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Pete Carroll likes what he’s been seeing from his Seahawks, though not everything is in place yet. They could pass a huge test in a rare October game with critical meaning in the standings when they host the Rams on Thursday night.

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press October 2, 2019

What’s in a name anyway? In preparation for a workshop on Arizona’s conifers, I returned to the Groom Creek Trailhead to hike Spruce Mountain. I was quickly reminded of two things.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 2, 2019
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Check out where our local football teams stand in AIA's first Power Points Ranking of the season

By Aaron Valdez October 2, 2019
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It definitely took longer than expected. But in the end, Bradshaw Mountain volleyball managed to get it done on Tuesday during a 3-1 victory over a Coconino team that wouldn’t go away.

By Aaron Valdez October 2, 2019
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Week 7 at Antelope Lanes finds Team No. 7 “Lucky 7” still in first place in the “Four’s a Crowd” League. Team No. 4 “Madd Hatters” and Team No. 3 “Ruffled Feathers” are right behind them.

By Courier Sports October 2, 2019
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The Mile Hi Horseshoe Club concluded its 2019 sanctioned tournament season Sept. 18 at Watson Lake Park Horseshoe Complex, 3101 Watson Lake Road, with 14 pitchers competing in the Mile Hi Memorial Tournament.

By Courier Sports October 2, 2019
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Washington’s Juan Soto delivered a bases-loaded single against Josh Hader that scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in the NL wild-card game Tuesday night.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer October 2, 2019
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Lee Stempniak has retired from the NHL after playing for 10 teams in 14 seasons.

By Associated Press October 2, 2019
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Justin Verlander didn’t intend to alter his pitching strategy, not after 14 seasons as a major league ace. But then the home runs stopped making sense.

By JAKE SEINER, AP Sports Writer October 2, 2019
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UCLA coach Chip Kelly was succinct when asked his opinion of California’s new law that would allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their names and likenesses.

By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press October 2, 2019
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It’s only four weeks into the NFL’s regular season and it seems like Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are way ahead of the rest of the AFC. The New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, who met in last season’s AFC championship game, are both off to 4-0 starts.

By SIMMI BUTTAR, Associated Press October 2, 2019
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Clemson has taken a step back in the rankings and many of the Tigers are saying that’s not a bad thing.

By PETE IACOBELLI, Associated Press October 2, 2019

Heading into the last weekend of the 2019 regular season, the 30 MLB teams had hit a record 6,647 home runs, 542 more than the previous high mark. Given those figures, the average fan might think hitting a baseball is a fairly easy task.

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In a little over an hour, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University dismantled the visiting Pacific Union College Pioneers in a three set sweep on Saturday. The Eagles (13-5, 5-0 Cal Pac) didn’t allow more than 10 points in any of the sets played.

By ERAU Athletics September 30, 2019
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The Arizona Diamondbacks lost some of their best players to trades or free agency over the past 12 months. They went ahead and won 85 games anyway.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer September 30, 2019
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It's a quarter of the way through the regular season and the Arizona Cardinals' new-look roster is still seeking its first win.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer September 30, 2019
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The Phoenix Suns have the unenviable task of trying to gain ground in the NBA's Western Conference, which is once again home to several of the league's powerhouse teams.

By DAVID BRANDT, Associated Press September 30, 2019
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Based on what everyone says about Washington Nationals righty Max Scherzer, he seems like an obvious choice to start the NL wild-card game against Milwaukee.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press September 30, 2019

It’s tough to do a “perfect” study of what the economic impact of having nice public sporting facilities built, programmed and staffed in a city such as Prescott.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 30, 2019
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Darrel Williams ran for a go-ahead, 1-yard touchdown with 23 seconds left after Patrick Mahomes' run converted a fourth down, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 34-30 win over the Detroit Lions.

By Associated Press September 29, 2019
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The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the NL Central on the final day of the regular season, using Jack Flaherty's arm and Matt Carpenter's bat Sunday to win their first division title since 2015 with a 9-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

By Associated Press September 29, 2019
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Long after his day was done and the Arizona Diamondbacks' season had ended, Taijuan Walker was still in uniform in a clubhouse abuzz with teammates saying their goodbyes to one another.

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press September 29, 2019
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Jadeveon Clowney saw that Kyler Murray was throwing the ball so he shed his block, got his big left hand up in the air, tipped the ball to himself, grabbed it and ran toward the end zone much faster than a 255-pound man is supposed to be able to run.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer September 29, 2019
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With the Connecticut Sun rallying, Elena Delle Donne wouldn't be denied down the stretch for the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer September 29, 2019
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Alex Bowman had just advanced to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, climbed from his car and slumped to the ground, dehydrated and overcome by the heat.

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer September 29, 2019

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