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Nakai claims 7th ACCAC Player of the Week award

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team continued to roll and sophomore guard Jacqulynn Nakai (Coconino HS) was once again at the forefront.... Read more»

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FC Tucson soccer

Tucsonenses take hope from loss

Even though FC Tucson lost 6-1 to FC Edmonton on Friday, Coach Rick Schantz has seen encouraging signs from his team. The match against the Canadian side in Casa Grande was Tucson's third match while they prepare for their season.... Read more»

UA Wildcats basketball

Arizona 1st round loser in academic bracket

What if March Madness were crazy about schoolwork? The UA Wildcats would be bounced in the first round if the NCAA basketball tournament were based on academic performance, according to ProPublica.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Getting taxpayers off a dangerous hook

The city of Glendale is planning to borrow $100 million so it can send a check for that amount to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer to help him buy the Phoenix Coyotes. That type of transaction is exactly what the Gift Clause of the Arizona Constitution was designed to prevent: furnishing public debt or providing public funds to a private individual or corporation for personal gain.... Read more»

UA Wildcats baseball

Wildcat catcher throws weight behind plate

Arizona catcher Jett Bandy's weight has shifted over the years. As a result, so has his baseball position. "When I was younger, I was a third baseman until I got fat," Bandy said. "I was a fatter kid, so the coach put me behind the plate."... Read more»


FC Tucson players given chance to make it with New York

Three of the players who played for FC Tucson against the New York Red Bulls on Friday have been called up to train with the Major League Soccer club.... Read more»

Desert Cup soccer

Scrappy FC Tucson battles back against Az Sahuaros

After allowing themselves to fall behind by two goals in the first half, FC Tucson came back to tie in Saturday's first game of the final night of the Desert Cup.... Read more»

Desert Cup soccer

New York, Kansas City draw delights thousands

A reported crowd of 10,097 fans watched as Sporting Kansas City faced the New York Red Bulls in the inaugural Desert Cup. Unlike the previous day's matches, both teams went with what is expected to be their regular starting line-ups, featuring players from 13 countries. (with video)... Read more»

Fans drink in Desert Cup soccer games

The loudest soccer fans at the Desert Cup, a four-game soccer event that spanned two days, cheered and booed in unison from the reserved seats in Hi Corbett Field's upper deck Saturday night.... Read more»1

Arizona Diamondbacks baseball

D'backs/Dodgers matchup to benefit shooting victims

Tucsonans thought spring training was gone for good last year. Not only will there be a game between the Diamondbacks and White Sox on Monday at Kino Stadium, but a second spring training matchup has now been announced.... Read more»


FC Tucson bucked by Red Bulls in Desert Cup

A surprisingly composed FC Tucson impressed the crowd Friday night as they were defeated by a Red Bulls reserve squad that included three time MLS Cup winner Chris Albright and English player John Rooney. (with video)... Read more»


Kansas City outlasts, outshoots Arizona in Desert Cup

Despite having their share of chances in the first half, fitness issues plagued the Arizona Sahuaros as they went down in defeat to MLS's Sporting Kansas City, 6-2 in the first match of the Desert Cup at Hi Corbett Field.... Read more»

Major League Baseball

MLB will swing into Tucson, honor Christina Green

In honor of the memory of the nine-year-old girl killed in the Jan. 8 mass shooting, Major League Baseball will be back in Tucson.... Read more»

UA Wildcats baseball

Wildcats bullpen growing on the mound, coach says

Arizona head coach Andy Lopez feels his baseball team's bullpen—full of freshmen—is showing signs of growth. Despite dropping Wednesday's game to No. 21 Rice (11-7) Lopez liked what he saw from his young arms.... Read more»

Major League Soccer

Breaking down the Desert Cup's MLS teams

Although Major League Soccer played its first season in 1996, many Tucson soccer fans, much less local sports fans in general, may be unfamiliar with the two pro teams that are visiting the Old Pueblo this weekend for the Desert Cup.... Read more»

Dairy Queen Classic serves up college baseball

Because of the Metrodome collapse this winter, the Dairy Queen Classic tournament—a set of round-robin college baseball games between four teams—will be held at Kino Stadium (formerly Tucson Electric Park) on Mar. 4-6.... Read more»

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