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June 29, 2000 | Associated Press
Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today and the nation's largest newspaper group, struck a deal to buy the Arizona Republic, the Indianapolis Star and four other daily newspapers from Central Newspapers for $2.6 billion. The sale would end a family journalism dynasty that began with Eugene C. Pulliam, a preacher's son who began delivering newspapers at age 6 and eventually owned dozens of papers. His heirs hold a controlling interest in Phoenix-based Central Newspapers.
January 21, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Civil rights leaders are calling for the expulsion of members of the Arizona State University chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity who planned and participated in a Martin Luther King Jr.-themed party that mocked black people. The fraternity suffered a public backlash Tuesday after photos were posted over the weekend of party attendees wearing stereotypical clothing, such as baggy basketball jerseys, bandannas and baseball caps worn backward, and drinking out of watermelon cups.
December 24, 1990
The Fiesta Bowl is $691,000 in the red, having failed to recover from an estimated $700,000 loss for its sponsorship of a food and music event in Phoenix last year, The Arizona Republic reported.
December 9, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - There is bad blood between the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, so Kirk Gibson, a World Series hero with the Dodgers who is now manager of the Diamondbacks, faced an obvious question Monday at baseball's winter meetings: What are the chances of a brawl when the teams meet for a season-opening series in Australia? Gibson didn't want to talk about it. "Our focus is on trying to win a game," he said. The teams share a violent history that reached its apex in June, when they were part of a particularly savage bench-clearing incident at Dodger Stadium.
April 21, 1989
John Oppedahl, managing editor-news at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, will become managing editor of the Arizona Republic on June 1. Oppedahl, 44, succeeds Alan Moyer, who retired in December.
June 16, 1989
Heavyweight boxer Bert Cooper failed a drug test administered hours before he entered the ring to fight George Foreman in Phoenix on June 1, according to the Arizona Republic. The fight ended after two rounds when Cooper refused to leave his corner.
March 16, 1986
Reg Manning, known throughout Arizona as "The Cactus Cartoonist" and across the country for his water color paintings of the Old West, is dead at age 80. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1951 for one of the more than 15,000 cartoons he drew for the Arizona Republic, the state's largest newspaper, Manning's work also was seen by millions more readers when his work was syndicated in 170 newspapers.
April 14, 1989
Deion Sanders, former Florida State football and baseball star, has chosen football over baseball. Sanders, playing minor league baseball in the New York Yankee organization, said he will cut short his baseball season to play in the National Football League. The Arizona Republic reported that the Phoenix Cardinals are trying to make a deal to move up in the draft so that they can select Sanders.
May 22, 1989
Chris Mills, former Los Angeles prep star ruled ineligible by the NCAA to play at Kentucky, is considering transferring to Arizona, the Arizona Republic reported in its Sunday editions. Arizona Coach Lute Olson is in West Germany with the Wildcat basketball team and could not be reached for comment. Earlier, it was reported that Mills, who played at Fairfax High, is considering UCLA. The NCAA on Friday placed Kentucky on three years' probation for several violations. Among them is the case of Mills' father allegedly being mailed $1,000 by Kentucky assistant Dwane Casey.
November 22, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Your browser does not support iframes. They're huffing and puffing over in Arizona again. They must like to do that in the desert. Guess there's nothing much else to but sweat. The Diamondbacks must really, really want a rivalry with the Dodgers. Must be good box office. Last time we saw the Diamondbacks, they had their panties in snit because several of the Dodgers celebrated capturing the National League West in Phoenix by jumping into the swimming pool at Chase Field.
November 3, 2013 | By Richard E. Meyer
Truth is overrated. Most of the time, it's boring. "The wind blew. " So what? "It blew so hard I saw a chicken lay the same egg twice. " Really? Sometimes telling the truth is necessary, but most of the time the plain truth is just that: plain. It is better to lie. I was reminded of this the other day when I came upon an obituary, published nearly two years ago, for someone I admired. His name was Jim Cook. He worked at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, where I landed my first newspaper job. Jim was a gentlemanly, painstaking reporter who wrote with the grace of a slumming angel.
October 2, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
For years to come, Sheriff Joe Arpaio can expect to have a federal judge looking over his shoulder, watching almost his every move and those of his deputies. A federal judge Wednesday approved a plan to place an independent monitor inside the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office to ensure the department is not racial profiling. Maricopa County deputies - once described by a Justice Department expert as conducting "the most egregious racial profiling in the United States" - will have every traffic stop monitored statistically and with video cameras, with strict orders to ignore suspects' race.
September 24, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Rashad Johnson has a really cool football wound to show off. And the Arizona Cardinals safety did just that Monday night, tweeting out photos of the left middle finger that is now missing the top portion after an injury that occurred during Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. #thefinger Blessed to be able to still go out and do what I love this season. #thankful #trulyblessed #birdgang - Rashad Johnson (@49foyamind49)
September 20, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
I would like to begin by informing you I voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008, but we've had these discussions about honesty before. Still, I've always had a soft spot for the old coot, but the man who brought us Sarah Palin now may have finally gone too far. Linking to a provincial post in the Arizona Republic with the headline “The Dodgers are idiots,” the good senator has taken time out from dressing down Vladimir Putin and trying...
September 19, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Every party has a pooper, that's why we invited you, party pooper, party pooper … Ah, some of the Diamondbacks were upset that half the Dodgers' team came back onto the field after clinching the National League West championship and jumped in their outfield pool? And isn't that just too bad? “They clinched the division this year so if that's how they're going to act and be classless, that's their clubhouse,” said Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist. Yes, the Dodgers violated that age-old unwritten baseball rule: Never pee the other team's pool.
September 15, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Preseason hockey isn't exactly the best advertisement for the sport. Of course, you could say that about preseason anything. But there it was, warts and all, on display at Staples Center on Sunday. It is the first time since 2011 there are NHL preseason contests because the lockout wiped those games out a year ago. "Work in progress" might be best to describe the Kings' effort in split-squad games against the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night. The Coyotes' goaltending duo of Thomas Greiss and Louis Domingue combined to beat the Kings, 5-1, at Staples Center.
April 20, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Few people know the 32 NFL teams better than the writers who cover those teams on a day-to-day basis. Those beat writers made the selections for this mock draft, choosing the players as if Thursday night were to unfold this way: 1. KANSAS CITY (Adam Teicher, Kansas City Star) - Luke Joeckel, T, Texas A&M: "With all the uncertainty over Branden Albert, the Chiefs need to do something to secure that position for the long term. That's a priority. " 2. JACKSONVILLE (Vito Stellino, Florida Times-Union)
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