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Thompson’s 109-yard return highlights Bears 24-23 victory over Cardinals

GLENDALE — Deonte Thompson returned a missed Arizona field goal 109 yards for a touchdown as the first half ended and the Chicago Bears held on to beat the Cardinals 24-23 in a preseason game Saturday night.

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Twins top Diamondbacks in 5-0 shutout

Jose Berrios gave the Minnesota Twins what the Arizona Diamondbacks badly needed but didn’t get from Zack Greinke.

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Stenson takes 1-stroke lead after 3rd round at Wyndham

Henrik Stenson kept his cool when some birdie chances turned into pars.

Embry-Riddle spikers go 3-2 in season-opening Classic

Embry-Riddle’s volleyball team began the 2017 season well, notching a respectable 3-2 record at the Johnson & Wales University Wildcat Classic played Thursday through Saturday in Denver.

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Golf News in Brief: US extends Solheim Cup lead over Europe to 5 points

US extends Solheim Cup lead over Europe to 5 points WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two years ago, the United States staged the biggest singles comeback in Solheim Cup history.

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie: 3 players make second trip to LLWS

Ethan Treble, Harrison Wheeldon and Stephen Courtney liked the Little League World Series so much they decided to try it again.

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Baffert’s Arrogate loses in $1M Classic

Bob Baffert was nervous. The Hall of Fame trainer knew Arrogate needed to show some kind of run after the colt’s stunning fourth-place finish a month ago at Del Mar.

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NASCAR Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win

Erik Jones really needed to win at Bristol, and Kyle Busch would have loved to celebrate the first Cup win for the kid he discovered.

NAU ‘Jacks eye Sept. 2 opener vs. Arizona

Defense was the name of the game for Northern Arizona football’s second scrimmage of the fall, Saturday afternoon in the Walkup Skydome.

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Wildcats shut out Greyhills in statement victory

Wilhide runs for 4 TDs, throws for 2 more in rout

Mayer’s football team enjoyed this particular dose of déjà vu on Friday night.

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Sultans rout Valley Union in opener

Loveall throws for 354 yards, 6 TDs for Bagdad

Israel Loveall completed 17 of 28 passes for 354 yards and six touchdowns for Bagdad in a 66-14 rout over Valley Union to open the season Friday night

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Will a Heisman longshot prevail for third straight season?

Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy.

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Amanda Hopkins 1st full-time female baseball scout in over 50 years

Nearly two years ago, Amanda Hopkins’ phone rang. It was a call she dreamt of receiving, one that broke barriers and made her a part of baseball history.

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Sano homers twice as Twins pound D-backs

Miguel Sano ended a tough stretch at the plate with some might.

Sports in Brief: Yawkey foundation ‘disheartened’ by efforts to rename street

A foundation set up by the former owners of the Boston Red Sox says its “disheartened” its namesake has become embroiled in the national controversy over racially divisive monuments.

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LB Julian Stanford standing out, hoping to stick with Jets

Julian Stanford was stunned by what he saw between him and the quarterback.

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Bills coach McDermott reiterates support for Tyrod Taylor

Bills coach Sean McDermott didn’t want to be misunderstood on Friday when given a second opportunity to back Tyrod Taylor as the team’s starter.

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Local Sports in Brief: AYSO still searching for coaches

With 90 soccer teams formed in Prescott’s Region 172, the American Youth Soccer Organization is searching for a few coaches in different age divisions

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Fall Preview: Eagles enter 2017 season with something to prove

Embry-Riddle aims for Cal-Pac title, national tournament appearance

The Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team enters the upcoming 2017 campaign with something to prove. At least that’s how returning players look at it.

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Fall Preview: Yavapai volleyball seeks 3rd straight postseason appearance

Over the past two seasons, Yavapai College’s volleyball program has witnessed a resurgence.

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Patrick Corbin goes 8 2/3 innings, D-backs beat Astros 4-0

HOUSTON — Patrick Corbin was kicking himself for one small mistake that led to his exit.

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Cardinals Preseason: Mathieu starting to look like ‘Honey Badger’ again

GLENDALE — As the Arizona Cardinals training camp drags on, Tyrann Mathieu is looking more and more like his old “Honey Badger” self.

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D-backs' De La Rosa to undergo 2nd Tommy John surgery

HOUSTON — Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Rubby De La Rosa will undergo a second Tommy John surgery.

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Reddick, Morton lead Houston past D-backs

HOUSTON — Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer in a four-run eighth, Charlie Morton threw 6 1/3 solid innings as the Houston Astros defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 Wednesday night.

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Fall Preview: Sultans seeking repeat as 1A champs

Nine months removed from capturing its second 1A state title in four years under sixth-year coach Dalton Mills, Bagdad’s football team enters the fall with similar expectations.