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Homecoming kings

When an Arena Football League game is tied at 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42 and 49, it becomes clear a defensive stop will probably make the difference. Spokane got …


Ross’ late 3 sends Ohio St past Arizona

LOS ANGELES – Ohio State needed another last-second shot, and Aaron Craft had the ball at the top of the key again. But last week’s hero gave it up to …


Bruins benefit from technical

LAS VEGAS – As if the game weren’t entertainment enough, Arizona coach Sean Miller threw out a sufficient amount of sound bites in his postgame press conference to assure that …


Arizona shuffles way to victory

SALT LAKE CITY – Arizona coach Sean Miller shuffled his lineup hoping his team would rebound from its worst loss of the season. It worked, although Sunday’s 68-64 victory over …


No. 3 Arizona rallies to top No. 17 San Diego St.

HONOLULU – Nick Johnson blocked a layup by Chase Tapley in the closing seconds Tuesday night as No. 3 Arizona rallied from an eight-point deficit in the second half and …


Arizona stuns Nevada to win New Mexico Bowl 49-48

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In charge nearly the entire way, Duke Williams and Nevada let the New Mexico Bowl spin out of control at the end. Matt Scott threw two short …


Free in Phoenix, a natural oasis

PHOENIX – With cactus and strip malls obstructing the views at times, visitors could easily write Phoenix off as a place where water and culture are scarce. But this metropolis …


Coaches say strong Pac-12 good for all

SAN FRANCISCO – Long ago, back in, say, 1990, Pittsburgh point guard Sean Miller rooted against conference opponents in nonconference games. “I didn’t want them to do as well as …


Scott gets Arizona past Lee, USC

TUCSON, Ariz. – His team trailing by 15 in the third quarter, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez urged his players to show a little life. Even after the Wildcats scored, they …


Stanford’s Nunes answers critics in OT win

STANFORD, Calif. – Josh Nunes bailed out Stanford’s defense for a change and started to erase doubts about whether he’s the right man to replace Andrew Luck after all. Nunes …


Cal loses, off to worst start under Tedford

BERKELEY, Calif. – Taylor Kelly threw three touchdown passes to help Arizona State send California to its worst start ever under coach Jeff Tedford with a 27-17 victory on Saturday. …


Oregon State outlasts Arizona 38-35

TUCSON, Ariz. – Sean Mannion threw for a career-high 433 yards and hit Connor Hamlett on a 10-yard pass with 1:09 left for his third touchdown, lifting No. 18 Oregon …


Top-ranked Rattlers pick apart Shock

The Spokane Shock could do no wrong against San Jose a week ago, scoring a franchise-best 90 points behind quarterback Kyle Rowley’s Arena Football League-record 12 touchdown passes. They did …


Shaky Shock let Rattlers roll

The Spokane Shock could do no wrong a week ago, scoring a franchise-best 90 points behind quarterback Kyle Rowley’s Arena Football League-record 12 touchdown passes. They did little right Friday …


Shock, Rattlers set to continue major rivalry

In the Spokane Shock’s brief time in the Arena Football League, they’ve developed healthy rivalries with Utah and San Jose, but nothing compares to their annual showdowns with Arizona. Spokane …


Ariz. opens viewing process in today’s execution

FLORENCE, Ariz. — Witnesses expect to be able to see prison officials inject a lethal drug into a condemned inmate for the first time in Arizona history today, when the …


Making playoffs challenge for Shock

The Spokane Shock own wins over Philadelphia, which sports the best record in the Arena Football League, and division-leading San Antonio. They’re clearly a team capable of making some noise …


High court rejects part of Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants today but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward.


Dana Milbank: Arizona law won’t help Romney

WASHINGTON – Aficionados of the Etch A Sketch will recall a certain flaw in the toy: If you use it often, some of the lines drawn no longer disappear when …


Supreme Court to weigh Arizona immigration law

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court and the Obama administration are set for another politically charged clash Wednesday as the justices take up Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. It will be …


Shock make major changes for No. 2-ranked Rattlers

Personnel changes are part of arena football nearly as much as high-motion receivers and dasherboards. Spokane made changes at two of the indoor game’s most impactful positions this week, turning …


Colorado nabs NCAA berth by winning Pac-12 tournament

Snubbed by the NCAA selection committee last year, then picked to finish next-to-last as a new member of the Pac-12, Colorado had all kinds of grudges going into its men’s …


Wroten’s block preserves win for Husky men

TUCSON, Ariz. – With a once-big lead down to two and the crowd louder than any he had heard before, Washington freshman Tony Wroten found a way to shut everything …


Bell, Gonzaga in Seattle to play Arizona

SEATTLE – Gary Bell Jr. gets a chance to play in front of family and friends. Guy Landry Edi gets a chance to play, period. And Gonzaga (6-2) gets another …


High court to look at state immigration laws

The Supreme Court agreed today to rule on Arizona’s controversial law targeting illegal immigrants.


Rodriguez hired to rebuild Arizona

Rich Rodriguez turned West Virginia into a national championship contender before flaming out as Michigan coach under enormous expectations. Those turbulent three seasons with the Wolverines didn’t keep Arizona from …


Pac 12 roundup: Stanford holds on to beat California

Andrew Luck threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 8 Stanford survived a shaky start to beat rival California 31-28 on Saturday night in a rain-soaked Big Game …


Pac 12 roundup: Utah usurps UCLA to become bowl eligible

John White rushed for 167 yards and scored three touchdowns and Conroy Black returned an interception 67 yards for another score to lift Utah to a 31-6 victory over UCLA …


’Cats fire Stoops

TUCSON, Ariz. – Football coach Mike Stoops has been fired halfway through his eighth season at Arizona. Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Stoops’ dismissal at a news conference Monday evening, …


Arizona fires Stoops halfway through season

Coach Mike Stoops has been fired halfway through his eighth season at Arizona.