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Hunting/fishing license dealers have option to charge convenience fee in 2019

Outdoor Sports

In a statement released Tuesday, officials for the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminded Arizonans that effective Jan. 1, 2019, state hunting and fishing license dealers will have the option to charge a convenience fee for a license, tag and stamp sales at their respective locations.

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Freshman Luguentz Dort shining for No. 20 Arizona State

College Basketball

TEMPE — Luguentz Dort is a freshman in name and age only. At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, he's built like linebacker on the Arizona State football team, not some scrawny teenager disdainfully bumped out of the lane on a basketball court.

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Inconsistency marks Josh Rosen's first 10 NFL starts

NFL

TEMPE — Inconsistency might be the best way to describe the young NFL career of Josh Rosen. "I still think he's improving," coach Steve Wilks. "It's hard to say in that game (a 17-3 loss to Detroit on Sunday), but I still think he's progressing, moving forward."

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Dodgers happy with Goldschmidt's move to St Louis, Cubs not

MLB

LAS VEGAS — Paul Goldschmidt's move from Arizona to St. Louis made Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts so happy, he was smelling roses. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, not so much.

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Prescott grapplers finish 1-1 in section meet

Prep Wrestling

PRESCOTT — The Badgers wrestling team put together a solid performance Wednesday night in Prescott, where they took on Coconino and Thunderbird in a Section IV dual meet.

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Bears wrestle split, take 2nd in 3-way dual at Blue Ridge

Prep Wrestling

LAKESIDE — Bradshaw Mountain’s wrestling team split a three-way dual meet at Blue Ridge High School on Wednesday, Dec. 12, defeating the hosts, 46-28, and succumbing to Show Low, 53-12.

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Bowl Season! Reasons to watch all 39 games and who will win

College Football

A moment of silence, please, for Wyoming, Southern Miss, Miami (Ohio) and Louisiana-Monroe.

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NBA fines Suns forward Warren $15K for comment to ref

Sports in Brief

NEW YORK — Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate language toward an official following his ejection from a game.

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Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

MLB

LAS VEGAS — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway.

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Bears notch 1st win over Flagstaff since 2012 in 60-50 upset

Prep Boys Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Heading into its Grand Canyon region matchup against dreaded Flagstaff on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ basketball team had gone six long years without beating the Eagles. Well, it wasn’t pretty at Gary Kunow Gym, but the Bears finally knocked off the Eagles.

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Late corner kick propels Badgers past Seton Catholic 2-1

Prep Girls Soccer

PRESCOTT — The Prescott girls soccer team found itself in a battle with the Seton Catholic Sentinels Tuesday night at Bob Shepard Field. It was a back-and-forth game that saw the Sentinels largely dominate the possession battle, but the Badgers had the better of the scoring opportunities. In the end, the Badgers were able to capitalize on those chances and win the game 2-1.

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Bryn Forbes’ double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86

NBA

SAN ANTONIO — Bryn Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-86 on Tuesday night.

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McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings

MLB

LAS VEGAS — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia’s outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T. Realmuto and veteran pitcher Ivan Nova on the go. The winter meetings picked up a bit Tuesday, but any big deals for the likes of Corey Kluber, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper remained on deck.

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Kick returns down 20 percent in 1st year of fair catch rule

College Football

Kickoff returns are down about 20 percent in the first year of a new NCAA rule that gives the receiving team possession at its 25-yard line if a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25.

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Vanderbilt hires G League President Malcolm Turner as new AD

NBA G League

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference’s only private university. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said current and former athletic directors were among the diverse candidates Vanderbilt considered before choosing Turner.

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FC Cincinnati roster takes shape in MLS expansion draft

MLS

Cincinnati acquired striker Kei Kamara from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS expansion draft and then immediately dealt him to the Colorado Rapids for a 2019 international slot.

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Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance

NFL

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, whose first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks.

Kobritz: Lance Armstrong laments his life and to no surprise, he’s unhappy

Beyond the Lines

Cue the violins and pass the hankies, Lance Armstrong is unhappy with his life.

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NAZ Suns sign former Warriors prospect Trayvon Palmer

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Seeking more help on the wing, Northern Arizona acquired guard-forward Trayvon Palmer from the available player pool, the club announced Monday afternoon.

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Harris scores 33, Clippers outlast Suns 123-119 in OT

NBA

PHOENIX — Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

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Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

NFL

SEATTLE — Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey's field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, Seattle's fourth straight victory.

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Quad-City Storm remains undefeated

Prep Cheerleading

PRESCOTT — The only competition cheer team in the surrounding area, Quad City Storm, is making some noise in its first year of competitions. The Storm is made up of two teams, the Emberz and Reign, who consist of over 40 male and female athletes, who are divided up by age and skill level.

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NAU hires Chris Ball as next football coach

College Football

FLAGSTAFF — Northern Arizona has hired Memphis defensive coordinator Chris Ball as its next football coach.

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Cardinals back in thick of race for No. 1 draft pick

NFL

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals have double-digit losses for the first time since 2012. Just when the Cardinals looked as if they truly had improved — with a win at Green Bay — they fell flat in a 17-3 home loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

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