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Little League All-Stars: Prescott can’t solve Chandler North

The Prescott Little League Majors All-Stars didn’t have quite enough in their arsenal to defeat stalwart Chandler National North in the Arizona State All-Stars Tournament quarterfinals Friday night.

Little League All-Stars: Rain pushes Prescott game to tonight

Prescott Little League’s Minors All-Stars will play their Arizona State Minors All-Stars Tournament quarterfinals game tonight because of monsoon rains in Casa Grande.

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Little League All-Stars: Prescott eliminated from state playoffs in Show Low

The Prescott 11’s All-Stars team succumbed to Western, 11-2, in the Arizona State All-Stars Tournament elimination game Thursday night in Show Low.

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Arizona starts with 3 homers, finishes 6-5 win in the 9th

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks opened the game with three straight home runs off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer and ended it with Brandon Drury’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory Friday night.

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Arians says ‘I’m healthy;’ Cardinals open training camp

GLENDALE — Coach Bruce Arians brought the Arizona Cardinals together Friday for his fifth training camp as their coach.

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O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

LOVELOCK, Nev. — When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October for his first taste of freedom in nine years, he will have the mementos he was convicted of stealing in a Las Vegas heist, his guaranteed NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars.

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Tour de France: Ahead of last fight, Hagen’s homework pays off

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France — Edvald Boasson Hagen showed that brawn and speed don’t guarantee victory at the Tour de France. Winners do their homework, too.

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Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.

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Prescott golfers finish Top 10 in city championship

Trevor Lewis shot a 4-under par 68 at the Prescott City Junior Championship on July 11 and 12, claiming the title in the ages 13 and 14 group at Antelope Hills Golf Course.

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Sports in Brief: John Wall, Wiz agree to $170M, 4-year extension

WASHINGTON — All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will start with the 2019 season, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday night.

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Lamb homers twice, D-backs beat Reds 12-2 to win series

CINCINNATI — Jake Lamb didn’t know about Arizona’s late pitching change until an hour before the game. His two homers made it a moot point.

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Cardinals re-sign RB Chris Johnson to 1-year deal

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed nine-year NFL veteran Chris Johnson to a one-year contract.

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British Open: An All-American start on day one

SOUTHPORT, England — The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

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Council unanimously approves Prescott Valley Event Center bankruptcy plan

The Prescott Valley Town Council unanimously approved to adopt Resolution 2008 at its special town council meeting Thursday night.

Column: My run-in with a mountain lion


The great thing about mountain biking is the adventure. You never know what you might find around the next curve or bend and the fitter you get… the more twists and turns you can cover on each ride.

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Jamaica scores early, holds off Canada 2-1 in Gold Cup

GLENDALE — Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night.

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Prescott’s 10s All-Stars advance in winners’ bracket

Prescott Little League’s 10-year-old Minors All-Stars got off to a hot start at the 8, 9 and 10s State Tournament this week in Casa Grande, winning their first two games to reach the winners’ bracket semifinals.

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Prescott’s 11s All-Stars stay alive in consolations

Prescott Little League’s 11-year-old Minors All-Stars stayed alive in the double-elimination 9, 10 and 11s State Tournament Wednesday night in Show Low after dropping into the consolation bracket less than 24 hours earlier.

Fever snap losing streak, beat Mercury

Erica Wheeler had 20 points and seven assists, Candice Dupree scored 17 points, and the Indiana Fever snapped a five-game losing streak with an 84-77 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday.

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Froome soars in thin air of the Alps

Aru falters on the steep slopes

One series of giant Tour de France mountains out of the way. One more to come. And one less rival for race leader Chris Froome to watch quite so closely.

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USA soccer: All goals, no bite

USA advances to Gold Cup semifinals

Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the United States beat El Salvador 2-0 on Wednesday night in an ugly CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal during which defender Henry Romero appeared to first bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and then pull the American forward’s nipple.

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D-backs fall in 11 innings

Martinez hurt; Arizona loses 9th of past 11 games

J.D. Martinez couldn’t stop his swing and get out of the way of an inside pitch. The ball plunked him on the side of his left hand.

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Sand Snakes of Prescott capture 12U title at Best of the West

The Arizona Sand Snakes fast-pitch girls’ softball team of Prescott rallied from a slow start in the NSA Best of the West tournament to win the 12U age division championship Sunday at Heritage Park.

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D-backs acquire All-Star OF JD Martinez from Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — J.D. Martinez had been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and it reached such a crescendo Monday night that even his mom texted to ask if Detroit’s star outfielder had been dealt when he left a game in Kansas City with a sore back. Turns out she was only off by a day.

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Herrmann, D-backs thump Reds

Ray allows 4 hits in 6 innings for Arizona, which snaps 5-game losing streak

CINCINNATI — Chris Herrmann capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks slugged their way past the Cincinnati Reds 11-2 on Tuesday night, shortly after trading for slugger J.D. Martinez.