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Spring Preview: Cougars focused on reloading, not rebuilding

Prep Baseball

If you’re Chino Valley baseball coach Mark Middleton and you’ve graduated nine seniors from a 2017 team that finished with a 16-8 overall record and won the 3A West region title, you’re not surprised when the term “rebuilding year” surfaces in the 2018 preseason conversation.

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Season Preview Capsule: Chino Valley Baseball

Prep Baseball

The 2018 Chino Valley baseball team season preview capsule.

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Spring Preview: Bears pin hopes on chemistry, hard work paying off

Prep Baseball

Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team won’t have any senior superstars to lean on in 2018 like it did with the likes of catcher Gunner Bundrick and pitcher Noah Barros last spring.

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Season Preview Capsule: Bradshaw Mountain Baseball

Prep Baseball

The 2018 Bradshaw Mountain team season preview capsule.

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Spring Preview: Chino Valley ready to contend in 3A

Prep Softball

This could be the breakthrough season that the Chino Valley softball program has so patiently waited for over the past three-plus years in the 3A ranks.

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Season Preview Capsule: Chino Valley Softball

Prep Softball

The 2018 Chino Valley softball team season preview capsule.

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Season Preview Capsule: Mayer Baseball

Prep Baseball

The 2018 Mayer baseball team season preview capsule.

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Season Preview Capsule: Mayer Softball

Prep Softball

The 2018 Mayer softball team season preview capsule.

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Roughrider soccer standout commits to Cornell

Local Sports in Brief

Yavapai College soccer player John Scearce committed to Cornell University on Tuesday.

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Goggia wins downhill gold; Vonn gets bronze

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Sofia Goggia of Italy has won the women’s Olympic downhill, with good friend Lindsey Vonn taking the bronze.

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3-team trade sends Drury to Yankees, Souza to Diamondbacks

MLB: Spring Training

SCOTTSDALE — The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players plus two to be named later.

Kobritz: Miami-Dade County suing Jeffrey Loria

Column: 'Beyond the Lines'

Paul Beeston, a former executive of the Toronto Blue Jays and a chartered accountant in Canada, once tried to explain how businesses — including baseball teams — could engage in creative accounting.

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Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making room in lineup

MLB: Spring Training

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox didn’t commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer.

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Canadians earn Olympic gold in ice dancing, US hockey wins

Winter Olympics Roundup

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were golden in their final Olympic performance.

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MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

MLB

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018.

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Spring Preview: Bears healthy and raring to go in 2018

Prep Softball

A 2017 season marred by injuries long forgotten, Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team on Wednesday begins its 2018 campaign healthy and armed with optimism.

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Season Preview Capsule: Bradshaw Mountain Softball

Prep Softball

The 2018 Bradshaw Mountain softball season preview capsule.

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What to watch from Pyeongchang on Day 11 of the Olympics

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Re-entry after a three-day weekend can be hard. But remember, the Olympics are still going on! We’re here with the highlights to help get you through your Tuesday that feels like a Monday because of Presidents Day.

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3-point champion Booker stays upbeat as Suns losses mount

NBA

PHOENIX — After Devin Booker hoisted the trophy for winning the 3-point shooting title over All-Star weekend, he said he was bringing it home for the Phoenix Suns fans.

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Diamondbacks, Dyson agree to $7.5 million, 2-year deal

MLB: Spring Training

SCOTTSDALE — Speedy outfielder Jarrod Dyson and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a $7.5 million, two-year contract Monday.

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Once again, US will meet Canada for women’s hockey gold

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics.

Column: Women in tennis still pushing forward, part 2

'My Point'

Wikipedia states from Suzanne Lenglen’s book, “Lenglen was criticised widely for her decision to turn professional, and the All England Club at Wimbledon even revoked her honorary membership.”

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Pair of Yavapai softball players receive ACCAC awards

Local Sports in Brief

For the second consecutive week, Yavapai College dominated the weekly ACCAC Player and Pitcher of the Week awards.

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Team LeBron edges Team Stephen, 148-145

NBA: All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James picked a winner in the NBA All-Star Game.

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Column: Red, white and bruised, US struggles to win medals

Winter Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It was, perhaps, the defining moment for the U.S. team at this Olympics.

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