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  • Phelps taken down by rival in butterfly final

    Phelps taken down by rival in butterfly final

    Friday, April 25 2014 3:37 AM EDT2014-04-25 07:37:13 GMT
    Michael Phelps has qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.    He was second at the turn and came on down the stretch
    Ryan Lochte edged U.S. teammate Michael Phelps in Thursday's 100 meter Butterfly final.
  • Cubs birthday meltdown benefits D-backs

    Cubs birthday meltdown benefits D-backs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:44:25 GMT
    Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss - a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.    One out from victory, the Cubs allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five
    Arizona scores five runs in the 9th inning to stun Cubs nation on the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field.
  • Shutdown in Chitown

    Shutdown in Chitown

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:51:14 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - Travis Wood hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to back his nine-strikeout performance on the mound, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday
    Travis Wood hit a three-run homer leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona.

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Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Starting with the Washington game, Wildcat senior QB B.J. Denker's struggles were exposed at times and the inconsistency carried over in the following weeks. The critics were out on in full effect after getting fat and happy off what Nick Foles and Matt Scott were able to do in recent history.

Denker not only managed to weather the storm with his coach in his corner, maybe by default, but he weathered the storm. He went wire to wire as the Zona starter with doubters seemingly questioning every move he made.

Denker's numbers aren't eye popping, but he thrived in the running game. It may have been the sole factor that allowed him to keep his job as he ad libbed through many tough spots in critical situations. Going into the Advocare bowl Denker has gained 898 yards on the ground.

His one and only season as Arizona's shotcaller is about to come to an end. Denker took time recently to refelect on going through the love hate relationship with the media and fans.

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  • SB: Long ball keeps Cats perfect at home

    SB: Long ball keeps Cats perfect at home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:34:42 GMT
    Arizona softball hit nine home runs in two games, three off the bat of Courtney Rodriguez, to sweep a doubleheader against New Mexico State at Hillenbrand Stadium Wednesday night, 13-3 (5 innings) in game
    The Wildcats hit nine home runs in a doubleheader sweep of New Mexico State to raise their home record to 24-0.
  • Jackson plans to talk to Kerr about Knicks job

    Jackson plans to talk to Kerr about Knicks job

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:26:54 GMT
    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing
    Knicks president Phil Jackson sees common ground with former player Steve Kerr (UA '88) and expects to talk with him about the team's vacant coaching job.
  • BB: Punchless in L.A.

    BB: Punchless in L.A.

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 06:26:42 GMT
    Bob Wheatley and Kyle Davis combined for a two-hit shutout, the University of Southern California baseball team pushed across to seventh-inning runs to defeat visiting Arizona, 2-0, and finish off a three-game
    USC shutouts the Wildcats for the 2nd time in three days to complete a three-game sweep.
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