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MLB notebook: New commissioner hints at big changes

In a little time as Major League Baseball’s new commissioner, Rob Manfred has hinted at big changes.

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Federal OK in hand, SunZia backers press on

Federal OK in hand, SunZia backers press on

Backers of the SunZia power line in Arizona and New Mexico turn effort to state and local permits.

January 24, 2015 2:28 pmLoading…

Sports shorts: Cubs, Fowler agree on 1-year deal

CHICAGO — The Cubs and recently acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed to a $9.5 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

January 24, 2015 12:00 am

NFL: Gronk not that good, Seahawks DB says

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks nickel cornerback Jeremy Lane said Thursday he doesn’t think Patriots All-Pro Rob Gronkowski is that good and being physical with the tight end is important.

January 23, 2015 12:00 am

Sports shorts: Gordon to retire after 2015 season

Jeff Gordon, the wildly popular four-time NASCAR champion, said Thursday he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.

January 23, 2015 12:00 am

College football notebook: Trojans expect bountiful recruiting

LOS ANGELES — USC assistant coach Keith Heyward posted a photo to his Twitter account this week, showing Trojans coaches seated in a private plane before taking off for a recruiting trip.

January 23, 2015 12:00 am

MLB notebook: Scherzer addition makes Nats the favorites

The Washington Nationals are oddsmakers’ favorites to win the World Series after adding Max Scherzer to a starting pitching staff that led Major League Baseball with a 3.04 earned-run-average last season.

January 21, 2015 12:00 am

NFL investigates Patriots for deflation of footballs

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he will cooperate with an NFL investigation into whether the Patriots used footballs that were not fully inflated during Sunday’s 45-7 win over the Colts in the AFC Championship Game.

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Sports shorts: Woods loses tooth as Vonn breaks record

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.

January 20, 2015 12:00 am

NFL notebook: Seahawks' Sherman weathers injury

SEATTLE — There was no prancing around the field in celebration or loud, passion-filled postgame interview lighting up social media.

January 18, 2015 6:59 pm

Sports Shorts: Allenby robbed, beaten after missing cut

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.

January 16, 2015 7:48 pm

Sports Shorts: 3 ex-FC Tucson players in MLS draft

Former FC Tucson players Otis Earle, Connor Brandt and Christian Volesky were selected in Thursday’s Major League Soccer draft in Philadelphia.

January 15, 2015 3:52 pm

Sports shorts: Pacquiao on board, Mayweather still up in air

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.

January 15, 2015 12:00 am

Quarterback Brewer to transfer from UA

Rich Rodriguez likes collecting quarterbacks.

January 14, 2015 5:45 pm

Packers may test Sherman this time

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Seattle’s Richard Sherman may have more to do this time against Green Bay.

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NFL notes: Cards lose defensive guru Bowles to Jets

NEW YORK — Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles told ESPN on Tuesday night he was taking the New York Jets head coaching job.

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NFL notes: Future of Cowboys' Murray, Bryant unclear

IRVING, Texas — DeMarco Murray had no interest in discussing his future with the Dallas Cowboys a day after a division-round loss to Green Bay.

January 13, 2015 12:00 am

Sports shorts: Reed rallies with eagle, then wins playoff

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Four shots behind with four holes to play, Patrick Reed made two birdies and holed out from 80 yards for an eagle Monday, and then closed out his unlikely rally by making an 18-foot birdie putt to beat Jimmy Walker in a playoff at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

January 13, 2015 12:00 am
Ref says ball hit ground before Bryant had control

Ref says ball hit ground before Bryant had control

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Some will see it as a blown call that cost Dallas a trip to the NFC Championship Game and some will see it as good fortune falling into the lap of the Green Bay Packers.

January 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos



Sports shorts: Coyotes coach defends goalie in 5-1 loss

GLENDALE — Five Ottawa players scored, two on power plays, in the Senators’ 5-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.

January 10, 2015 2:47 pm
UA gymnastics team loses season opener

UA gymnastics team loses season opener

Cats fall to Alabama 196.225-194.375 on road.

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Sports shorts: UA drops gymnastics opener

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.

January 09, 2015 4:35 pm

NCAA to pay players' families for travel at title game, Final 4

Oregon center Hroniss Grasu, talking with umpire Rosco Meisenheimer before the start of a game, missed three games before the Ducks’ playoff win over Florida State.

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NFL notes: Dallas has No. 1 fan in NJ Gov. Christie

TRENTON, N.J. — The Dallas Cowboys’ newest good-luck charm has been attending games on the owner’s dime.

January 05, 2015 5:10 pm

Sport shorts: Rockies sign ex-UA Wildcat catcher Hundley

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies bolstered their defense and provided their young pitching staff with an experienced veteran behind the plate Monday when they finalized a $6.25 million two-year contract with catcher Nick Hundley.

January 05, 2015 3:54 pm

Oregon eager to again prove it's not 'soft'

Some may have snickered when Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston tried to tell reporters that the Rose Bowl could have gone either way. His point is understandable and one his coach Jimbo Fisher seemed to back up.

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Stanford upends No. 21 Washington

STANFORD, California — Chasson Randle scored 24 points to lead Stanford to a 68-60 overtime victory over No. 21 Washington in the Pac-12.

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Sports shorts: New owner watches Coyotes top Columbus

GLENDALE — Sam Gagner scored twice, Martin Hanzal had a goal and three assists and the Arizona Coyotes rode a rare big night on the power play to a 6-3 victory over of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

January 03, 2015 2:27 pm

Sports shorts: Midfielder Gerrard to leave Liverpool

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.

January 02, 2015 4:57 pm

Evansville comes back, beats No. 23 N. Iowa

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.

January 01, 2015 3:48 pm
Brrr-inging in the new year in Southern Arizona

Brrr-inging in the new year in Southern Arizona

Storm system brought everything: snow, rain and cold weather.

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Giants' Bumgarner is AP Male Athlete of Year

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.

December 31, 2014 12:00 am

Sports shorts: AP names Mo'ne Davis top female athlete

PHILADELPHIA — Little League star Mo’ne Davis is The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.

December 30, 2014 12:00 am

College football: Harbaugh travels to Michigan

Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh arrived at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Monday night and Michigan immediately scheduled a news conference today for a “major” football announcement.

December 30, 2014 12:00 am

Pima men win Ball Out basketball title

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.

December 28, 2014 3:35 pm


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.

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Michigan alums try to lure 49ers' Harbaugh

As Anthony Carter met his former Michigan teammates in Florida to watch the Ohio State game Nov. 29, they shared one of the most disappointing seasons in Wolverines history.

December 27, 2014 3:33 pm

Suns make trade, will likely release new player

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have traded forward Anthony Tolliver to the Detroit Pistons for forward Tony Mitchell.

December 24, 2014 12:40 pm

Sports Shorts: Skiers give cold shoulder to airbag vest

VAL GARDENA, Italy — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy “Michelin Man.”

December 22, 2014 4:12 pm

Sports Shorts: Penn St. tops BYU for volleyball title

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.

December 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Unseeded BYU, which beat UA, in volleyball final

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.

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Sports shorts: Beasley retires from US soccer team

CHICAGO — DaMarcus Beasley, the first American to play in four World Cups, says he is retiring from the U.S. soccer national team after 14 years.

December 15, 2014 5:40 pm

Sports shorts: Kerr's Warriors win record 15th straight

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.

December 13, 2014 3:30 pm

Sports shorts: D-backs trade Miley to Red Sox

BOSTON — The Arizona Diamondbacks made a second salary-saving move Friday night, trading former All-Star pitcher Wade Miley to the Boston Red Sox.

December 12, 2014 5:06 pm

NFL owners vote to revamp conduct policy

NFL owners moved unanimously Wednesday to change the league’s personal conduct policy. Now they wait to see how the players’ union responds.

December 10, 2014 5:34 pm

NASCAR head content with Sprint Cup format

Considering how well-received the Sprint Cup Series season finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was and the TV ratings boost during the Chase, it should come as little surprise that NASCAR chairman Brian France said in an interview this week there would be no changes to the championship f…

December 10, 2014 4:30 pm

Sports shorts: Tokyo can add baseball, softball for 2020 games

MONACO — The IOC approved plans for a more flexible sports program, a move that could lead to the inclusion of baseball and softball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

December 08, 2014 5:10 pm

Sports shorts: NJ commuter school stuns No. 17 Michigan

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.

December 06, 2014 3:08 pm

Sports Shorts: Spieth leads, Woods last at PGA event

WINDERMERE, Fla. — The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.

December 05, 2014 5:35 pm

Sports shorts: Racing legend Foyt leaves hospital

HOUSTON — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt was released from a Houston hospital more than three weeks after triple-bypass heart surgery.

December 04, 2014 3:41 pm

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