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Patrick Finley: Reporter's bond with Tucson will live on

Patrick Finley: Reporter's bond with Tucson will live on

For eight years and two months, I've told other people's stories - 2,820 of them.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Patrick Finley: Reporter's bond with Tucson will live on

Patrick Finley: Reporter's bond with Tucson will live on

Reporter Patrick Finley, right, carries equipment to the Tucson Padres dug-out while learning how busy the job of ballboy can be for a story in 2011.

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Patrick Finley: Reporter's bond with Tucson will live on

Patrick Finley: Reporter's bond with Tucson will live on

Finley donned the Sandy the Sidewinder costume as part of his 2006 column on ballpark jobs that also included being a ticket-taker.

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Arizona State: Sun Devils featured in Pac-12 TV reality show

TEMPE - Call Arizona State the school of "Hard Knocks."

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Sun Devils have high, thorny hopes

Sun Devils have high, thorny hopes

TEMPE - When Todd Graham was a boy in Mesquite, Texas, he'd watch the Rose Bowl on an old black and white television.

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Patrick Finley: 'Really special' time for Salpointe grad as Fox Sports 1 readies debut

What happens when you start a network from scratch?

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Pac-12 football: Time to talk football

Pac-12 football: Time to talk football

Everyone's a potential champion on media day.

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Pac-12 football: Time to talk football

Pac-12 football: Time to talk football

As a freshman last season, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for 2,677 yards and ran for 752 more while going 12-1. He will be among the…

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Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Got a busy day planned? Consider Jennie Finch's schedule this past Sunday.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Running on fumes after doing the New York City Triathlon earlier in the day, Jennie Finch hams it up with Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith a…

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Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Days later at the ESPYs in L.A., Finch gave out the Capital One Cup to UCLA (men) and North Carolina (women).

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Patrick Finley: Tucson Padre proud of Pedro

Patrick Finley: Tucson Padre proud of Pedro

Late at night, when his Tucson Padres duties are through, Pat Murphy calls up his son-in-law's games.

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Patrick Finley: Padre proud of Pedro

Patrick Finley: Padre proud of Pedro

Tucson Padres manager Pat Murphy says he has "a different feeling inside me" when son-in-law and big-leaguer Pedro Alvarez is at bat.

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Arizona Basketball: Ex-Cat Lyons to play in France if NBA bid doesn't materialize

Arizona Basketball: Ex-Cat Lyons to play in France if NBA bid doesn't materialize

If Mark Lyons' long-shot NBA dream falls short this summer, he has a new home lined up.

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Arizona Basketball: Ex-Cat Lyons to play in France if NBA bid doesn't materialize

Arizona Basketball: Ex-Cat Lyons to play in France if NBA bid doesn't materialize

Former Wildcat Mark Lyons figures to make more than $100,000 if he plays basketball for Chorale Roanne, a team in France's top division.

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Patrick Finley: Vacation becomes vocation for Dorados

Patrick Finley: Vacation becomes vocation for Dorados

Jim Luckow couldn't get the images of destruction out of his head.

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Arizona Basketball: Lyons will play with Raptors

Arizona Basketball: Lyons will play with Raptors

Former Arizona Wildcats guard Mark Lyons practiced for the first time with the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday and will be on the team's NBA Summ…

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Arizona Basketball: Lyons will play with Raptors

Arizona Basketball: Lyons will play with Raptors

Mark Lyons averaged 15.6 points per game in his only season at the UA after transferring from Xavier. He'll now try to make the Raptors' roster.

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Patrick Finley: Not a state secret if Coyotes alter name

Patrick Finley: Not a state secret if Coyotes alter name

Fifteen million dollars a year can buy you a lot of things: one Circle K fountain drink for every Dutch citizen, for one, or half a season of …

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Patrick Finley: Not a state secret if Coyotes alter name

Patrick Finley: Not a state secret if Coyotes alter name

Shane Doan, right, and his teammates are likely to be playing under the name Arizona Coyotes, not Phoenix Coyotes, after this upcoming season.

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Patrick Finley: July 4 game a boon for Tucson Padres

Patrick Finley: July 4 game a boon for Tucson Padres

When the Tucson Padres open their gates at 5:30 tonight - a half-hour earlier than any other game all year - they'll boast twice as many emplo…

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Arizona Football: A subtle way to tell nation, 'Bear Down'

Arizona Football: A subtle way to tell nation, 'Bear Down'

The school's historic catchphrase stretches across 75 yards of Arizona Stadium's new artificial grass field.

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Arizona Football: A subtle way to tell nation, 'Bear Down'

Arizona Football: A subtle way to tell nation, 'Bear Down'

UA considered a copper-colored turf or a desert motif for its new $1 million field. "But we wanted to do green," AD Greg Byrne said. He though…

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Pac-12 Football: Pac-12, Big 10 agree on two more bowls

Pac-12 Football: Pac-12, Big 10 agree on two more bowls

The Pac-12's rivalry with the Big Ten will extend beyond the Rose Bowl and into two more California bowls.

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