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NAU hosts Southern Utah with outside shot at Big Sky title

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona will put their nine-game, regular-season home win streak on the line Saturday in a battle for the HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy, as Southern Utah pays a visit to the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks also have an outside shot at securing the Big Sky Conference's automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs. NAU must beat Southern Utah and get help in...
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New Mexico State Sports Weekly: Episode 14

Football coach Doug Martin joins Adam Young to preview the Aggies' game vs. Louisiana-Monroe, volleyball coach Mike Jordan breaks down the WAC Tournament, plus the latest updates on women's golf and swimming and diving on this week's edition of New Mexico State Sports Weekly.
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Dixon pours in 30 as NAU beats Fresno State

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Aaseem Dixon scored 30 points to lead Northern Arizona to its first season win, a 73-52 victory over Fresno State on Thursday night. Dixon did it by sinking 7 of 9 from beyond the arc, 9 of 11 from the line, and 7 of 15 from the field. Kris Yanku added 14 points and Quinton Upshur chipped in with nine for the Lumberjacks (1-2). Northern Arizona jumped to a 19...
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ASU defense leads the way in victory over LMU

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State used a 3-point game to open an early lead and survived a modest Loyola Marymount rally before blowing out the Lions, 68-44, Thursday night. Role players on last season's NCAA tournament team last season led the way for the Sun Devils. They included Chance Murray with 12 points, Jonathan Gilling and Bo Barnes with 11 points each, and Shaquielle McKissic...
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Stars rally past Coyotes in third period

DALLAS -- John Klingberg, Cody Eakin and Jason Spezza all scored in the third period, rallying the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. Ales Hemsky had two assists as Dallas ended a seven-game home losing streak (0-5-2), winning for just the second time in 11 home games (2-5-4). Arizona has lost its last five games in Dallas. Klingberg and Eakin...
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NAU volleyball advances in Big Sky tourney

The Northern Arizona volleyball team took its first step toward a Big Sky title on Thursday, posting a sweep of fourth-seeded Idaho, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16, to move into the conference semifinals in Pocatello, Idaho. The fifth-seeded Lumberjacks (21-7) outhit the Vandals and held advantages in blocks, digs and aces, avenging a sweep by Idaho earlier in the season. The Vandals handed...
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D-backs add Drury, four others to roster

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks took care of some necessary business Thursday by adding infielder Brandon Drury and four others to set their 40-man roster. Drury, outfielder Socrates Brito, left-hander Will Locante and right-handers Kevin Munson and A.J. Schugel were added to the roster, a procedural move that keeps them with the D-backs rather than expose them to the Rule 5...
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Cardinals need ground game to do its part vs. Seahawks

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals provided a blueprint on how to beat Seattle when the teams met last December -- run the ball, control the clock. It is not their fault the rest of the league was slow on the uptake.  The Cardinals ran for 139 yards and held the ball 15 minutes longer than the Seahawks in a 17-10 victory at Century Link Field last year, overcoming four interceptions...
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Cards' Fitzgerald says left knee 'a little better'

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona's seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald says his injured left knee is ''a little bit better'' and that he ''remains optimistic'' he will be able to play when the Cardinals face the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday. Fitzgerald sprained his left MCL in last Sunday's 14-6 win over Detroit. He left the game in the first half, but returned and caught...
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Preview: Coyotes vs. Stars

The Arizona Coyotes (8-9-2) kick off a three-game road trip tonight against the Dallas Stars (6-9-4) on FOX Sports Arizona. The Coyotes will look to rebound from a tough overtime loss against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday as they take on the NHL leader in goals, Tyler Seguin, and the rest of the Stars. Here's what to watch for during tonight's telecast on FOX Sports...
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It's too early to jump to conclusions on Dragic's future

Between Monday's defense-optional event in Boston and Wednesday's tractor pull in Motown, the Suns were able to generate some national attention. And this had nothing to do with Eric Bledsoe's proclamation that this year's interpretation of his beloved Kentucky Wildcats could defeat the winless Philadelphia 76ers. (Right, the very Sixers who will be gunning for Bledsoe...
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FOX Sports Arizona archive: Ann Meyers Drysdale

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D-backs youngsters impress during Fall League play

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Fall League bills itself as a finishing school for top major league prospects, and a number of the seven Arizona Diamondbacks prospects assigned to the Salt River Rafters finished with a flourish. Peter O'Brien tied for third in the league with five home runs, one short of the league co-leaders, as the Salt River Rafters -- the D-backs' prospects used...
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Arizona's Wright a finalist for Lombardi, Nagurski awards

TUCSON, Ariz. --€“ Arizona sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III has been named one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Wright joins former Wildcat and National Football Foundation Hall of Famer Rob Waldrop as UA's only Nagurski Trophy finalists. (Waldrop won the award in 1993.) He joins Waldrop (1993) and Tedy...
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FOX Sports Arizona archive: Anne Myers Drysdale

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Sean Miller has Arizona ready for prime time

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Week 12 Cheat Sheet: Chiefs ain't pretty, but they're team to watch

As the media breathlessly hyped the Week 9 late-afternoon battle between the Broncos and Patriots as a potential AFC Championship Game preview, the Chiefs quietly beat the Jets 24-10 in an early game, holding New York scoreless in the second half and improving their record to 5-3. It was a boring win, the kind of victory that doesn't kick off highlight shows or get the screaming...
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Defense sparks big run, Arizona finally pulls away from Irvine

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Four times Wednesday the phrase "grew up" was uttered during Arizona's postgame press conference. Even for second-ranked team there is that need to learn lessons, grow and know every game and every day won't be easy. Wednesday night was that night for the Wildcats in McKale Center after they defeated visiting UC Irvine 71-54. Sean Miller's first messages was don...
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NAU women fall to UTEP

EL PASO, Texas -- The Northern Arizona women's basketball team stuck with UTEP in the second half, but a 22-point halftime deficit was too much for the Lumberjacks to overcome in an 82-58 loss to the Miners in the Don Haskins Center. Sophomore Rene Coggins led the Lumberjacks with a career-best 22 points as NAU fell to 1-2 this season. A 12-0 UTEP run really proved to be the difference...
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Brunner, Amukamara lead ASU women's rout of CSUB

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sophie Brunner had her second career effort in as many games and the Arizona State University women's basketball team cruised to an 83-54 victory over Bakersfield on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena. Brunner finished with a new career-high 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting with a team-high seven rebounds, the second time this season she has scored 20 or more points. Four...
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Mullings, Aggies beat N. Colorado

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Daniel Mullings had 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists on Wednesday night, and New Mexico State beat Northern Colorado 86-65. Pascal Siakam added 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting, and DK Eldridge and Remi Barry scored 17 points apiece for the Aggies (1-2). New Mexico State led 41-30 at halftime and shot 18 of 29 in the second to pull away from the Bears (1...
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No. 2 Arizona gets defensive, shutters Irvine

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 19 points and No. 2 Arizona used a stifling defense in a decisive second-half run to give the Wildcats a 71-54 victory over Cal-Irvine on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (3-0) trailed from late in the first half until their defense intensified in a 15-0 run midway through the second half. The Anteaters (2-1) went six minutes without a...
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Bledsoe lifts Suns past Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Eric Bledsoe scored 18 points, including the winning basket with 28.7 seconds to play, to lift the Phoenix Suns past the Detroit Pistons 88-86 Wednesday night. P.J. Tucker added 16 points for the Suns, who have won four of their last six. Brandon Jennings scored 19 points to lead Detroit, losers of three straight and six of seven. With the Pistons down 85-83...
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Win over Seahawks last season set table for Arizona's 2014 run

TEMPE, Ariz. -- In the big picture, the Cardinals' 17-10 win over the Seahawks on Dec. 22 in Seattle didn't mean much to the Seahawks. Seattle won the Super Bowl. Arizona didn't make the playoffs.  Through that lens, Sunday's rematch -- the first time these teams have seen each other since Arizona ended Seattle's 14-game home winning streak -- shouldn't have any residual effects...
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Preview: Suns vs. Pistons, 5 p.m.

The Suns long road trip rolls on tonight in Detroit when they take on the Pistons. Can they win back-to-back games in Beantown & Motown? Suns Live pregame show, 5 p.m. Tom Chambers' Top Story: The career-night for Markieff Morris at Boston -- a look back at this 30-point night Alex Len's best 2-game stretch of his young career -- will this continue? Player to Watch: Detroit...
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