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College football players from around the country practiced in Tucson on Thursday, preparing for the inaugural Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game. Kickoff is 6 p.m. Monday at Kino Stadium. (with rosters) Read more» 1

The Casino del Sol College All-Star Game, ready to kick off its inaugural in Tucson, is now owned by the Tucson Padres, the baseball team announced Tuesday. Read more» 1

An honor guard from the Ovo Valley Police Department and Golder Ranch Fire District presented the colors before the 2011 All-Star Game.

Victims of the Jan. 8 shooting that claimed six lives were honored at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday. Read more»

Hernandez and Giffords, on her birthday in 2008.

Taking the mound to throw out the first pitch for Tuesday's All-Star Game will be Daniel Hernandez, Jr., the intern who helped save the life of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot Jan. 8. Read more»

The West Point Cadet Color Guard presents the colors at the 2008 All-Star Game.

An honor guard of policemen from Oro Valley and firefighters from Golder Ranch Fire District will present the colors at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday. The ceremony will honor the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting. Read more»

Tucson Padres outfielder Aaron Cunningham received some of the best news of the season while standing in a grocery store. "I bumped into one of the team trainers at Safeway, and he told me that I had been selected to the All-Star Game," he said. "I was really blown away." Read more»

The final score of the NBA All-Star Game, played in Los Angeles on Sunday, was 148-143. That's entertainment. Read more»

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is swarmed by media seeking comment on a federal lawsuit filed against him after a news conference at which he and other conservatives said they are sending Major League Baseball 70,000 petition signatures against any plan to relocate the 2011 All-Star Game. MLB officials haven’t said anything to indicate they might move the game from Phoenix over SB 1070, but Arpaio and other said they worry that officials might heed the calls of critics and activists.

State Sen. Russell Pearce and other SB 1070 supporters are sending off 70,000 petition signatures urging Major League Baseball to ignore "critics and activists" they say are endangering plans to hold the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix. Read more» 1

Immigration rights activists protest Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, April 29.

Guest Opinion: At the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Commissioner Selig was pressured to move next year's game from Phoenix because of SB 1070. To his credit, he refused to accede, pointing out that moving the game wouldn't affect Arizona lawmakers. Read more» 1

John Bannister pitched one inning during the International All-Star Game at Hi Corbett Field on Wednesday night. He was added to the roster on Friday.

Representatives of the 10 teams in the GBL faced one of the country’s premier independent baseball leagues, the Northern League, in the International All-Star Game. Read more»

Former Suns star Charles Barkley and Gov. Jan Brewer might not make for a great matchup on the boards, but what about in the war of words? Barkley is calling for professional sports to boycott Arizona because of SB 1070. Brewer penned an op-ed for ESPN saying a boycott is "the wrong play." Read more»