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After record-setting regular season, Mercury's mission starts anew

PHOENIX -- A healthy roster can get you in the hunt for consistency. Consistency -- especially when that roster is extremely talented and focused -- can help get you the WNBA's top efficiency ratings at both ends of the floor. Top efficiency ratings can get you a league-record 29 victories in a single season. And that can get you noticed. It also gets you a bull's-eye beneath...
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de Beers living, playing with a can-do attitude

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Gerhard de Beer officially found a home. Actually, it's a home within a home. His permanent spot is on the offensive line as a tackle at Arizona. "I definitely think this is where I belong," de Beer said. "I'm having fun in what I'm doing." It's not that he wasn't having fun -- or appreciative -- in what he was doing before...
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Arizona Ice Bucket Challenge mashup

We're going to call this a public service. For those of you who can't get enough of Arizona sports figures accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge -- which benefits a most worthy cause in the fight against ALS -- we'll post them here in one tidy little package. For those of you who have seen enough, you can move along and not worry about them popping up here and there at random...
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Diamondbacks photos of the week

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6 Arizona players with something to prove

Everybody has something to prove every day. That's how Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez thinks about it. That's how he likes it. From a walk-on defensive back at West Virginia, to a young coach trying to insert his no-huddle, zone-read offense into major college football, to a guy who got fired at Michigan, proving something always has been part of the job for Rodriguez...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' rookies are plentiful, and looking good

PHOENIX -- With six weeks remaining in a season few imagined, the Diamondbacks are on pace to shatter one franchise record. They have tied a team record by using 17 rookies, and when new right-hander Bradin Hagens or another of their farmhands gets a look, they will move past the 2004 team. The similarities should stop there. The 111-loss 2004 season was a 100-year flood of distress...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ninth-inning homer sinks D-backs in Game 1

CLEVELAND -- The Indians didn't generate a lot of attention when they acquired Zach Walters at the trade deadline. Walters made a headline of his own Wednesday with a one-out homer in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first game of a doubleheader. Walters, acquired from Washington for Asdrubal Cabrera on July 31, hit a 1-2 pitch...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bledsoe impasse could create hard feelings all around

It's mid-October and Phoenix fans have filed into U.S. Airways Center for their first dress-rehearsal look at the Suns. Layup lines dissolve and warm-up jumpers from sweet spots conclude. Huddles establish as the Planet Orange faithful prepare to renew their verbal disdain for the San Antonio Spurs. That's right, the defending NBA champions will launch the Suns' practice...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting News ranks Arizona No. 1 in preseason hoops

The Arizona Wildcats are ranked as the preseason No. 1 team in the country by The Sporting News college basketball yearbook. The magazine tweeted pictures of its regional covers Monday morning, including one featuring Arizona sophomore wing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Sporting News lists its top 10 teams on every cover, with Arizona leading the way, followed by Kentucky, Wisconsin and...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury in finals seconds

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi hit a 20-footer with 2.9 seconds left and Brittney Griner blocked a last-second layup by Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen to lift the Phoenix Mercury over the Minnesota Lynx 82-80 on Saturday night, snapping the Lynx' 11-game winning streak. The win gave Phoenix a 2-1/2 game lead over the Lynx going into the last week of the regular season. Candice Dupree...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason: Cardinals vs. Texans

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Mercury too much in Dream matchup

PHOENIX -- To appease the karmic sensitivities of the basketball gods, let's begin by paying tribute to the Minnesota Lynx. We can't be foolish. Everyone expects the defending champs to require a toll along any road connecting the Western Conference with the WNBA Finals. But should the seriously-mighty Mercury survive such a journey in a couple of months, we'll recall...
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Diamondbacks photos of the week

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After difficult journey, ASU's Lauderdale ready to make it big

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Eric Lauderdale never thought it would take this long, but he's finally playing football on a big-time college campus. He's confident it was worth the wait. After a difficult path that included personal tragedy, a stint at prep school and two years of junior college, Lauderdale has finally reached Division I at Arizona State. "I just told myself I wasn...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs send Prado to Yankees, net slugging prospect in return

PHOENIX -- Just before the non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday afternoon, the Diamondbacks acquired catcher Peter O'Brien and a player to be named later or cash considerations for infielder Martin Prado. O'Brien, 24, combined to hit .267 (103-for-386) with 23 doubles, 33 home runs and 70 RBI in 102 games with Low-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton this season. He entered...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez moving Arizona in right direction

TUCSON, Ariz. -- There is a lot of optimism for a team picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 South. Fourth place usually doesn't get much mention. But at Arizona, there is a buzz -- real or imagined. Radio talk show callers are giddy. Internet observers lean more positive than negative on a team that took the faithful Red & Blue Crew to two consecutive bowl games. It'...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks photos of the week

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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday tidbits: Gordon can dunk, Norvell can coach

Our daily scouring of the worldwide web produced a couple of tasty Tuesday tidbits that should be of interest to Arizona sports fans. Offering No. 1: A brief but impressive dunking display put on by Aaron Gordon and shared by the Orlando Magic's PR staff. Cool enough in a small-sample-size sort of way. But folks around these parts might be a little less wowed, since we've...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals camp preview: Top position battles

While media and some fans are still getting over the fact that the Cardinals aren't holding training camp in the cooler climes of Flagstaff, Cardinals players are resting comfortably in hotel beds instead of dorms, enabling them to focus on more important matters. Training camp is a proving ground for bottom-of-the-roster players and some starters. While most starting jobs are...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks photos of the week

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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB power rankings: Full speed ahead in AL West

1 Athletics 61-37 The offense doesn't have to do much when the pitching is going good. The A's are the first team to reach 60 wins. Even when players go down to injury, they don't seem to slow down. 2 Angels 59-38 All-Star Game MVP Mike Trout is on a nine-game hitting streak, hitting .381 with three homers and 10 RBI during the span. The Angels took two from Seattle over...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Miller's recruiting efforts at Arizona are five-star

When Arizona hired Sean Miller as its basketball coach in May 2009, one of the narratives -- shaped as a concern -- was whether he could recruit the West Coast. It was a legit question. Miller grew up in Pittsburgh, played at Pitt, and spent his entire coaching career entrenched well east of the Mississippi River, including as head coach at Xavier in Cincinnati. When he met to discuss...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA All-Star Game

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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury extend winning streak to 12

PHOENIX -- Penny Taylor had a season-high 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals, and the Phoenix Mercury extended their franchise-best winning streak to 12 games with a 101-85 rout of the Connecticut Sun on Thursday. All-Star Brittney Griner added 21 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots, giving her 80 at the All-Star break for Phoenix (18-3). Katie Douglas...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks vs. Cubs on FOX Sports Arizona

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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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