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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.

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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.

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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

'Canes dismiss 2 linebackers accused of raping teen

MIAMI — The University of Miami reacted swiftly Tuesday after sexual battery charges were brought against two of its football players, dismissing both from the Hurricanes’ team and suspending them as students.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

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.

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Sports shorts: Gilliland grabs Daytona pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — David Gilliland might have summed up Daytona qualifying best.

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Sabathia’s rehab hits snag; Arenado returns

MINNEAPOLIS — CC Sabathia’s rehab had been going smoothly, with Wednesday’s minor-league outing for Double-A Trenton the most encouraging sign yet. But that has come came to a dramatic halt.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Ex-Cats Walton, Fraser join Kerr; Nowitzki will stay with Mavericks

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State coaching staff will have an Arizona Wildcat feel to it.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
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.

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

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

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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

Pagenaud victory prevents lost weekend in Houston

HOUSTON — Simon Pagenaud, the Frenchman who thought he had a winning car in the first race of the Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader, finally picked up a victory in Sunday’s second race.

June 29, 2014 3:40 pm

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 US to title game

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Incoming Arizona Wildcats freshman Stanley Johnson had 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals Monday night, leading the U.S. Under-18 team to a 90-56 rout of the Dominican Republic for a spot in the FIBA Americas Championships.

June 23, 2014 4:33 pm
Harvey, DeGeneres win Daytime Emmys

Harvey, DeGeneres win Daytime Emmys

LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey and the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” were among the 41st annual Daytime Emmy winners.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Court ruling favors NFLPA’s bid to prove collusion

MINNEAPOLIS — A $4 billion lawsuit from the players union accusing NFL team owners of setting a secret salary cap in 2010 was kept alive by a federal appeals court Friday.

June 20, 2014 5:04 pm

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

Sports shorts

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

'Mr. Padre' Gwynn dies; had pure swing, heart

Tony Gwynn’s Hall of Fame plaque describes him as “an artisan with the bat,” but that was only a part of what made him a special player and person.

June 16, 2014 5:57 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

NFL notebook: Foles eyes big deal, but must 'prove' he's worth it

PHILADELPHIA — After the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice concluded on Monday, most players scurried off the field. Quarterback Nick Foles stayed behind and spoke with team owner Jeffrey Lurie.

June 09, 2014 5:30 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

Pletcher’s Palace Malice wins in return to Belmont

NEW YORK — Palace Malice, last year’s Belmont Stakes winner, won the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park.

June 07, 2014 4:08 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: Alabama makes Saban nearly $7 million man

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama football coach Nick Saban is a mere bonus or two from knocking down another salary barrier and becoming a $7 million man.

June 03, 2014 2:53 pm

Jackson fined for tampering; ex-Wildcat Iguodala on all-defensive team

NEW YORK — Knicks president Phil Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for his remarks about Oklahoma City guard Derek Fisher, a league spokesman said.

June 02, 2014 6:09 pm

MLB notes: D-backs' Pollock expected to miss 8 weeks after surgery

PHOENX — Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollack underwent surgery to repair his fractured right hand Monday, the same day he was named National League Player of the Week for the week ending June 1.

June 02, 2014 5:07 pm

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

Auto Racing: Jimmie Johnson continues dominance at Dover

DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson raced his way to another routine romp at Dover International Speedway.

June 01, 2014 6:19 pm

Auto racing: Kyle Busch wins Nationwide, looks for Dover sweep

DOVER, Del. — This is shaping up to be a pretty productive weekend at Dover International Speedway for Kyle Busch.

May 31, 2014 2:16 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

Sterling sues as NBA accepts settlement

The NBA on Friday afternoon announced a settlement with Shelly Sterling and the Sterling Family Trust to allow the Los Angeles Clippers to be sold to Steve Ballmer. A vote of the league’s Board of Governors will be needed to make the sale final.

May 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Sunday's TV news shows (copy)

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

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Sunday's TV news shows (copy)

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

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