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Sonoran Hot Reads (7/16)

The past and future collide

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- We started our "Arizona football countdown" series wondering what the worst loss of the Stoops era was

- Cayleb Jones and Casey Skowron were named to award watch lists. Skowron was also named a Good Works Team nominee

- There's a big recruiting weekend coming up. JJ Taylor is a name to know, as he's likely to commit. Matthew Gutwald is another name to keep an eye on in the coming weeks

- Gronk was in L.A. He won an ESPY, and also talked a little bit about why he chose Arizona on the Rich Eisen Show


- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson did a fun Q&A for NBA TV (notice his shirt)

- Stanley Johnson did a longer Q&A about how he's fitting in with the Pistons and Detroit


- Jett Bandy went 1-for-2 with a single in the Triple-A All-Star Game

- The college baseball rules committee is proposing a 20-second pitch clock

Other sports

- Check out Jennie Finch's swing in 360 form

- Arizona swimmer Jon Denton-Schneider shares his story of coming out as gay to his team, and how it wasn't a big deal

- Assistant women's basketball coach E.C. Hill will receive the 2015 Women's Blue-Chip Basketball League Trailblazer Award

- Get updated on all of the volleyball players' achievements this summer

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- It was quite the Arizona showing at the ESPYS

Tucson news

- A woman died while hiking Picacho Peak