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No. 6 Wildcats too much to handle in rout of Oregon

TUCSON, Ariz. -- What a difference two months makes. Sixth-ranked Arizona is proof positive of that. Two months ago -- even in victory -- Arizona looked disjointed and unorthodox. Now, in late January it looks like a well-oiled machine. Passes are crisp, defense is demanding and offensive is, well, sharp. Wednesday it was all on display in Arizona's 90-56 romp over Oregon in what...
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Phoenix Open Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson fights feeling old, amateur hits hole-in-one

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Keegan Bradley bragged about outdriving Phil Mickelson by 30 yards on Tuesday and how he left the 44-year-old veteran golfer a note in the fairway, "letting him know the senior tees are not that far off. Don't get too worked up about it." Mickelson claimed Bradley outdrove him by only 11 yards as the two loosened up at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Pro-Am...
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Patriots' Gronkowski made for spotlight

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Super Bowl Media Day was made for Rob Gronkowski.  While some play it straight for the cameras and recorders -- or say nothing at all in Marshawn Lynch's case -- Gronkowski shines in media-saturated settings where his big, boyish personality can blossom. "There's a college kid left in everyone," he said. "If you could go back, you would for a night or two, so...
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Tom Brady's miseries: First deflategate, now a cold

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Deflategate has taken a back seat. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a cold. He made the admission at Wednesday's Patriots availability at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. "I've had it for four or five days," he said in a voice that displayed obviously congestion. "My kids got sick and my wife is pretty sick right now. I brought it unfortunately to Phoenix, but I...
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Valley neurologist to serve as consultant on sidelines for Super Bowl

PHOENIX -- How do you alter a long-standing culture where toughness and team are sometimes emphasized to the detriment of the individual? When it comes to the NFL and concussions, Dr. Javier Cardenas believes that change is achieved through immersion, understanding, education, support and the formation of new habits.   Cardenas is the director of Barrow Neurological Institute...
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Puppets, flip-flops and Beast Mode: Best of Super Bowl XLIX Media Day

Well, that was fun. The annual clown show otherwise known as Super Bowl XLIX Media Day is now behind us, but not before giving us some tasty morsels of fun to carry us over before the actual game goes down on Sunday. This year's edition had the usual cast of oddly dressed characters, funny quotes and interesting questions. So, let's relive some of better moments. The New England...
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10 things that make Arizona a mighty fine Super Bowl site

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Arizona man loses Super Bowl credential after Facebook post

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- An Arizona man who had a chance to be on the field at the Super Bowl will have to watch it on TV -- all because of Facebook. Russ Knight, a former DJ who lives in Glendale, was hired by the NFL as an assistant frequency coordinator. Knight told KPHO-TV that, in his excitement, he posted a picture on Facebook earlier this month of him wearing his credential. But...
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Super Bowl preview: Steps Patriots can take to bottle up Wilson

In the fourth of our four-part series, FOX Sports NFL and college football analyst Coy Wire breaks down matchups essential to determining the outcome of the Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how the Patriots can keep Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson from dominating them with his legs. Russell Wilson is one of the new breed of dual-threat quarterbacks we've seen pop up in the NFL...
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Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson is chasing Lidstrom's All-Star example

Oliver Ekman-Larsson idolized Detroit Red Wings defenseman and fellow countryman Nicklas Lidstrom from the time he was 5 years old. "I had posters and hockey cards," Ekman-Larsson said sheepishly. "We didn't get a lot of the NHL games on TV, but I read about him all the time in the newspapers and obviously, everybody knew who he was in Sweden." As Ekman-Larsson gets set to play in...
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Ray Whitney's legacy: Leadership, humor, underappreciated skill

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Examples of individual greatness are easy to spot on the ice. An electrifying goal, a game-saving stop, a momentum altering hit or a how-did-he-do-that pass. Great leadership is much harder to define. While there is plenty of hyperbole devoted to the term, rarely does a moment jump out, smack you in the face and proclaim. 'This is leadership.' It did on April...
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2015 Waste Management Open Pro-Am includes Randy Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald

Diamondbacks and Cardinals fans who want to see their favorite players hit the golf course will have their chance on Jan. 28. The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open Annexus Pro-Am will include several athletes from the Valley, including former D-Backs pitcher Randy Johnson, current pitcher Josh Collmenter, and the Cardinals duo of receiver Larry Fitzgerald and cornerback Patrick...
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2015 Pro Bowl: Michael Irvin, Cris Carter hope to steal the show

PHOENIX -- A grand ballroom in the Arizona Biltmore looked more like a television studio set. An array of lights, a boom camera and plenty of NFL personnel made for an showy opening Pro Bowl press conference on Tuesday. Pro Bowl alumni captains, former NFL stars Cris Carter and Michael Irvin, introduced their co-captains and drafted their player captains in front of a small media...
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Intense McConnell makes his case as Arizona's Mr. Indispensable

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller has signed 11 top 50 recruits in the past four years. They can all take a backseat to the unassuming transfer point guard from Duquesne. Arizona coach Sean Miller, after senior T.J. McConnell had a brilliant first half to kick-start a 69-51 rollover against eighth-ranked Utah on Saturday, said he could make the case that "no player...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Bowl preview: Will Marshawn Lynch be able to dominate Patriots defense?

In the first of our four-part series, FOX Sports NFL and college football analyst Coy Wire breaks down one of the matchups essential to determining the outcome of the Super Bowl. Today, he looks at whether Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will be able to dominate against the Patriots the way he did against the Packers -- and what New England may do to corral him. The Baltimore...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Starting Five: Atlanta fans slow to warm to hot Hawks

While Joel Embiid continues his alleged quest to identify the best purveyor of cheese steak in Philly, let's investigate some issues around the NBA. THE OPENING TIP: Red-Hot-lanta The obvious feel-good story of this season's opening half has been authored by the Atlanta Hawks. Second-year coach Mike Budenholzer's team -- winners of 13 games in a row, 27 of their last 29 and 15 of...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona auctions top $100 million, and the weekend is just beginning

Friday and Saturday are supposed to be the big sales days within the annual Arizona Auction Week, but that's changed this year. First, there was the sale Tuesday at Barrett-Jackson of cars from the Ron Pratte collection. Then, on Thursday, RM and Bonhams combined to sell 13 cars for $1 million or more, including a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione coupe that went for $9.405 million...
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Brandan Wright sticks to the pick-and-roll with Suns

PHOENIX -- Brandan Wright made an NBA career by accepting who he is. This isn't about Wright dealing with an existential crisis as a basketball player. It's about him succeeding with a basic economics lesson. Wright, acquired by the Suns this week in a trade from Boston, made himself into a commodity by focusing on what he does best. Screen, roll, maybe dunk. Sometimes use a short...
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No. 10 Wildcats bounce back, beat Buffaloes

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Stanley Johnson scored 22 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 10 Arizona pulled away for a 68-54 victory over short-handed Colorado on Thursday night. Arizona (15-2, 3-1 Pac-12) struggled offensively at times without injured guard Gabe York and had a hard time containing Askia Booker after losing to Oregon State in its last game. The Wildcats pulled out their...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' roster overhaul begins in earnest with trade of Dubnyk

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes' roster overhaul has begun in earnest. Arizona shipped backup goalie Devan Dubnyk to Minnesota on Wednesday for a third-round draft pick in 2015. Dubnyk will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He signed a one-year, $800,000 deal in the offseason, so the move made sense for the Coyotes. He wasn't going to be back anyway and the Coyotes...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns recreate Trevor Booker's buzzer-beating tip shot

Trevor Booker owns the title for the coolest inconsequential shot of the NBA season. It's not even the All-Star break, but it feels safe to say that statement will stand. On Friday against the Thunder, the Jazz forward took a sideline inbound pass with 0.2 seconds left on the shot clock, and with his back to the basket, tipped the ball over his head and into the net. The level of...
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Why the early 2015 college football rankings like ASU, Arizona

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel's pick for the Arizona State Sun Devils to win the College Football Playoff on Monday was ludicrous. So here's FOX Sports football analyst Petros Papadakis being equally high on the Sun Devils while bringing us closer to reality. Papadakis included ASU as one of his four teams for next year's playoff. Bold, yes. Out of the realm of possibility? No. With...
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Benson Henderson was never told about fighting 'Cowboy' Cerrone

It's always disappointing news when a big fight gets cancelled due to injury.  Benson Henderson has avoided the dreaded opponent change for most of his UFC career, but just recently it happened and he didn't even know about it. Eddie Alvarez suffered an injury in training and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Henderson at this weekend's UFC Fight Night card in...
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Suns trade Celtics first-round pick to acquire Brandan Wright

PHOENIX -- To add depth to their thin frontcourt, the Phoenix Suns sent a first-round draft pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for forward Brandan Wright. The team confirmed the trade Friday afternoon. "We are excited to add Brandan to our roster," said general manager Ryan McDonough. "His length, athleticism and finishing ability make him a great fit for our style of play....
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Mike Smith rebounds with big saves against Jets

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes goalie Mike Smith still didn't feel like his old, more successful self two starts ago. But he felt a few things go his way in a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Then Smith and the Coyotes were pelted in a 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Somewhere in that embarrasing result, believe it or not, Smith's confidence grew. Coach Dave Tippett...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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