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N.C. State stuns No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — From the day he was hired, new North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts promised his team would play an aggressive style that didn't back down from competing with anyone.

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Thanksgiving Preview: Revamped Skins defense ranks 31st in points allowed in NFL

New York Giants (2-8) at Washington Redskins (4-6), 6:30 p.m. NBC

ASHBURN, Va. — So much for that offseason overhaul of the Washington Redskins defense, a unit that even cornerback Josh Norman acknowledged after a recent game played like “trash.”

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Thanksgiving Preview: Chargers at Cowboys

Los Angeles (4-6) at Dallas (5-5), 2:30 p.m. CBS

In Thursday's second game, NFL fans are treated to the Chargers and Cowboys in a Week 12 matchup.

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Thanksgiving Preview: Vikings at Lions

Minnesota (8-2) at Detroit (6-4), 10:30 a.m. FOX

Thanksgiving football kicks off Thursday morning with an NFC North battle with playoff implications.

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Couture helps Sharks beat Coyotes 3-1

GLENDALE — Logan Couture scored another goal for San Jose but was happier to see the Sharks' top line get untracked.

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Middleton scores 40 points, Bucks beat Suns in OT

PHOENIX — Eric Bledsoe expected the boos from Phoenix fans and he heard them. Amid the fans' wrath for the way his time with the Suns ended, the veteran guard went out and had his best game as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Winter Preview: Prescott wrestling eager for another successful season on the mat

The Prescott wrestling team found success on the mat last year, placing Top 20 in the state, and the team is hungry for another successful season.

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2017-18 Winter Preview Capsule: Prescott Wrestling

The 2017-18 Prescott wrestling team preview capsule.

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College Football: Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

MIAMI — Miami made a small but potentially significant move up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four.

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G League: Spurs edge NAZ Suns 101-98

Suns have dropped three of last four contests

The Northern Arizona Suns have made a habit of playing close games during the first two-plus weeks of the 2017-18 regular season.

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MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

MLS averaging 22,000 fans per game this season, most in league history

NEW YORK — Major League Soccer’s attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe.

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No. 2 Arizona, No. 5 Villanova top Battle 4 Atlantis field

TUCSON — Arizona coach Sean Miller has seen his second-ranked Wildcats start the year with three easy wins and guard Allonzo Trier put up big numbers seemingly with ease.

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Jaguars’ Campbell wants jersey, victory in return to Arizona

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Calais Campbell has two things he wants to bring back from Arizona: An eighth victory and Larry Fitzgerald’s No. 11 jersey.

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Former Braves GM banned for life, club loses 13 prospects in MLB sanctions

ATLANTA — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17.

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Rivalry Week: No. 14 Washington State brings improved defense into Apple Cup

Washington State has been turning heads with its offense for years and this season the defense has been doing the same.

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Rivalry Week: Pac-12 North comes down to the Apple Cup

It’s the final week of the regular season for the Pac-12, which usually means a bit of bedlam. The league hasn’t disappointed this season, with two coaching vacancies already, along with some uncertainty atop the North.

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MLB, Japanese, union reach posting agreement

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball, its players’ union and the Japanese commissioner’s office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

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Sports in Brief: Australia coach quits despite guiding Socceroos to World Cup

Ange Postecoglou framed his departure as Socceroos head coach with a stereotypically Aussie scenario.

Column: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban a prophet

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about trends and investing, knowledge that made him successful in business. Now you might be able to add NFL prophet to his list of qualifications.

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Amid athletic department turmoil, Souers to remain NAU football coach

In a move to ensure stability for the Northern Arizona University football program, as well as consistency for current and potential student athletes, Jerome Souers will continue to serve as head football coach and defensive coordinator Andy Thompson will be promoted to associate head coach.

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Photo: Chino Valley cheerleaders earn 1st place

The Chino Valley minors cheerleaders were awarded their first-place trophy Saturday, Nov. 18.

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Prep Basketball: Bears open season with loss to rival Flagstaff, 76-66

Petro records first double-double of the season with 17 points, 10 rebounds

Bradshaw Mountain struggled in the first half against defending Grand Canyon region champion Flagstaff on Monday night, but the Bears showed signs of life in the second half in a 76-66 loss to tipoff the 2017-18 season and region play.

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Coyotes win 4-1, stop Maple Leafs’ win streak at 6

TORONTO — Antti Raanta made 26 saves and the Arizona Coyotes ended the Toronto Maple Leafs’ winning streak at six games with a 4-1 victory Monday night.

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Prep Basketball: Bundrick tallies double-double, but Bears fall in opener 60-28

Beginning the regular season against a region opponent isn’t preferable for a high school basketball team. Neither is playing the contest on the road against a defending 4A state tournament semifinalist.

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2017-18 Winter Preview Capsule: Bagdad Boys Basketball

The 2017-18 Bagdad boys basketball team preview capsule.

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