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NAU women picked 10th in Big Sky preseason polls

OGDEN, Utah -- In the Big Sky preseason polls released Wednesday, the Northern Arizona women's basketball team was picked 10th by the conference coaches and media. The Lumberjacks received 37 points in the coaches poll and 39 points in the media poll. Head coach Sue Darling returns four starters this season in seniors Raven Anderson and Erikka Banks and sophomores Rene Coggins...
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Gagner still feeling way but Coyotes need production

Coyotes at Wild When: Thursday, 5 p.m. Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. TV: FOX Sports Arizona Radio: ESPN 620 AM Injuries: Coyotes C Martin Hanzal (lower body) is out. The Wild reported no injuries. Quick facts: Minnesota's biggest offseason acquisition, F Thomas Vanek, has just one assist after signing a three-year, $19.5 million deal this offseason. Worse yet, his...
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ASU's Taylor Kelly says he's 100 percent healthy, ready for Huskies

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly said Wednesday he is 100 percent healthy and ready to start against Washington on Saturday for the first time since injuring his foot Sept. 13. "I feel very comfortable," Kelly said. "I'm 100 percent. I'm out there moving really well, back to full speed." Kelly has missed three games with a right foot...
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Neal healthy and ready to contribute more

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The vital signs of life -- and performance -- slowly showed themselves recently from DaVonte' Neal, a multi-threat player who could play in the backfield as easily and comfortably at the receiver spot. One play is building off the other and the next and it's slowly but surely coming around. The wait for it, wait for it ... seemingly finally arrived. Six games...
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Hale: D-backs strong up the middle

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale knows what he likes when constructing a baseball team, and he sees a lot of it in the first group he will take to spring training. "Since I was a young baseball player, we were always taught to be strong up the middle -- catcher, second base, shortstop, center field," Hale said last week after he was introduced as the organization...
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Thomas leads the way as Suns beat L.A.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points -- including a buzzer-beating jumper at the end of regulation -- and Gerald Green tallied 10 of his 21 points in overtime as the Suns topped the Lakers 114-108 in Tuesday's preseason game. Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 23 points, scoring eight in the final 2:05 of regulation. Jeremy Lin, who missed the past three games with...
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Predators edge Coyotes in shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ryan Ellis scored the decisive goal in the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Mike Ribeiro, Ellis, and James Neal scored in regulation for Nashville, winners of two of three. Rob Klinkhammer, Keith Yandle, and Martin Erat scored for Arizona. The Coyotes have lost two straight. Klinkhammer scored the game...
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Graham says there's room for both quarterbacks to play

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Tuesday reiterated his expectation that starting quarterback Taylor Kelly will return from a foot injury against Washington this week but added that admitted backup Mike Bercovici could remain involved. "We've got a lot of confidence in Mike," Graham said. "I'm not telling you he's not going to play, because...
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D-backs' Bradley eager to prove he's worthy of top-prospect pedigree

PHOENIX -- You are 21, you have a chance to make a major-league rotation and your arm is just starting to bark. What do you do?  Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley took the full-tilt-boogie approach -- he pitched through a bit of pain in his right elbow last spring until it finally became apparent something was not right. Rehab cost him two months of the season and affected...
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What to watch: Coyotes at Nashville, 4:30 p.m.

The Phoenix Coyotes (2-2) look to rebound from Saturday's loss to St. Louis as they take on the Western Conference-leading Nashville Predators (3-0-2) tonight. Left wing Mikkel Boedker will look to build on his impressive start and goalie Devan Dubnyk will attempt to shut down the Predators offense to lift the Coyotes above the .500 mark. Here's what to watch for during tonight...
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Go behind the scenes of Coyotes opening night with 'Countdown: Puck Drop'

Opening night always is filled with nerves and excitement, and FOX Sports Arizona captured all the emotions and moments leading up to when the puck hit the ice at Gila River Arena in the Arizona Coyotes 2014 opener. FOX Sports Arizona will debut "Countdown: Puck Drop" immediately following Tuesday's game between the Coyotes and Nashville Predators (approximately 7:30...
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Arizona expects close games the rest of the way

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has been a head coach for nearly 30 years and a coach at some level for most of his life. So there's no need to talk about last year's game against Washington State and all it meant. It was one that got away from the Wildcats. And one you don't get a chance to get back. Make it two games, in fact, as Arizona lost the previous...
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Foote on Cardinals' start: 'You've got to think about January'

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals got an unexpected present when both the Seahawks and 49ers lost on Sunday while Arizona won in Oakland. But in case anybody was feeling good, veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote had a reminder. "If it's playoffs you can start looking at yourself a little bit, but right now means nothing," Foote said. "You can lose five in a row so...
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ASU's Graham expects Kelly to start at QB vs. Washington

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State coach Todd Graham said Monday he expects senior quarterback Taylor Kelly to return from a foot injury this week to start against Washington in Seattle on Saturday night. But Graham left open the possibility Kelly will fall short of where he needs to be physically to play against the Huskies -- in which case Mike Bercovici would start his fourth consecutive...
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Hanzal undergoes tests on knee; still listed as day to day

Coyotes at Predators When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville TV: FOX Sports Arizona Radio: ESPN 620 AM Records: Nashville 3-0-2; Arizona 2-2. Injuries: Coyotes C Martin Hanzal (knee) is out. Predators C Mike Fisher (Achilles) is out. Quick facts: The Predators have switched to a more up-tempo offense under new coach Peter Laviolette than they played under predecessor...
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Smith: 'It hasn't gone even close to the way it needs to be'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes backup goalie Devan Dubnyk tried to lighten the mood after Monday's practice at the Ice Den. When reporters began interviewing starter Mike Smith about his recent struggles, Dubnyk offered to take Smith's place under the heat lamp. "I have a lot of experience giving up a lot of goals," Dubnyk quipped. Smith, laughed, but he was having...
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Burst: Sights and Sounds from the Cardinals Kingpin Challenge

  Arizona Cardinals players, head coach Bruce Arians and his staff and Cardinals cheerleaders will take part in the Kingpin Challenge on Monday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Brunswick Kyrene Lanes (6225 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler). The bowling event allows fans to interact with team members while raising money for Cardinals Charities. Check back throughout the evening for...
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Rebounding likely determines Suns' ceiling

The Suns' commitment to playing faster -- which includes the companion subset of utilizing, on occasion, even smaller players -- seems to just beg for trouble. That could be one notion for those disturbed by the team's inability to collect a rebound and finish a defensive possession last season. With the Suns 22nd among teams in defensive-rebounding percentage, their rank...
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NFL cheerleaders: Week 7

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Cardinals have put themselves in playoff position

The Cardinals wanted to accomplish many things on Sunday in Oakland. They wanted to become more efficient in the red zone by scoring touchdowns. They were two for two in that department. They wanted to get the running game untracked. They ran for 123 yards, one off a season high. They wanted to generate more pressure in the pass rush. That's still a work in progress for a decimated...
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Palmer leads Cardinals past winless Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Carson Palmer made a triumphant return to Oakland. Palmer threw two touchdown passes in his first game against the Raiders since being dealt away following the 2012 season and the Arizona Cardinals sent Oakland to its 12th straight loss with a 24-13 victory Sunday. Stepfan Taylor caught one touchdown and ran for another and Andre Ellington gained 160 yards from...
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Cardinals at Raiders

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NAU soccer falls to Eastern Washington

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona soccer team closed out the weekend at home against Eastern Washington. The Eagles scored in the first half and Eastern Washington was able to shut out the Lumberjacks for the 1-0 win. NAU is now 7-5-3 on the season and 3-2-2 in the Big Sky. "Eastern Washington did a good job of connecting through the midfield today," NAU coach Andre...
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ASU up to No. 14, Arizona to No. 15 in latest polls

Arizona State jumped three spots to No. 14 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 and the USA TODAY Amway Coaches polls, both released Sunday. The jump was the result of the Sun Devils' 26-10 victory over Stanford on Saturday night. Instate rival Arizona, meanwhile, was on a bye but it didn't keep the Wildcats from climbing in the polls as well. Arizona moved up to No...
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We've got spirit, yes we do

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