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Eagles eye success in return to national tournament

College volleyball

The Embry-Riddle women’s volleyball team is flying high off a strong regular and postseason and has its sights set on the 2018 NAIA national tournament.

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Suns slam Spurs as Warren scores 27

NBA

PHOENIX — Nights when star Devin Booker is off his game don't often spell victories for the struggling Phoenix Suns. But Booker was still a factor Wednesday night, and his teammates picked him up.

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Johnson: Quick trip up Guadalupe Peak in Texas offers fresh scenery

Hiking Arizona

Remember John Denver singing, “Leaving on a jet plane …?” I can count the number of times I’ve traveled to a hike via a jet plane on one hand. Perhaps you’ve done so more often. It comes down to what you have more of, time or money.

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Mets' deGrom gets NL Cy Young with record-low wins; Snell takes AL award

MLB

NEW YORK — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner.

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Arizona crushes UTEP behind Williams, Randolph

College basketball

TUCSON — The reconstructed, guard-oriented Arizona Wildcats cruised to another victory. Now the team heads for Maui where the competition gets a whole lot tougher.

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Northern Arizona gets first win on road, tops Omaha 76-66

College basketball

OMAHA, Neb. — Davon Bolton came off the bench to score 16 points to lead Northern Arizona to its first road victory of the season, beating Omaha 76-66 on Wednesday night.

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Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

College basketball

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Michigan's Charles Matthews set the tone with a slam and celebrated by flexing to the crowd. Quickly, the rematch turned into a rout.

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Many Pac-12 South scenarios as season winds down

College Football

Clay Helton is on the hot seat at USC and four teams in the Pac-12 South could wind up with identical records at the top of the standings at the end of the season. The conference’s southern side enters the final two weeks in a jumble.

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Embry-Riddle women’s soccer flying into national tourney at full speed

College Women's Soccer

PRESCOTT — After compiling a regular season record of 17-2 and successfully winning their second Cal-Pac Conference championship in a row, the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team has set their sights on the 2018 NAIA national tournament.

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Warriors use big 2nd half to best NAZ Suns 115-112

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In a tale of two halves on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Northern Arizona Suns couldn’t solve the Santa Cruz Warriors for the second time in 10 days at Prescott Valley Event Center.

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Oakland’s Melvin, Atlanta’s Snitker voted top managers

MLB

NEW YORK — Bob Melvin’s job was a lot different as a rookie manager with Seattle in 2002, and even when he was voted Manager of the Year with Arizona in 2007 and Oakland in 2012.

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Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to LA due to field

NFL

LOS ANGELES — The NFL moved the Rams’ Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium.

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Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold steady in College Football Playoff ranking

College Football

The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week.

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AP All-America Watch: WVU’s top tackler; UCLA’s talented TE

College Football

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December.

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Green leads Red Wings to 6-1 win over Coyotes

NHL

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are playing inspired hockey after a sluggish start to the season.

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Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018

NFL

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s patience on the football field sets him apart.

Kobritz: US Olympic Committee invokes nuclear option

Beyond the Lines

The United States Olympic Committee has finally responded to the most horrific sex abuse scandal – in terms of the sheer number of victims - in sports history.

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George scores 32 as Thunder roll past Suns, 118-101

NBA

OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George matched his season high with 32 points and went 6 of 10 from 3-point range, Dennis Schroder added 20 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Phoenix Suns 118-101 on Monday night.

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Manning's late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

NFL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night.

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Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna takes NL honor

MLB

NEW YORK — Shohei Ohtani was rewarded for a Ruthian season at the plate — and on the mound.

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Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

College Basketball

RALEIGH, N.C. — Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation's best team with a single dominating performance against a marquee opponent.

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AP Top 25 Heat Check: After top-tier, parity reigns in poll

College Football

As No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson pummel almost everything sight, parity has swept through most of college football. This week's AP Top 25 included 10 teams with at least three losses, including two — No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 Mississippi State — checking in at 6-4.

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Johnson, pass rush positive signs from Arizona's loss at KC

NFL

TEMPE — Although the Arizona Cardinals went down to their seventh defeat of the season, there were positive aspects to their 26-14 loss at Kansas City.

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Big 12 down to final 4 teams to determine 2 title game spots

College Football

Sixth-ranked Oklahoma or No. 7 West Virginia will play in the Big 12 championship game. They might be facing each other, too. The Sooners, Mountaineers, No. 13 Texas and No. 18 Iowa State are the final four teams still in contention for the two spots in the Big 12 title game Dec. 1. There are also two big head-to-head matchups the last two weekends of the regular season before then.

Howard: There’s something to be said about continuity

My Point

People like to be able to depend on what’s going to take place and for some it might even seem a bit repetitive.

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