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National Tournament Preview: Part III, Roughriders rekindle past title memories with Mercer matchup

Years after visiting powerhouse Mercer, Yavapai gets its turn

Yavapai. Mercer County. The schools’ names alone invoke the stuff of legend in junior college men’s soccer lore.

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National Tournament Preview: Part IV, Yavapai-Mercer matchup filled with history

For decades, since his childhood in Philadelphia, Yavapai College coach Mike Pantalione knew of Mercer’s soccer success.

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Tate runs for 206 yards, 2 TDs; Arizona beats Oregon State

TUSCON — Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate ran his streak of 100-yard rushing games to six, finishing with 206 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in the Wildcats' 49-28 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.

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Rosen throws for 381 yards, UCLA beats Arizona State 44-37

LOS ANGELES — Josh Rosen threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Lasley on the first play of the fourth quarter and UCLA pulled away from Arizona State for a 44-37 win Saturday night.

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Booker, Warren score 35 to lead Suns

Phoenix ends a five-game losing skid

PHOENIX — The two players counted on most by the young Phoenix Suns both had their game in high gear on Saturday night. The result was an end to the Suns' five-game losing streak.

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College Football: No. 10 Auburn dominates No. 2 Georgia

AUBURN, Ala. — Kerryon Johnson ran for 167 yards and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham and No. 10 Auburn smothered No. 2 Georgia’s running game in a 40-17 victory Saturday.

College Football: NAU holds off Montana State

FLAGSTAFF —Joe Logan ran for 142 yards and two scores and his 2-yard plunge with 4:49 remaining gave Northern Arizona the lead for good in its 37-36 win against Montana State on Saturday night.

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College Football: Late TD lifts Tide to victory

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State brought the all-out blitz. Alabama’s Jalen Hurts never flinched.

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Scheifele scores 100th career goal, Jets beat Coyotes 4-1

GLENDALE — Steve Mason worked hard in practice, stayed ready whenever he was called to make a spot start or come in for mop-up duty.

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National Tournament Preview: Part II, Back-row defense paying dividends for Roughriders

Arellano boys, Kanner and Rivera have formed cohesive unit for Yavapai

Yavapai College soccer defenders Ricardo Nunez-Arellano and Isaac Arellano have plenty in common, although not in the ways you might think.

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Preps: Roberts claims state mountain biking title for Badgers

After winning three of her first four races this season, Prescott mountain biker Mackenzie Roberts capped an improbable senior campaign by claiming the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League individual championship Sunday afternoon.

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College Basketball: Skurdal scores 29, Eagles sink Ottawa-Arizona

Skurdal hits school-record nine 3-pointers in rout

Logan Skurdal scored a career-high 29 points on a school-record nine 3-pointers, three others scored in double figures and the Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team overpowered Ottawa-Arizona in a 95-69 rout Friday night.

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NASCAR: Blaney wins pole in critical playoff race at Phoenix

AVONDALE — Ryan Blaney probably needs to win at Phoenix Raceway to earn a shot at NASCAR’s championship.

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Jackson scores career-high 18, but Suns fall to Magic

PHOENIX — Aaron Gordon scored 22 points and Nikola Vucevic added 19 to help the balanced Orlando Magic beat the Phoenix Suns 128-112 on Friday night.

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Trier scores career-high 32, No. 3 Arizona routs NAU

TUCSON — Allonzo Trier scored a career-high 32 points and third-ranked Arizona opened its season with a 101-67 rout of Northern Arizona on Friday night.

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Shannon Evans scores 25, leads Sun Devils past Bengals

TEMPE — Shannon Evans scored 25 points and De’Quon Lake added 24, leading Arizona State to a 94-74 win over Idaho State in the regular season opener for both teams Friday night.

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Local Sports in Brief: Prescott Masters Swim Team looking for applicants for state meet

The Prescott Masters Swim Team is scheduled to participate in the Arizona State Championships on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe.

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Saturday Preview: Oregon State gearing up for Arizona’s Khalil Tate

TUCSON — Khalil Tate burst onto the national scene with a record-setting performance against Colorado off the bench. He kept running away from defenders, even when teams knew what was coming.

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Cardinals’ Arians: Humphries, Branch out for season

TEMPE — The Seattle game was more costly than just a loss. The Arizona Cardinals lost their best offensive lineman, left tackle D.J. Humphries, and their leading tackler, safety Tyvon Branch, to season-ending injuries.

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Jerry Jones: Objection to Goodell deal not about Elliott ban

Cowboys owner wants all 32 owners to have chance to approve deal, threatens lawsuit

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his objection to a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is not because of star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence.

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National Tournament Preview: Part I, the brain trust

Pantalione, Bell’s consistent approach still works after all these years

As the autumn sun faded over Ken Lindley Field Nov. 4, 29-year Yavapai College soccer coach Mike Pantalione and associate coach Hugh Bell embraced near the home bench moments before the Roughriders clinched the West District championship.

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NAZ Suns light up the scoreboard in 141-140 win over Wolves

Booker scores 36 points on six 3-pointers, five others in double figures

Askia Booker scored 36 points on 11 of 17 shooting from the field, including six 3-pointers, Xavier Silas added 33 points and the Northern Arizona Suns survived a pesky Iowa Wolves squad in a 141-140 victory Thursday night.

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College Volleyball: Eagles eliminate La Sierra, advance to conference title match

Cal-Pac Player of the Year Jalin Yoder leads Eagles with 15 kills

It was a breakthrough performance on Thursday night for the Embry-Riddle volleyball team, which advanced to the Cal Pac Conference Tournament championship match on its third attempt against the same opponent.

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Cardinals stumble in 22-16 loss to Seahawks

GLENDALE — The Arizona Cardinals beat NFC West rival San Francisco last week with a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson.

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College Soccer: Embry-Riddle reaches Cal-Pac title match

Winning streak reaches 12 games, shutout stretch to 11

Embry-Riddle’s women’s soccer team on Thursday advanced to the Cal Pac Conference Tournament championship match, shutting out La Sierra, 4-0, in the semifinals to extend its winning streak to 12.