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Sports shorts: Bolt denies Commonwealth Games comments

GLASGOW, Scotland — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games.

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Nibali seals first Tour for Italy since 1998

PERIGUEUX, France — Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic time trial Saturday.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Future Cat Roth sets HS steeplechase record

Future Cat Roth sets HS steeplechase record

In only his second time running the event, incoming UA freshman Bailey Roth set the U.S. high school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

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Arizona Wildcats' Lalang honored as top scholar-athlete

Arizona Wildcats' Lalang honored as top scholar-athlete

Also, see news from the Tour de France and the NBA.

July 23, 2014 6:42 pmLoading…

Giants' Cain back on DL with elbow injury

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Cain didn’t go on the disabled list during his first eight big league seasons.

July 21, 2014 4:28 pm

Sports shorts: FC Tucson to host playoffs

FC Tucson will play the Vancouver Whitecaps Under 23 team Friday in the franchise’s first home playoff game. The USL Premier Development League announced Sunday that Tucson will host the Western Conference semifinals and final over the weekend.

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UA's Hill on Walter Camp watch list

UA's Hill on Walter Camp watch list

UA receiver Austin Hill is a nominee for top college football player.

July 18, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…

Hoops legend Russell OK after collapsing at speech

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell was doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe.

July 17, 2014 4:54 pm

Sports shorts: College Football Playoff trophy is golden

IRVING, Texas — A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff.

July 14, 2014 3:53 pm

Sports shorts: Former Wildcat Lalang among Bowerman finalists

For the second straight year, former Arizona Wildcats distance runner Lawi Lalang was named a Bowerman award finalist on Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 3:16 pm

Wildcat Roth takes steeplechase title

University of Arizona incoming freshman Bailey Roth won the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase on Sunday at the USA Outdoor Junior Championships.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
3 Wildcats competing in Oregon track meet

3 Wildcats competing in Oregon track meet

Track and field meets in Oregon, Paris have five with UA ties.

July 06, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
UA's Red-Blue Game Oct. 18

UA's Red-Blue Game Oct. 18

Arizona's annual Red-Blue basketball game chosen for Oct. 18, a Saturday.

July 01, 2014 4:16 pmLoading…

Ex-Cat Johnson to wear No. 3, in nod to uncle

Nick Johnson says he'll "do whatever it takes" to make the Rockets.

June 30, 2014 6:16 pmLoading…

Sports Shorts: NCAA reopens probe into UNC academics

The NCAA is taking another look into academic misconduct at North Carolina after an investigation uncovered new information, officials said Monday.

June 30, 2014 4:37 pm

Moline, Barrett medal at USATF Outdoor Championships

Two former Arizona Wildcat Olympians earned medals at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California, on Sunday.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Ex-Cat Ross runner-up for US high jump title

A day after Tucson’s Bernard Lagat won the 5,000 meters, former Arizona Wildcat Nick Ross tied for second in the high jump Saturday at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships in Sacramento, California.

June 28, 2014 5:17 pm

Sports shorts: Browns’ Manziel says he’s not party animal

BEREA, Ohio — Johnny’s gonna play and Johnny’s gonna party.

June 27, 2014 4:14 pm

Sports shorts: Phillips scores twice in FC Tucson win

Two goals by Clark Phillips put FC Tucson back on the winning track with a 2-1 victory over the Southern California Seahorses in La Mirada on Thursday night.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

UA's Johnson wins MVP as USA gets gold

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aaron Gordon is a tough act to follow, but Arizona Wildcats incoming freshman Stanley Johnson is off to a good start.

June 24, 2014 5:26 pm
UA's Stanley Johnson leads USA past Mexico

UA's Stanley Johnson leads USA past Mexico

Arizona’s Stanley Johnson finished as the leading scorer with 18 points in USA Basketball’s 100-46 win over Mexico in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Saturday at Colorado Springs.

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UA frosh Johnson shines as USA routs Uruguay

Incoming Arizona Wildcats freshman wing Stanley Johnson had 11 points and seven rebounds as USA routed Uruguay 156-58 Friday in its opening game of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship at Colorado Springs.

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MLB notes: D-backs to host summer camp

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host their annual Baseball Academy Summer Camp starting Monday at Mehl Park, located on River Road between Alvernon Way and Swan Road.

June 19, 2014 5:54 pm

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PINEHURST, N.C. — Stacy Lewis shot a round of 3-under 67 at Pinehurst No. 2, giving her a one-shot lead over Michelle Wie during the storm-delayed opening round of the U.S. Women’s Open.

June 19, 2014 4:13 pm

UA lands 3-star Louisiana running back

The Arizona Wildcats went to Calvin Magee’s old stomping grounds to find his latest 2015 pupil.

June 16, 2014 4:12 pm

Incoming Wildcat Johnson makes USA U18 team

Incoming Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson and three Wildcat recruiting targets were among the 12 players chosen for USA Basketball’s final U18 roster Sunday.

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Sports shorts: Lalang just misses 9th NCAA title, in 1,500 meters

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon senior Mac Fleet successfully defended his title in the 1,500 meters Saturday at the NCAA track and field championships, denying Arizona senior Lawi Lalang a ninth national title in his final college race.

June 14, 2014 3:57 pm

Pharmaceutical giant agrees to $3.1 million settlement with Arizona

Arizona will receive more than $3.1 million of a $105 million settlement a pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay.

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Sports shorts: Ex-Cat 'stunned' at being let go as Salpointe softball coach

Salpointe Catholic parted ways with softball coach Stacy Redondo Schulte this week, despite postseason appearances in each of her two seasons with the team.

June 10, 2014 3:49 pm

Sports shorts: ASU baseball coach Esmay forced to resign

TEMPE — Expectations for Arizona State baseball are “astronomical,” pitcher Ryan Burr said while admitting the Sun Devils’ performance this year was average.

June 09, 2014 4:22 pm

Sports shorts: Spurs try to drop Heat into unfamiliar 2-0 hole

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are on an unprecedented postseason roll that not even a boatload of turnovers in a Game 1 victory in the NBA Finals could stop.

June 07, 2014 3:02 pm

Sports shorts: FC Tucson's win streak ends at 6 after draw in Albuquerque

An 89th-minute goal by Jamaican Vance Rookwood helped FC Tucson run its undefeated string to seven straight matches with a 1-1 draw against host Albuquerque Sol FC on Friday night.

June 06, 2014 12:50 pm

Sports shorts: FC Tucson's Sinclair named PDL Player of the Week

FC Tucson’s Odaine Sinclair was named Thursday the Premier Development League Player of the Week.

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Sports shorts: Defensive tackle leaves Wildcats with medical issues

Defensive tackle Kirifi Taula is no longer with the Arizona Wildcats because of lingering medical issues. The Garden Grove, California, native, who had one season of eligibility remaining, missed most of spring drills with a concussion.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Sports shorts: Cards QB Palmer stays upbeat despite LB Washington's suspension

TEMPE — Expressing “extreme” disappointment in Daryl Washington, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he won’t talk again this season about the standout inside linebacker, who has been suspended a year for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

June 02, 2014 4:45 pm

Kings not thrilled about yet another Game 7

CHICAGO — Jonathan Quick would rather be resting up than staring at yet another seventh game.

May 31, 2014 2:15 pm

Sunday's TV news shows (copy)

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for today’s TV news shows:

May 30, 2014 2:56 pmLoading…

Sunday's TV news shows (copy)

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for Sunday’s TV news shows:

May 30, 2014 2:56 pmLoading…

Sunday's TV news shows

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for Sunday’s TV news shows:

May 30, 2014 2:56 pmLoading…

Cards' Washington suspended for season

PHOENIX — The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals standout inside linebacker Daryl Washington for one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

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Sports shorts: UA’s Wilson, Fox are softball All-Americans

Arizona Wildcats softball players Hallie Wilson and Kellie Fox were named NFCA All-Americans, the association announced Wednesday. Wilson earned first-team honors, and Fox was named to the third team.

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Sports shorts: Buccaneers, Manchester United owner Glazer dies

TAMPA, Fla. — Malcolm Glazer, the self-made billionaire who owned English soccer’s Manchester United and the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, died. He was 85.

May 28, 2014 4:18 pm

Sports Shorts: Cowboys’ Lee injured on first day of practice

IRVING, Texas — Oft-injured Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee did not make it through the first offseason practice without another setback in a career filled with them.

May 27, 2014 4:58 pm

FC Tucson stays hot, wins fourth straight match

For the second league match in a row, Ricardo Velazco and Connor Brandt scored to lead FC Tucson to victory.

May 25, 2014 1:51 pm

Sports shorts: Real Madrid shows up just in time, wins Champions League

LISBON, Portugal — Real Madrid won the Champions League final Saturday for its record 10th European title, scoring three times in the second period of extra time to beat Atletico Madrid 4-1.

May 24, 2014 3:14 pm

Sport shorts: U.S. coach Klinsmann angry at son after tweets about Donovan

STANFORD, California — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his son should apologize to Landon Donovan for a “disrespectful” tweet after the U.S. star was cut from the World Cup roster.

May 23, 2014 3:50 pm

'Warthog' wins key support in Congress

Supporters of the A-10 “Warthog” close-air support jet got a double boost in Congress Thursday as the full House and a key Senate committee backed measures to save the aircraft — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — at least through fiscal 2015.

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Sports Shorts

LOS ANGELES — UCLA is planning to build a new basketball practice facility near Pauley Pavilion for the men’s and women’s teams once money is raised to pay for it.

May 22, 2014 7:54 pm
Wildfire grows near Sedona, threatens 300 structures

Wildfire grows near Sedona, threatens 300 structures

A wind-whipped wildfire in Oak Creek Canyon near Flagstaff dramatically increased in size Wednesday as it sent up choking plumes of smoke, threatened homes and scuttled Memorial Day weekend plans in the popular hiking and camping area.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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