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Sports Shorts: Penn St. tops BYU for volleyball title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney and Aiyana Whitney each had 11 kills, and Penn State defeated Brigham Young 25-21, 26-24, 25-14 Saturday to win its second straight NCAA women’s volleyball title.

December 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Unseeded BYU, which beat UA, in volleyball final

OKLAHOMA CITY — Jennifer Hamson had 22 kills, and Alexa Gray added 19 to help BYU beat Texas 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24 in the NCAA women’s volleyball semifinals Thursday night.

December 18, 2014 4:26 pmLoading…

Sports shorts: Kerr's Warriors win record 15th straight

DALLAS — The Golden State Warriors earned their franchise-record 15th straight victory, with Stephen Curry scoring 29 points and adding a bizarre footnote Saturday in a 105-98 win over Dallas.

December 13, 2014 3:30 pm

Sports shorts: D-backs trade Miley to Red Sox

BOSTON — The Arizona Diamondbacks made a second salary-saving move Friday night, trading former All-Star pitcher Wade Miley to the Boston Red Sox.

December 12, 2014 5:06 pm

NASCAR head content with Sprint Cup format

Considering how well-received the Sprint Cup Series season finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was and the TV ratings boost during the Chase, it should come as little surprise that NASCAR chairman Brian France said in an interview this week there would be no changes to the championship f…

December 10, 2014 4:30 pm

Sports shorts: NJ commuter school stuns No. 17 Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Damon Lynn made a key three-pointer with less than 3:00 to go and finished with 20 points to help New Jersey Institute of Technology stun the 17th-ranked Michigan Wolverines 72-70 in college basketball Saturday.

December 06, 2014 3:08 pm

Sports Shorts: Spieth leads, Woods last at PGA event

WINDERMERE, Fla. — The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.

December 05, 2014 5:35 pm

Sports shorts: Racing legend Foyt leaves hospital

HOUSTON — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt was released from a Houston hospital more than three weeks after triple-bypass heart surgery.

December 04, 2014 3:41 pm

Sports shorts: NASCAR’s Stewart has 4th leg surgery

LAS VEGAS — Tony Stewart underwent a fourth surgery on the leg he broke last year during a sprint car race in Iowa.

December 03, 2014 4:52 pmLoading…

Sports Shorts: Buckeyes tackle reported missing by family

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A missing Ohio State football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.

November 28, 2014 2:11 pm

Lewis captures three biggest LPGA awards

NAPLES, Fla. — Stacy Lewis is the first American golfer in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour. Lewis closed with a 1-under 71 in the CME Group Tour Championship on Sunday.

November 24, 2014 12:00 am

UA soccer season ends with second-round NCAA loss

The Arizona Wildcats watched their season end in the second round of the NCAA women’s soccer tournament after losing 7-2 to top-seeded Texas A&M in College Station on Friday night.

November 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Pima men fall win short of national semifinals

After a scoreless first half, the Pima College men’s soccer team allowed five goals after the break in a loss to Tyler Junior College that eliminated the Aztecs from the NJCAA tournament.

November 20, 2014 7:33 pm

Olympics may accept joint bids, new sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids — including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country.

November 18, 2014 3:10 pm

Sports shorts: Harvick's move to new team pays off

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest moment of his career.

November 17, 2014 4:18 pm

UA notches 113 digs in win over Beavers

The University of Arizona volleyball team finished off a weekend sweep of the Oregon schools, beating Oregon State 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23) at McKale Center on Sunday.

November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Sport Shorts: Logano takes momentum into NASCAR finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano, trying to help team owner Roger Penske to a sweep of the major American racing titles, was the fastest of the four NASCAR championship contenders in Saturday’s final practice at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

November 15, 2014 4:48 pm

Arizona soccer wins first-round match in NCAAs

Senior forward Alexandra Doller scored in the 78th minute to lift the Arizona Wildcats to a 1-0 win over host Oklahoma State in the first round of the NCAA soccer tournament on Friday in Stillwater.

November 14, 2014 7:22 pm

Federer dominates Murray to reach ATP semis

LONDON — Roger Federer blew away Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 to finish the ATP Finals round-robin unbeaten, and hand Murray his worst defeat in seven years in front of his home crowd on Thursday.

November 13, 2014 6:18 pm

UA soccer team earns NCAA tournament bid

The University of Arizona women’s soccer team will face a familiar foe in its return to the NCAA tournament.

November 10, 2014 6:06 pm

Arizona sweeps Cal in volleyball

The University of Arizona volleyball team bounced back from a close loss at No. 1 Stanford by routing host California on Sunday.

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Sports Shorts: Hamlin has high hopes in Phoenix

AVONDALE — Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.

November 08, 2014 4:43 pm

Bristow's header seals nationals berth for Pima men

The Pima College men’s soccer team made an early goal, headed in by midfielder Ryan Bristow, hold up to book a place in the NJCAA nationals with a 1-0 victory over Otero Junior College on Friday night.

November 07, 2014 5:43 pm

McDowell leads by 2 at WGC event in Shanghai

SHANGHAI — Graeme McDowell likes a tough golf course, and Sheshan International was perfect for him Thursday. He opened with seven birdies in 12 holes and then hung on for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Champions.

November 06, 2014 4:35 pmLoading…

Houston voters approve $58M high school football stadium

KATY, Texas — Houston-area voters approved a whopping bond package that includes $58 million to build a 12,000-seat high school football stadium.

November 05, 2014 4:19 pm

Congress: Projected AZ winners include 2 Dems, 4 GOP

Arizona will send at least one new face to Congress: Former state Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat, won the U.S. House seat that longtime U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor is vacating after 24 years. The Phoenix-based 7th Congressional District is a Democratic stronghold.

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Sports shorts: Pima men's basketball opens with win

Matt O’Boyle had 22 points and Murphy Gershman (Tucson High) added 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Pima College men’s basketball team opened its season with an 82-81 victory over visiting Planet Athlete.

November 03, 2014 4:18 pm

New MLS ownership group includes big names

LOS ANGELES — Henry Nguyen and Peter Guber envision their new Major League Soccer team taking the field somewhere in the Los Angeles area in early 2017 in a sparkling new stadium.

October 30, 2014 5:57 pm

Wambach, US rout Costa Rica for title

CHESTER, Pa. — Abby Wambach scored four goals and the World Cup-bound United States defeated Costa Rica 6-0 Sunday night for the team’s fifth CONCACAF Women’s Championship title.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

OT goal helps Coyotes halt losing streak

GLENDALE — Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night.

October 25, 2014 3:47 pm

U.S. women secure World Cup soccer berth

CHESTER, Pa. — Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Mexico on Friday, securing the United States a trip to next year’s World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF woman’s final on Sunday.

October 24, 2014 3:19 pm

Lakers’ Nash out for season due to back injury

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP’s career in doubt.

October 23, 2014 4:21 pm

Sports shorts: US women blank Haiti in World Cup qualifier

WASHINGTON — The U.S. women’s soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten — and unscored upon — in group play in the CONCACAF championship.

October 20, 2014 5:03 pm

Unbeaten Huskies rally past Arizona

No. 3-ranked Washington shook off an opening-game loss to top No. 16 Arizona 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-20, 25-17) in volleyball on Sunday at McKale Center.

October 19, 2014 4:54 pmLoading…

Sports shorts: UA's Goodacre finishes with 2 HRs, 12 RBIs

Chelsea Goodacre hit two homers and drove in 12 runs Saturday as the Arizona softball team swept an exhibition doubleheader at the Arizona Fall Invitational.

October 18, 2014 12:10 amLoading…

UA's Goodacre finishes with 2 HRs, 12 RBIs

Chelsea Goodacre hit two homers and drove in 12 runs Saturday as the Arizona softball team swept an exhibition doubleheader at the Arizona Fall Invitational.

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Sports shorts: UA volleyball defeats Washington State

Madi Kingdon’s 18 kills helped the No. 16 Arizona Wildcats volleyball team defeat Washington State 3-1 at McKale Center on Friday night.

October 17, 2014 5:54 pm
UA volleyball team defeats Wash. St. 3-1

UA volleyball team defeats Wash. St. 3-1

Madi Kingdon’s 18 kills helped the No. 16 Arizona Wildcats volleyball team defeat Washington State 3-1 at McKale Center on Friday night.

October 17, 2014 5:54 pmLoading…

Sports shorts: Altidore scores in hometown; US draws again

BOCA RATON, Fla. — For the second time in five days, the U.S. men’s soccer team allowed victory to slip away in the final minutes, this time spoiling a potentially storybook homecoming for Jozy Altidore.

October 14, 2014 4:23 pm

Huskies break through late to top Wildcats 2-0

Washington scored both its goals in the final few minutes to give the Huskies a 2-0 win over the visiting Arizona Wildcats in soccer on Sunday.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Sports Shorts: Harvick wins at Charlotte as tempers erupt

CONCORD, N.C. — Kevin Harvick moved into the third round of NASCAR’s championship race with a win Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where tempers flared and two drivers had to be restrained from fighting Brad Keselowski.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Sports Shorts: No. 1 Stanford tops UA in volleyball

Arizona’s Madi Kingdon had a match-high 22 kills, but No. 1 Stanford won the last two sets to beat the No. 16 Wildcats 3-1 before 3,238 Friday night at McKale Center.

October 10, 2014 8:48 pm
No. 1 Stanford tops UA in volleyball 3-1

No. 1 Stanford tops UA in volleyball 3-1

Kingdon shines as Wildcats fall to 15-3, 4-2 in Pac-12 play.

October 10, 2014 8:48 pmLoading…

Gonzalez takes lead as new PGA season starts

NAPA, Calif. — The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Open.

October 09, 2014 7:43 pm

Cigar, winner of record-tying 16 straight, dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Cigar, the two-time Horse of the Year whose 16-race winning streak matched one of racing’s greatest achievements, died. He was 24.

October 08, 2014 4:20 pmLoading…

Opening night finds league in ‘good place’

LOS ANGELES — No lockout to shorten the season. No Olympics to condense the schedule. No major rule changes or alterations to a playoff format that introduced wild-card races last season.

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Gidali helps Cats to fourth in Chicago

The University of Arizona women’s golf team finished fourth at the Windy City Collegiate Classic on Tuesday in Chicago.

October 07, 2014 10:20 pm

Sports shorts: US keeps goalie Solo on roster despite charges

Goalkeeper Hope Solo and veterans Christine Rampone and Abby Wambach are among the players on the U.S. women’s soccer national team roster for the CONCACAF championship Oct. 15-26, which serves as qualifying for the World Cup next year in Canada.

October 06, 2014 5:26 pm

Early goal helps UA complete weekend sweep

The University of Arizona women’s soccer team picked up its first Pac-12 weekend sweep since 2005 on Sunday with a 1-0 win over visiting Oregon.

October 05, 2014 10:00 pm

Sport Shorts: U.S. women win worlds quarterfinal

ISTANBUL — Geno Auriemma had a simple plan against France — pound the ball inside.

October 03, 2014 6:09 pm

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