CHICAGO — The Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
Jeff Gordon, the wildly popular four-time NASCAR champion, said Thursday he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — The whole gang watched Lindsey Vonn become the most successful women’s World Cup skier of all time — including her boyfriend, Tiger Woods, who lost a front tooth when a video camera hit him in the mouth.
HONOLULU — Golf Channel is reporting that Robert Allenby of Australia was robbed, beaten and dumped in a park after missing the cut in the Sony Open.
Former FC Tucson players Otis Earle, Connor Brandt and Christian Volesky were selected in Thursday’s Major League Soccer draft in Philadelphia.
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely up to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Rich Rodriguez likes collecting quarterbacks.
GLENDALE — Five Ottawa players scored, two on power plays, in the Senators’ 5-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.
Cats fall to Alabama 196.225-194.375 on road.
Junior Jessie Sisler earned a first-place finish on the balance beam with a score of 9.950, but the Arizona gymnastics team lost its season opener at Alabama 196.225-194.375 in Tuscaloosa on Friday.
LONDON — Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to move to a foreign club after disclosing Friday he will leave his boyhood team after the season to seek a new soccer experience away from the English Premier League.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Even on a night when Evansville struggled to make shots, the Purple Aces were able to erase a 16-point deficit against a ranked team.
Storm system brought everything: snow, rain and cold weather.
SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner, the workhorse lefty who won two World Series games and clinched the Giants’ third title in five years with a five-inning save in Game 7 against the Royals, is the 2014 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.
PHILADELPHIA — Little League star Mo’ne Davis is The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.
The Pima College men’s basketball team completed a perfect run at the Holiday Ball Out tournament with a 74-66 win over Balboa Prep (Calif.) in the championship Sunday in Buckeye.
AUG. 9 • Michael Brown and a companion are confronted by an officer as they walk back to Brown’s home from a convenience store. Brown and the officer are involved in a scuffle, followed by gunshots. Brown dies at the scene.
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have traded forward Anthony Tolliver to the Detroit Pistons for forward Tony Mitchell.
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.
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.
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.
BOSTON — The Arizona Diamondbacks made a second salary-saving move Friday night, trading former All-Star pitcher Wade Miley to the Boston Red Sox.
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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.
WINDERMERE, Fla. — The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.
HOUSTON — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt was released from a Houston hospital more than three weeks after triple-bypass heart surgery.
LAS VEGAS — Tony Stewart underwent a fourth surgery on the leg he broke last year during a sprint car race in Iowa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Arizona women’s soccer team will face a familiar foe in its return to the NCAA tournament.
The University of Arizona volleyball team bounced back from a close loss at No. 1 Stanford by routing host California on Sunday.
AVONDALE — Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.
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.
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.
KATY, Texas — Houston-area voters approved a whopping bond package that includes $58 million to build a 12,000-seat high school football stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.