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Preview: Undefeated Bears, Panthers clash tonight in Flagstaff

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — What a difference a year makes. For Bradshaw Mountain and Coconino’s football teams, it has meant the world. Both squads enter tonight’s Grand Canyon region contest at 7 inside Cromer Stadium in Flagstaff unbeaten and looking to get a leg up in the race for the league title.

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Roughriders upset No. 5-ranked Pima 3-1

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — Yavapai College’s soccer team hasn’t been accustomed to playing catch-up in the ACCAC since the program was established in 1989. The seven-time NJCAA national champion Roughriders also haven’t been an underdog all that often on their own turf.

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Pac-12 Preview: Game of the Week? Look no further than Stanford at Oregon

College Football

Here are some things to watch in Week 4 of the Pac-12 Conference football season:

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Ryder Cup 2018 Preview: Capsules on the 12 American players

PGA Tour

A capsule look at the United States team for the 42nd Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in France. Players are listed in the order they made the team.

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Bears face punchless Cardinals, look to improve to 2-1

NFL

GLENDALE — Now the 2018 Chicago Bears will find out how they handle success. After a close loss to Green Bay, the Bears got a nice win over Seattle. Now they face an Arizona team that’s been outscored 58-6 in the Cardinals’ first 0-2 start since 2005.

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Won, won and won! Browns beat Jets for first win since 2016

NFL

CLEVELAND — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win. Baker Mayfield showed them how.

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Kiwanis Club of Prescott hosts Phillips Classic golf tournament Sept. 22 at Stone Ridge

Local Sports in Brief

The Kiwanis Club of Prescott will play host to the fifth annual John F. Phillips Classic Memorial Golf Tournament at noon Saturday, Sept. 22.

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Diamondbacks, Ray avoid sweep with 9-0 win over Cubs

MLB

PHOENIX — Christian Walker and Chris Owings homered off Cole Hamels, and Robbie Ray held the Chicago Cubs to one hit over six innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night.

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Yavapai volleyball falls in 4 sets at Eastern Arizona; Roughriders remain winless in ACCAC

Junior College Volleyball

THATCHER — Looking to snap out of its funk in ACCAC play, the Yavapai College volleyball team had the unenviable task of visiting league stalwart Eastern Arizona College Wednesday night, Sept. 19.

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‘Frustrated’ Bradford looks to turn around Arizona’s offense

NFL

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals’ offense has been dreadful by any measure and Sam Bradford knows that, as the quarterback, he takes the lion’s share of the blame.

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Woods proud to be back at East Lake for FedEx Cup finale

PGA Tour

ATLANTA — Tiger Woods is facing long odds of capturing the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus.

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Uber driver suing Bucs’ QB Winston over groping incident in Arizona

NFL

PHOENIX — A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault.

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Johnson: New Mexico’s high point is Wheeler Peak

Hiking Arizona

This is my favorite alpine hike. First, it is an excellent training hike for more serious alpine treks such as Mt. Whitney. ...

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Rafael Nadal to skip tournaments in Asia because of bad knee

ATP Tour

MADRID — Rafael Nadal says he will not play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai because of an injured right knee.

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Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

NBA

DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct within the franchise going back more than 20 years.

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Baez, Murphy go deep as Cubs romp past D-backs 9-1

MLB

PHOENIX — Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer as the Chicago Cubs jumped out to a big early lead Tuesday night on their way to a 9-1 win over the fading Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Flagstaff sweeps Bears 3-0 in Grand Canyon region showdown

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In a battle pitting the Top 2 and only remaining unbeaten teams in the Grand Canyon region on Tuesday night, Sept. 18, Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball team was swept by Flagstaff, 3-0, at Gary Kunow Gym.

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Roughriders squander 3-goal lead en route to narrow loss at Western

Junior College Soccer

YUMA — Through nine matches, the 2018 Yavapai College men’s soccer team has already equaled the total number of losses that the 2017 squad had all of last season.

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Rough start for new NFL coaches: Cardinals, Raiders, Lions and Giants all 0-2 to begin 2018

NFL

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jon Gruden was welcomed back to Oakland as a returning hero when he got hired for his second stint as coach of the Raiders.

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Washington State’s Minshew is a QB to watch in the Pac-12

College Football

At the beginning of the season, Washington State coach Mike Leach played coy with the media — as he often does — over his choice for starting quarterback.

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Messi scores another hat trick, Mbappe’s mistake sinks PSG

Premier League

PARIS — If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer’s pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game.

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FedEx Cup to offer $15 million to winner next year

PGA Tour

ATLANTA — The bonus pool for the PGA Tour postseason doubles next year to $70 million in a revamped system that gives a head start to top players at the Tour Championship and pays $15 million to the FedEx Cup champion.

Kobritz: Legal sports betting may add billions to Major League teams

Beyond the Lines

Mark Cuban recently said: “I think everyone who owns a top four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double.”

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Time running out for D-backs in 2018 playoff chase

MLB

PHOENIX — Kyle Hendricks took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs three-hit the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 5-1 win Monday night to open their important three-game series.

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Cardinals offense a mess after scoring 6 points in 2 games

NFL

TEMPE — In the first two games for Steve Wilks as an NFL head coach, his Arizona Cardinals have been outscored 58-6.

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