cat Briggs opens 'Double Nickel Smokehouse'

Arizona alumnus Lance Briggs has opened a restaurant “Double Nickel Smokehouse” in his hometown of Sacramento, California. Briggs’ menu includes a “Bear Down Combo.” Briggs has now played in 167 NFL games, which puts him third on the UA’s career NFL list, trailing linebacker Tedy Bruschi at …

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Salpointe football coach Bene keeps building team

Salpointe football coach Bene keeps building team

As Salpointe Catholic extended its football winning streak to 18 on Friday, it again became apparent how coach Dennis Bene keeps building. In the last two games, sophomore receiver/defensive back D.J. Hinton has had a 104-yard receiving game, intercepted a pass and returned a kickoff 96 yard…

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Former UA swimming champ becomes U.S. citizen

Former UA swimming champ becomes U.S. citizen

Former UA NCAA swimming champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Darian Townsend became a U.S. citizen this summer. Last week he was chosen to be on Team USA for the 2015 Pan American Games team. He is now training for the New York Athletic Club.

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Ex-Cat Smith to attend fund-raiser

Ex-Cat Smith to attend fund-raiser

Arizona’s 1994 All-Pac-10 offensive lineman Warner Smith, who is suffering from ALS, is scheduled to be present at Wallace Physical Therapy’s fund-raiser for Lou Gehrig’s disease next Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., at the company’s headquarters, 5501 N. Oracle Road. A barbecue lunch will be s…

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Former Sabino star Davenport elected to Marshall hall

Former Sabino star Davenport elected to Marshall hall

In a softball-centric city like Tucson, Sierra Davenport grew up to be one of the top players in Tucson history. The former Sabino High School softball standout last week was inducted into the Marshall University Sports Hall of Fame, and it was well-deserved. Davenport was the Mid-American C…

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UA freshman Ristic building inside presence

UA freshman Ristic building inside presence

Two words to keep in mind as Sean Miller prepares for training camp next month: Dusan Ristic. I’m told the 7-foot freshman center from Serbia has established an inside presence in early team workouts.

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NCAA reps consider Phoenix for Final Four site

NCAA reps consider Phoenix for Final Four site

NCAA representatives, who will next month select sites for the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Final Fours, will visit Phoenix/Glendale on Tuesday and Wednesday. The usual Final Four cities are among finalists: Indianapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, San Antonio and Dallas. Can you imagine the hubbub …

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CDO grad Martinez leads Stanford in tackles

CDO grad Martinez leads Stanford in tackles

CDO grad Blake Martinez has emerged as a top defensive player in the Pac-12 after Stanford’s first three games. Martinez, a junior inside linebacker, leads Stanford with 24 tackles and was No. 10 in the league through three games. “I think he’s playing about the best of anybody on defense ri…

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Ex-Cat Tyler misses PGA Tour card

Ex-Cat Tyler misses PGA Tour card

UA and Sabino High grad Nathan Tyler did not finish his first full year on the Web.com Tour with enough status to earn a PGA Tour card for 2014-15. Tyler earned $71,433 and finished 78th on the Web.com money list.

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UA legend's grandson is New Mexico-bound

UA legend's grandson is New Mexico-bound

Pat O’Brien was one of the most dominant pitchers in UA baseball history. After a standout prep career at Phoenix Central High School, the left-hander went 12-1 for the Wildcats in 1966 with a 1.25 ERA, the third lowest in school history. He was a third team All-American. His grandson, Gage …

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UA golfer Oja working with Swedish Olympic team

UA golfer Oja working with Swedish Olympic team

Erik Oja, who developed as Arizona’s No. 1 golfer last season, successfully passed the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School last week. In fact, he was tied for the lead after 36 holes at 13-under par. Oja is working with the Swedish Olympic team in preparation for the 2016 Rio …

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ASU coach Graham touches down at HS football game

ASU coach Graham touches down at HS football game

ASU football coach Todd Graham often rents a helicopter on Friday nights, buzzing to games in the greater Phoenix area to impress recruits. On Friday, Graham touched down at the anticipated Mountain Pointe-Chandler game, buzzing the field as he left. That had to leave an impression on Mounta…

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Pima basketball coach Peabody experiences 'scariest days'

Pima basketball coach Peabody experiences 'scariest days'

Among the thousands of tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile last week in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, was Pima College men’s basketball coach Brian Peabody. Many of the tourists, like Peabody, uninjured, had to wait days to be airlifted and arrange further transportation. The Sahuaro High grad fi…

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Kerr, Warriors take show on the road

Kerr, Warriors take show on the road

Kerr’s Golden State Warriors will play preseason games in Hidalgo, Texas, and Des Moines, Iowa, next month. A savvy promoter could book the Warriors and an NBA team with a former Arizona standout at McKale Center in October 2015 and have little difficulty selling 14,000 tickets.

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Arizona AD Byrne touches ‘em all

Arizona AD Byrne touches ‘em all

One of the strengths of UA athletic director Greg Byrne is that he touches all the bases, big and small.

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Kerr, Walton read to kids, gear up for NBA

Kerr, Walton read to kids, gear up for NBA

As he prepares for his first season as an NBA head coach, Steve Kerr spoke to more than 600 elementary school children last week in San Francisco. Kerr and his assistant, fellow UA legend Luke Walton, read from the book “The Rainbow Fish” during Love of Reading Week. (It is a book about the …

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‘Special talent’ Caldwell rolls way into bowling record book

‘Special talent’ Caldwell rolls way into bowling record book

On Tuesday night at Golden Pin Lanes, Bryanna Caldwell bowled the greatest set of games in Tucson history. That includes men, women, everybody, in more than a century of bowling.

4 hours ago
As coach, Dykes still trying to find his way

As coach, Dykes still trying to find his way

Cal's football coach grew up a Wildcat coach and as a baseball player

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Hansen: Big House not always best in football

Hansen: Big House not always best in football

Bigger isn't necessarily better in Pac-12, as the Utes will learn.

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Hansen: Once again, Miller gets his man

Hansen: Once again, Miller gets his man

He hasn't become royalty yet, but UA coach among school's best recruiters.

September 15, 2014 10:45 pmLoading…
Hansen: Cats' true climb begins next week

Hansen: Cats' true climb begins next week

Win over Nevada puts Arizona at 3-0 in nonconference games; Cal's next.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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My two cents: Junior soccer policy overdue

My two cents: Junior soccer policy overdue

The vast Pima County Junior Soccer League, which has about 5,500 young players and more than 10,000 parents and family members, instituted a Respect the Game policy this year in which parental (and player) behavior is monitored.

September 13, 2014 6:54 pm
UA's DeMont on a recruiting roll

UA's DeMont on a recruiting roll

UA swimming coach Rick DeMont is in the process of compiling the type of recruiting class that made Arizona one of the NCAA’s top four or five women’s swimming programs for 20 years. Already this month, he has commitments from Top 20-type swimmers Mackenzie Rumrill of Salem, Oregon; Katrina …

September 13, 2014 6:52 pm
Former UA CWS MVP Refsnyder makes AAA All-Stars

Former UA CWS MVP Refsnyder makes AAA All-Stars

Baseball America last week selected 2012 Arizona College World Series MVP Robert Refsnyder to its Class AAA All-Star team, which encompasses all Pacific Coast League and all International League players from 30 teams. Refsnyder hit .300 for the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees as a second baseman.

September 13, 2014 6:50 pm
Sabino grad Reed's best NFL game in career

Sabino grad Reed's best NFL game in career

Sabino grad Brooks Reed, an All-Pac-12 defensive end at Arizona in 2010, had his best game as an NFL linebacker last week against Washington. Reed was awarded a game ball by Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien, who told reporters “Brooks played one of the better games I’ve seen an outside line…

September 13, 2014 6:48 pm
Tucsonan Waits has Mariners pitching staff leading majors

Tucsonan Waits has Mariners pitching staff leading majors

Longtime Tucsonan Rick Waits is surely enjoying the top season of any pitching coach in the majors. Waits’ Seattle Mariners lead all of baseball in ERA (3.00), fewest runs allowed (473) and opponent’s batting average (.228). Waits spent the previous 11 seasons as a minor-league pitching inst…

September 13, 2014 6:45 pm
Ex-UA commits making progress in the big leagues

Ex-UA commits making progress in the big leagues

UA baseball coach Andy Lopez signed three players in the summer of 2009 who ultimately bypassed college and made it to the big leagues. The latest is Detroit lefty Kyle Lobstein, who has been outstanding in his first month in MLB. He is from Flagstaff. Lopez’s ’09 class also included outfiel…

September 13, 2014 6:46 pm
OB Sports' takeover successful early on

OB Sports' takeover successful early on

OB Sports, a national golf management firm that has taken control of day-to-day duties at Tucson’s five municipal courses — Dell Urich, Randolph, Silverbell, El Rio and Fred Enke — has been an early success for one reason: The courses have been in better condition in brutal summer conditions…

September 13, 2014 6:43 pm
Sean Miller, wife, to hold 'Chalk Talk'

Sean Miller, wife, to hold 'Chalk Talk'

Sean Miller and his wife, Amy, are staging a “Chalk Talk” at Richard Jefferson Gymnasium on Sept. 26, with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Tables cost from $3,000 to $10,000. Individual tickets are $300. It is the see-and-be-seen basketball event of the season.

September 13, 2014 6:39 pm
UA likely to add preseason basketball event

UA likely to add preseason basketball event

It seems inevitable that Arizona will soon add another preseason event to its basketball calendar, keeping pace with those like John Calipari at Kentucky. Calipari has invited representatives of all 30 NBA teams to an “NBA combine” at Rupp Arena on Oct. 11-12. It will be a recruiting weekend…

September 13, 2014 6:41 pm
UA women's golf opens with Annika Intercollegiate

UA women's golf opens with Annika Intercollegiate

Arizona’s No. 4 women’s golf team opens the season Sept. 28 in, of all things, the Annika Intercollegiate, in Orlando, Fla. The 12-team, invitation-only field is named after two-time UA All-American Annika Sorenstam and is considered the top event of the fall golf season. Five Pac-12 teams w…

September 13, 2014 6:34 pm
UA looking for new Voice of McKale

UA looking for new Voice of McKale

The UA athletic department will hold open auditions to be the Voice of McKale Center for 2014-15, meaning that Jonathan Norris, who has been the school’s basketball public address announcer for 18 seasons, will not necessarily return for Year 19. Norris had an extremely tough job to follow i…

September 13, 2014 6:37 pm
Amato infuses new life into UA soccer team

Amato infuses new life into UA soccer team

Arizona soccer coach Tony Amato, in his second season, has started the year 4-1-1. That’s rarefied air for a UA women’s soccer program that was on a 9-52-6 conference skid since 2006 before Amato was hired. The Wildcats are likely to sweep Lipscomb and Idaho and open Pac-12 play at 6-1-1. Th…

September 13, 2014 6:28 pm
Sabino grad Hunley off to good start at PCC

Sabino grad Hunley off to good start at PCC

In Pima College’s strong 4-2 start to the women’s soccer season, Sabino High grad Devyn Hunley scored three goals after a redshirt year at Arizona. She is the daughter of LaMonte Hunley, a first-team All –Pac-12 linebacker at Arizona in 1984.

September 13, 2014 6:30 pm
Ex-Cat Shakur signs with Euroleague team

Ex-Cat Shakur signs with Euroleague team

Former UA point guard Mustafa Shakur, who is 30 now, last week signed to play for Neptunas Klaipeda of Lithuania, a Euroleague team. Since leaving Arizona in 2007, Shakur’s pro basketball career has been a wild ride. He has played in Poland, Spain, Greece, France, Italy and Lebanon, and for …

September 13, 2014 6:32 pm
Lute Olson celebration planned

Lute Olson celebration planned

Before the much-anticipated start of Arizona’s 2014-15 basketball season, Lute Olson’s family has planned a notable celebration for Arizona’s Hall of Fame basketball coach.

September 13, 2014 6:27 pm
Pueblo turns to ex-Arizona standouts for coaching help

Pueblo turns to ex-Arizona standouts for coaching help

In the past six months, Pueblo High School assistant principal Frank Rosthenhausler has changed the local template for hiring head coaches.

September 13, 2014 6:25 pm
Hansen: The Pistol, Stoops look-alike in town

Hansen: The Pistol, Stoops look-alike in town

"Mr. Football" on offensive schemes, PA voices, homegrown linebackers and more. 

September 12, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Hansen: Burpo's Field of Dreams settled in Tucson

Hansen: Burpo's Field of Dreams settled in Tucson

The former Cincinnati Reds pitcher found an unlikely home in Tucson.

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Hansen: USC's Athletic Director Haden fined $25K

Hansen: USC's Athletic Director Haden fined $25K

USC athletic director's in-game intervention draws a $25,000 fine from Pac-12.

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Terry signing could hurt Johnson's playing time

Terry signing could hurt Johnson's playing time

The Houston Rockets have acquired Jason Terry from Sacramento, a salary dump of sorts, and will pay the final year of Terry’s guaranteed $5.6 million contract. That creates a big jam in Houston’s backcourt that will surely affect rookie Nick Johnson. Terry, who turns 37 next week, is seen as…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Porter firing could hurt two Tucsonans

Porter firing could hurt two Tucsonans

When the Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter last week, it put into jeopardy the roles of two Tucsonans on the Astros’ coaching staff: pitching coach Brent Strom and bullpen coach Craig Bjornson, a Tucson High grad. That’s life in the big leagues, although Strom and Bjornson were not amon…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Freshman golfer lands in No. 1 slot for Cats

Freshman golfer lands in No. 1 slot for Cats

Arizona’s men’s golf team makes its season debut this week at the North Ranch Intercollegiate in the Los Angeles area. What makes the tournament notable is that coach Jim Anderson’s team will start true freshman George Cunningham in the No. 1 slot. It’s unlikely a freshman has ever been Ariz…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Sendek extension a surprising move

Sendek extension a surprising move

During an eight-year period of Pac-12 basketball — in which Lute Olson walked off after three years of turbulence; UCLA imploded under Ben Howland; Washington’s Lorenzo Romar faded into the pack; USC went up in smoke; and Cal’s Mike Montgomery lost his fire and retired — Arizona State had a …

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

McConnell not short on praise of freshman PG

In an interview last week with Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell, the Star’s Bruce Pascoe asked about the progress of 5-foot-8-inch, 150-pound freshman point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright. “The kid can play with the best of them,” McConnell said. “I learned that when he stepped on campus.…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
By any name, Anu about to feel the fire

By any name, Anu about to feel the fire

With tougher competition looming, UA's Anu Solomon is about to get tested.

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McConnell not short on praise of freshman PG

McConnell not short on praise of freshman PG

In an interview last week with Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell, the Star’s Bruce Pascoe asked about the progress of 5-foot-8-inch, 150-pound freshman point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright. “The kid can play with the best of them,” McConnell said. “I learned that when he stopped on campus.…

September 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Porter firing could hurt two Tucsonans

Porter firing could hurt two Tucsonans

When the Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter last week, it put into jeopardy the roles of two Tucsonans on the Astros coaching staff: pitching coach Brent Strom and bullpen coach Craig Bjornson, a Tucson High grad. That’s life in the big leagues, although Strom and Bjornson were not among…

September 06, 2014 10:00 pm
UA football coaching staff hits recruiting hot spots

UA football coaching staff hits recruiting hot spots

Rather than spend the weekend watching football on TV, the Arizona football coaching staff scattered to recruiting hot spots. Receivers coach Tony Dews went to the Newbury Park vs. Saugus game in Santa Clarita, California, to watch Newbury Park standout Darick Holmes, a senior who has alread…

September 06, 2014 10:00 pm

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