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  • Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season opener, 124-76

    Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season opener, 124-76

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:41 AM EDT2017-10-19 05:41:28 GMT
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    Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers opened the season by handing the Phoenix Suns the most one-sided loss in the franchise's 49-year history, 124-76.
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers opened the season by handing the Phoenix Suns the most one-sided loss in the franchise's 49-year history, 124-76.
  • Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

    Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-10-18 18:41:08 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:25 AM EDT2017-10-19 08:25:12 GMT

    The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.

    The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.

  • Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson back in London as star man

    Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson back in London as star man

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:20:37 GMT
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    Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. (Source: AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. (Source: AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Adrian Peterson is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his back-to-back trips to London. 

    Adrian Peterson is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his back-to-back trips to London. 

TUCSON, Ariz. – Four members from the University of Arizona men's basketball team are scheduled to visit patients at Diamond Children's on Monday, May 5, 4 p.m., and distribute jars filled with toys and other goodies assembled by volunteers of SHINE ON Tucson.

SHINE ON Tucson partners with UA student-athletes to visit pediatric patients at Diamond Children's on a regular basis.

"The mission of SHINE ON Tucson is to provide a sense of comfort to families when the unthinkable happens to their child – such as illness or trauma," says Janey Russell, founder of SHINE ON Tucson.

Russell says that Shine On Jars are "jars of warmth" for the children being treated at Diamond Children's. "They are hugs from the community – we want the children and families to know they are not alone, and that members of the Tucson community are thinking about them and giving them something unexpected to smile about," she says.

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  • Mowatt returns to Arizona Softball as pitching coach

    Mowatt returns to Arizona Softball as pitching coach

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-10-18 03:43:35 GMT
    Taryne Mowatt high-fives players on her first day on the job Tuesday as Arizona Wildcats pitching coach (Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics).Taryne Mowatt high-fives players on her first day on the job Tuesday as Arizona Wildcats pitching coach (Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics).

    Taryne Mowatt joins Mike Candrea's staff as pitching coach with Stacy Iveson shifting to lead recruiting and operations efforts.

    Taryne Mowatt joins Mike Candrea's staff as pitching coach with Stacy Iveson shifting to lead recruiting and operations efforts.

  • The truck is back for UA

    The truck is back for UA

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:58:59 GMT

    UA senior running back Nick Wilson was running like the old days in the Cats 47-30 win over UCLA.

    UA senior running back Nick Wilson was running like the old days in the Cats 47-30 win over UCLA.

  • Tate Pac-12 Player of the Week again

    Tate Pac-12 Player of the Week again

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:12 AM EDT2017-10-17 08:12:52 GMT
    Khalil Tate is the first Arizona player to win the conference honor in back-to-back weeks since 1982 (Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics).Khalil Tate is the first Arizona player to win the conference honor in back-to-back weeks since 1982 (Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics).

    Arizona sophomore quarterback Khalil Tate was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. 

    Arizona sophomore quarterback Khalil Tate was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. 

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