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NAU volleyball falls to No. Colorado in four sets

GREELEY, Colo. -- The Northern Arizona volleyball team had no problem starting sets but could not finish off Northern Colorado Saturday night, losing in four sets, 25-22, 13-25, 29-27, 25-23. The Lumberjacks held early leads in all four sets, yet the Bears battled back to win three dropping NAU's record to 7-3 in the conference. The Lumberjacks are now 16-5 heading back home...
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Ekman-Larsson's OT goal beats Panthers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored at 2:20 of overtime, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday night. Justin Hodgman scored in his NHL debut and the Coyotes had a strong defensive game in front of Smith to end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1). Hodgman, a healthy scratch in two games during his first...
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Arizona's win at Washington State is total team effort

It took all of 66 seconds for Arizona to look dominant. Davonte' Neal's punt return for a touchdown kick-started the Wildcats' effort at Washington State, and then it was a total team effort in a result that didn't seem in doubt, other than perhaps a few moments late in the first half. Arizona's 59-37 win on Saturday afternoon sets up a big game next week vs....
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We've got spirit, yes we do

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Arizona at Washington State

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Solomon, No. 15 Wildcats rout Washington St.

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Anu Solomon threw five touchdown passes and No. 15 Arizona beat Washington State 59-37 on Saturday in a game featuring the top offenses in the Pac-12. The freshman quarterback was 26 of 38 for 294 yards without an interception. Terris Jones-Grigsby added 107 yards rushing for Arizona (6-1, 3-1), which was coming off an off week after losing to Southern California...
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Lumberjacks topple No. 2 Eastern Washington on late TD

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Backup quarterback Jordan Perry hit Dan Galindo with a 20-yard strike with 12 seconds left and Northern Arizona beat Eastern Washington 28-27 on Saturday, ending the Eagles' 14-game Big Sky Conference winning streak. The Lumberjacks (5-3, 3-1) went 77 yards in three plays to shock the Eagles (7-2, 4-1), who went for a fourth-and-4 at the NAU 23 with 51 seconds...
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High school football scores, Oct. 24

DIVISION I Desert Ridge 52, Desert Mountain 14 O'Connor 32, Mountain Ridge 28 Hamilton 46, Highland 7 Valley Vista 72, Maryvale 6 Boulder Creek 75, North Canyon 15 Brophy 49, Dobson 30 Desert Vista 36, Corona del Sol 22 Chandler 55, Basha 10 Perry 31, Gilbert 20 Westview 37, Millennium 6 Skyline 30, Mesa 21 Pinnacle 52, Horizon 35 Red Mountain 30, Mountain View 28 DIVISION II...
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Thomas, Dragic lead Suns past Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY -- Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points off the bench and Goran Dragic added 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting to help the Phoenix Suns close out the NBA preseason with a 105-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Markieff Morris added 17 points for the Suns (5-2), who rallied from a double-digit first half deficit to get the win. Gordon Hayward had 24 points and Alec...
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Transfer trend abounds in Pac-12

SAN FRANCISCO -- Dana Altman arrived at Oregon at a time of great change. The Ducks were months from opening their new Phil Knight-financed facility in 2010 and with that came similarly up-sized expectations. Altman needed to make a splash, to field a team befitting the occasion. So Oregon dipped into the transfer pool. It was not the first time and will not be the last. Relocation...
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Late goal nets NAU tie with Weber State

OGDEN, Utah -- The Northern Arizona soccer team on Friday kicked off their final Big Sky road trip with a 1-1 tie against defending conference champion Weber State. The host Wildcats held on to a 1-0 lead until four seconds remained in the game when NAU's Haley Wingender headed the ball in the back of the net off a pass from Lauren Doud to take the game into overtime, during...
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Bissonnette returning to Wales to resume playing career

Longtime Coyotes fan favorite and tough guy Paul Bissonnette has been unable to secure new employment in the NHL and is heading back to Wales to join the Cardiff Devils of the Elite Ice Hockey League. Bissonnette played with the Devils for 11 games during the 2012 NHL lockout, posting six goals and 21 points and achieving cult-hero-like status among the Welsh. Cardiff announced the...
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Eagles' offensive tempo is more myth than reality

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Tempo. Chip Kelly made a name for himself by utilizing that offensive weapon at the University of Oregon. He landed an NFL coaching gig because of it. But a misconception exists about the offense Kelly brought with him from Eugene to Philadelphia.   "They actually run their offense much slower than (Chip) did at Oregon," Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson...
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Sun Devils look to keep momentum at Washington

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Todd Graham often shares his belief it's much harder to maintain success than it is to achieve it. Win one game, sure, but can you win the next? After a surprisingly dominant win over Stanford last week, Graham's No. 14 Arizona State team looks to take its momentum on the road as the Sun Devils travel to Seattle to face Washington on Saturday. Graham's...
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NAU ready for No. 2 Eastern Washington

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona will put its regular season home win streak on the line Saturday when it hosts No. 2 Eastern Washington for Homecoming. The Lumberjacks (4-3, 2-1 Big Sky) are coming off a 21-17 win at Portland State in which NAU captured its first Big Sky road victory. NAU is averaging 27.6 points per game and is undefeated at home this season with a 2-0 record...
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Maloney shares early thoughts on Coyotes

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Maloney: 100 percent confident in Mike Smith

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The Sports Guys: Arizona-Washington State preview

Most quarterbacks who play for passing guru Mike Leach are, unflatteringly, labeled as a "system" quarterback. The Cougars' Connor Halliday, who leads the nation in passing by 61 yards per game, is more than just a plug-and-play quarterback, former Arizona linebacker Jake Fischer said on this week's episode of The Sports Guys. "He has good accuracy. He has...
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New Mexico State Sports Weekly: Episode 10

Football coach Doug Martin visits with Adam Young to review last week's loss to Idaho, plus visits with coaches from the New Mexico State women's tennis, women's golf and equestrian programs.
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Diamondbacks make 2 more additions to front office

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced two more front-office additions, naming Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as special assistant to the senior vice president of baseball operations and coordinator of professional scouting. Minniti spent the last five seasons as assistant general manager of the Washington Nationals. He began his professional...
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NAU volleyball sweeps key match at North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Northern Arizona volleyball team, led by junior Janae Vander Ploeg and senior Sydney Kemper, notched a victory with important implications at North Dakota on Thursday. The duo combined for 27 kills, propelling the Lumberjacks to a 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 sweep, dealing UND its first home loss in 11 matches, dating to Nov. 8. In a match between a pair of teams...
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Coyotes' Smith improves in goal, but offense stalls vs. Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, and defenseman Jared Spurgeon had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. Kuemper has allowed just two goals in four starts, and he has all three of Minnesota's victories this season. Arizona's Mike Smith entered the game having allowed at least...
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Miller has Arizona hoops back to Lute levels

SAN FRANCISCO -- Kevin O'Neill was one of Lute's chief lieutenants in the early stages of Arizona's ascension to national prominence, so he knows what elite program-building looks like. He sees it happening again under Sean Miller, and he is not the only one. "Absolutely," O'Neill, who now works as a college basketball TV analyst, said Thursday at Pac-12...
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Bowles checks all the boxes as head coach candidate

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Maybe we're examining Todd Bowles' head coaching credentials too much as we speculate about how soon the Cardinals' 50-year-old defensive coordinator will climb the next rung in his career.  Maybe we're complicating the process as we wonder whether he'll excel in that position like he has in his current job. "I don't worry about being...
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ASU cornerback Kweishi Brown goes from disinterested to rising star

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Just a few years ago, Kweishi Brown figured he was done playing football. He was admittedly lazy, unmotivated and uninvolved with the sport he'd played his whole life. Today, he's back in the game and emerging as a potential star at cornerback for a young defense on the rise at Arizona State. "Phenomenal," coach Todd Graham said after ASU's 26...
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