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Two men are accused of staging unsanctioned mixed martial arts matches in metro Phoenix.

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Northern Arizona has hired Memphis defensive coordinator Chris Ball as its next football coach.

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Northern Arizona coach Jerome Souers is stepping down as head football coach after 21 years of leading the Lumberjacks.

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Northern Arizona is a mountain biking mecca. The sport took off here some 30 years ago, when a few guys strapped fat tires onto cruiser bikes, and began trailblazing the region’s mountains and red rocks. At the start, it was male-dominated, but not for long as women began to climb the sport’s ranks. Now, some of those pioneering riders are mentoring the next generation of female mountain bikers. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo joined them for his first-ever trail ride.

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The Super Bowl is headed back to New Orleans for the 11th time and will make its fourth stop in Arizona.