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Goldschmidt homers, Diamondbacks beat Padres 9-4

SAN DIEGO — Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run, Steven Souza Jr. drove in three and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Friday night.

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Badgers can’t answer second-half spurt by Desert Edge in 40-17 loss

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Milton Rodgers had 30 carries for 186 yards and a touchdown, quarterback Adryan Lara threw for two more scores and Desert Edge outscored Prescott 14-0 in the second half in a 40-17 win Friday night.

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Cardinals QBs productive in 20-15 preseason win over Saints

NFL preseason

NEW ORLEANS — Free-agent acquisition Sam Bradford and 10th overall draft choice Josh Rosen combined to provide a promising outlook for the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback situation.

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Bears win season opener for first time in 5 years

Prep Football

GOODYEAR — Before Friday’s Week 1 game, Bradshaw Mountain football coach Chuck Moller described opponent Estrella Foothills as “very much a mirror image” of his 2018 Bears.

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Bagdad cruises in thrashing of Valley Union

Prep Football

ELFRIDA — Defending state semifinalist Bagdad rolled to a 66-0 victory over Valley Union in the opening week of the 2018 football season for 1A.

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Superior dominates Mayer in opener, 50-0

Prep Football

SPRING VALLEY — Playing host to the 2017 state runner-up for 1A in its 2018 season opener, Mayer’s football team simply couldn’t match Superior in a 50-0 setback Friday night at Mathern Field.

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Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

College Football

Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups?

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NFL in Brief: Bills top Browns, QB injured

Buffalo quarterback AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious shoulder injury, throwing the Bills' quarterback situation into total disarray, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night.

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Gameday Glance: Desert Edge at Prescott — Week 1

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — The journey toward qualifying for a 4A state playoff spot for the first time in six years begins tonight for the Prescott football team as the Badgers host Desert Edge.

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Gameday Glance: Bradshaw Mountain at Estrella Foothills — Week 1

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s football team has been raring to go for Week 1 of the 2018 season since last winter.

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Fishing Report: Williams, Flagstaff and Lake Powell areas for Aug. 17

Outdoor Sports

What follows is the official fishing report for the north central region put together by the Arizona Game and Fish Department for Friday, Aug. 17.

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Preview: Herm Edwards breathing life into ASU program

College Football

TEMPE — Arizona State’s hiring of Herm Edwards was met with more than one raised eyebrow. Edwards had not coached since being fired by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2008, spent the past nine years in a TV studio for ESPN and his previous experience as a college coach came nearly three decades ago as an assistant.

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Preview: Arizona not tempering expectations in Kevin Sumlin’s first season

College Football

TUCSON — Most times when a new coach takes over a program, the expectations are tempered. Arizona is looking to contend for a Pac-12 South title in Kevin Sumlin’s first season.

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Intentional plunkings come under fire after Urena hits Acuna

MLB

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge saw Jose Urena’s plunking of Ronald Acuna Jr. before the Yankees played a day game Thursday, and he felt Acuna’s pain. The reigning AL home run leader knows that with so many big flies comes a risk that some disgruntled pitcher may try burying a fastball in your ribs.

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Really cool feeling’: Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham

PGA Tour

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low.

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Murphy, Lumberjacks looking for turnaround in 2018-19

College Basketball

FLAGSTAFF — Northern Arizona set a record for losses last season and is in the midst of its worst three-year stretch in 27 years.

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WNBA set for wild dash to regular season finish

WNBA

NEW YORK — The WNBA’s final week of the regular season is shaping up to be a wild dash to the finish. Playoff seeding and the final playoff spot are still up for grab.

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Preview: National title conversation not out of the question for 2018 Eagles

College Soccer

PRESCOTT — It took 10 years, but the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer program has at last built a contender on the national stage.

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Preview: Soaring in 2018? Embry-Riddle men’s soccer ready to roll with favorable schedule

College Soccer

PRESCOTT — In the end, mind-numbing miscues and a lack of on-field balance inhibited the Embry-Riddle men’s soccer team from becoming a stronger unit in 2017.

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Gunby: Putting is a mental art

Tee It Up

Putting is not a physical science, it is a mental art. Everybody tries to get too technical when it comes to putting. They put way too much emphasis on the mechanics.

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Yavapai College soccer ranked 2nd in NJCAA preseason poll

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — The Yavapai College men’s soccer team will enter the 2018 season with the No. 2 ranking in the NJCAA after finishing the 2017 campaign as a national semifinalist.

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Eagles ranked No. 14 in preseason NAIA women’s soccer poll

College Soccer

PRESCOTT — A few days before kicking off the 2018 season, the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team received word Wednesday afternoon that NAIA voters across the nation consider them a Top 15 team in the country.

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Embry-Riddle volleyball receives Top 25 votes in NAIA national poll

College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — After finishing with a 30-5 overall record and qualifying for the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament for the first time in program history a year ago, the Embry-Riddle volleyball team received votes in the NAIA preseason national poll Wednesday morning.

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Cardinals wrap up short training camp, head to New Orleans

NFL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their shortest training camp in recent memory Wednesday with a workout at University of Phoenix Stadium.

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PGA Tour’s bubble players take center stage at Wyndham

PGA Tour

It’s time for the PGA Tour’s bubble players to take center stage. The field at the Wyndham Championship is once again packed with players trying to play their way into golf’s postseason and keep their tour cards for 2019.

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