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Jeter scores 23 as Arizona routs Cal, 87-55

BERKELEY, Calif. — Chase Jeter scored a career-high 23 points and Arizona rolled past California 87-65 on Saturday night to complete a Bay Area road sweep.

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Garland scores 2 power-play goals, lifts Coyotes past Oilers

NHL

EDMONTON, Alberta — Conor Garland scored a pair of power-play goals, including one that went in off his face and left him bloodied, as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Saturday night.

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Oubre, Ayton lead Suns past West-leading Nuggets 102-93

NBA

Kelly Oubre Jr. matched his career high with 26 points for the second time in three games and the Phoenix Suns beat

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Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

NFL Playoffs

LOS ANGELES — C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more yards and another TD in the Los Angeles Rams’ first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round on Saturday night.

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Kuchar leads Sony Open by 2 shots

PGA Tour

HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open as he goes for his second victory this season on the PGA Tour.

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Embry-Riddle women shred La Sierra, 98-44; Eagles, 3 other teams tied for 1st in Cal Pac

College Basketball

PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team posted its third straight Cal Pac Conference victory on Saturday, Jan. 12, crushing La Sierra of California, 98-44, to force a four-way tie for first place.

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Preview: Rivers, Chargers look to end dominance by Brady, Patriots

NFL Playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady typically shrugs off any mention of records or milestones he sets.

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Preview: Stakes more important to Saints than perceived slights, Payton says

NFL Playoffs

NEW ORLEANS — Saints coach Sean Payton dismisses the premise that the Eagles could derive extra motivation from the widespread perception that New Orleans ran up the score on them when they met in November.

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Marin’s key plays lift Southern Utah over NAU

College Basketball

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Dre Marin gave Southern Utah the lead three times in the final minute, his jumper with two seconds left providing the final margin, and the Thunderbirds defeated Northern Arizona 84-82 on Saturday.

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Okpala, da Silva each score 21 in Stanford’s 85-71 victory over ASU

College Basketball

STANFORD, Calif. — Oscar da Silva acknowledged he hasn’t always brought the right mindset into a game. He changed that Saturday.

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Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game

NFL Playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes picked apart the Colts in his postseason debut, the Chiefs defense answered their chorus of critics with a stout performance, and Kansas City rolled to a 31-13 victory over Indianapolis in the divisional round Saturday to end 25 years of playoff frustration.

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Top of golf now belongs to youth

PGA Tour

HONOLULU — Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man's game.

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Preview: Halep No. 1; Williams seeks 24th major in 2019 Austrailian Open

ATP Tour

Women to watch at the Australian Open, where play begins Monday:

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Crusaders hang on to edge Cougars girls hoops, 30-28

Prep Girls Basketball

CHINO VALLEY — Northwest Christian held off a late charge from Chino Valley’s girls basketball team on Friday, Jan. 11, handing the Cougars their second straight loss to begin 3A West region play.

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Northwest Christian boys blast Chino Valley to stay unbeaten in 3A West

Prep Boys Basketball

CHINO VALLEY — Learning how to win on the hardwood can be difficult for an inexperienced bunch.

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Matt Kuchar takes 1-shot lead at Sony Open

PGA Tour

HONOLULU — The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time on the islands when his schedule allows.

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Martinez leads Badgers past Estrella Foothills 5-0

Prep Boys Soccer

GOODYEAR — For the first time in 2019, the Prescott boys soccer team took to the pitch as they traveled down to Goodyear to play Estrella Foothills. The Badgers were able to have a successful offensive game behind 20 shots on goal and took the victory 5-0 over the Wolves.

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NAZ Suns to host Badgers vs. Bears double-header, Feb. 2

Prep Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Northern Arizona Suns and the newly named Findlay Toyota Center, will play host to a Bradshaw Mountain, Prescott High School varsity basketball double-header on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

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Preview: Rams, Cowboys seek long-awaited postseason breakthroughs

NFL

LOS ANGELES — As if the pressure of playing for the Los Angeles Rams' first playoff victory in 14 years wasn't enough, Todd Gurley carries an extra imperative into the Coliseum on Saturday night.

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Preview: Chiefs aim to rewrite playoff history vs nemesis Colts

NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Given the postseason history involving Indianapolis and Kansas City over the years, Andrew Luck and the Colts have every reason to feel confident heading to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. The Chiefs have every reason to believe they're due.

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Cardinals hire former Broncos coach Joseph as D-coordinator

NFL

PHOENIX — Former Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has been hired as the defensive coordinator on new Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury's staff.

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D-backs avoid arbitration with Ray, Lamb, 4 others

MLB

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with six players, including starting pitcher Robbie Ray and third baseman Jake Lamb.

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NFL launches social justice initiative, stressing education

NFL

NEW YORK — The NFL is launching a social justice platform, with an emphasis on education, economic development and community and police relations.

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IOC marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption

Olympics

PARIS — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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NHL tests puck and player tracking in regular-season games

NHL

LAS VEGAS — On one screen live video was showing how many feet per second Erik Karlsson was skating. On another was a video-game-like visualization of the game on the ice below between Vegas and San Jose. Nearby screens flashed prop bets — where the next goal would be scored from?

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