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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.

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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.

December 18, 2014 4:26 pmLoading…

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

Freshman Jones sparks hot-shooting Blue Devils

MADISON, Wis. — Tyus Jones scored 22 points, Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 and No. 4 Duke shot 65 percent to beat No. 2 Wisconsin 80-70 on Wednesday night in a highly anticipated matchup of college basketball heavyweights.

December 03, 2014 7:09 pm

Sports shorts: NASCAR’s Stewart has 4th leg surgery

LAS VEGAS — Tony Stewart underwent a fourth surgery on the leg he broke last year during a sprint car race in Iowa.

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Sports shorts: Soccer star Henry leaving Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. — Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4½ seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team’s first championship.

December 02, 2014 12:00 am

Giants among teams courting Lester

SAN FRANCISCO — Having lost Pablo Sandoval, the Giants have turned their attention to the pitching market.

December 02, 2014 12:00 am

Sports Shorts: Buckeyes tackle reported missing by family

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.

November 28, 2014 2:11 pm

Sports shorts: After signing 'Panda,' Boston lands Ramirez

BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they’re teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out of the AL East cellar.

November 25, 2014 3:08 pm

Lewis captures three biggest LPGA awards

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.

November 24, 2014 12:00 am

Ex-Wildcat Gordon sidelined after foot surgery

ORLANDO — Magic rookie small forward Aaron Gordon underwent surgery late Friday afternoon in Charlotte to repair a fracture in the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, according to the club.

November 21, 2014 6:12 pm

UA soccer season ends with second-round NCAA loss

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.

November 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Pima men fall win short of national semifinals

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.

November 20, 2014 7:33 pm

Alabama jumps to No. 1 in newest rankings

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide.

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Olympics may accept joint bids, new sports

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.

November 18, 2014 3:10 pm

Sports shorts: Harvick's move to new team pays off

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.

November 17, 2014 4:18 pm

UA notches 113 digs in win over Beavers

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.

November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Warriors drop Lakers to 1-9 with rout

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry had 30 points and 15 assists, Marreese Speights added 24 points, and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Los Angeles Lakers 136-115 Sunday night despite 44 points by Kobe Bryant

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Sport Shorts: Logano takes momentum into NASCAR finale

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.

November 15, 2014 4:48 pm

Arizona soccer wins first-round match in NCAAs

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.

November 14, 2014 7:22 pm

Federer dominates Murray to reach ATP semis

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.

November 13, 2014 6:18 pm

College basketball notes: Cities make Final Four bids

The steering committee for Minneapolis’ bid for a Final Four will present its final pitch in front of the NCAA men’s basketball committee this afternoon in Indianapolis.

November 10, 2014 6:08 pm

UA soccer team earns NCAA tournament bid

The University of Arizona women’s soccer team will face a familiar foe in its return to the NCAA tournament.

November 10, 2014 6:06 pm

Arizona sweeps Cal in volleyball

The University of Arizona volleyball team bounced back from a close loss at No. 1 Stanford by routing host California on Sunday.

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Sports Shorts: Hamlin has high hopes in Phoenix

AVONDALE — Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.

November 08, 2014 4:43 pm

Bristow's header seals nationals berth for Pima men

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.

November 07, 2014 5:43 pm

McDowell leads by 2 at WGC event in Shanghai

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.

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Emails show NCAA's attempt to bluff Penn State

In the chaotic aftermath of Jerry Sandusky’s 2012 arrest on child-molestation charges, the NCAA apparently was so intent on punishing Penn State that it overlooked questions about its authority to do so, according to emails from the organization made public Wednesday.

November 05, 2014 6:10 pm

Houston voters approve $58M high school football stadium

KATY, Texas — Houston-area voters approved a whopping bond package that includes $58 million to build a 12,000-seat high school football stadium.

November 05, 2014 4:19 pm

NFL: Eagles' Sanchez makes 1st start since '12

PHILADELPHIA — Mark Sanchez is the Sanchize again.

November 05, 2014 12:00 am

Congress: Projected AZ winners include 2 Dems, 4 GOP

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.

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Sports shorts: Pima men's basketball opens with win

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.

November 03, 2014 4:18 pm

NFL notebook: Ex-Cat Foles hurts shoulder

HOUSTON — The Philadelphia Eagles have lost former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles to a shoulder injury.

November 03, 2014 12:00 am

New MLS ownership group includes big names

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.

October 30, 2014 5:57 pm

Wambach, US rout Costa Rica for title

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.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

NFL notebook: Fairley's injury hurts Detroit pass rush

LONDON — A few Wembley Stadium medics walked onto the field carrying a stretcher, but Nick Fairley wanted no part of getting on it.

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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.

October 25, 2014 3:47 pm

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

Morse will stay busy as DH

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s impossible to picture now, but Michael Morse, the 6-foot-5-inch, 245-pound slugger, was a shortstop when he was first called up to the big leagues by the Mariners a decade ago.

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Cavaliers win behind Irving’s 28

Cavaliers win behind Irving’s 28

COLUMBUS, Ohio — LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State University.

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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

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