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Pima baseball coach Alday retires; Jacome named as replacement

Pima Community College baseball coach Rich Alday stepped down as the program’s head coach and one of his former assistants has been chosen to be his successor.... Read more»

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Tucson Toros baseball

Apodaca big part of Toros' success

Toros catcher Luis Apodaca and his brother Juan – currently in the Boston Red Sox organization – grew up playing baseball in Venezuela and now have professional careers in the United States.... Read more»

Comic: World Cup

Los pensamientos profundos de Luiz Suarez

With the clock running out in extra time against Ghana and the ball pinballing around the penalty area, Uruguayan striker Luiz Suarez found himself in a difficult position.... Read more»

Is the Tour de France the 'Tour de Lance'?

While Lance Armstrong might well top a list of the most admired American athletes of the past decade, he probably wouldn't fare quite as well on a list of the most liked.... Read more»3

Tucson Toros baseball

Toros batter Yuma for 20 runs

Cristobal Santana extended his streak of hitting safely to 18 games as the Toros swept the Yuma Scorpions in grand fashion in a 20-2 rout Thursday night.... Read more»

Comic: World Cup

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

Cristiano Ronaldo is without question a smooth soccer player and a well-loved global superstar. But does anyone love him as much as he loves himself?... Read more»

Tucson Toros baseball

Toros enter tough stretch before All-Star break

Cristobal Santana extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a three-run home run en-route to a 6-5 win over division rival Yuma Scorpions.... Read more»

World Cup: Cheering for the ultimate underdog

North Korea's World Cup team, doomed from the start, attracted fans for all sorts of reasons. If the Cup is Christmas to soccer fans, then North Korea was the misshapen present, handed with a wink, that made no noise when shaken; sure to be interesting, no matter what it turned out to be.... Read more»

Comic: Immigration

Cops figure out solution to SB 1070 racial profiling problem

Concerns that Arizona police will rely on racial profiling to enforce SB 1070 have been laid to rest thanks to a new strategy developed by a group of Arizona police chiefs.... Read more»

World Cup: American epitaph

Recent converts to both the U.S. soccer team and the World Cup may not yet have fully grasped some of the implications of the American defeat. After all, we are a “wait till next year” nation. But what makes the World Cup so compelling is that it requires you to wait an eternity — four more years — for your next fix. ... Read more»

Tucson Toros baseball

Bizarre game sees Toros fall to Maui

In their 6-5 loss to Maui Ikaika, the Toros committed six errors in total – including five in the first, a call was changed for a home run, and a manager was ejected.... Read more»

World Cup: U.S. loses tight match to Ghana 2-1

The U.S. was again part of a thriller match in its second-round clash with Ghana but this time Team U.S.A. failed to secure a happy ending. The Black Stars defeated the Americans 2-1 on an overtime goal and continue their unlikely run as last remaining hope for Africa in this first World Cup on African soil.... Read more»

World Cup: Bafokeng to host key US match

Royal Bafokeng Stadium is the only community-owned stadium of the 10 venues at the World Cup. It has already hosted the attention-grabbing England-United States clash and will host a total of six matches, including the second-round match between the U.S.. and Ghana on Saturday.... Read more»

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'Herculean': Longest match in tennis history ends after 3 days

No matter what he accomplishes in his career, American John Isner will never overshadow his very first victory at Wimbledon. Isner and Nicolas Mahut of France played the greatest tennis match in history, a grueling three-day contest that saw 980 points in total.... Read more»

World Cup 2010: Vuvuzelas, the horns of Africa

Love those long plastic trumpets or loathe them, vuvuzelas have become the symbol of South Africa's World Cup. To some, their unmistakable drone is the world's most irritating sound, others hear it as joyful self-expression.... Read more»

Arizona Diamondbacks baseball

D'backs to retire 'Gonzo's' No. 20

Luis Gonzalez will be the first Arizona Diamondback to have his number retired.... Read more»

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