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Solomon, Wildcats roll over Rebels

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Anu Solomon threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start, and Arizona broke a 45-year-old school record with 787 total yards in a season-opening 58-13 rout over UNLV on Friday night. Solomon shook off some early-game jitters with a series of big plays to break the school freshman record for passing yards, highlighted by a 92-yard touchdown pass...
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UNLV at Arizona

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Lamb's slam lifts D-backs past Rockies

PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb hit a grand slam for his second career homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night. The rookie, called up from Triple-A Reno on Aug. 7, connected with two out in the eighth inning, hitting a drive to center off Adam Ottavino. Rex Brothers (4-6) walked his only three batters and threw a wild pitch before Ottavino...
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Griner, Taylor lift Mercury past Lynx in Game 1

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury held off a late rally to beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-71 on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Western Conference finals. Penny Taylor added 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals for the Mercury, who built a 25-point lead in the third quarter but allowed Minnesota to get within...
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Lamb making adjustments in big-league trial

PHOENIX -- Pardon Jake Lamb if he wondered what the big deal was about Double-A.  In first at-bat at Mobile this season, Lamb lined a fastball into into the left-field seats off Atlanta left-hander Mike Minor, who was in the Southern League on a rehab assignment.  Six pitches.  Opposite-field homer.  Major-league lefty.  It sure seemed like a good thing. Ten games and five hits...
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NAU volleyball tops Houston Baptist

HOUSTON, Texas -- In typical first-match fashion, the Northern Arizona volleyball team was not perfect but they proved to be victorious in their 2014 season opener on Friday, defeating host Houston Baptist on the first day of the Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational. The Lumberjacks won their season opening match for the eighth time in the last nine years, doing so on Friday in...
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ASU to induct Allen, Woodson into Ring of Honor

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona State University Alumni Association on Friday announced it will induct former Sun Devils Eric Allen and Darren Woodson into the ASU Ring of Honor this season. "Our football program has a storied legacy, and Eric and Darren played a big part in shaping it," vice president for university athletics Ray Anderson said in a release. "I was fortunate...
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Lumberjacks open at San Diego State

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona football team opens the 2014 season on the road at San Diego State. Kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium is set for 4 p.m. Saturday. The Lumberjacks enter the season ranked No. 23 in The Sports Network Preseason Poll, and No. 25 in the FCS Coaches' Preseason Poll. The College Sports Madness Preseason Poll has NAU ranked 24th. The Aztecs are on...
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Sloppy early, ASU offense still shines in opening rout

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It may not have been the total blowout some expected against a lower-division opponent, but Arizona State's season opener Thursday played out pretty much according to script. Despite some rust and a little sloppiness, the No. 19 Sun Devils routed Weber State 45-14, displaying the offense that should be in for a big season and getting a young defense some valuable...
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Arizona edges NAU on late goal

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats women's soccer team scored in the 86th minute to defeat Northern Arizona 1-0 in their home opener Thursday night. Arizona improved to 2-1. NAU dropped to 0-3. The Wildcats, who controlled the action throughout, broke through with a late goal from Leeandra Smith. On the winning goal, freshman Cali Crisler had a shot from about 25 yards away...
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Sun Devils run away from Weber State

TEMPE, Ariz. -- D.J. Foster ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns, Jaelen Strong had 10 catches for 146 yards, and No. 19 Arizona State opened its season with a 45-14 rout over Weber State on Thursday night. The Sun Devils' young defense was sharp in its debut, harassing Weber State quarterback Billy Green and stuffing the Wildcats' running game before the starters came...
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Tough decisions await as Cardinals complete preseason

The Cardinals' preseason ended on Thursday in San Diego as preseasons should end -- with a dull field-goal fest. The particulars of the Chargers' 12-9 win at Qualcomm Stadium don't matter. Here's what does. 5 TAKEAWAYS 1. Left guard Jonathan Cooper allowed a sack early in the game (actually, Nate Potter got beaten earlier on the play or the ball might have been gone...
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ASU vs. Weber State

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Cardinals lose dress rehearsal in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Nick Novak kicked four field goals and the San Diego Chargers beat the Arizona Cardinals 12-9 on Thursday night, 11 days before the teams meet again in the season opener. Both teams rested their starters, leaving backups to compete for roster spots. Trips inside the 20-yard line were rare and neither team scored a touchdown, leaving the field goal kickers to fight it...
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New Mexico State outlasts FCS Cal Poly

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Larry Rose III ran for 147 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries and Tyler Rogers passed for 143 yards and two touchdowns in New Mexico State's 28-10 opening victory over FCS opponent Cal Poly on Thursday night. Rose III also had four receptions, including a 6-yarder for a touchdown in the third quarter. After leading 14-10 at halftime, New Mexico State broke...
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D-backs claim outfielder Reimold

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks claimed oft-injured outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from Toronto on Thursday. Reimold had 15 home runs as a rookie with Baltimore in 2009 and had 13 in 2011, but he missed the majority of the 2012 and 2013 seasons after undergoing two surgeries to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Reimold, 30, hit .195 with five homers and 12 RBI with Baltimore...
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Arizona looks to set fast pace from the start in opener vs. UNLV

Arizona and UNLV open their seasons Friday night in in Tucson with high hopes after each won bowl games to end last season. Arizona starts with its third different quarterback in three consecutive seasons. But the early non-conference schedule bodes well for Arizona in that it should give Anu Solomon some manageable challenges before the meat of the schedule. But don't expect...
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Griner hopes to measure up as big difference-maker vs. Lynx

PHOENIX -- Both Western Conference finalists will stroll into this matchup made in basketball heaven accompanied by three WNBA All-Stars, including the top two vote-getters in the 2014 Most Valuable Player derby. The preconceived tactics and on-the-fly adjustments of each squad will be presented by a one-time league Coach of the Year. Players now cast in supporting roles for both...
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Classic TV Night with the Diamondbacks

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New stars, and old, will keep Arizona offense flying

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats return only 23.6 percent of their offensive production from last season, the lowest mark in the Pac-12. But that doesn't even close to being a defining number. Two-time All-American running back Ka'Deem Carey (1,885 yards rushing, 173 receiving) and quarterback B.J. Denker (2,516 yards passing, 949 rushing) are gone, but third-year Arizona...
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Trimmer, more energetic Rodriguez fired up for Year 3 at Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- You know when your children tease you, the challenge is on. And if there's one thing that gets Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez fired up, it's a challenge. He's a competitor; he likes winning. Or in this case, losing. So when his kids said he couldn't get down to 205 pounds, he was determined to prove them wrong. He's 6-foot-2 and started...
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D-backs' Pennington flies under radar

PHOENIX -- The buzz accorded the Diamondbacks' middle infield these days usually centers around their stockpile of highly regarded up-and-comers -- Chris Owings, Didi Gregorius and Nick Ahmed. Cliff Pennington believes that is fair. "They deserve it," Pennington said. "All three of them are really good middle infielders and can play, and they all three have a chance...
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D-backs can't crack Dodgers' Kershaw

PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Kershaw (16-3) allowed six hits, retiring 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, seven by strikeout, to improve to 13-1 in his last 16 starts. The left-handed ace struck out 10 and...
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D-backs' Peralta 'throws' for the cycle

PHOENIX -- Some day, the way he is going, David Peralta will join the five other Diamondbacks who have hit for the cycle. His bat looks that good. That would cover him on each side of the ball. Peralta, a right fielder, has "thrown" for the cycle in a 10-game stretch, gunning out base runners at all four bases. Given the time frame, that may be as rare as a offensive cycle...
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