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Bradshaw Mountain’s Bundrick picked by USA Baseball Southwest club

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain High senior catcher Gunner Bundrick this past week was named to the Southwest squad of USA Baseball’s 17-and-Under National Team Identification Series (NTIS), giving him a shot to qualify for Team USA.

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Brewers plate 5 runs in 8th to beat Diamondbacks 9-4

MILWAUKEE — Scooter Gennett got some good fortune on the go-ahead hit Tuesday night. And the way he figures it, the Milwaukee Brewers deserved it.

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Prescott-based club baseball team goes 2-2 in Colorado

TELLURIDE, Colo. — With the first day of school just around the corner, summer and fall baseball across the country at the club level is just getting underway, and the Prescott-based Process Driven Baseball Academy is no different.

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Mickelson not close to being over British Open

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess again.

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Former Phoenix Suns standout Stoudemire retires from the NBA

NEW YORK — Amare Stoudemire’s greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA’s most fearsome finishers.

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Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

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Big Ten: Delany does not see Rose Bowl move to accommodate playoffs

CHICAGO — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl abandoning its New Year’s Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals.

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Injury anxieties grow but Bolt says ‘sport needs me to win’

LONDON — Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there’s one constant: Usain Bolt’s bravado and self-confidence.

Column: The evolution of the Olympic games

The Summer Olympic Games will open next week in Brazil with the usual pomp and circumstance.

Sports Briefly: Cardinals place 4 on physically unable to perform list

Safety-cornerback Tyrann Mathieu and cornerback Justin Bethel are among four players placed on the physically unable to perform list by the Arizona Cardinals in advance of the opening of training camp.

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Brewers hit 4 HRs, spoil Shipley's debut in win over D-backs

For a team that leads the major leagues in stolen bases, the Milwaukee Brewers looked pretty powerful at the plate Monday night.

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Dockett retires as Arizona Cardinal

Darnell Dockett, the big, boisterous defensive lineman who overcame a rough childhood to thrive in the NFL, said goodbye to the league the way he wanted — as an Arizona Cardinal.

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NFL Rundown: NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with human growth hormone or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last year.

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NFL's 1st female official felt pressure — after the season

IRVING, Texas — Sarah Thomas was never hit by the pressure of being the first woman to be a full-time NFL game official until after her first season on the job.

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Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at Baltusrol.

My Point column: Tennis tournament volunteers - make it happen!

This past weekend the Prescott Area Tennis Association held the Prescott Mile High Senior Open Tennis Tournament, and it was another pretty good success that couldn’t and would not have happened without the exceptional help of its volunteer tournament committee.

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Doping whistleblower appeals to IOC, says decision flawed

Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova's hopes of competing in the Summer Olympics are all but over. Her fight to expose doping and corruption is not.

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Karolyis’ Texas ranch flips to USA Gymnastics after Rio

The face at the top of U.S. women's gymnastics will change next month when longtime national team coordinator Martha Karolyi retires after the Summer Olympics.

7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio over doping

MOSCOW — Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming's governing body FINA said Monday.

US Olympic women hold off select team 88-84

LOS ANGELES — Maya Moore hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team survive a stiff test from a U.S. select team with an 88-84 victory on Monday night.

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Diamondbacks hit 4 homers, hold off Reds 9-8

CINCINNATI — Paul Goldschmidt made his only hit in three games count.

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2,200 miles: Froome wins 3rd Tour de France in 4 years

PARIS — After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees.

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Kyle Busch turns weekend into clean sweep with Brickyard 400 win

INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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White Sox suspend top pitcher for destroying uniforms

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox were set to wear throwback uniforms. Chris Sale had other ideas.

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Konta tops Venus Williams for 1st singles crown at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. — As Johanna Konta pounded the ball from every spot on the court Sunday and rarely missed, there were moments Venus Williams could do little more than applaud her opponent's stellar day as winners whipped down the line and drop shots fell perfectly.

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