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  • NAU’s ‘real Lumberjacks’ find thrill in logging sports competition October 16, 2017
    Slug: Sports-NAU logging sports, 758 words Photos available By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News FLAGSTAFF — Although Northern Arizona University’s students are nicknamed Lumberjacks, it’s the school’s logging sports team that fully encapsulates the meaning of attending college near the Centennial Forest. The sport is based on the actions of the timber industry of old, chopping wood […]
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  • Friendship of Suns’ Booker, Ulis ‘greater than basketball’ October 13, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns Booker Ulis, 645 words Photo available By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News PHOENIX — Since Kentucky’s 2014-15 Final Four season, NBA teams have drafted 12 players from the men’s basketball program, including Suns guards Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis. The young guards became best known in the 2016-17 season: Booker with a 70-point game, and […]
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  • The flipside of cheerleading: a prevalence of catastrophic injuries October 13, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Cheerleading injuries, 2,700 words Photos available By BRITTANY BOWYER Cronkite News PHOENIX — After a third concussion, Lisa Caiazzo was terrified for her daughter’s future. “She was talking funny. She didn’t make sense. She was so out of it. She just wanted to sleep,” she said of Alexa. “She walked out, she was … Oh […]
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  • Suns open learning center for sex trafficking victims October 11, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns sex trafficking center, 260 words Photo available By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News PHOENIX — Sarah Krahenbuhl was shocked to hear about the prevalence of sex trafficking in the Phoenix area. The executive director of Phoenix Suns Charities said that as soon as the issue was brought to light, it was an easy decision […]
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  • ‘We gave everything’: Dodgers end Diamondbacks’ surprise season October 10, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Diamondbacks Greinke, 600 words Photo available By EDDIE POE Cronkite News PHOENIX – From the moment the first pitch was thrown in the National League Division Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks never appeared to be their true selves. The moment seemed to be too much. At times, even overwhelming. Back in front of their home […]
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  • Coyotes hope for better result against surprising 2-0 Golden Knights October 9, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Coyotes Vegas, 600 words Photo available By PERRY COHEN Cronkite News GLENDALE — After helping the Vegas Golden Knights become just the third expansion team to begin its inaugural season 2-0, the Arizona Coyotes hope for a better result when the two meet Tuesday at T-Mobile Arena on the Strip. The teams first met Saturday, […]
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  • Miller preaches eliminating ‘clutter’ as top-ranked Wildcats practice under cloud October 6, 2017
    Slug: SPORTS-Wildcats Miller,440 Photo available (thumbnail, caption below) By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News TUCSON — The University of Arizona basketball team held its first media appearance since allegations broke that assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson paid bribe money to a player to sign with the team. Before taking questions Thursday, coach Sean Miller gave a statement, […]
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  • Going for broke: Many pro athletes still struggling with finances October 6, 2017
    Slug: SPORTS-Broke Athletes,1700 Photo available (thumbnail, caption below) By RYAN DORFMAN Cronkite News PHOENIX  — Mike Tyson. Allen Iverson. Diego Maradona. Terrell Owens. Four major athletes, four major sports. And an estimated $600 million of earnings lost. Eight years after an eye-opening Sports Illustrated study that suggested 60 percent of NBA players go broke within five […]
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  • Former Suns Gorilla Rojas finds a voice for self-improvement, motivation October 5, 2017
    Slug: Suns Gorilla Rojas, 1,340 words Photo available By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News PHOENIX — In the 1980s, during halftimes, timeouts and other breaks in Phoenix Suns games, all eyes were on Henry Rojas, though much of the crowd did not know it. The original Suns gorilla mascot, Rojas fell into the role in 1979 […]
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  • ‘Raise your expectations’: Coyotes ownership optimistic about new-look team October 5, 2017
    Slug: Coyotes preview, 800 words Photo available By PERRY COHEN Cronkite News GLENDALE — Is the future of the Arizona Coyotes now? This is the belief of front office executives, who will watch the team open its season tonight in Anaheim. “I think you (the fans) should and deserve to raise your expectations of how this […]
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