April 30, 2014
CARLOS RUIZ entered the fourth week of the 2014 season hitting .204 without an RBI in 14 games. A week later, the Phillies catcher has been honored as the National League's Player of the Week. In the six games he started in Los Angeles and Arizona, Ruiz hit .500 (11-for-22) with a .593 OBP. Both numbers led all of baseball for the week. Ruiz began the week by going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and four RBI in a 7-0 win over the Dodgers last Monday. He ended it by knocking in one run and scoring another in the eighth inning of a 6-5, come-from-behind win in Arizona on Saturday.
April 23, 2014
AFTER SITTING out last season, former Constitution High standout Savon Goodman has committed to Arizona State. The 6-6, 215-pound forward started his career at Nevada-Las Vegas, where he averaged 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 27 games as a freshman in 2012-13. However, he left the school following an arrest in which he later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor petty theft and trespassing. Though he did not play basketball, Goodman spent last season at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.
March 26, 2014 |
In the grand Gonzaga vision, Arizona would have gotten such a game from the Zags in their round-of-32 game in San Diego on Sunday night that perhaps they'd feel a little fear about a face-losing defeat as a No. 1 seed. Fear? The Zags mostly saw only fastbreaks, buzzing past them. And relentless defense. The top-seeded Wildcats ran the eighth-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs out of Viejas Arena, winning, 84-61, to advance to the NCAA regional semifinals up the freeway in Anaheim. "We love playing defense," freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson said.
March 18, 2014 |
THE SOUL played Arizona and lost a close game. This is not a recording. For the sixth time since 2011, the Soul squared off against the Rattlers. And for the sixth time, they have come up empty. This time, Philadelphia lost, 62-55, in overtime at Arizona in Saturday's season opener. Arizona, which has beaten the Soul in the last two championship games, scored on its first possession of the overtime and ended the game when Jeremy Kellem intercepted a Dan Raudabaugh pass. Arizona forced OT when Nick Davila hit Tyson Poots with a 34-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds left and won it after Davila found Poots again from 14 yards out in overtime.
March 11, 2014
TO CHRISTINE Flowers: I think you are right. I am totally against sodomy in all of its forms and had to place myself in the shoes of those in Arizona who can't conscientiously serve homosexuals. If I had a service of some kind in the state, I couldn't do anything that would encourage or express any approval of this form of sexual perversion. (I would say the same about fornication, adultery and pedophilia.) I suppose that I could be sued and put out of business. And this is probably true in many or most other states.
February 28, 2014
WHEN advocates of same-sex marriage pushed their case in the courts of both public opinion and law, they made sure to read the following language from that little card provided to them by the tolerance police: "No one will be forced to violate their religious beliefs if Adam can marry Steve and Madame can marry Eve. " Much like the Miranda warnings that became famous after the Supremes decided that magic words were all that were needed to protect the...
January 28, 2014 |
Nick Johnson scored 22 points, helping top-ranked Arizona pull away from Utah, 65-56, Sunday night for its school-record 20th straight win. Arizona (20-0, 7-0 Pac-12) struggled early in both halves before a deciding second-half run. The Wildcats offset a 3-for-14 night from three-point range with 20 offensive rebounds that led to 19 second-chance points. Utah (14-6, 3-5) kept it close before wearing down in the closing minutes, unable to keep the Wildcats off the glass or from scoring inside to remain winless on the road.
January 22, 2014 |
Arizona and Syracuse are the top two teams in the Associated Press top 25 for a seventh consecutive week. Again, Arizona (18-0) was the runaway No. 1, receiving 61 first-place votes from a 65-member national media panel. The Orange (18-0) got the other No. 1 votes. Michigan State moved up one place to third, while Villanova jumped two spots to fourth. Kansas has beaten three straight ranked opponents and jumped from 15th to No. 8. Rosemont 88, Neumann 78 - Freshman Kyle Lafferty (Central)
January 18, 2014 |
Nick Johnson had 17 points, Aaron Gordon added 16 and top-ranked Arizona jumped on rival Arizona State early in a 91-68 rout Thursday night in Tucson. Arizona (18-0, 5-0 Pac-12) raced out to a 21-point lead in the first half and didn't let up, extending the best start in school history with a flurry of dunks and three-pointers. Arizona State (13-5, 2-3) played without second-leading scorer Jermaine Marshall and had trouble with Arizona's size all night, shooting 34 percent. Louisville 91, Houston 52 - Wayne Blackshear scored 23 points in his first game as a reserve and No. 18 Louisville (15-3, 4-1 American Athletic Conference)
January 8, 2014 |
Arizona is No. 1 in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the fifth consecutive week, and another Wildcats team, Villanova, moved back into the top 10. Duke, which lost at Notre Dame, dropped to No. 16, the first time the Blue Devils have been out of the top 10 since December 2007. The Arizona Wildcats (15-0) were a runaway No. 1, with Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State remaining as the next four teams. Arizona received 60 first-place votes from the national media panel, while Syracuse (14-0)