TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have hired two-time Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom as assistant strength and conditioning coach. The team also re-signed nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu. Kingdom has spent the last 10 years as director of the track and field and cross country programs at California University of Pennsylvania. Ta'amu appeared in 14 games for the Cardinals last season.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Moss and Sam Fuld homered and the Oakland Athletics finished in an 8-8 tie in 10 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday. Arizona starter Trevor Cahill allowed six runs and eight hits in three innings. He struck out four. Martin Prado continued his hot start for Arizona with a two-run double, and is 11 for 18 in six games.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona pitcher Bronson Arroyo is expected to miss a week to 10 days because of a back injury. Arroyo was scratched from a scheduled start Tuesday and had an MRI, which revealed a slightly bulging disk. The 37-year-old right-hander, who agreed last month to a $23.5 million, two-year contract, has never has been on the disabled list in his professional career.
SEATTLE (AP) - Ariya Crook scored 19 points, including three free throws in the final 30 seconds, as the fifth-seeded USC women beat No. 12 seed Arizona 59-54 in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament yesterday. Carissa Crutchfield hit a 3-pointer with 7:41 to play, pulling Arizona within three, but the Wildcats made just 1 of 8 field goals the rest of the way.
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