Super Bowl-Pregame Show

Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium before the Super Bowl on Sunday. The two acts will perform at the tailgate party and part of each performance will be televised live as part of NBC's pregame show. Bentley is a country music star, who is an Arizona native. DeGraw is a multi-platinum Grammy nominated singer-songwriter. Idina Menzel will perform the national anthem, John Legend will perform "America The Beautiful" and Katy Perry will headline the halftime show. (AP) - January 29, 2015

Brady Full Practice Participant Despite Cold, Ankle Problem

Tom Brady participated fully in the New England Patriots first Super Bowl practice of the week after coming down with a cold. "I'll be good," he said before the workout Wednesday at the Arizona Cardinals facility. The practice report listed him with an ankle injury. Starting rookie center Bryan Stork (knee), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive tackle Chris Jones (elbow) and defensive lineman Sealver Siliga (foot) all participated on a limited basis. Stork missed the Patriots' 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game after hurting his right knee in the first half the previous week in a 35-31 division round win over the Baltimore Ravens. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - January 29, 2015

Stanford Eases Past Short-Handed Washington, 84-74

Anthony Brown scored 23 points and Stanford took advantage of Washington's depleted inside game for an 84-74 victory Wednesday night. It was Washington's first game since dismissing 7-foot center Robert Upshaw for unspecified violation of team rules. That left little inside resistance for Cardinal 7-foot center Stefan Nastic, who scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half. Chasson Randle added 20 points and Marcus Allen had 12 for Stanford (15-5, 6-2 Pac-12). Nigel Williams-Goss had 17 points to lead Washington (14-6, 3-5). Mike Anderson had 16 points and Quevyn Winters added 13.

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Mckissic Scores 17 Points And Arizona State Wins 73-55

Shaquielle McKissic scored 17 points and Arizona State made eight first-half 3-pointers in a 73-55 Pac-12 win Wednesday night over Oregon State. Gary Payton II had 23 points to lead the Beavers (14-6, 5-3), who had won three straight and came into the game with the Pac-12's top-ranked 3-point defense. Arizona State (11-10, 3-5) used an 18-3 run early to take a 40-23 lead into the break and extended it to as many as 22 points in winning its third game in the last four. Oregon State never got closer than 15 in the second half. Bo Barnes, who hit 3 of 7 from beyond the arc, added 11 points for Arizona State. Four Sun Devils had at least two 3-pointers. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - January 29, 2015

No. 6 Wildcats Race Away From Ducks Early In 90-56 Rout

Gabe York scored 16 points, Brandon Ashley added 13 and No. 6 Arizona put on an offensive show to dismantle Oregon 90-56 Wednesday night. After routing Oregon earlier this season behind its defense, Arizona (19-2, 7-1 Pac-12) ran away from the Ducks a second time with one of its best offensive performances of the season. The Wildcats had their way with Oregon inside and out, shooting 59 percent while outscoring the Ducks 44-18 in the paint. Arizona led by 15 in the first half and crushed Oregon's hopes with a big run midway through the second to win its 33rd straight home game.

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