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NAU women routed at New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Northern Arizona women's basketball team used a strong defensive performance in attempt to offset their struggles on the other end of the court, but ultimately could not overcome a lengthy scoring drought to end the first half on Sunday. The Lumberjacks went scoreless for the final 9:44 of the first half and despite holding New Mexico to 32.7 percent from...
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Sun Devil women defeat Northwestern for ASU Classic title

TEMPE, Ariz. -- ASU Classic Tournament MVP Sophie Brunner finished with a career-high 24 points and 13 rebounds to help lead the Arizona State women's basketball team to an 88-75 win over Northwestern in the tournament championship game. Katie Hempen (12 points, career-high-tying seven rebounds) and Elisha Davis (career-best 16 points on Sunday and 15 assists in the two games), who...
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Suns sweep road trip, end Wizards' 6-game streak

WASHINGTON -- Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris each scored 17 points, Goran Dragic added 16 and the Phoenix Suns beat Washington 104-92 on Sunday night to end the Wizards' winning streak at six. The Suns finished 3-0 on their trip after losing six in a row. They opened the road swing in Charlotte on Wednesday night and beat New York on Saturday. Rasual Butler led the Wizards with...
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NAU struggles, falls at Hampton

HAMPTON, Va. -- A double-double by senior guard Gaellan Bewernick was not enough for Northern Arizona today as the Lumberjacks fell to Hampton 75-66 at the HU Convocation Center. "The turnovers for sure are way too many. Today was one of the three worst ball games we've played this season," said head coach Jack Murphy. "Jaleni (Neely) got to the line tonight which was really good...
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Cardinals-Seahawks updates

The anticipation has been palpable all week and if you missed it where have you been? The Cardinals host the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks on Sunday night with the lead in the NFC West on the line with one week left in the regular season. Follow along here all night as FOX Sports Arizona's Craig Morgan, Jack Magruder and Jody Jackson share their thoughts and insights from...
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Questions abound after ASU's triple-OT loss to Lehigh

TEMPE -- Two seconds away from the first quadruple-overtime game in school history, Arizona State got as good a shot as it could have hoped for, a Jonathan Gilling uncontested 3-pointer from 22 feet on the left wing. But the shot was long, leaving Lehigh with an 84-81 victory at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday and leaving the Sun Devils with a myriad of questions just two weeks from...
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Lehigh tops ASU in three overtimes

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kahron Ross had 15 points and 14 assists, Austin Price added 18 points and Lehigh outlasted Arizona State 84-81 in triple overtime Saturday night. Lehigh (5-5) controlled the first half and pushed the lead 14 points in the second before Arizona State (6-5) rallied to force overtime. Ross hit a jumper with 9 seconds left in the second overtime and the Mountain Hawks...
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Lobos hold off New Mexico State

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Deshawn Delaney scored 15 points and New Mexico held on to beat New Mexico State 69-67 on Saturday night. The Lobos opened the second half on a 22-13 run to stretch its lead to 52-33 with 11:23 remaining. The Aggies chipped away, forcing seven turnovers during a 21-8 run, capped by Pascal Siakam's right-handed reverse dunk, to pull within 60-54 with 2:04 to play...
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Four-game winning streak ends for UA women

The Arizona women's basketball team fell to Stephen F. Austin 72-60 on Saturday evening in Nacogdoches, Texas, snapping a season-high four-game winning streak. Senior guard Candice Warthen scored a team-high 16 points, including 12 in the second half, while LaBrittney Jones nearly recorded a double-double, putting in 10 points and grabbing a team-high nine rebounds. Warthen and Jones...
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Sun Devil women into ASU Classic title game

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Behind a balanced scoring attack and a hot shooting start, the Arizona State women's basketball team defeated Lehigh 81-61 in the first round of the ASU Classic on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. Five ASU players finished in double figures, led by Katie Hempen, who finished with 15 points and three assists. Quinn Dornstauder added 12 points and seven rebounds off the...
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Kings' two power-play goals best Coyotes

LOS ANGELES -- Defenseman Alec Martinez scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period during a power play, Marian Gaborik also connected with the man advantage for his sixth goal in four games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis also scored and Jonathan Quick made 15 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions on...
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Sun Devils balance injury rehab with Sun Bowl prep

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State is in the midst of a balancing act of sorts. On one hand, the Sun Devils need to get healthy after the injury bug hit big at the wrong time -- before and during the rivalry game against Arizona that ended up a play-in game to the Pac-12 championship. Since the Nov. 28 loss, coach Todd Graham has rested up several dinged up starters. The Sun Devils also...
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Bledsoe, Thomas carry Suns past Knicks

NEW YORK -- Eric Bledsoe had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat the New York Knicks 99-90 on Saturday. Markieff Morris added 19 points for the Suns, who won their second straight after a six-game skid. Thomas made a 3-pointer to open the fourth quarter, giving Phoenix the lead for good and triggering an 8-0 burst. Marcus Morris made...
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No. 3 Arizona survives first true road game, stays undefeated

T hat is what the road will be about this season for the Arizona Wildcats -- survival. And likely too-close-for-comfort victories over teams ready and willing to take on a college basketball giant. No. 3 Arizona was just good enough in its 60-55 win over host UTEP late Friday night, moving its record to 12-0 through the first quarter of the schedule and with one game left -- UNLV...
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No. 3 Arizona escapes with win at UTEP

EL PASO, Texas -- Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson wanted to know how he'd play in his first true road game. The answer was pretty good. Johnson scored 15 points to help No. 3 Arizona survive a scare and pull away late for a 60-55 victory against UTEP on Friday night. "It was fun. We got off to a great start. They're a very good team with a good player. It was a good game. I enjoyed...
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Suns to engage fans through in-arena, broadcast giveaways

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns will close out 2014 and begin 2015 the same way; by rewarding fans with prize giveaways both in-arena and on Suns television broadcasts. The team will launch Watch, Attend & Win during Tuesday's Suns-Mavericks game at US Airways Center and on FOX Sports Arizona. The unique promotion will offer fans an opportunity to win prizes at US Airways Center...
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Cold shooting, Norfolk State chop down NAU on the road

NORFOLK, Va. -- Cold shooting by Northern Arizona mixed with the hot shooting of Norfolk State gave the Spartans an 81-62 win tonight at Echols Hall. The Lumberjacks fell behind by 18 points at the half and were unable to recover. "We played for 20 minutes and they played for 40," said head coach Jack Murphy. "I changed the lineup to start the second half and we had effort. They...
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Coyotes' Vermette blocking out trade talk

Coyotes (11-16-4) at Kings (16-11-6) When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles TV: FOX Sports Arizona Injuries: Kings: D Robyn Regehr (upper body) is out after blocking a shot on Thursday. Coyotes: D Michael Stone (upper body) is out and F Lauri Korpikoski (lower body) is doubtful, but both will make the three-game trip.  Quick facts: L.A. C Anze Kopitar had five...
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Protecting the nest has never been more important for Cardinals

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The significance of Sunday night's Seahawks-Cardinals game is clear to everyone. If the Cardinals win, they will clinch the NFC West title, the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC, a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, including the Super Bowl. If the Seahawks win, they can clinch all of the same things (minus Super Bowl home-field advantage...
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No surprise: Stanton doubtful for Sunday

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sports really can bring out the nut job in people, as the status of Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton proved this week. When coach Bruce Arians told reporters on Wednesday that Stanton's best-case scenario for return from a knee injury was Sunday against the Seahawks, he raised eyebrows, only to have Stanton laugh off those comments later. Stanton had only had a...
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New Mexico State Sports Weekly: Episode 18

Adam Young counts down the top 10 plays of the fall semester and visits with senior guard Daniel Mullings, women's basketball coach Mark Trakh and softball coach Kathy Rodolph on the final edition of New Mexico State Sports Weekly for 2014.
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Suns road trip heads to NYC in search of another win

While the Phoenix Suns got a much-needed win last time out, the injury-plagued New York Knicks came up short again. Things aren't likely to get any easier if Carmelo Anthony remains out. Amid whispers of being shut down, Anthony's status remains unclear headed into Saturday morning's matchup with the visiting Suns on FOX Sports Arizona. The Knicks (5-23) own the NBA's second-worst...
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Rodriguez's success at Arizona began with a simple message

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona journey of coach Rich Rodriguez, from inheriting a downtrodden program to winning the Pac-12 South and earning a Fiesta Bowl berth in a three-year span, began with a simple but powerful first step. After he was hired in late November 2011, Rodriguez met with his new players. Those brought to Arizona by coach Mike Stoops; those facing new schemes on both...
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NAU women go cold late, lose to CSUN

After a blistering first half offensively, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team went cold from the floor, scoring just three points in the final 6:51 as CSUN came away with a 77-71 victory in the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff on Thursday. The Lumberjacks shot 57.1 percent in the first half, but their field goal percentage dropped to 34.6 percent in the final 20 minutes as they...
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Frostee Rucker steps up with career year on Cardinals' D-line

 TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Frostee Rucker was a kid, this was the season to be miserable. His given first name brought out the natural jibes. Deck the halls? How about decking the kid with the big mouth.  "No, I didn't like it," Rucker said of the Christmas season. "Kids were the worst ones with the teasing. They used to get under my skin with the 'Frosty the Snowman' all the time....
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