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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Dustin Johnson, known for length off the tee, showed off his precise ball-positioning and hot putter Saturday to take the RBC Heritage lead.

By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer April 20, 2019
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Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 on Saturday to take a 3-1 series lead.

April 20, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Prescott Youth Football will be shifting from Alliance Youth Sports to Northern Arizona Youth Football (NAF) for the start of the 2019 fall season in August.

By Aaron Valdez April 20, 2019
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Gameday Glances - Yavapai baseball at Central Arizona College & Scottsdale CC at Yavapai softball April 20.

April 19, 2019
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1.

By Associated Press April 19, 2019
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A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer April 19, 2019
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CALGARY, Alberta — Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 Friday night to advance to the second round.

By Associated Press April 19, 2019
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Shane Lowry continued his strong play at the rain-delayed RBC Heritage, moving to 9-under par with two holes left when the second round was suspended Friday because of darkness.

By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer April 19, 2019
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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.

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer April 19, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — In the end, the learning curve proved too steep of a climb for the Bradshaw Mountain baseball team this spring, even if the foreseeable future does seem bright.

By Doug Cook April 19, 2019
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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.

By Doug Cook April 19, 2019
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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.

By Aaron Valdez April 19, 2019
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ATLANTA — Christian Walker had no reason to panic when he struck out in his first three at-bats.

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer April 19, 2019
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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.

By Associated Press April 19, 2019
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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.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer April 19, 2019
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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.

By Associated Press April 19, 2019
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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.

By Associated Press April 19, 2019
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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes lost another forward — and won another playoff game.

By Associated Press April 19, 2019
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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.

By Associated Press April 19, 2019
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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.

By Aaron Valdez April 18, 2019
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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.

By Doug Cook April 18, 2019
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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.

By Doug Cook April 18, 2019
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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.

By RICH ROVITO, Associated Press April 18, 2019

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.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist April 17, 2019
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The Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Wednesday, April 16.

By Courier Sports April 17, 2019