Arizona’s bankruptcy picture continued to improve through the start of the holiday season, with the number of filings statewide dipping to a nine-month low.
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan, diving for a first down in the first half, kept the Sun Devils guessing and threw for 277 yards and a touchdown.
Flowing Wells senior Shalise Fernander averaged 10.9 points and 2.2 steals per game for the Caballeros last season.
ASU running back Marion Grice is surrounded by Stanford defenders during their game Sept. 21. Stanford won 42-28, and it wasn’t that close.
TEMPE — D.J. Foster has played in plenty of big games. His high school career at Scottsdale Saguaro was filled with deep playoff runs and state-championship appearances.
TEMPE — Arizona State almost has to play better on special teams in its rematch against Stanford.
EDMONTON, Alberta — He’ll never ease the pressure he puts on himself to make each game a masterpiece, but Coyotes goalie Mike Smith can divert his attention.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will automatically renew health-insurance plans for customers who have plans that may have been canceled under the Affordable Care Act.
TEMPE — “Did you see him at UCLA?”
Jake Plummer, Glenn Parker and Rick Neuheisel know the Arizona State-Arizona rivalry as well anyone. Once upon a time, Plummer and Parker lived it. Plummer, a quarterback, was at ASU from 1993 to 1996. Parker, an offensive lineman, played for UA in 1988 and 1989.
TEMPE — The health of running back Marion Grice has been an Arizona State secret since he was forced from the Sun Devils’ 38-33 victory over UCLA and was later seen on crutches.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer completed 26 of 37 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 40-11 win over the Colts.
GLENDALE — The Cardinals entered Sunday’s game against the Colts with a three-game winning streak that had a mile-long string of “yeah, buts” attached.
Ten investment managers at the Arizona State Retirement System, which provides pensions for teachers and government employees, will be eligible for performance bonuses of up to 25 percent of their base pay if they exceed benchmarks and if the underfunded trust makes money.
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson performs well under pressure and overcomes failure because he has moxie, grit, confidence and intelligence, says coach Bruce Arians
Mollie Moyer walks to the light rail station at Apache Blvd. and Loop101 in Tempe, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
PASADENA, Calif. — Since August, when Arizona State opened practice in Tempe, coach Todd Graham has not failed to let a day pass without talking about a championship. He never has shied away from his goals, not after getting blown out in the first half at Stanford, not after losing a winnabl…
Don’t let the golden arm fool you.
TEMPE — The NFL already is pining for UCLA sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley.
TEMPE — Just how much of a shot Arizona State had at stealing two-way standout Myles Jack away from UCLA last winter is up for debate.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians knows what will happen around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when he sees his old friend and boss, Colts coach Chuck Pagano, and the players Arians coached last season in Indianapolis.
Drivers in Arizona pay slightly more than average in auto-insurance costs, but premiums here have been rising more slowly than in most other states.
Despite a bad shoulder, Cardinals WR Michael Floyd caught six passes for 193 yards, including this 91-yard TD after running by Jags CB Will Blackmon.
The most encouraging sign for Arizona State entering Saturday’s showdown at UCLA: The Sun Devils’ recent defensive performance.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Throughout the off-season, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians spoke of his love for the deep pass, the high-flying “chunk” plays that would lift an offense that had been grounded for the previous three seasons.
On the plane ride back from Salt Lake City last week, coach Todd Graham watched the game film of Arizona State’s narrow victory over Utah. He saw senior defensive end Gannon Conway make plays on first and second down, then trot to the sideline on third when ASU switched to its nickel package.
Deantre Lewis’ freshman season with Arizona State must seem like an eternity ago.
CHICAGO — Not much has deterred the Phoenix Coyotes during their visits to Chicago in recent seasons to tackle the Blackhawks.
PHOENIX — For months, Cave Creek and Scottsdale feuded over the title “The West’s Most Western Town” that Scottsdale has claimed since 1947.
PHOENIX — Burglary was the apparent motive behind the September beating death of a young boxer that resulted in the arrests of two men Friday night, police said.
Foothills swimmer Krista Duffield came up seven-tenths of a second short in the Division II 100-yard butterfly finals.
ASU junior left guard Jamil Douglas is ready to protect quarterback Taylor Kelly after the snap. Douglas and the rest of the starting offensive line have been healthy all season.
TEMPE — Someone occasionally tells Arizona State senior tight end Chris Coyle his receiving statistics.
Cardinals kicker Jay Feely has made 28 of his last 29 field-goal attempts.
TEMPE — In the process of becoming the Cardinals general manager earlier this year, Steve Keim had long conversations with team president Michael Bidwill, many of which covered obvious topics, such as hiring a coach and draft philosophy.
TEMPE — Arizona State athletics “lives on Earth,” president Michael Crow said Tuesday after the school lost a third athletic director to an other-worldly competitor.
Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly may be ranked 12th in the nation in passing offense with 313 yards a game through the air, but lately the Sun Devils have been reaping the rewards of another skill set — his running ability.
If you thought Jonathan Cooper was fast before, you should see him on his little red scooter as he navigates his way around the Cardinals’ training facility.
ASU wide receiver Jaelen Strong runs between WSU safety Deone Bucannon and linebacker Cyrus Coen, right, during the first half.
PULLMAN, Wash. — Does Arizona State struggle away from Sun Devil Stadium?
PHOENIX — For a franchise nicknamed for one of the galaxy’s brighter stars, things sure went dark last season for the Suns.
PHOENIX — Southwest Airlines is ready to pounce if Tempe-based US Airways and American Airlines are forced to sell takeoff and landing rights in Washington, D.C., and New York City to get regulators’ blessing for their megamerger.
“It was truly a sabbatical,” Arizona State head coach Charli Turner Thorne said of her absence during the 2011-2012 season. Without her, the Sun Devils made the postseason, losing in the first round of the WNIT.
TEMPE — If it’s true the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one, the Cardinals’ defense has done that.
Driving a little out of the way to buy cheaper gasoline can save Arizona motorists money if the fuel they purchase is at least 2 cents cheaper a gallon.
Wells Fargo said Wednesday that it will lay off an additional 111 workers at a facility in Tempe as it continues to struggle with declining mortgage refinancings amid higher interest rates.
Insurance giant Mass Mutual will hire more than 200 people in Phoenix over the next year or so as it opens a new facility, its first corporate office in the western United States, The Arizona Republic reports.
Washington running back Bishop Sankey averages 149.8 rushing yards per game.
TEMPE — After the first few weeks of Arizona State basketball practice, coach Herb Sendek noticed something. Whenever the Sun Devils split into groups, the side with forward Jonathan Gilling played better offensively.
Arizona State senior defensive tackleHeight, weight: 6-foot-1, 288 poundsPreviously ranked: No. 7 at the first-quarter point, unranked sinceWhat we said when he dropped out at midseason: Though the Sun Devils are 4-2, it hasn't been the defense driving that case. Sutton demands double teams …