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Blues guitarist’s love for LPs, family leads to long music career Special

Tucson - It was a matter of love at first sight for Bryan Dean. His father was a drummer and his mother a singer, but it was his grandmother who gave him his first Les Paul guitar in 1978.

Arizona twin brothers strengthen their bond with baseball Special

Tucson - Scott Kingery knows that turning double plays in the field can increase the connection between teammates, especially when the player you are flipping them with is your twin brother.

Arizona infielders redeem for errors with offense, drive in 7 Special

Tucson - It was the bottom of the fifth inning on Saturday. UC Santa Barbara had just replaced its starter, and Gauchos reliever Hector Lujan was warming up on the mound. With the game tied at 3-3, the bases were loaded for Kevin Newman.

Seton Hall pitcher ‘overmatches’ Arizona in series opener Special

Tucson - Heading into Friday’s game, Arizona starter James Farris and Seton Hall starter Josh Prevost had a lot in common as pitchers.

Arizona baseball player has soul of musician, 3 RBI night Special

Tucson - Kenny Meimerstorf knows how to hold both a bat and a guitar. In fact, before the Arizona right fielder goes to sleep at night, he often strums Jack Johnson tunes on his nylon-stringed acoustic guitar, which he considers somewhat of a post-game ritual.

Arizona senior throws complete game shutout, strikes out 10 Special

Tucson - It’s been more than two years since it last happened for James Farris. Not since his first outing of the 2012 season on Feb. 19 against North Dakota State.

Arizona freshman dedicated to his girlfriend, baseball on V-Day Special

Tucson - Even before Willie Calhoun saw his first college pitch, he understood commitment. The first-year Wildcat has been with his girlfriend Nikkiandaya for four years, ever since his freshman year at Benicia High School in California.

Arizona baseball fan plays for his hometown dream team Special

Tucson - Michael Hoard remembers sitting in the stands at Sancet Stadium as a child, cheering on the Arizona Wildcats baseball team.

Three girls imprisoned in Tucson home for two years

Tucson - Three girls, ages 12, 13 and 17, were reportedly imprisoned in a Tucson, Ariz., home for two years. The mother, Sophia Richter, 32, and stepfather, Fernando Richter, 34, have both been arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail.

Tucson teacher accused of taping a student to a chair

Tucson - Anyone who has knowledge about young children understands that their focus time is limited and that they can’t sit still very long.

Faith in God, family's battle with cancer inspire Arizona pitcher Special

Tucson - There hasn’t been a day. There hasn’t been a day in his baseball career that James Farris hasn’t pitched for his teammates, coaches, school and fans.

Arizona freshman idolizes Derek Jeter, drives in 6 on Saturday Special

Tucson - Kevin Newman has spent countless hours watching video tape of Derek Jeter in the field, over the course of his baseball career.

Arizona State tops Arizona in marathon match between rivals Special

Tucson - Tuesday night’s contest between Arizona and Arizona State had the length of Rapunzel’s hair. The nine inning game lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes, and the teams combined for 345 pitches thrown, 8 hit batsmen and 12 walks.

Arizona starter misses complete game by one out Special

Tucson - The hardest out on Friday night for Konner Wade was the 27th one. In the ninth inning against California, the Wildcats starter was one out away from a complete game shutout.

Wildcats get first conference win, snap 6-game losing streak Special

Tucson - There were many words spoken by Andy Lopez to his team after their first PAC-12 victory of the season on Thursday. And the over-riding message the Arizona head coach sent to his players was that the road to a winning streak is about winning a single game.

Cats can’t claw back against Beavers, Moore makes PAC-12 debut Special

Tucson - If you had asked Andrew Moore a month ago, he wouldn’t have known whether or not he would be a starter this season for Oregon State.

Dixon nearly hits for cycle, homers twice against Bulldogs Special

Tucson - Brandon Dixon has now managed to do three times, what only one other Wildcat has done once this season: hit a homerun at Hi-Corbett Field.

Wildcats come from behind to beat Lions with walk-off Special

Tucson - Johnny Field had three singles in Friday night’s game against Columbia. His first basehit was to third. His second one was to left-center field. His third won the game.

New scorpion species found near Tucson

Biologists announced that they have discovered a new species scorpion, called Vaejovis Brysoni, in southern Arizona in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Colorado rock band takes fun seriously, drops third album soon Special

Tucson - It wasn’t the money that drew Brad Jones to rock music. After all, the current lead electric guitarist for Left Foot Green had made plenty of that, while playing six string and ukulele for a lucrative folk band.

Bittersweet outing for Arizona pitcher Special

Tucson - Wildcats’ hurler Nick Cunningham posted nothing but zeros on Tuesday night. The senior also broke a personal career-high in one category and tied another. Still, Arizona suffered its second loss of the season, 3-1, to Utah Valley.

Arizona freshmen find commonality in season opening performances Special

Tucson - One of them is an identical twin who missed all of January with mononucleosis. Another’s father played professional baseball and likes golfing in his spare time. While the third enjoys ping pong and comes from a bloodline of tennis players.

Arizona pitching and offense light up field on opening night Special

Tucson - Even after coaching Arizona baseball for 11 years, Andy Lopez still experiences new and unique things. Friday night’s season opener against Coppin State, in which the Wildcats won, 16-0, was a prime example.

Wildcats coach embraces pressure to repeat Omaha victory Special

Tucson - Many baseball coaches say the most difficult year is the one that follows a World Series win. But Andy Lopez doesn’t feel that way at all.

Arizona player fulfils boy’s unique request on Meet the Team day Special

Tucson - It wasn’t a playoff game. It was no Regional or Super Regional contest. Let alone close to the magnitude of the Men's College World Series, which the Arizona Wildcats won last year. It could barely be considered an exhibition game.

Video: Native American confronts anti-illegal immigration protest

Tucson - In Tucson, Arizona, a rally against illegal immigration was interrupted by the rant of a Native American man, who called them all the real "illegals" for invading his country.

Tucson shooting survivors clash on gun control

Tucson - Three survivors of the 2011 shooting in Tucson, A.Z. released a video Sunday in support of gun control, clashing with the father of a 9-year old girl who died in the incident.

Cats Clinch Ticket to College World Series Special

Tucson - The temperature in Tucson had hit 103 degrees during the game. But that didn’t stop 3,900 Arizona baseball fans from attending Hi-Corbett Field on Saturday to watch the Wildcats clinch a spot in this year’s Men’s College World Series.

A grand slam and stellar pitching lead Arizona to Supers Special

Tucson - Arizona’s Johnny Field accomplished what few baseball players ever do in a game on Sunday. Let alone in a NCAA Regional Championship, like he did.

Pacific Coast League: Padres beat 51s in dramatic comeback Special

Tucson - Offense was not in short supply for either the Padres or the 51s on Tuesday, in a seesaw game of three lead changes. The teams combined for 21 runs – 11 in the sixth inning alone – on 33 hits in Tucson’s 11-10 victory over Las Vegas.
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Left Foot Green performs on stage at The Hut in Tucson.
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Authorities say three teen sisters were rescued after being held captive for two years in their Tucson, Arizona home. The girls' stepfather and mother are in custody
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President Obama with his wife Michelle at a memorial service in Tucson
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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaking with the Commandant at the University of Arizona
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