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Brewer fires agency head who exposed wrongdoing

azcentral.com — Gov. Jan Brewer has fired Brian McNeil, the straight-shooting military man who led the Arizona Department of Administration and exposed corruption within her administration. The reason for his firing has not been disclosed, and McNeil could not be reached for comment.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @charrisazrep: Gov. Brewer fires ADOA Chief Brian McNeil, who exposed corruption in her administration. bit.ly/1r3WP5p

Oct 21, 2014

RT @charrisazrep: Gov. Brewer fires ADOA Chief Brian McNeil, who exposed corruption in her administration. bit.ly/1r3WP5p

Oct 20, 2014

RT @azcentral: .@GovBrewer fires ADOA Chief Brian McNeil, who exposed problems in her administration ow.ly/D4ilL pic.twitter.com/HdULM2Tut7

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Look up for the Orionid meteor shower tonight

azcentral.com — Clear skies and a new moon should make for good viewing overnight tonight and on Tuesday night-early Wednesday morning for the Orionid meteor shower. The annual shower happens when the Earth plows through a trail of particles left over from Halley's Comet. At the peak, it could produce a couple dozen meteors per hour.
Oct 21, 2014

Can't sleep? Go outside and watch the Orionid meteor shower: azcentral.com/story/news/loc…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @12News: Look up for the Orionid meteor shower in #Arizona tonight starting at 7 p.m. azcentral.com/story/news/loc…

Oct 20, 2014

Can't sleep tonight? Step outside and watch the Orionid meteor shower: azcentral.com/story/news/loc…

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died

azcentral.com — One of the world's most legendary fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta, has died, reports ABC News and Univision. He was 82. De la Renta's health was described earlier this month by the New York Times as "precarious." He had cancer in 2006, and at his women's wear show in September looked "frail."

Cardinals will find out by Wednesday if game vs. Cowboys will be 'flexed' to Sunday night

azcentral.com — The Cardinals will find out no later than Wednesday if their Nov. 2 match up at Dallas against the Cowboys will be moved from an 11 a.m. start on Channel 10 to a 6:30 p.m. start on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" as part of the league's new flexible scheduling element.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @12News: Cardinals will find out by Wednesday if game vs. Cowboys will be 'flexed' to Sunday night. azcentral.com/story/sports/n… pic.twitter.com/t6aSxHpxaV

Oct 20, 2014

RT @12News: Cardinals will find out by Wednesday if game vs. Cowboys will be 'flexed' to Sunday night. azcentral.com/story/sports/n… pic.twitter.com/t6aSxHpxaV

Oct 20, 2014

RT @azcsports: From @azbobbymac: Cardinals will know by Wednesday if game at Cowboys will be 'flexed' to NBC's Sunday Night Football ow.ly/D4nLG

Oct 20, 2014

Check this out: Cardinals will find out by Wednesday if game vs. Cowboys will be 'flexed' to Sunday night azc.cc/1tGjMCf

Todd Graham expects ASU QB Taylor Kelly to start at Washington

azcentral.com — Arizona State coach Todd Graham said Monday he expects senior quarterback Taylor Kelly to progress enough this week to start Saturday at Washington. "Hopefully we'll have him ready where he can go this week,'' Graham said. The No.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @azcsports: Todd Graham expects #ASUfootball QB Taylor Kelly to start at Washington. @DougHaller's story: ow.ly/D3PFu

Oct 20, 2014

Todd Graham expects ASU QB Taylor Kelly to start at Washington azc.cc/1tFKRWm via @azcentral

Oct 20, 2014

RT @DougHaller: ASU coach Todd Graham expects QB Taylor Kelly to progress enough this week to start Saturday at Washington. azcentral.com/story/sports/c…

Oct 20, 2014

ASU coach Todd Graham expects QB Taylor Kelly to progress enough this week to start Saturday at Washington. azcentral.com/story/sports/c…

Phoenix's Henry Cejudo to make UFC debut at Dec. 13 card

azcentral.com — Phoenix native and 2008 Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo will make his UFC debut at U.S. Airways Center Dec. 13 at UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Miocic. Cejudo will face Dustin Kimura in a three-round bantamweight bout. Cejudo will be one of six Arizona natives who will compete in the first ever UFC event to take place in Phoenix.
Oct 20, 2014

Something cool we'll be following: Henry Cejudo to make @UFC debut Dec. 13 in Phoenix: #MMA ow.ly/D3Zcu

Oct 20, 2014

RT @azcsports: Phoenix's Henry Cejudo to make #UFC debut at Dec. 13 card in Phoenix. Get the details here: #MMA ow.ly/D3Zcu

Darnell Dockett taunts Raiders fans with sign

azcentral.com — The Cardinals defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-13 on Sunday, and injured defensive end Darnell Dockett had a message for the "Black Hole." As the game was winding down, Dockett held up a whiteboard that read, "Worst team in NFL 0-6." Dockett had a smiley face in the zero, of course.

Baseball coach Tracy Smith talks about opening his first fall practice at ASU

azcentral.com — Watching new Arizona State baseball coach Tracy Smith quiz his players on signals to conclude the opening fall practice Monday reminded me why I always say athletes are under appreciated for their sports IQ.
Oct 21, 2014

Baseball coach Tracy Smith talks about opening his first fall practice at #ASU @ASUSkip azc.cc/1whe4EN via @azcentral

Williams Field football has forfeits rescinded by AIA

azcentral.com — The Arizona Interscholastic Association rescinded Williams Field's four football forfeits Monday. Gilbert Williams Field got its four football wins back Monday when the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board rescinded the forfeits. "They appreciated how we handled things," Higley Unified School District Athletic Director Michael Fowler said.

McManaman: Just how good are the Arizona Cardinals?

azcentral.com — Just how good are the Cardinals, really? Well, they are one of only four teams in the NFL with just one loss, and they've won 12 of their past 15 games dating back to last season.

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

azcentral.com — WASHINGTON - Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, U.S. meteorologists say. That's because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.7 degrees Celsius).
Oct 20, 2014

RT @azcentral: Last month was Earth's hottest September ever, the fourth monthly heat record set this year ow.ly/D4knK pic.twitter.com/fjIcjFKEY0