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Slay returns interception for TD, Lions beat Arizona 17-3

NFL

GLENDALE — It’s an NFL cliche, the crafty cornerback fooling the rookie quarterback. That’s exactly what happened in the biggest play of Detroit’s 17-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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Cardinals' offense struggles in 17-3 loss to Lions

NFL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Cardinals had hoped for the first winning streak of the season after a morale-boosting win at Green Bay in the snow last Sunday.

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Roundup: Dolphins pull off miracle play to beat Patriots 34-33

NFL

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the wild 69-yard final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 34-33.

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Lewis’s late 3 helps lift Alabama past Arizona, 76-73

College basketball

Freshman Kira Lewis Jr. made a 3-pointer and two free throws over the final 13 seconds and the Crimson Tide held on for a 76-73 victory over Arizona on Sunday.

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No. 6 Nevada rallies late to beat Grand Canyon 74-66

College Basketball

PHOENIX — Nevada had a short turnaround against a scrappy team with a loud fan base, even in what was technically a neutral-site game.

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Schofield’s 3 lifts No. 7 Tennessee over No. 1 Gonzaga 76-73

College basketball

PHOENIX — Tennessee lost the reigning SEC player of the year down the stretch against the nation’s top-ranked team.

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Jawun Evans scores 20 points, but NAZ Suns fall to Kings 90-84

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Jawun Evans led Northern Arizona with 20 points, a team-record eight steals and six rebounds, but Stockton guard Kalin Lucas scored 15 of his 26 points in the final 3:48 to give the Kings a 90-84 win over the Suns on Saturday night.

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Patricia, Wilks endure tough first seasons as head coaches

NFL

GLENDALE — Two first-year head coaches will be on the sidelines when the Detroit Lions meet the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and both have had a rough season.

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Coyotes’ comeback not enough in loss to Sharks

NHL

GLENDALE — Lukas Radil’s first NHL goal broke a tie with 5:47 to play and the San Jose Sharks beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 Saturday night.

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Sooner seventh: Oklahoma’s Murray adds to school’s Heisman Trophy haul

College football

NEW YORK — Kyler Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner. The Oklahoma quarterback won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night.

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Yavapai College soccer trio earns All-West Team honors

Junior College Men’s Soccer

PRESCOTT — Yavapai College soccer players Jose Perez Flores, Gabriel Claudio and Kevyn Lo were named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division I Men’s All-West Team on Friday, Dec. 7.

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NFL Week 13: Texans, once 0-3, could sneak to top of AFC

NFL

Here’s a crazy thought: The Houston Texans with home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

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Bam! Suns wilt under Heat

NBA

PHOENIX — The depleted Phoenix Suns gave the Heat a little resistance before normalcy was restored, and Miami became the latest team to win in the desert.

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Bears defuse Rockets in 2-0 victory

Prep Boys Soccer

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s boys soccer team picked up its first power-point win of the 2018-19 season on Friday, Dec. 7, dispatching Moon Valley, 2-0, in a 4A matchup at a damp and chilly Bob Pavlich Field.

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Cards' Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season

MLB

ST. LOUIS — Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season.

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Heisman: Stock soared for first-time starting QBs

College football

NEW YORK — Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right foot.

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Nationals GM: Corbin and Harper situations ‘independent’

MLB

WASHINGTON — As with most things involving the Washington Nationals' offseason, a day that was supposed to be all about introducing Patrick Corbin morphed into a day about Bryce Harper.

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Army finds itself with upper hand in rivalry with Navy

College football

PHILADELPHIA — A general’s pep talk about actual life-and-death battles emerged as a driving force this season for the Army football team.

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Former YC, ASU pitcher Kelly signs with Diamondbacks

MLB

PHOENIX — Right-hander Merrill Kelly is joining his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks, agreeing to a $5.5 million, two-year contract.

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Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car crash in Venezuela

MLB

CARACAS, Venezuela — Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday.

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Hugh Freeze savors second coaching chance at Liberty

College Football

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Hugh Freeze has enjoyed the highs of football, such as winning the Sugar Bowl and beating mighty Alabama. He's also known embarrassment and shame following a personal scandal that cost him his job at Mississippi.

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Alex Morgan named US Player of the Year

Women's Soccer

CHICAGO — Alex Morgan has been named U.S. Soccer's Player of the Year for a second time after leading the national team with 18 goals in 19 games and helping it earn a spot in the World Cup next year in France.

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Lillard and Layman lead Blazers to 108-86 win over the Suns

NBA

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jake Layman hadn't played in Portland's last five games, so he wanted to make the best of it when he did get his chance.

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Burakovsky's goal sends Capitals to 4-2 win over Coyotes

NHL

GLENDALE — Andre Burakovsky made a mistake that led to Arizona's first goal and spent most of the night watching pucks repeatedly bounce over his stick.

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NAZ Suns score fewest points in team history, lose 91-81 to Spurs

NBA G League

AUSTIN, Texas — Playing without one of their top scorers, Northern Arizona struggled to put the ball in the basket Thursday night, scoring the fewest points in franchise history in a 91-81 loss to the Austin Spurs.

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