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Preview: Rams, Saints set for Sunday clash in ‘The Big Easy’

NFL

NEW ORLEANS — The gumbo the New Orleans Saints are cooking up is flavored with lots of passes from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas, plenty of runs by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, and enough dashes of defense to negate the high-powered offense of the Los Angeles Rams.

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Preview: Patriots looking to make it Super Bowl No. 9 in Brady-Belichick era

NFL

It will be dark and cold, perhaps absurdly cold, Sunday night in Kansas City. Arrowhead Stadium will be lit up, though, and the winner of the Patriots-Chiefs game will head to Atlanta for the Super Bowl.

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Bradshaw Mountain boys hoops trounces Mohave, moves to 4-3 in region

Prep Boys Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — One night after Nate Summit didn’t dress at Coconino due to injury, Bradshaw Mountain’s star sophomore post returned triumphantly on Thursday, Jan. 17, to help guide the Bears to victory over struggling Mohave.

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Missed opportunities doom Badgers in 2-1 loss to rival Flagstaff

Prep Girls Soccer

PRESCOTT — On Thursday night under a slight drizzle of rain, the No. 4-ranked Prescott girls soccer team hosted rival Flagstaff at Bill Shepard Field on senior night.

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Edwards helps Arizona St hold on to edge Oregon St 70-67

College Basketball

TEMPE — Rob Edwards' 13 points included two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and Arizona State held on to hand Oregon State its first Pac-12 loss of the season, 70-67 on Thursday night.

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Siakam scores winning basket, Raptors beat Suns 111-109

NBA

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam scored the winning basket just before time expired and the Toronto Raptors beat the Phoenix Suns 111-109 on Thursday night.

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White scores 16, Oregon holds off Arizona 59-54

College Basketball

TUCSON — Paul White scored 16 points and Victor Bailey Jr. added 13, helping Oregon hold off Arizona 59-54 Thursday night. The once-fast Ducks have had to slow down in recent games due to a string of injuries, relying on their defense rather than outscoring opponents.

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Preview: Brees' first game at 40 his biggest in 9 years

NFL

METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees is about to play his first game as a 40-year-old — and his biggest game in nine years. When the Saints host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game in New Orleans on Sunday, it'll be the first time Brees, who turned 40 on Tuesday, has played for the conference title since the 2009 season.

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Preview: Patriots try to overcome road woes in AFC championship game

NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots are going on the road again in the playoffs, a place that hasn't always been kind to them during the Tom Brady era.

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Former hockey Olympian Lyndsey Fry giving back in Arizona

NHL

GLENDALE — Lyndsey Fry could have continued playing hockey. She had a stellar collegiate career, a degree, an Olympic silver medal placed around her neck, so playing professionally was a logical next step.

Roughrider 100 race set for President’s Day weekend in Prescott Valley, Feb. 15-17

Local Sports in Brief

Over President’s Day weekend, Feb. 15-17, 100 of the best off-road motorcycle races from the U.S. and Canada will return to Prescott Valley.

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UFC obliging troubled Greg Hardy's desire for 2nd chance

MMA

NEW YORK — Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy says he is "haunted" by his high-profile domestic violence past and wants to prove he has changed as he makes his debut in UFC, a promotion that hasn't hesitated to embrace fighters with legal or drug problems.

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Preview: Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats

NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years.

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AP Interview: Europol ties together tennis match-fixer rings

Tennis

PARIS — European police agency Europol says it has identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates being unraveled in Spain and Belgium that are thought to have paid off dozens of players and corrupted lower-level tennis tournaments on a massive scale.

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No. 2 Flagstaff stuns Bears 1-0 in 2 OT thriller

Prep Boys Soccer

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Odds are that Marco Avitia won’t score this kind of goal on the pitch ever again.

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AP source: Diamondbacks sign Wilmer Flores to 1-year deal

MLB

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million contract with former New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

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No. 9 Badgers shut out rival Mingus 2-nil

Prep Boys Soccer

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The No. 9-ranked Prescott boys soccer team hosted Mingus in a region boys soccer game Wednesday, but the contest didn’t take place like it normally does at Bill Shepard Field. Heavy rain from Tuesday created poor field conditions at Prescott High School so the game was moved to Mountain Valley Park on an artificial turf field in Prescott Valley.

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Pliskova beats Brengle at Australian Open

Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — Karolina Pliskova has set up a third-round match against Camila Giorgi with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over Madison Brengle at Melbourne Park.

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Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after 2019

MLB

CINCINNATI — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home. The Reds play-by-play announcer said Wednesday that he'll retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati.

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Pats' Brady, Chiefs' Mahomes achieve success different ways

NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of them is a sixth-round pick who married a supermodel, became one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and is still going strong well past his 41st birthday.

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Boomer Sooner: Tide QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

College Football

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley could not help but admire Jalen Hurts from a distance. He respected how the Alabama quarterback who lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa put the team above his pride. Hurts could have transferred right after Alabama went another direction, as so many quarterbacks do these days.

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Oregon State at Arizona highlights the week in the Pac-12

College Basketball

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference.

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Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

NBA

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization.

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Panthers owner: Team needs backup plan if Newton can't play

NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers are preparing for life without Cam Newton next season in case the team's franchise quarterback can't make it back from a lingering shoulder injury.

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