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Aggies fall to Idaho

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Chad Chalich threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and Jerrel Brown ran for 151 yards and another score as Idaho broke a six-game slide with its first win, a 29-17 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday. Robert Montgomery put Idaho up 7-0 early on a 4-yard run. A 49-yard touchdown pass from Chalich to Joshua McCain and a pair of field goals by Austin Rehkow gave...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer relieved to escape Oakland chaos for Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is not the type to wax poetic about a former team, nor is he the type to rip a former team. The closest that Phoenix media ever got to a criticism of his two seasons in Oakland was when he admitted in training camp how nice it is to play on decent playing surfaces in Arizona; an opportunity not afforded at the Raiders' practice...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shortcomings and all, Yandle's skills make him special to Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Saturday's 3-2, overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings was a perfect illustration of Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle's game. He was on the ice for the first two L.A. goals as the Kings took a 2-0, first-period lead. The Yandle critics were out in force, although it's debatable whether he deserved blame on either goal.  Then with 39 seconds left in...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wide right: No miracle finish as Arizona falls to USC

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona needed one more stop. It got it. It needed an onside kick recovery. Got that, too. And then it really didn't need a miracle, just a 36-yard field goal from junior Casey Skowron. But Arizona and Skowron didn't get it … the attempt sailed wide right. Game over as Skowron missed with 12 seconds left, giving USC a 28-26 win over No. 10 Arizona in front...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl XLIX halftime show

Last weekend, the wild world of Katy Perry collided with the world of college football, as she appeared on ESPN's "College Gameday" in a hot pink-and-black furry jersey, threw some corndogs on live TV, hit on Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight and later partied hard with Ole Miss students. Now, Perry is preparing for her encore on the gridiron, but on a much, much bigger stage...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats surge as offensive line grows up

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats' offensive line was young and inexperienced a few years ago. The future, they believed, had much to offer. They were right. The group has developed into one of the best units in the Pac-12 Conference. "We've grown a lot as a program," said senior left tackle Mickey Baucus. "I don't know that when we got here that the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL confirms illegal chop block on Campbell injury

The NFL on Monday morning confirmed the play that injured defensive end Calais Campbell on Sunday was a chop block that violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 3 in items c) and d). "The officials threw the flag for the 'reverse chop,'" an NFL spokesperson said. "Julius Thomas blocked Calais Campbell 'in the area of the thigh or lower,' as specified by...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

We've got spirit, yes we do

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16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL sources: Impending Coyotes deal brings financial stability

When the New York Post reported the Coyotes were being sold on Thursday, it sent shock waves through the Valley. Were fans about to be put through the wringer again? Was the team planning to leave one year after emerging from a four-year nightmare of bankruptcy and NHL ownership? NHL sources told FOX Sports Arizona that Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway's...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Schrager's Week 5 Cheat Sheet: Cowboys & Texans battle; Saints try to save season

This was it. After 33 straight years of coaching football on the college and professional level, Bruce Arians was finally done. It was January 2011 and Arians had just finished his eighth year working with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’d won one ring as a wide receivers coach and another as an offensive coordinator, and he’d been to a third Super Bowl in which his Steelers came...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sports Guys: Arizona-Oregon preview

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Wildcats redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon will be making his first appearance at Oregon's Autzen Stadium. So, too, will sophomore receiver Cayleb Jones. And sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright. Former UA linebacker Jake Fischer played twice in Eugene -- in 2010 (he recovered a Kenjon Barner fumble) and in 2012 (he recovered a fumble by DeAnthony...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

All's well as Bledsoe returns to Suns' fold

PHOENIX -- Take a self-professed "man of few words," have him dribble off to Alabama for the summer and you're left with little more than a hallelujah chorus of crickets. While those insects were busy chirping, the Suns and their fans didn't hear much from Eric Bledsoe or his agent. OK, the restricted-free-agent guard was tracked down at a street-ball event and...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA's top 10 with something to prove

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23 days ago  |  Discuss

NAU beats Cal Poly in final minute

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Chase Cartwright threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Casey Jahn on fourth down with 21 seconds left, helping Northern Arizona rally past Cal Poly 38-35 in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams Saturday night. The Lumberjacks (3-2, 1-0) trailed 28-17 in the third quarter, but Cartwright threw touchdowns of 25 and 5 yards to Ify Umodu to surge into the lead...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

The greatest finishes in Arizona Wildcats history

TUCSON, Ariz. -- After the Arizona Wildcats' victory over Cal last weekend, the talk quickly turned to this: Was the 36-point fourth quarter, capped by a 47-yard Hail Mary on the final play, the greatest finish in school history, in any sport? We say yes. I put together a list of possibilities, and then four of us affiliated with FOX Sports Arizona -- myself, writer Steve Rivera...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat D-backs in 10 innings

PHOENIX -- Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs, one with the go-ahead single in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals survived an Arizona rally to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night and stay alone atop the NL Central. The game came hours after the Diamondbacks announced manager Kirk Gibson had been fired. Pittsburgh won at Cincinnati 3-1 earlier Friday night, so the Pirates...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NAU opens Big Sky play vs. Cal Poly

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Big Sky Conference play begins this weekend for Northern Arizona when it welcomes Cal Poly to the Walkup Skydome. Kickoff for the Lumberjacks and Mustangs is set for 4 p.m. The game will air live on FOX Sports Arizona Plus (complete channel listing). The last time NAU and Cal Poly played, Ryan Reardon registered a "Superman Tackle" that garnered him...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bercovici hit and miss in 'embarrassing' loss to UCLA

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici showed flashes of brilliance in his first career start Thursday, threading passes into tight windows and leading ASU's offense down the field amid a record-setting performance. Bercovici also showed his penchant for throwing a dangerous ball, and one of his two interceptions proved the turning point in ASU's complete...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's big-play Bondurant was back at it against Cal

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona linebacker Tra'Mayne Bondurant would have regretted not being there and not having the impact he did in Arizona's stunning 49-45 win against California last weekend. The important thing was, well, that he was -- front and center, "creating chaos" -- for a defense that so desperately needs it as it moves into the tougher parts of its schedule...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

How much more patience can Doan afford with Coyotes?

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As the Coyotes opened the preseason on Monday at Gila River Arena against the Los Angeles Kings, it was tempting to ponder the divergent paths these franchises have taken since they met in the Western Conference Final in 2012. Since L.A. won that series, it has raised two Stanley Cups and become the model for franchise building in non-traditional hockey markets...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin rips refs for 49ers' loss to Cardinals

The 49ers have blown leads in each of their past two games, and wide receiver Anquan Boldin thinks it has more to do with the referees than it does with San Francisco’s opponents. Through three weeks, the 49ers have a league-high 36 penalties. They have cost the 49ers dearly in their last two games – both losses that came after blown leads. On Sunday, the 49ers had two personal...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks photos of the week

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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chemistry, star power could keep Mercury on glory road

And now they'll scatter to the four winds. Some will take their considerable talents to Russia. The most visible will join Team USA for the Women's World Cup before hustling off to another league in another part of the planet. In this adaptation of a basketball profession, there really is no offseason. There is little time for mental rejuvenation, for upgrades or additions...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona State at Colorado

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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU tight ends making fewer plays but excelling in supporting roles

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There have not been many surprises through Arizona State's first two games, but tight end De'Marieya Nelson's stat line perhaps could be considered the biggest, at least on the offense side: 0 receptions, 0 carries, 0 yards. Neither Nelson nor sophomore tight end Kody Kohl has a reception this season, and the tight end has had a muted role in ASU's...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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