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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Frys.com 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.

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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

Sports Shorts: UA baseball to open Feb. 13

The Arizona Wildcats baseball team will open its 2015 season with a 10-game homestand that begins Feb. 13, the school announced Thursday.

October 02, 2014 7:16 pm

Sports shorts: Thousands greet LeBron at Cavaliers practice

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is back on the floor where he took his first steps in the NBA.

October 01, 2014 4:24 pm

South Carolina tops UA at Annika event

The University of Arizona women’s golf team finished second at the Annika Intercollegiate in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday.

September 30, 2014 4:28 pm

Sports shorts: Pima's Cosgrove notches 250th career win

Pima College men’s soccer coach Dave Cosgrove picked up his 250th career victory Saturday when the Aztecs beat South Mountain 4-1 in Phoenix.

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Harvick tops at Dover for 7th pole of year

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September 26, 2014 2:57 pm

IOC host contract includes non-discrimination clause

The IOC will require future Olympic host cities to abide by rules that forbid any kind of discrimination, a move prompted by the outcry caused by Russia’s adoption of a law banning so-called gay “propaganda” before the Sochi Winter Games.

September 25, 2014 4:21 pm
AIA holding session today to discuss Mountain View

AIA holding session today to discuss Mountain View

The Arizona Interscholastic Association will hold a closed-door special session in Phoenix this morning regarding an ongoing investigation of the Mountain View High School football program.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Sports Shorts: NBA to review domestic abuse policies

NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents.

September 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Cats ready for Pac-12 after shutout of Idaho

The University of Arizona soccer team improved to 6-1-1 with a 3-0 win over visiting Idaho on Sunday.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Sports shorts: UA completes volleyball sweep

The No. 20-ranked UA Wildcats volleyball team will enter Pac-12 play with momentum after beating the University of Maryland, Baltimore County 3-0 Saturday to improve to 11-1.

September 20, 2014 3:55 pm

Keselowski claims Sprint pole in NH

LOUDON, N.H. — Brad Keselowski will start the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship the way he ended the first one — out front.

September 19, 2014 6:34 pm

Krzyzweski refutes critics of his U.S. connections

DURHAM, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski says his side job as coach of U.S. national team does not give him an unfair advantage at Duke.

September 18, 2014 4:07 pm
Dozens of cars derail near Picacho Peak

Dozens of cars derail near Picacho Peak

The cause of the derailment isn't immediately known, but weather is suspected.

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Sports shorts: UA women land 6-1 forward

Arizona women’s basketball coach Niya Butts added the first recruit of the 2015 class, as Ashanti Coleman announced on Twitter her intent to play for the Wildcats.

September 15, 2014 6:01 pm

Sports shorts: Mayweather stays unbeaten

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to allow Marcos Maidana to turn their rematch into a brawl, boxing masterfully to win a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday night in their welterweight title fight.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Horschel leads by 2 strokes at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

September 12, 2014 6:04 pm

Candrea adds ex-Cat Leles to softball staff

Former UA softball player Jenae Leles has been added to Arizona Wildcats coach Mike Candrea’s staff, part of a restructuring that was announced Tuesday. Leles replaces assistant Alicia Hollowell, who resigned over the summer.

September 09, 2014 10:43 pm

Sports shorts: Candrea adds ex-Cat Leles to staff

Former UA softball player Jenae Leles has been added to Arizona Wildcats coach Mike Candrea’s staff, part of a restructuring that was announced Tuesday. Leles replaces assistant Alicia Hollowell, who resigned over the summer.

September 09, 2014 4:02 pm

Sports shorts: Ferry remark led to Hawks' probe

ATLANTA — The end of Bruce Levenson’s tenure as controlling owner of the Atlanta Hawks was triggered by a remark made by team General Manager Danny Ferry that touched off an internal investigation.

September 08, 2014 4:53 pm

Late onslaught gives Cats win over Cowboys

The University of Arizona soccer team scored three late goals to beat Oklahoma State 3-1 at the Sun Devil Classic on Sunday in Tempe.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

UA newcomer Aubert wins XC title in Flagstaff

In her first race as a Wildcat, Arizona cross country transfer Kristina Aubert won the George Kyte Classic in Flagstaff on Saturday, covering the 2.6-mile course in 14 minutes 36.3 seconds, as the UA women finished second.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Irving set to go for US despite fall

BARCELONA, Spain — Kyrie Irving practiced following a hard fall a day earlier and is ready to play today when the U.S. faces Mexico in the round of 16 at the Basketball World Cup.

September 05, 2014 5:03 pm

Call to Little Leaguer gets coach in trouble

STORRS, Conn. — The NCAA determined that women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo’Ne Davis last month.

September 04, 2014 5:21 pm

Sports shorts: Taurasi carries Mercury to WNBA Finals

PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting Phoenix into the WNBA Finals.

September 02, 2014 4:37 pm
Sports Shorts: ASU, Sendek agree on extension

Sports Shorts: ASU, Sendek agree on extension

School also to give women's basketball coach new deal, pending Regents approval.

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US wins by 60 as Finland can't buy basket

BILBAO, Spain — The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-54 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

NFL notes: Bailey, Sam miss final cuts

For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn’t good enough.

August 30, 2014 3:41 pm

Griner scores 23 as Mercury takes 1-0 lead

PHOENIX — Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals.

August 29, 2014 5:16 pm

Little League teams celebrated in hometowns

CHICAGO —

August 27, 2014 5:49 pm

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