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MLB power rankings: Angels on fire as season hits home stretch

1 Angels 83-53 In just one weekend series, the Angels all but secured first place in the AL West with a four-game sweep over the A's. 2 Orioles 79-57 +4 In an effort to bolster the bullpen for the final stretch, the Orioles called up Joe Saunders from the minors. The lefty had a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances in Triple-A after struggling with the Rangers earlier this season. 3 Nationals...
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Cahill struggles, D-backs drop opener in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Cory Spangenberg had a two-run single for his first big league hit and Tyson Ross pitched six strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Spangenberg, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 draft, had his contract selected from Double-A San Antonio and started at third base. He came up with the bases loaded...
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Graham: New Mexico's triple option not to be taken lightly

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As many powerful offenses as Arizona State will meet in the Pac-12 this season, none of them will present the type of challenge New Mexico's does Saturday in Albuquerque. Like just a handful of other Division I teams, the Lobos employ the run-heavy triple option, and the Sun Devils know better than to take that lightly. "It's the great equalizer of athletic...
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Arizona's quick turnaround for UTSA underway

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez didn't have much time to soak in his team's win Friday night, in as much as he had to get his mind wrapped around the Wildcats' next opponent. Rodriguez, half-joking, in his postgame press conference said he needed to speak quickly because he wanted to get to working on the next game. In what will be Arizona's quickest...
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Mercury must be on point in decisive Game 3

PHOENIX -- Only 30 minutes separated the Mercury from the next step toward that conspicuously advertised awaited glory. They had barged into Target Center and administered a 22-9, first-quarter beat down on the defending champion Minnesota Lynx. The ball was moving with precision and purpose on offense. Rotation and communication were continuing as major factors on defense. And Lynx...
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NAU falls two spots to No. 25 in Sports Network poll

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Northern Arizona was voted No. 25 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll, released Monday. NAU also earned a No. 24 ranking in the College Sports Madness Weekly Poll. The Lumberjacks opened the season Aug. 30 with a loss to reigning Idaho Potato Bowl Champion San Diego State at Qualcomm Stadium. The Lumberjacks fell to the Aztecs 38-7 in their season opener against...
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Barton earns first Big Sky Player of the Week nod

OGDEN, Utah -- Northern Arizona sophomore Jensen Barton was named the first Big Sky Player of the Week of the 2014 season after an all-around performance at the Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational. The weekly award is the first of Barton's career. "Our team was really efficient and Jensen was a big part of that," said head coach Ken Murphy. "Our hitters were...
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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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