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Chris Stapleton, Babyface to sing at Super Bowl pregame in Arizona
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Chris Stapleton, Babyface to sing at Super Bowl pregame in Arizona

Babyface arrives at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)FILE - Chris Stapleton arrives at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. Stapleton will hit next month’s Super Bowl stage to sing the national anthem, while R&B legend Babyface will perform “America the Beautiful.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)FILE - Babyface performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2022. The R&B legend will perform “America the Beautiful” while country singer Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)FILE - Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds appears at the Secret Genius Awards in Los Angeles on No...
Paul returns, Suns hold on for 112-110 win over Grizzlies
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Paul returns, Suns hold on for 112-110 win over Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies guard John Konchar shoots between Phoenix Suns forward Josh Okogie, left, and forward Dario Saric during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks drives between Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig (0), center Bismack Biyombo and guard Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant drives on Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) shields the ball from Phoenix Suns forward Torrey Craig during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sun...
Grizzlies beat Suns 136-106, extend winning streak to 10
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Grizzlies beat Suns 136-106, extend winning streak to 10

Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Phoenix Suns guard Damion Lee (10) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Phoenix Suns guard Landry Shamet, center, handles the ball between Memphis Grizzlies forwards Brandon Clarke, left, and Dillon Brooks (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan...
Cardinals hire Monti Ossenfort as team’s new general manager
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Cardinals hire Monti Ossenfort as team’s new general manager

By DAVID BRANDTAssociated Press Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Monti Ossenfort as the team's new general manager. The franchise announced the hiring of Ossenfort on Monday, one week after owner Michael Bidwill announced that head coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim would not return following a dreadful 4-13 season. The 44-year-old Ossenfort has spent the past three seasons as director of player personnel for the Tennessee Titans. Before that, he spent 15 seasons with the New England Patriots, helping the franchise win four Super Bowls. In 21 seasons, his teams have made the playoffs 16 times. “It was critically important for us to find the right person to lead us as general manager and there is no doubt in my mind ...
High-scoring Ohio faces stingy Wyoming in Arizona Bowl
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High-scoring Ohio faces stingy Wyoming in Arizona Bowl

The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Bowl: Ohio (9-4, Mid-American) vs. Wyoming (7-5, Mountain West), Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. Eastern (Barstool TV) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Ohio by 2 1/2. Series record: Wyoming leads 2-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE Ohio can finish off its first 10-win season with a victory in the desert. The Bobcats opened the season 2-3, then won seven straight before losing to Toledo in the MAC championship game. The Cowboys were one of the nation's youngest teams and were picked to finish fifth in the Mountain West Conference. Wyoming ended up second and can match the program record with a fourth straight bowl win if it beats Ohio. KEY MATCHUP Ohio's offense vs. Wyoming's defense. The Arizona Bowl will be strength vs. strength. The Bobcats ave...
An NBA check-in: the 1st quarter of the season
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An NBA check-in: the 1st quarter of the season

(Illustration by Javier Dosamantes) Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James dribbles during first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, tries to get past Sacramento Kings' Domantas Sabonis during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shoots past Milwaukee Bucks' Bobby Portis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Brookly...
Doncic, Mavericks preserve big lead, roll past Suns 130-111
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Doncic, Mavericks preserve big lead, roll past Suns 130-111

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives against Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie (26) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) shoots against Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell (7) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)NLF football free agent Odell Beckham Jr. gestures while sitting court side during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Okogie (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP ...
Aztecs Volleyball gets overpowered at No. 8 Chandler-Gilbert CC
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Aztecs Volleyball gets overpowered at No. 8 Chandler-Gilbert CC

Final123TPIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE1113140CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE2525253 Pima Sophomore Haley Duncan (Photo by Stephanie van Latum) Sophomore Haley Duncan (Walden Grove HS) finished with a team-high eight kills to go along with two blocks but the Aztecs volleyball team fell in straight sets at No. 8 Chandler-Gilbert Community College 25-11, 25-13, 25-14. The Aztecs are now 5-15 overall and 2-8 in ACCAC conference play. The Pima Community College volleyball team (5-15, 2-8 in ACCAC) played an ACCAC conference match at No. 8 ranked Chandler-Gilbert Community College (11-4, 9-2) on Wednesday. The Aztecs fell in straight sets to the Coyotes 25-11, 25-13, 25-14.The Aztecs struggled to gain momentum as they scored back-to-back on one occasion as the Coyotes gradually pulled a...
Meredith Scott and Angelina Amparano sweep ACCAC Player/Goalkeeper of the Week honors
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Meredith Scott and Angelina Amparano sweep ACCAC Player/Goalkeeper of the Week honors

Freshman midfielder/forward Meredith Scott (Walden Grove HS) and sophomore goalkeeper Angelina Amparano (Salpointe Catholic HS). (Photos by Stephanie van Latum) Freshman midfielder/forward Meredith Scott (Walden Grove HS) and sophomore goalkeeper Angelina Amparano (Salpointe Catholic HS) swept the ACCAC Player/Goalkeeper of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 3-9. Scott had a goal and two assists while Amparano had seven saves in 152 minutes logged at the net. The Aztecs play at Cochise College on Tuesday. Pima Community College women's soccer players Meredith Scott (Walden Grove HS) and Angelina Amparano (Salpointe Catholic HS) earned recognition for their efforts during the week of Oct. 3-9. Scott, a freshman midfielder/forward, was named ACCAC Division II Player of the Wee...
Junyoung Hwang nets golden goal in double overtime as Aztecs Men’s Soccer escapes Paradise Valley; Cosgrove gets career win No. 400
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Junyoung Hwang nets golden goal in double overtime as Aztecs Men’s Soccer escapes Paradise Valley; Cosgrove gets career win No. 400

The (5) Aztecs men's soccer team beat Paradise Valley Community College 1-0 in double overtime as Yunyoung Hwang scored the golden goal in the 107th minute. The win gave head coach David Cosgrove his 400th career win at Pima. 2022 Pima Aztecs Men's Soccer team (Photo by Raymond Suarez) The Pima Community College men's soccer team (9-1-2, 6-1-2 in ACCAC) gutted out a win in its final regular season home game on Tuesday at the West Campus Aztec Field part of the Chapman Automotive Sports Complex. The No. 5 ranked Aztecs defeated Paradise Valley Community College 1-0 in double overtime. Freshman Junyoung Hwang hit his shot inside the box after fellow freshman Aiden Oliver's (North HS) cross pass in the 107th minute (3:51 left).The Aztecs created chances during the game but couldn't sco...