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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

Davis, Faried help US rout Slovenia by 30

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
US picks Tucson diver Schnell for world meet

US picks Tucson diver Schnell for world meet

Delaney Schnell, 15, will compete in the platform next month in Russia.

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5 things to know about today's primary

5 things to know about today's primary

Today's primary will set the stage for general-election showdowns in November.

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UA suffers first loss in soccer

The Wildcats home opener is this Thursday against NAU. 

August 24, 2014 10:30 pm
Pima coach wins debut as Moore grabs 2 TDs

Pima coach wins debut as Moore grabs 2 TDs

New coach Jim Monaco gets first win in Aztecs' 36-19 win at Phoenix College.

August 23, 2014 11:30 pmLoading…

Harvick edges Gordon for Bristol pole

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Tucsonan to lead Realty Executives Phoenix after sale

Tucsonan to lead Realty Executives Phoenix after sale

Deal merges Realty Executives' metro Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma operations.

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Mercury faces old rival in playoffs

There aren’t a whole lot of secrets in this matchup.

August 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Djokovic, Federer earn top seeds for US Open

NEW YORK — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Sports shorts: Ohio St. QB Miller reinjures shoulder

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With just over two weeks remaining before its season opener, it appears No. 5 Ohio State has already sustained a devastating loss.

August 18, 2014 5:06 pm

NFL: Cards let game slip in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – Rarely are reviews of NFL preseason game anything other than mixed, which is what made the Cardinals opener last week unique.

August 16, 2014 4:45 pm

Ebola threat causes US hoops to cancel trip

The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Thompson, Lee share lead at LPGA Championship

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Tall and fit with all those Instagram photos to prove it, long-hitting Lexi Thompson figured she might have an edge on the LPGA Championship’s new course.

August 14, 2014 5:55 pm

Sunnsyide tops Indiana team to reach semifinals

Yannira Acuña had three hits, scored two runs and pitched a perfect final inning Thursday as Sunnyside defeated Jeffersonville, Indiana, 4-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Junior League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Washington.

August 14, 2014 4:57 pm

Arizona State lineman Sarafin says he’s gay

TEMPE — Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a Phoenix magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out.

August 13, 2014 3:50 pm
Wildcat sets Cape Cod batting title record

Wildcat sets Cape Cod batting title record

Kevin Newman is first to win consecutive crowns, hitting .380 this year.

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Nogales LL team advances to title game

The Nogales Little League Intermediate (50/70) team is one win from the World Series title.

August 05, 2014 12:00 am

Sports Shorts: Record US crowd sees Man United win

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and Manchester United beat Real Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of the largest crowd to see a soccer game in the United States.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Sports shorts: Pauley Pavilion floor to be replaced

LOS ANGELES — The famed hardwood court at

August 02, 2014 12:00 am

Cats receive just one vote in football poll

Sixty-two coaches voted in the preseason USA Today coaches’ poll released Thursday morning.

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Molina’s late push nets 11 hoops offers

Former Sahuaro guard James Molina is scheduled to decide soon from five schools after receiving 11 late scholarship offers in the past week.

July 31, 2014 4:34 pm

Sports shorts: Bolt denies Commonwealth Games comments

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

July 30, 2014 4:55 pm

Mercury wins 16th straight, 2 shy of record

PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi scored 17 points to help the Phoenix Mercury cruise to its 16th straight victory, 90-69 over the Los Angeles Sparks, on Tuesday night.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

NFL notebook: Cards' Peterson to be highest-paid CB

PHOENIX — It was never a question of if the Cardinals were going to sign Patrick Peterson to a contract extension. It was when.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

College football notes: NCAA settles head-injury suit

CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
NBA: Signs sign Tucker to contract after DUI

NBA: Signs sign Tucker to contract after DUI

SCOTTSDALE — Forward P.J. Tucker was charged with “extreme drunken driving” two months before he signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract — $12.7 million guaranteed — with the Phoenix Suns.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Ukraine official: Black box shows missile downed airliner

KIEV, Ukraine — Evidence from the black box of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 indicates that shrapnel from an exploding missile ripped through the passenger jet, causing a “massive explosive decompression” that led to the crash and death of 298 passengers and crew, a Ukrainian government offici…

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Lakers silent as Scott claims he’s new coach

LOS ANGELES — Byron Scott has told a CBS affiliate station that he is the Los Angeles Lakers’ new coach.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

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.

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Sports shorts: Former Cowboys RB Newhouse dies

DALLAS — Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, died Tuesday in Rochester, Minnesota, after a battle with heart disease. He was 64.

July 22, 2014 4:34 pm

D-backs fall short to Gibson's old club

PHOENIX — Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit’s career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday night.

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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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Sports shorts: Leaders back new Olympic TV channel

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Moving forward on IOC President Thomas Bach’s reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping the bid city procedure and adding more flexibility to the sports program.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Sports shorts: Ex-Cat Jefferson signs with Mavs

The veteran, who started 78 games for Utah last season, may be three-point spark.

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Hype building for first pick Clowney

Other worldly expectations are nothing new for Jadeveon Clowney.

July 19, 2014 4:42 pm
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.

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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

Epic final pits magical Messi vs. united Germany

RIO DE JANEIRO — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team.

July 12, 2014 7:26 pm

World Cup notebook

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Buenos Aires taxicab pulled up to Maracana Stadium Friday afternoon with a giant Argentina flag flapping from its trunk after a 37-hour journey. Out popped Ariel Banega, Juan Arrieta and brothers Matias and Diego Romero Vetera — all in sky blue and white Argentina jerseys.

July 12, 2014 4:39 pm

Suns land former Washington guard Thomas

PHOENIX — The Suns did not just go for an offer sheet with restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas. They closed the deal.

July 11, 2014 7:35 pm

Ohio amusement park ups ante for LeBron

AKRON, Ohio — Cedar Point amusement park says if LeBron James comes home, it will rename one of its 17 roller coasters in his honor.

July 09, 2014 5:44 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

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