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  • ASU’s Lockett named to All-Pac-10 Second-Team

    Arizona State men’s basketball player Trent Lockett earned All-Pac-10 Second-Team honors for his performance this season. The sophomore guard averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds this season, both career-bests compared to his averages as a freshman. Lockett had his best game against Weber State in November when he scored 24 points and brought down five […]
  • Williams, Miller earn Pac-10 Player and Coach of the Year honors

    Heading into the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Basketball Tournament, the University of Arizona men’s basketball team now not only boasts the number one seed, but also the Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and the Pac-10 Coach of the Year. The league announced the honors Monday, which were rewarded to sophomore forward Derrick Williams […]
  • ASU’s Ty Abbott secures Pac-10 Player of the Week

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  • Sun Devils sign highly-recruited DE Coleman

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  • Frye has dislocated right shoulder, will miss two-to-three weeks

    PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns will be without overtime hero Channing Frye for two-to-three weeks, pending ongoing evaluation from Suns orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Carter. Frye underwent a MRI Monday that revealed a dislocated right shoulder. The starting forward sustained the injury with 6:28 left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Thunder. […]
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  • Lumberjacks to face NCU after comeback victory

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  • Coyotes hope to build on dramatic win

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  • NAU posts late comeback to advance past Montana State

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Trailing by 16 points with 10:44 left in the game, March Madness was about to become March Sadness for the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team. But a furious comeback helped the Lumberjacks advance past Montana State 65-62 in the quarterfinals of the Banner Health Big Sky Conference Tournament Saturday night at the […]
  • Ten D-back questions at Spring Training: Part 2

    Over the next four weeks, I will examine what the biggest question marks are surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks as they head into the regular season. Check out the questions that were asked last week. 3. Can the veterans bring some valuable experience and grit? There’s no doubt that the D-backs front office mismanaged the young […]
  • Ten D-back questions at Spring Training: Part 1

    Over the next four weeks, I will examine what the biggest question marks are surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks as they head into the regular season. 1. Who will fill out the rest of the starting rotation? The team is counting on Joe Saunders with his experience to be the Opening Day starter. Ian Kennedy is […]
  • Jay Feely weighs in on labor negotiations

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    The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers will play a second spring training game at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium to benefit the Tucson Together Fund. The game will take place on Friday, March 25, at 1:05 p.m. and will help raise funds for the victims of the tragic January 8 shooting and their families. “Words […]

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