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Arizona Coyotes begin camp with hope of a turnaround

NHL

GLENDALE — Every team enters training camp with optimism. The slate is clean, no losses to tarnish the outlook, every NHL team starting at the same place.

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Arenado, Story homer to help Rockies beat D-backs 10-3

MLB

DENVER — Kyle Freeland got in on the fun at the plate, too, for the Colorado Rockies. Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh and had two hits, and the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 on Thursday to extend their NL West lead.

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Preview: After poor opener, Cardinals look to control Gurley, Rams

NFL

TEMPE — The Washington Redskins shredded the Arizona Cardinals for 182 yards on the ground in their season opener, most of any team in the NFL last week.

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Preview: Rams’ Aaron Donald ready to make an impact against Cardinals

NFL

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Aaron Donald is his own worst critic. Nothing is going to change that, not even a contract extension that briefly made the Los Angeles Rams’ All-Pro lineman the highest-paid defender in NFL history.

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Entering Week 5, undefeated Bradshaw Mountain holds No. 1 spot in media poll

PRESCOTT VALLEY — With four of the seven Grand Canyon region football teams scoring 50-plus points against their opponents last Friday night, Bradshaw Mountain only scored 42, but still managed to hold on to the No. 1 spot in the Grand Canyon Media Football Poll, released Wednesday afternoon.

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Yavapai volleyball opens ACCAC play at 0-2

Junior College Volleyball

PHOENIX — Yavapai College’s volleyball team has now lost its first two ACCAC matches of the 2018 season after falling, 3-2, at NJCAA Division II No. 8-ranked South Mountain Community College Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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Rockies walk-off: LeMahieu hits 2-run homer in 9th, Rox beat D-backs 5-4

MLB

DENVER — DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning, and the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Wednesday night.

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Arizona limps to 0-2 start in Kevin Sumlin's first season

College Football

Arizona was supposed to be the team in the Grand Canyon State that would have the easiest time transitioning to a new coach. Kevin Sumlin was taking over a program that had a Heisman Trophy front-runner, an explosive offense and the potential to be better on defense.

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A pitcher for NL MVP? The numbers make a compelling case

MLB

NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola are going pitch for pitch in the NL Cy Young Award race. Problem is, that prize might not do the trio justice. Not according to baseball's advanced analytics.

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Roundup: McCarthy: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to get week to get ready

NFL

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn't buying it. The Green Bay Packers can say all they want that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is day to day with a knee injury. The two-time NFL MVP will be given the whole week to get ready for Sunday's game against Minnesota, coach Mike McCarthy said.

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Preview: Ravens, Bengals back together Thursday night after last season's thriller

NFL

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton came to the line on fourth-and-12 from the Baltimore 49-yard line. He knew it could be the final play of the Bengals' losing season — and maybe of Marvin Lewis' coaching career in Cincinnati, too.

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No. 25 Michigan State struggling to find its stride

College Football

After a closer-than-expected win over Utah State in the season opener, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio pointed out that this was nothing new for the Spartans.

Gunby: How to pick out the best golf equipment for your game

Tee It Up

I think we all can agree that we play golf because it is a challenge and a never-ending quest for some common goals. Some of the common goals that I hear a lot from students is that they want to be consistent, hit the ball farther, improve their accuracy, and have fun.

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Beavers' Jermar Jefferson makes a splash among Pac-12 RBs

College Football

There's already a somewhat surprising development early in the Pac-12 season. The top two backs aren't named Love and Gaskin, but instead Jefferson and Pierce. And they're from Oregon State.

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Bears improve to 8-1 with win over rival Mingus

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Through its first five power-point matches, Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball team has shown the camaraderie, mettle and confidence of a region championship-caliber squad.

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Prescott wins 2018 season-opening mountain bike race in Flagstaff

Prep Mountain Biking

FLAGSTAFF — Prescott’s Division I mountain biking team opened the 2018 season with an impressive statement, winning the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League’s (AICL) first race of the 2018 season at Fort Tuthill County Park.

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Antelope Hills men’s club claims McCarley Cup

Local Sports in Brief

The sixth annual McCarley Cup Golf Tournament was held Sept. 3, with the Antelope Hills men’s club defeating Mile High men’s club in match play, 40-1/2 to 39-1/2. Eighty players split into two-man teams, with six best-ball holes and six alternate shot holes keeping them busy.

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Marte drives in 4, D-backs beat NL West-leading Rockies 6-3

MLB

DENVER — Ketel Marte drove in four runs, including a two-out, two-run triple to break a sixth-inning tie, reliever Yoshihisa Hirano helped Arizona weather a ninth-inning scare for his first big league save and the Diamondbacks pulled closer in the NL West standings by beating the first-place Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Tuesday night.

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No. 23 Arizona State off to quick start under coach Herm Edwards

College Football

TEMPE — The knock on Herm Edwards’ hiring at Arizona State was his time away from the game. Edwards had not coached since being fired by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008 and spent eight years at ESPN, so the thinking was that there was no way he could be successful as a college coach.

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Serena Williams’ treatment resonates among black women

WTP Tour

NEW YORK — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger.

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Woman sues Michigan State, says Nassar raped her in 1992

Gymnastics

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A woman has filed a lawsuit against Michigan State University, saying she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that campus police refused to investigate.

Kobritz: Can we rid sports of performance enhancing drugs?

Beyond the Lines

On Sept. 3, 2003, federal agents raided BALCO, the San Francisco Bay Area Laboratory that provided performance enhancing drugs to several athletes.

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Keselowski wins Brickyard 400 at Indy

NASCAR

INDIANAPOLIS — First, Brad Keselowski figured out the secret to restarting at the Brickyard 400.

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Darnold recovers from 1st-play pick-6, helps Jets rout Lions

NFL

DETROIT — Sam Darnold made a stellar debut despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL pass and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Detroit Lions 48-17 in their season opener Monday night.

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Offense erupts, Marquez dazzles as Rockies beat D-backs 13-2

MLB

DENVER — Trevor Story hit a three-run homer during a six-run fifth inning, German Marquez struck out 11 over seven masterful innings and the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies gained more separation with a 13-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

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