ASU's McKissic granted 6th year of eligibility
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic has been granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the Sun Devils next season.
Coach Herb Sendek announced the decision via Twitter on Friday.
McKissic had been designated a senior last season by the NCAA because he graduated in 2009 but he spent two years out of basketball.
The forward averaged nine points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Suns GM confident Bledsoe will be back next year
PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is plotting the team's future after an unexpectedly successfully season, and he's confident that future includes Eric Bledsoe.
McDonough says the backcourt of Bledsoe and Goran Dragic is as good as any in the league.
Bledsoe is a restricted free agent and McDonough has repeatedly said the Suns will match any offer another team may make. He says the Suns would prefer to work out a deal before free agency begins.
Bledsoe was noncommittal when asked this week if he wanted to remain with the Suns.
But McDonough says he has no indication that Bledsoe was unhappy in Phoenix.
Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics.
The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa starting Thursday. Entries were released Friday.
Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world record. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free, which features a loaded field including Olympians Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian, along with Yannick Agnel of France, who trains with Phelps in Baltimore, Md.
Phelps is seeded 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did while winning a record 18 Olympic gold medals during the height of his career.
D-Backs activate OF Ross after hip surgery
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated outfielder Cody Ross from the disabled list and designated left-handed reliever Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment.
Ross sustained a dislocated hip while running to first base against the New York Mets on Aug. 11. He underwent surgery and was back working out far sooner than had been anticipated.
Ross batted .278 with 17 doubles, eight home runs and 36 RBIs in 94 games for the Diamondbacks last season. Ross gives Arizona five outfielders on its roster.
Rowland-Smith appeared in six games for Arizona this season, posting a 4.91 ERA.
Ross, Padres beat Cain and Giants 2-1
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tyson Ross held the San Francisco Giants to four hits and struck out nine in eight scoreless innings, and the San Diego Padres won 2-1 Friday night to hand Matt Cain his third straight loss.
Ross beat Cain five days after topping AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (SHUR'-zur) and the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander was rarely in trouble, other than allowing a leadoff double to Angel Pagan. Ross then retired the next eight batters. He walked one.
Pablo Sandoval was the only Giants runner to reach third base, after hitting a single leading off the seventh and advancing on a walk and a double-play ball. He was stranded when Ross got Brandon Crawford to line to shortstop.
Cain allowed four hits and one unearned run in seven innings while striking out eight and walking two.
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