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  • Arians praises quarterback Gabbert, criticizes Cardinals receivers November 20, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Cardinals Gabbert, about 750 words Photo available By RAFAEL ALVAREZ Cronkite News TEMPE — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians made it clear Monday that football is a performance-based business. Play well and secure more playing time. Don’t and others will be given an opportunity. Backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert played well enough to be the starter […]
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  • ASU basketball seniors: different journeys, same goal November 18, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU seniors, 900 words Photo available By RAFAEL ALVAREZ Cronkite News TEMPE — A lot can happen between an athlete’s freshman and senior season. Preparation, mindset and play evolve over time as Arizona State men’s basketball knows well. The team has four senior guards — Shannon Evans II, Kodi Justice, Tra Holder and Austin […]
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  • Debate about Graham’s future picks up with two ASU football games left November 18, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU Graham, 800 words Photo available By OMAR SOUSSI Cronkite News TEMPE — From national media voices to Arizona State football fans, debate has resumed about the future of coach Todd Graham. ASU is 5-5 with two games left in a schedule that includes victories over No. 5 Washington and No. 23 Oregon but […]
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  • David Johnson: Hopefully, I’ll be back to football soon November 16, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Cardinals Johnson. Approximately 570 words. Photo available By PERRY COHEN Cronkite News PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has had a lot of free time on his hands since suffering a season-ending wrist injury in Week One. Although doctors have not given him a return schedule, he hopes to make it back onto […]
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  • Hold your horses: Equine therapy a game-changer for those in need November 16, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Equine therapy, 1,200 words Photos available By PERRY COHEN Cronkite News PHOENIX — Jack Mills lived in a world of his own as an infant, unable to connect on a social or emotional level. “Jack was a very hard baby,” his mother, Jeni Mills, said. “He cried 24/7 for his first two years of life. […]
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  • Suns ‘keep it real simple’ with improving Alex Len November 16, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns Alex Len, 700 words Photo available By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News PHOENIX — Following the 2013-14 season, in which the Suns finished with a surprising 48-34 record and narrowly missed the last spot in the NBA playoffs, Phoenix has seen an overhaul of its roster while posting three consecutive losing seasons. After guard […]
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  • Sun Devils prepare to face Beavers, the team that still haunts them November 15, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU football haunted, 500 words Photo available By OMAR SOUSSI Cronkite News TEMPE — In 2014, Arizona State football was on top of its game. It was 8-1 and ranked sixth in the nation in the College Football Playoff rankings after big wins over No. 16 USC, No. 23 Stanford, No. 17 Utah and No. […]
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  • Never thinking he would be ‘good enough,’ Lovullo named Manager of Year November 15, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Diamondbacks Lovullo, 630 words Photo available By KEVIN PALACIOS Cronkite News PHOENIX — It seemed surreal even to Torey Lovullo. “Never did I ever think that I was going to be good enough, or I’d be a manager or be sitting in this seat and have this opportunity to say that I’m the National League […]
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  • Rebuilding Suns struggling with shot selection, decision-making November 15, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns rebuilding, 600 words Photo available By RYAN DORFMAN Cronkite News PHOENIX — It can’t be easy to coach a team with a cloud of uncertainty over your head. That’s the challenge facing Sun interim coach Jay Triano, who inherited a team that’s a mixed bag of talent and experience. They have lost six […]
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  • ‘We would play on the moon’: Coaches OK with prep title games in Tucson November 13, 2017
    Slug: Sports-HS playoffs Tucson, 540 words Photo available By MATT MCCLURE Cronkite News PHOENIX — The last time Tucson hosted a state title game in high school football was 2009. On Dec. 2, the city takes center stage again. The 4A, 5A and 6A championships are set for Arizona Stadium, the home field for the […]
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