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D-backs rookies get all dressed up

Fresh off a series win over the Rockies, the Diamondbacks on Sunday night made their way to San Diego to take on the Padres. But the team's rookies didn't abide by the usual travel dress code. It was rookie dress up day, an annual tradition. Arizona's 10 rookies (yes, 10!) donned eye-catching costumes: leopard print, French maid, baby, Jazzerciser. From left to right...
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D-backs' Anderson picks up baton, states 2015 case

PHOENIX -- Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa sat atop the third-base dugout following Sunday's game and answered questions from D-backs' season-ticket holders for almost an hour. He mentioned the offseason targets will include starting pitchers. Hours earlier, Chase Anderson did his best to assure the D-backs he belongs in the conversation on the 2015 rotation. Anderson...
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After further review Graham gives defense high marks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It is difficult to grade a team's play in the moments after a game. It often takes a second look at the film to truly gauge performance. After a second look at Arizona State's defense in its season opener against Weber State, coach Todd Graham was encouraged. "When I just went back and looked at the first half, I feel really good about where we're...
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NAU soccer draws against Valparaiso

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona soccer team was looking for their first win of the season in their 2014 home opener on Sunday against Valparaiso. In front of 512 fans at Lumberjack Stadium, the Lumberjacks held the Crusaders scoreless for 110 minutes and both teams failed to put any goals on the board in a 0-0 tie in Flagstaff. "We knew going into this game that Valparaiso...
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Anderson, Reimold net D-backs series win

PHOENIX -- Chase Anderson pitched six strong innings to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday. Anderson (8-6) gave up five hits and one run while matching his career high with eight strikeouts. Nolan Reimold's first career pinch-hit homer in the seventh was the decisive hit. His two-run shot highlighted a four-run inning that broke the game open...
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Cardinals claim OLB Keiser from Chargers

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have claimed outside linebacker Thomas Keiser off waivers from the San Diego Chargers. The 25-year-old Keiser had 4 sacks in 12 games with the Chargers last season, third-most on the team. But he was mired at the bottom of the depth chart through the preseason. To make room, the Cardinals released rookie wide receiver Walt Powell, a sixth-round...
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Moore rallies Lynx past Mercury in Game 2

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday. Diana Taurasi scored 23 for the Mercury, who will host Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Lynx are three-time defending Western Conference champions. Tied at 75 with 23.3 seconds...
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Maztek, Rockies beat D-backs' hard-luck Nuno

PHOENIX -- Rookie Tyler Matzek gave up three hits in seven innings, Matt McBride and Charlie Blackmon homered and the Colorado Rockies handed Arizona's Vidal Nuno another hard-luck loss with a 2-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Maztek (4-9) struck out four and walked three. Nuno (2-9) allowed a run on two hits, fanned seven and walked none. After McBride'...
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San Diego St. cruises past NAU

SAN DIEGO -- Donnel Pumphrey rushed 19 times for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns as San Diego State had little trouble with Northern Arizona, blowing the Lumberjacks away 38-7 on Saturday. Each of Pumphrey's touchdowns came from 1 yard out. Quinn Kaehler added an 18 of 29 performance through the air for 205 yards and a touchdown, extending his streak of 200 yard passing games to 13...
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NAU volleyball tops Tulsa to cap perfect weekend

HOUSTON, Texas -- The Northern Arizona volleyball team were an offensive juggernaut in their Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational finale Saturday afternoon, topping Tulsa in four sets, 25-15, 23-25, 25-23, 25-14, to win the Houston Baptist-hosted tournament. The Lumberjacks wrapped up the weekend with a perfect 3-0 start to the weekend, marking the fourth consecutive year in which...
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D-backs' Reed cuts out smokeless tobacco, not success

PHOENIX -- Arizona closer Addison Reed is into round numbers these days. Reed recorded his 100th career save on Friday while running his streak of successful conversions to 10. He may be more pleased of his 0 dips along the way. Reed vowed to give up smokeless tobacco the day Tony Gwynn died June 16, and his current run loosely coincides with his decision to abstain. Reed's hot...
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Six receivers make grade as Cardinals announce cuts

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals took their sweet time announcing their roster cuts. None were announced on Friday and none were announced until three hours after the deadline for trimming their roster to 53 had passed on Saturday. Here are the 22 players who won't be on the 53-man active roster. RB Zack Bauman LB Marcus Benard C/G Philip Blake LB Jonathan Brown WR Dan Buckner C...
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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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