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Las Vegas Bowl predictions: ASU vs. Fresno St.

By Craig Fouhy The Arizona State Sun Devils are in high spirits heading to Las Vegas. Herm Edwards' first season as ASU head coach is being lauded as a success after the Devils finished the regular season with a better-than-expected 7-5 overall record and 5-4 mark in the Pac-12, including wins over a pair of…

Former UA star Scooby Wright signs with Hotshots

By Shane Dale Former Arizona Wildcats and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Scooby Wright III has signed with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football, a new professional league that will begin play next year. The 24-year-old Wright was a consensus All-American for the Wildcats in 2014. He was selected by the Cleveland Browns in…

Bradley helps pay for HS championship rings

By Shane Dale Arizona Diamondbacks fans are still understandably mourning the trade of Paul Goldschmidt. But they can take heart that The Beard still makes his home in the Valley. On Monday, we were reminded how good a guy Archie Bradley is. An alum of Broken Arrow High School in Oklahoma, the 26-year-old D-backs pitcher…

FOUHY: It sucks to be an Arizona pro sports fan

By Craig Fouhy Let's just be blunt: It sucks to be a fan of Arizona's professional sports teams right now. Let's start with the Arizona Cardinals. To put this season in perspective: They Cards were in the NFC Championship Game just three seasons ago. But this year, it's downright ugly, and trending in the wrong…

Former ASU coach Chris Ball named NAU head coach

By Shane Dale Former Arizona State Sun Devils assistant Chris Ball has been named the new head football coach at Northern Arizona. Ball served as safeties coach and co-defensive coordinator at ASU under then-head coach Todd Graham from 2012-15. He served as the defensive coordinator at Memphis the last three seasons. Ball will replace Jerome…

GCU falls just short of upset over No. 6 Nevada

By Associated Press Jordan Caroline had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada used a late run to finally shake Grand Canyon for a 74-66 victory Sunday in the Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena. "Wasn't pretty; from our standpoint, it was our worst game of the year," Nevada coach Eric Musselman…

Fitz sets record for most catches with one team

By Shane Dale Larry Fitzgerald set a new NFL record for most receptions with a single team with his first catch of the game vs. the Detroit Lions in Glendale on Sunday. Fitzgerald's first reception of the game gave him 1,282 catches for his career. With a 14-yard pass from Josh Rosen in the third…

VIDEO: Dolphins beat Patriots on miracle TD

By Shane Dale The Miami Dolphins defeated the visiting New England Patriots on Sunday thanks to one of the most incredible last-second touchdowns you'll ever see. On the final play of the game, the Dolphins trailed 33-28 but went 70 yards thanks to a pass and a pair of laterals. Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake…

Oklahoma QB Murray wins the Heisman trophy

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the latest in a long line of elite football players to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded each year to "most outstanding football player in the United States." Murray's win marks the first time since 1945-46 that two different players from the same school won the award…

GCU ready to face No. 6 Nevada at PHX Suns arena

By Shane Dale Gerard Martin has been there, done that. "It was cool. We had a good home crowd. We felt that home-crowd advantage," the GCU senior guard said about last year's game at Talking Stick Resort Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns. In that game, the Lopes faced St. John's in the Valley of…