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Palmer, Johnson lead Arizona Cardinals past Redskins

Carson Palmer threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns, David Johnson scored twice and the Arizona Cardinals held on to beat the Washington Redskins 31-23 on Sunday.

Bowl games schedule

NC Central (9-2) vs. Grambling State (11-1), Noon (ABC) New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque

Holliday, Yanks agree to $13M, 1-year contract

Free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the Yankees have agreed to a $13 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday, giving New York a veteran designated hitter as the team pivots to youth.

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Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil — wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a World Series and the Steroids Era. For much of his reign, though, there was one constant: those first-place Atlanta Braves, built by John Schuerholz.

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Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win

ideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory.

Local sports calendar

Week of Dec. 4-10

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ON MONDAY, NOV. 28, THE YAVAPAI COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL TEAM joined with Project Christmas Child to prepare packages that will be sent to children all over the world.

Fiesta Bowl could be a QB showdown

Ohio State did not play in the Big Ten championship game a year ago and ended up in the Fiesta Bowl instead of the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes again missed out on the conference title game this season and are headed back to the Fiesta Bowl. This time, it’s for a spot in the national championship game.

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NAZ Suns rout Bighorns

On the night of standout guard Xavier “The X-Man” Silas’ anticipated 2016-17 season debut, the Northern Arizona Suns did not disappoint.

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Badgers fall to Winslow in Red Rock Hoops Classic title game

Henry scores 18 points, grabs nine rebounds in loss

SEDONA — Paxton Henry scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Ryan Greene chipped in with 12 points, but the Prescott boys’ basketball team surrendered a 25-15 third-quarter run by Winslow in a 76-65 Red Rock Hoops Classic championship game loss Saturday night.

Big 12 Championship — #7 Oklahoma 38, #11 Oklahoma State 20 Mayfield, Oklahoma top OK St. to win Big 12

With his best receiver sidelined, Baker Mayfield still boosted his Heisman Trophy resume.

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NBA Players: Kerr’s marijuana admission could spark dialogue around league

David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes.

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College Basketball — #8 Gonzaga 69, #16 Arizona 62 Streak Over: Arizona Wildcats lose to Gonzaga for 1st time since 2011 season

Gonzaga was in attack mode from the opening tip , eager to assert itself against an Arizona team that had owned the rivalry in recent years.

Big Ten Championship — #8 Penn State 38, #6 Wisconsin 31 Penn State rallies to beat Badgers

Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes Saturday night and No. 8 Penn State stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31, rallying from a 21-point first-half deficit to claim its first conference title in eight years with the greatest comeback in Big Ten title game history.

Watson scores 5 TDs, Clemson beats Virginia Tech

Deshaun Watson bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead third-ranked Clemson to a 42-35 victory over No. 19 Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night.

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No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

College Basketball Evans scores 28, ASU gets past UNLV

Shannon Evans II scored a season-high 28 points and Arizona State tied a school record with 18 3-pointers, coasting to a 97-73 win over UNLV Saturday night. Evans, Torian Graham and Tra Holder combined to make 15 3s, with Graham hitting six as part of his 22 points.

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NHL — Columbus 3, Arizona 2 [SO] Coyotes fall to Blue Jackets in shootout

The Columbus Blue Jackets led 13 seconds in and then poured on a flurry of shots — and still needed a late rally and shootout to beat Mike Smith and the Arizona Coyotes.

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NAZ Suns activate Silas, trade 2016 draft pick Mays to 87ers

PRESCOTT VALLEY — After missing all of training camp and the first three weeks of the season, Xavier Silas was activated by the Northern Arizona Suns on Friday afternoon.

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Badgers drop Mingus, advance to Red Rock Hoops Classic semifinals

SEDONA — Paxton Henry scored 24 points, Kody Jones added nine points and 13 rebounds, and the Prescott boys’ basketball team advanced to the Red Rock Hoops Classic semifinals with a 71-58 win over Mingus on Friday night.

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Redskins, head of wild-card field, face troubled Cardinals

The Washington Redskins come to the desert with their offense in high gear, just like the Arizona Cardinals’ used to be.

Alabama-Florida for SEC title looks like massive mismatch

Talk about a mismatch. Alabama’s defense is the best in the nation. Florida’s offense looks like one of the worst.

Prep Basketball: Flagstaff rolls past Bradshaw boys, 55-38

Bradshaw Mountain High’s boys’ basketball team remained winless after falling to Flagstaff, 55-38, in its Class 4A Grand Canyon Region opener Friday night, Dec. 2, at Gary Kunow Gym.

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Sheriff: McKnight shooting was ‘road rage’; defends case

The shooting death of an ex-NFL player in a New Orleans suburb was a “road rage” incident that began on a nearby bridge, a sheriff said Friday, as he urged against a rush to judgment and defended his handling of the case.

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Standing Tall: NAZ Suns’ center Johnny O’Bryant making waves in NBA D-League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — A career in the NBA is something so few dreamers are afforded the chance to realize, and sometimes those who make it tend to forget where they come from. For Northern Arizona Suns’ center Johnny O’Bryant, however, the objective is clear: Make it in the NBA, but don’t forget what got you there to begin with.