CHICAGO — Kyle Hendricks mixed speeds, hit his spots and kept hitters off balance. It was a vintage performance that added up to his first win of the season and another victory for the rolling Cubs.
GOODYEAR — The 4A No. 3-ranked Bradshaw Mountain softball team won its 10th straight game on Thursday, April 18, edging No. 10 Desert Edge, 3-2, in a thrilling 2019 regular-season finale at the Scorpions’ field.
CHINO VALLEY — As the No. 19 Cougars tread through a gauntlet of top-ranked teams in the twilight of their regular season, an opportunity emerged to make a big statement when No. 10 Northwest Christian rode into town for a West region match-up Thursday afternoon.
ATLANTA — Christian Walker had no reason to panic when he struck out in his first three at-bats.
Cardinals had one of worst seasons in franchise history, leading to Steve Wilks becoming first head coach to be fired after one season since 1952. Arizona was hit hard by injuries and struggled on both sides of ball, ranking among NFL’s worst on offense and defense.
TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver declared for the NBA draft Thursday after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders on the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history.
MANCHESTER, England — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes lost another forward — and won another playoff game.
SAN ANTONIO — Derrick White had a career-high 36 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver Nuggets 118-108 on Thursday night, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.
PRESCOTT – Even though the Roughriders didn’t get to save 15% or more on their car insurance, they returned to their winning ways by taking a conference doubleheader over the Gateway Geckos Wednesday afternoon.
SNOWFLAKE — It could’ve been a signature power-point win for Chino Valley’s softball team, one that would have increased its stock in the 3A ranks as the 2019 regular season draws to a close.
SNOWFLAKE — With a third consecutive 3A West region championship no longer in reach, Chino Valley’s baseball team sure could use a couple of quality victories down the stretch as the postseason nears.
MILWAUKEE — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half.
Juan Bautista de Anza hiked from Tubac, AZ to San Francisco, CA in 1775. That’s quite a hike, especially back then. He followed stream courses such as the Santa Cruz and Gila Rivers, when possible.
The Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Wednesday, April 16.
PRESCOTT — The weather at Antelope Hills Golf Course hasn’t been very kind to the Chino Valley golf team.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — Region champions! Bradshaw Mountain’s softball program hadn’t uttered those words in 12 years until Monday, April 15, when the 2019 Bears clinched the Grand Canyon region title with a 2-0 victory over Coconino in Flagstaff.
BOSTON — Prescott’s Matt Koehler may not have traveled as far as race winner Lawrence Cherono for that first Boston Marathon experience, but 12 hours and 5,200-plus miles of air travel in a very-long weekend can tire even the best of athletes.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The first green jacket was all about the future. The fifth green jacket Tiger Woods won Sunday at the Masters was more about the past, best measured by a powerful celebration and enormous popularity than by any ripple effect it might have in golf.
RENTON, Wash. — With one 15-second video clip posted on social media shortly after midnight and five simple words, Russell Wilson put to rest any questions about his long-term future.
CHICAGO — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month.
ATLANTA — Max Fried turned in another strong start for the Braves. Then he turned it over to the bullpen — and it all fell apart for Atlanta.
Football and basketball coaches may be less likely to add graduate transfers to their teams under a change being considered by the NCAA.