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Returning to the courts in late March from a mostly cancelled 2020 season, Prescott and Bradshaw Mountain’s varsity boys tennis teams have struggled through growing pains this spring.

By Doug Cook April 21, 2021
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In each team’s regular-season finale Wednesday, April 21, it was Prescott that triumphed over cross-town rival Bradshaw Mountain by a commanding 8-1 margin, which not only helped the Badgers cement a third-place finish in the section standings, but also increase their chances of making playoffs as well.

By Aaron Valdez April 21, 2021
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Chris Paul scored 28 points, Devin Booker had 19 and Mikal Bridges 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 116-113 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer April 21, 2021
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The Indianapolis 500 is set to be the largest sporting event in the world since the start of the pandemic with 135,000 spectators permitted to attend "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" next month.

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer April 21, 2021
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The 2020 season was a forgettable one for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who finished a shortened, 60-game schedule 10 games below .500 and in the cellar of the National League West.

By Connor Morman Cronkite News April 21, 2021
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Reds reliever Lucas Sims walked in a run to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 lead over Cincinnati in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday night before the game was suspended because of rain.

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer April 21, 2021
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The Prescott-based Bucky’s Casino Senior Softball team claimed the 2021 Southwest Championships Tournament title on Sunday, April 18, in Las Vegas.

By Courier Sports April 20, 2021
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Prescott softball ended its only losing streak of the 2021 season in emphatic fashion Tuesday. Trailing Grand Canyon region rival Bradshaw Mountain 4-3 through five innings, the Badger bats came alive in the sixth and seventh frames en route to a 13-5 rout of the Bears in Prescott Valley.

By Doug Cook April 20, 2021
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What happens when a team on a hot streak and a team in a slump collide? It’s exactly what you’d imagine as Bradshaw Mountain baseball throttled cross-town rivals Prescott 11-1 in five innings during the first leg of their two-game series Tuesday, April 20.

By Aaron Valdez April 20, 2021
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Long before the Big Ten had 14 teams and the Pac-8 had grown to the Pac-12, there were folks in college sports tossing around the idea of a national football conference.

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer April 20, 2021
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Kansas State tight end Briley Moore, a graduate transfer from Northern Iowa, frantically scrolled through his waterproof phone.

By ARNIE STAPLETON Associated Press April 20, 2021
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The Minnesota Wild are in a comfortable position to make the playoffs as the regular season winds toward the finish. No reason to let up now.

By JOHN MARSHALL Associated Press April 20, 2021
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Devin Booker said he knew he'd been fouled as he put up a shot in the final second of overtime. His coach agreed.

By STEVE MEGARGEE Associated Press April 20, 2021
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Buckskin Mountain State Park lies at the north end of the Buckskin Mountains. I discussed the south end in February when I hiked in the vicinity of Gibraltar Mountain.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist April 19, 2021
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Many of you know I’m in the middle of a bike ride across the country, promoting tennis and biking, going from San Diego, California, to St. Augustine, Florida.

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Like many young football players growing up in North Carolina, Chase Rice had his sights set on the NFL. After an outstanding sophomore season with the Tar Heels, that goal seemed realistic.

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer April 19, 2021
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The Dodgers and Padres weren't about to pace themselves.

By NOAH TRISTER Associated Press April 19, 2021
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Three years ago, Conor Garland earned his call-up from the Tucson Roadrunners.

By Michael Gutnick Cronkite News April 19, 2021
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Another week, another agonizing loss for Denny Hamlin.

By HANK KURZ Jr. Associated Press April 19, 2021
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Madison Bumgarner had his best outing of the season, allowing a run over five innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Washington 5-2 Sunday after Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was a late scratch.

By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press April 18, 2021
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Rudy Gay scored 19 points, Drew Eubanks added 13 points and 13 rebounds in his first start of the season and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs had a surprisingly dominant 111-85 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer April 18, 2021
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Darcy Kuemper stopped 20 shots in his return to the lineup, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer April 17, 2021
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After Tim Locastro’s 29-steal streak to start his major league career ended, Arizona’s center fielder immediately knew something was wrong with his left pinkie finger.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer April 17, 2021
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Last month the NFL announced new media deals with CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN/ABC and Amazon that will net the league $113 billion over 11 years, or $321 million a year per team.

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Jorim Powell blocked an Idaho punt, setting up the game’s only touchdown as Northern Arizona defeated the Vandals 19-9 in a season finale on Saturday, April 17.

By Associated Press April 17, 2021

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