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Ask a former softball or baseball player, of any age, what position they played back in the day and you’ll almost always get a quick, definitive answer. Shortstop. Catcher. First base. Occasionally, but…

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One might think that at age 70 Tom McMillen can look back at a life well lived and be happy. But he’s not happy and may never be happy.

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Chloe Thome doesn’t really have a favorite cross-country course. They all fall in the narrow range between brutal and completely evil. She’s used to her home course around Canyon Del Oro High School and…

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I just watched the Spanish thriller mini-series “Money Heist.” It was actually pretty good, although it would have benefited from some editing and the excision of a couple backstory subplots. Plus, whil…

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Isaiah Ramirez learned a hard lesson about inflation at the beginning of this school year. The senior two-way football player at Marana Mountain View High School actually lives in the old mining town of…

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By the time this appears in print and online, the U.S. Open might well be over for Rafael Nadal. The limits to which he has pushed his body and his mind in pursuit of tennis excellence are taking their …

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OK, all you Wildcat fans out there. The time has come. The Cats open the 2022 football season on Saturday, Sept. 3. There’s a feeling in the air. It’s certainly not confidence, but it isn’t dread either…

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In most quadrennial years that align with America’s midterm elections, the whole world would still be buzzing over the recently completed World Cup soccer championships.

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Marana High School senior Takaia Hicks’ taste in sports ranges from volleyball to beach volleyball. “I don’t know,” she said with a laugh. “I just really like volleyball.”

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Last year at about this time, I wrote a column that was somewhat dismissive of the oddsmakers in Las Vegas who gave the Arizona Wildcats football team a really disrespectful over/under number of 2 1/2. …

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Danielle Tuakalau says Bananarama’s 1983 hit “Cruel Summer” is such an awful song that it makes the impact that much stronger in movies and on TV. 

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It’s time to go back to school. The Amphitheater schools (Amphi, Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge) all start Thursday, Aug. 4, as do Flowing Wells High and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy. The Marana sch…

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A long, long time ago, before I came to Arizona (the state, not the university) on a basketball scholarship, I was playing a year of football and baseball at Cal State-Northridge. I had a part-time job …

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When one writes a column a few days in advance of publication, it’s usually pretty safe to assume there will not be any huge upheavals between the time of submission and the moment it reaches the public.