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Conley, Gasol lead Grizzlies past Suns

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike Conley scored 29 points and Marc Gasol added 28 while making all five of his 3-point shots to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Phoenix Suns, 130-112 on Tuesday night.

Prescott Senior Softball to host open house for summer signups

With Cactus League play underway for the Prescott Senior Softball Association, the Summer League season is just weeks away.

Column: NASCAR’s big changes start at Daytona 500

NASCAR began its 2017 season on Sunday in the traditional way, with the Daytona 500. But if you ask the sport’s most loyal fans, that’s about all the tradition that remains.

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Burmistrov carried off ice in 4-1 loss

BOSTON — The Arizona Coyotes got word from the hospital after the second period that center Alexander Burmistrov seemed to be doing OK.

Regents approve 5-year contract for new UA athletic director Heeke

TUCSON — The state Board of Regents has unanimously approved a five-year contract for new University of Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke, who’ll start with a base pay of $500,000 annually.

Sports Briefs: Colts’ David Parry arrested in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE — Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry has been arrested in Scottsdale on suspicion of assaulting the driver of a motorized cart and then stealing and crashing the vehicle.

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Vikings cut ties with Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson, Minnesota’s all-time leading rusher and a first-team All-Pro pick in four of his 10 seasons with the Vikings, will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career when the market opens next week.

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NFL considering making referees full-time

INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL is considering making referees full-time employees and centralizing replay review at its New York headquarters as it aims for more consistent, shorter games.

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Prep Baseball Preview: Cougars like their chances in 2017 with return to 3A conference

Hanging above the back entrance to the Chino Valley baseball team’s dugout, a white metal sign in bold black letters reads, “If Your [sic] Not Prepared To Put The Team First… TURN AROUND.”

Column: The greatest player ever that might have been passed over

'My Point'

Twenty-one years after the “Lone Wolf” died there are still many who think that just maybe the one-and-only Pancho Gonzales was the greatest American tennis player and maybe throughout it’s history so far.

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Cardinals place franchise tag on DE Jones

PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals, in an anticipated move, have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on outside linebacker Chandler Jones after failing to reach a long-term deal with the player.

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College Hoops Rundown: Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia upset No. 5 North Carolina

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia coach Tony Bennett took the blames for a poor approach in No. 23 Virginia’s 24-point loss at No. 5 North Carolina nine days ago.

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Small-school players ready for biggest test at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Connor Harris and Krishawn Hogan are ready to answer questions at this week's NFL scouting combine.

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NAZ Suns hit 17 3-pointers to shock D-League leader Los Angeles (VIDEO)

Coach: ‘We could have just laid down, but our guys fought and competed’

Xavier Silas scored 18 points on five 3-pointers, Shaquille Harrison added 17 off the bench and Northern Arizona hit a season-high 17 3-pointers in a 117-113 win over NBA D-League-best Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

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Daytona 500: Busch wins at Daytona

Makes a pass on final lap of crash-filled race

Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro sports’ top partiers, Kurt Busch celebrated the biggest win of his racing career.

Spring training: Pollock wants to top breakout year

One of the best facts about this year’s Arizona Diamondbacks: A.J. Pollock is back, healthy, and confident he can exceed the breakout season he put together in 2015.

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NHL: Coyotes rally past the Sabres

Radim Vrbata scored with 18.9 seconds left to cap a three-goal third period and lift the Arizona Coyotes over the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Sunday night.

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NBA: Milwaukee holds off Phoenix at the end

The Milwaukee Bucks executed down the stretch and escaped with a victory.

Embry-Riddle softball splits home series

Kaila Romero had four hits to lead the Embry-Riddle softball team to doubleheader split with Goshen College on Sunday afternoon.

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ASU men surprise Southern Cal

An improbable, furious Arizona State comeback has added to the recent woes of the USC Trojans.

PGA: Fowler pulls away to win Honda Open

Rickie Fowler made it interesting Sunday for as long as it took him to make two big putts to pull away in the Honda Classic.

Sports Briefly: The Antelope Hills Men's Golf Club recent tournament

The Antelope Hills Men's Golf Club played its Feb. 20 tournament on the South Course at Antelope Hills in Prescott using the ‘Stableford Format,’ which awards points for pars, birdies and eagles.

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No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona

Thomas Welsh scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 5 UCLA dominated the offensive boards to beat No. 4 Arizona 77-72 in a Pac-12 showdown Saturday night.

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NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500 (download preview)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500.

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Photos: Roughriders split doubleheader with rival Central Arizona

Yavapai College’s Dallas Tessar gets the force out at second base - then must jump to safety - as the Roughriders face Central Arizona in a doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 25 in Prescott.