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Bickley: ASU football, Herm Edwards must go all-in with NFL approach

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:55:29 -0500

ASU's new model for winning football championships continues to draw national criticism. Here's the only way to change the narrative.


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Isaiah Canaan leads Suns to improbable win over Timberwolves

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:23:54 -0500

The Suns’ most important player was a guy who was relaxing in Houston earlier in the week when his agent told him Phoenix wanted to sign him.


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New Arizona State offensive coordinator Rob Likens brings continuity through massive change

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:18:33 -0500

Arizona State will have its fourth offensive coordinator in four seasons, but this latest hire is different in one important area. Rob Likens has been on staff.


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Healthy Rawle Alkins scores career-high 26 to lead Arizona Wildcats past New Mexico

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:14:59 -0500

Alkins celebrated his first start of the season by scoring a career-high 26 points on 9-for-11 shooting to lead UA to an 89-73 win over New Mexico.


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Arizona Cardinals and Blaine Gabbert both know they need to be more accurate

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:44:52 -0500

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert and the Arizona Cardinals knows they both ave to be a lot more accurate to find real success the rest of 2017 and beyond.


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Coyotes' Nick Cousins called his shot on former teammate Matt Murray

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:33:34 -0500

Before the game, Coyotes forward Nick Cousins told Penguins goaltender and former teammate Matt Murray exactly how he'd score on him.


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American Family Insurance ALL-USA Arizona High School Football Team 2017

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:34:58 -0500

This is the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Arizona High School Football Team for 2017 plus the Coach of the Year, Honorable Mentions, Big Schools and Small Schools Team.


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Coyotes can't complete comeback against Penguins, lose sixth straight

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:56:04 -0500

Olli Maatta scored with 14 seconds left and the Penguins ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.


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Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet knows what makes the Penguins tick

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:25:52 -0500

After serving as an assistant with the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, coach Rick Tocchet is trying to impart a similar style.


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Ray Anderson: 'I fully encouraged' ASU's Billy Napier to accept job at Louisiana

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:55:18 -0500

Tumultuous day ends with ASU promoting Rob Likens to offensive coordinator replacing Billy Napier


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Cardinals' Chandler Jones has an outside shot at setting NFL single-season sacks record

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:11:09 -0500

Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones needs nine sacks to surpass Michael Strahan's single-season NFL record of 22.5.


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All-Arizona Big Schools Football Team 2017

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:04:46 -0500

This is the All-Arizona High School football team for 2017 for the Big Schools, made up of conferences 6A, 5A and 4A.


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All-Arizona Small Schools Football Team 2017

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:59:44 -0500

​​​​​​​This is the All-Arizona High School football team for 2017 for the Small Schools, made up of conferences 3A, 2A and 1A.


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Tyson Chandler says family played big role in signing - and staying - with Phoenix Suns

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:40:04 -0500

Chandler balked at being part of a rebuilding effort but was so grateful about how the Suns treated him that's now content in Phoenix


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Shadow Mountain runs clinic on ball movement in rout of Pinnacle

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:18:13 -0500

Guards Jovan Blacksher and Jaelen House don't always have to be scoring to show how dominant they are.


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ASU football: Herm Edwards suddenly has lots of holes to fill on staff

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:14:36 -0500

But first the new ASU coach likely will have to hire coordinators on both sides.


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Moore: Questions continue to swirl around ASU football

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:21:07 -0500

ASU now needs to hire a pair of coordinators, keep the program on an upward trajectory and maintain a sense of continuity.


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How will losing both coordinators impact ASU in-state recruiting?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:46:25 -0500

Hamilton OL Hunter Mayginnes didn't deny he is impacted by news of ASU OC Billy Napier's move to Louisiana.


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Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley to appear in ASU's Curtain of Distraction vs. Vanderbilt

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:43:18 -0500

Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley is set to appear in the Curtain of Distraction for Sunday's game at noon against Vanderbilt at Wells Fargo Arena.


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College football pundits slam ASU football in wake of Billy Napier departure to Louisiana

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:23:47 -0500

ASU's hiring of Herm Edwards as its football coach and its accompanying news conference drew the criticism of the college football world. It's back.


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Dodgers-Braves trade sets stage for 2018 free agent frenzy

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:32:39 -0500

The Dodgers-Braves trade set the stage for what promises to be the greatest free-agent frenzy in Major League Baseball history.


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NFL playoff picture: Week 15

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 02:11:01 -0500

Victory over Chargers means Kansas City needs just one more win to clinch division.


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In Garden return, Carmelo Anthony is welcomed and then worn out

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:32:46 -0500

The Knicks are 16-13 and moving on and the fans, if happy to see an old friend, were happy to move on without him.


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LeBron James' passing prowess puts him in rarefied NBA position

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:14:27 -0500

LeBron James is averaging 9.1 assists this year, a part of his game he's particularly proud of. He could end up Top 10 in both NBA points and assists.


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NHL turns 100: 21 of biggest changes from then to now

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:49:58 -0500

The NHL made its debut 100 years ago, and today the league celebrates with an outdoor game.


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Suns coach Jay Triano on win over Timberwolves

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:10:47 -0500

Triano on confidence in newcomer Isaiah Canaan: "He was good in the playoffs last year, so he can play."


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Bordow on Suns 'improbable' win over T-Wolves

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:10:16 -0500

Scott Bordow reviews newcomer Isaiah Canaan's big debut and Alex Len's strong day rebounding.


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Tocchet on loss to Penguins

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:02:03 -0500

Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet breaks down Saturday's loss to the Penguins.


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