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Arizona Cardinals Kick off the 2015 Season


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October 1-4
Arizona Diamondbacks
The regular season concludes with games Oct. 1, vs. Colorado Rockies; Oct. 2, vs. Houston Astros; Oct. 3, 5:10 p.m., vs. Houston Astros (plus post-game concert with Luis Coronel); and Oct. 4, 1:10 p.m., vs. Houston Astros. First pitch, 6:40 p.m. unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 602-514-8400.

October 2-30
Arizona Coyotes
Preseason action comes to a close with a match against the San Jose Sharks, Oct. 2; followed by regular season games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Oct. 10; Minnesota Wild, Oct. 15; Boston Bruins, Oct. 17; and Vancouver Canucks, Oct. 30. 7 p.m. faceoff. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale,, 480-563-PUCK.

October 4, 26
Arizona Cardinals
Oct. 4, 1:25 p.m., vs. St. Louis Rams; and Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m., vs. Baltimore Ravens. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale,, 602-379-0102.

October 10, 29
Sun Devil Football
Oct. 10, kickoff time to be announced, vs. Colorado Buffaloes; and Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., vs. Oregon Ducks. Call for ticket prices. ASU Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe,, 480-965-2381.

October 17-May 8
Off to the Races
Thoroughbred horse racing returns as the track opens its 60th season. An opening celebration, Oct. 17, includes a family fun park, live music and free T-shirts for the first 5,000 paid guests. Gates open at 11 a.m.; post time, 12:30 p.m. $2-$4. Turf Paradise, 1501 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix,, 602-942-1101.

October 27
WWE Smackdown
Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Dean Ambrose, Ryback, Prime Time Players, The Lucha Dragons, Big Show, Rusev, The Bella Twins and The WWE Divas take center stage. 7 p.m. $20-$105. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

October 28-30
Phoenix Suns
The team kicks off the home season by hosting the Dallas Mavericks, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.; and Portland Trail Blazers, Oct. 30. 7:30 p.m. (including induction of Steve Nash into the Ring of Honor). Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 602-379-7878.