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Embry-Riddle softball splits home series

Kaila Romero had four hits to lead the Embry-Riddle softball team to doubleheader split with Goshen College on Sunday afternoon.

Sports Briefly: The Antelope Hills Men's Golf Club recent tournament

The Antelope Hills Men's Golf Club played its Feb. 20 tournament on the South Course at Antelope Hills in Prescott using the ‘Stableford Format,’ which awards points for pars, birdies and eagles.

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NAZ Suns hit 17 3-pointers to shock D-League leader Los Angeles (VIDEO)

Coach: ‘We could have just laid down, but our guys fought and competed’

Xavier Silas scored 18 points on five 3-pointers, Shaquille Harrison added 17 off the bench and Northern Arizona hit a season-high 17 3-pointers in a 117-113 win over NBA D-League-best Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

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Photos: Roughriders split doubleheader with rival Central Arizona

Yavapai College’s Dallas Tessar gets the force out at second base - then must jump to safety - as the Roughriders face Central Arizona in a doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 25 in Prescott.

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Wade, Butler lead Bulls over Suns 128-121 in overtime

CHICAGO — To Dwyane Wade, it felt like an otherworldly experience.

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Benn’s goal breaks tie in 3rd, Dallas Stars beat Coyotes 5-2

DALLAS — Jamie Benn scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday night.

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Suns waive Scott, Sullinger; Barkley curses on air

CHICAGO — The Phoenix Suns waived forward Mike Scott and center/forward Jared Sullinger on Friday, a day after acquiring them in trades.

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Chellis scores 18, leads Spartans past Scorpions in state semifinals

Moncibaez: ‘We played timid’

Prima Chellis scored 18 points, Ariana Clavell added 14 and the Leading Edge Academy girls’ basketball team is heading to the 2A state finals with a 63-47 win over No. 6-seeded Sedona on Friday afternoon.

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Bears’ softball solid despite injury woes

Provided Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team overcomes its injury problems, the Bears should contend for a 4A Grand Canyon Region title and nab another berth into the state playoffs.

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D-League gaining respect as minor-league system

SALT LAKE CITY — Joel Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Development League’s Salt Lake City Stars and the Utah Jazz 15 times since November.

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Leaf, No. 5 Bruins hold off Arizona State

TEMPE — T.J. Leaf scored 25 points, and No. 5 UCLA survived an upset bid by Arizona State with an 87-75 victory Thursday night.

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Trier scores 25, No. 4 Arizona beats USC 90-77

TUCSON — Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and No. 4 Arizona beat USC 90-77 on Thursday night to stay alone atop the Pac-12 and set up a Saturday showdown against No. 5 UCLA.

Cardinals to face Cowboys in HOF game

CANTON, Ohio — Dallas and Arizona will play in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3.

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Kane’s hat trick leads Blackhawks past Coyotes

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane scored three goals for his third career hat trick to lead the surging Chicago Blackhawks past the Arizona Coyotes 6-3 on Thursday night for their third straight win and eighth in nine games.

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Prep baseball: Sophomore keeps them off balance

Badgers open season with impressive win

Despite gray cloud-covered skies hanging overhead and a cold wind whipping at his heels, Prescott sophomore pitcher Jake Schulz kept his right arm red-hot.

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Bradshaw baseball ready for another state run

Six seniors who played on the 2016 section champion and Division II state-qualifying Bradshaw Mountain baseball team have graduated, but second-year coach Brian Bundrick lacks no confidence heading into this season.

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Sports briefly, Feb. 23, 2017


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Millsap scores 26 points, leads NAZ Suns to third straight win

O’Bryant, Jones make D-League return in win over Windy City

Elijah Millsap scored 26 points, Johnny O’Bryant added 17 in his return to the NBA D-League and Northern Arizona won its third straight game with a 103-92 victory over Windy City on Wednesday night.

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On A Mission: Prescott softball aims to continue 2016 success this spring

With only two regular senior starters on the roster, the Prescott softball team won 11 of their last 13 games last season, including a nine-game winning streak that propelled the Badgers to a Top 15 ranking and state playoff appearance.

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Left wanting more in 2016, Badgers eye state run in 2017

After two one-run games in the state playoffs last season, the second a 3-2 loss to No. 2-ranked Apollo to close out the 2016 campaign, the Prescott baseball team was left wanting more. In 2017, they hope to get it.

Dupree traded to Fever as part of three-way deal

NEW YORK — Candice Dupree has found a new home.

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College hoops’ must-watch games to close out season

PHOENIX — The college basketball season has been filled with great games the past four months, from the showdown between Kentucky and North Carolina in Las Vegas to Nevada’s miracle comeback against New Mexico.

Column: A coach and example for the times

My father has been on my mind a lot lately, he’s 93 years-old, has bad knees and spent the last 6 weeks in the hospital, some surgery and then a rehab unit. It was touch and go, but he’s home now and doing better.

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Coyotes score 3 early to beat Ducks

GLENDALE — Radim Vrbata capped Arizona’s three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

Flames acquire Michael Stone from Coyotes for draft picks

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes for two draft picks.