SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Greg Jamison has missed his deadline to buy the Phoenix Coyotes before a lease deal with the City of Glendale expires. The former San Jose Sharks CEO had until midnight yesterday to buy the team from the NHL under the terms of a lease agreement with Glendale, but was unable to get the needed money or investors. He issued a statement last night saying, in part, that "our journey to purchase the Coyotes will continue." He had until midnight to finalize the purchase under terms of a 20-year, $308 million lease deal with Glendale for Jobing.com Arena. Glendale's new mayor has said he won't extend the deal.
SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Johnson scored 15 points, five in the final 2 minutes, and No. 8 Arizona rallied from an early deficit for an ugly 57-53 victory over Washington last night, snapping a three-game losing streak to the Huskies. Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill both added 10 points for the Wildcats, who won their second straight after losing at home to UCLA. This victory by the Wildcats won't be remembered for the quality of play, but Arizona is still just one game behind Oregon at the top of the Pac-12 standings.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jahii (jah-HEE') Carson scored 25 points and Arizona State defeated Washington State 63-59 last night for its third straight victory. Evan Gordon had 13 points and Carrick Felix had 11 points — all in the second half — and 11 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who overcame 4-for-11 free-throw shooting and a nine-point Washington State first-half lead. The Sun Devils are 6-2 in the conference for the first time since 1994, and are off to their best start since 1981, when ASU began 19-2.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson missed out on a 59 by a fraction of an inch yesterday in the Phoenix Open. Mickelson had a chance to become only the sixth player in PGA Tour history to break 60 with a 25-foot birdie attempt on his last hole, the par-4 ninth. The putt looked good all the way, and Mickelson pointed his putter at the cup as he prepared to celebrate. Right at the end, though, the ball caught the right edge of the cup, curled 180 degrees to the other side of the hole and stayed out.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vijay Singh has withdrawn from the Phoenix Open, a day after saying he used deer-antler spray. Singh cited a back injury in pulling out yesterday before the first round. The 49-year-old Fijian first revealed he used the spray in an interview with Sports Illustrated, which said Singh paid one of Sports With Alternatives To Steroids' owners $9,000 last November for the spray, hologram chips and other products. The substance contains a banned performance-enhancer connected to HGH.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace has been sentenced to four months in jail under a work-release program. The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs pleaded guilty yesterday to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. Grace was arrested last August in Scottsdale — his second drunken driving arrest in 15 months — and could have faced more than three years in prison.