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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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Arizona's McConnell scores as a leader even if shots aren't falling

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona senior guard T.J. McConnell admits he is -- he hopes "was" is a more apt description -- in a shooting slump through 25 percent of the basketball season. He does think about it and, yes, it does bother him at times. But, he fully expects to snap out of it. Until then, he'll do what he does best: Lead, assist, defend, dive, and, well, win. He will get another...
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Hornacek not to blame for Suns' struggles

A five-point win over the Charlotte Hornets does not qualify as an official impetus for the Suns, their fans and professional witnesses to begin turning cartwheels. But within the boundaries of this come-from-behind triumph in North Carolina we were reminded why patience and context are important during an 82-game, NBA season. During Wednesday night's telecast on Fox Sports Arizona...
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NFL Week 16 Cheat Sheet: Cardinals have right to play disrespect card

NFL teams often use the "nobody respects us" mantra, or some sort of variation of it, as a form of motivation. A local beat writer picks against the home team in his column and it is posted on a bulletin board somewhere by the Gatorade refrigerator. An ex-player says something disparaging on TV and it makes its way around the locker room in tweets and whispers. The "nobody respects...
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Motley scores 16, leads Baylor over New Mexico State 66-55

WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Scott Drew has a remedy for his team's poor free-throw shooting performance Wednesday night. ''We always shoot free throws. Maybe we shouldn't shoot free throws. It would save us a lot of practice time. We can't do worse,'' he said. Baylor hit 52 percent of its free throws - its worst free throw shooting performance of the season - but still beat New Mexico...
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Suns snap six-game skid with rally in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Reserve Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points, Goran Dragic had 20 and the Phoenix Suns snapped a six-game losing streak with a 111-106 victory over the struggling Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Thomas was 7 of 13 from the field and had two key free throws in the final minute as Phoenix erased an early 17-point deficit. Dragic, who missed the last two games with...
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Keim, scouting staff have played crucial role in Cardinals' success

TEMPE, Ariz. -- If you have a limited appreciation for the importance of pro and amateur scouting in the NFL, the 2014 Arizona Cardinals should change your mind. Since Jan. 2, Cardinals GM Steve Keim has made 217 roster moves, adding players to the offseason- and training-camp rosters, the 53-man roster and the practice squad. Some have stayed. Some have moved on. Some of the moves...
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Seahawks have real chance to become first repeat champ in decade

TEMPE, Ariz. -- When the Cardinals last played the Seahawks, there was talk of locker room turmoil for the defending Super Bowl champs. Seattle had traded unhappy receiver Percy Harvin, absorbed a report that suggested teammates don't like quarterback Russell Wilson because he isn't "black enough," and dealt with the bizarre behavior of running back Marshawn Lynch, who didn't join...
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Scooby Wright becomes Arizona's 4th unanimous All-American

TUCSON, Ariz. -- With Wednesday's announcement of the American Football Coaches' Association, Football Writers of America Association and Sporting News All-America teams, Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright becomes the school's first unanimous All-American since cornerback Chris McAlister in 1998. Wright -- winner of the Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik awards as the nation...
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