News archive from 16 September 2014

Cardinals all smiles after final training-camp practice

Cardinals all smiles after final training-camp practice

Few events make football players happier than the end of training camp, and the Cardinals were no exception on Friday. Almost everyone with a bird on his helmet wore a smile after the final public practice ended an hour earlier than scheduled....

AZCentral, 00:00 in Sport
 
Diana Taurasi leads Mercury to Game 1 win over Sparks in first round of playoffs

Diana Taurasi leads Mercury to Game 1 win over Sparks in first round of playoffs

The beauty of this Mercury season has been that even when Diana Taurasi has an off night, the pieces around her are capable of picking up the slack. But as she showed Friday night, Taurasi still can take over a game any time she wants. Taurasi scored...

AZCentral, 00:37 in Sport
 
Aaron Hill doesn't think he's slowing down defensively

Aaron Hill doesn't think he's slowing down defensively

Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill doesn't think he's slowing down. Yes, he's 32 years old and advanced defensive metrics would suggest things aren't going as smoothly at the keystone as in previous seasons, but Hill insists he feels the same as...

AZCentral, 00:44 in Sport
 
Collmenter carries D-Backs past Padres

Collmenter carries D-Backs past Padres

Diamondbacks 5, Padres 1 Recap: After limping through a 2-8 road trip that was littered with one-run decisions and walkoff losses, a return home certainly seemed to suit the Diamondbacks, who snapped a six-game losing streak Friday with a win over the...

AZCentral, 01:26 in Sport
 
Williams Field speeds past Show Low in opener

Williams Field speeds past Show Low in opener

Maybe it was the new turf or maybe Gilbert Williams Field's backfield is just really, really fast. "Probably a little bit of both," coach Steve Campbell said. The speedy ground attack helped Williams Field to a quick start and propelled the...

AZCentral, 01:56 in Sport
 
Arizona United SC tied for 8th after big win at home

Arizona United SC tied for 8th after big win at home

Friday night's match between Arizona United SC and Oklahoma City Energy FC was critical for both teams' chances to grab a USL Pro playoff spot. So the intensity was there the entire match, which featured three red cards, a saved penalty kick and one...

AZCentral, 02:09 in Sport
 
Josh Collmenter bounces back for Arizona Diamondbacks

Josh Collmenter bounces back for Arizona Diamondbacks

Entering the ninth inning Friday against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field, Diamondbacks right-hander Josh Collmenter was working on what was shaping up to be perhaps his best start ever. He had a shutout going, having allowed just two hits and no...

AZCentral, 02:31 in Sport
 
Mitch Haniger debuts for Arizona Diamondbacks farm club

Mitch Haniger debuts for Arizona Diamondbacks farm club

Nick Piecoro, Diamondbacks beat writer for azcentral sports, is in Mobile, Ala., to report on the club's Double-A affiliate, which is home to several of the organizations top prospects. MOBILE, Ala. – The Milwaukee Brewers outfield is productive and...

AZCentral, 02:40 in Sport
 
All facets clicking as Liberty beats Ironwood Ridge

All facets clicking as Liberty beats Ironwood Ridge

When the offense, defense and special teams click together, success usually results. Just ask Danny Filleman, the coach at Peoria Liberty High School and the recipient of strong play Friday night from these three units. The result were important...

AZCentral, 02:40 in Sport
 
Bishop Gorman routs Brophy in Sollenberger Classic

Bishop Gorman routs Brophy in Sollenberger Classic

LAS VEGAS – Just prior to Friday night's game against the nation's No. 1-ranked team, Phoenix Brophy Prep coach Scooter Molander said he was pleased with how his Broncos responded to an early arrival 48 hours earlier and that he thought it could make...

AZCentral, 03:14 in Sport
 
Mountain Pointe coach wants more good memories from Las Vegas

Mountain Pointe coach wants more good memories from Las Vegas

Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan loves Las Vegas. He has family there. And a fond football memory. Last year, he took an under-the-radar team to Bishop Gorman, and shocked the nation with a 28-21 win. It catapulted Mountain Pointe's 14-0, Division...

AZCentral, 03:32 in Sport
 
McKenzie Berryhill scores twice to help ASU soccer tie Texas in Honolulu

McKenzie Berryhill scores twice to help ASU soccer tie Texas in Honolulu

McKenzie Berryhill scored twice in the second half Friday night, bringing Arizona State soccer back from a 2-0 deficit to a 2-2 season-opening tie in double overtime with Texas in Honolulu. Berryhill, a junior defender, headed in a cross from Lucy...

AZCentral, 15:29 in Sport
 
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to watch

Arizona Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to watch

Five things to watch in the Cardinals game vs. the Bengals tonight Starting QB Carson Palmer – Coach Bruce Arians said Palmer was the MVP of training camp, and it's hard to argue. Palmer looked comfortable and in control throughout, and the first-team...

AZCentral, 15:51 in Sport
 
McKenzie Berryhill scores twice to help ASU soccer tie Texas in Honolulu

McKenzie Berryhill scores twice to help ASU soccer tie Texas in Honolulu

McKenzie Berryhill scored twice in the second half Friday night, bringing Arizona State soccer back from a 2-0 deficit to a 2-2 season-opening tie in double overtime with Texas in Honolulu. Berryhill, a junior defender, headed in a cross from Lucy...

AZCentral, 16:05 in Sport
 
High school football analysis: 'Zero Week'

High school football analysis: 'Zero Week'

Some thoughts while rewinding Friday night's first high school football action … -- Why wasn't Chandler Hamilton invited to be part of the Sollenberger Classic at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman? And why wasn't there a rematch between Bishop Gorman and...

AZCentral, 16:21 in Sport
 

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