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The Brickyard and major league ballparks will be quiet during the Memorial Day weekend as most of the sports calendar remains on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer May 18, 2020
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Chino Valley right-handed pitcher Thomas Bartels signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Northwestern Oklahoma State University next spring.

By Aaron Valdez May 18, 2020

The Yavapai College tennis facility opened back up this past Saturday with all seven courts in use by 8 a.m. and the patrons are thrilled to be playing there once again.

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This was a 400-mile drive unlike any other in modern day NASCAR.

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer May 17, 2020
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The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in January, according to autopsies released Friday.

By Associated Press May 16, 2020
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NASCAR will not be as you remember it when racing returns at old egg-shaped Darlington Raceway.

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer May 16, 2020
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Konrad Ott and some of the parents with his Northern California girls volleyball club skipped a popular Florida tournament that is now postponed.

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer May 16, 2020

In memory of Louis Yeager, let’s hike the canyon named for him on Mingus Mountain. He died on May 9, 1911 and he had a mine here. He also herded sheep. Arizona Place Names notes that the road to the mine was used by 20-mule freight wagons. I don’t know the significance of this factoid, but I do know that the road to Jerome from Prescott Valley, continues to impact the hiking experience on Trail 28.

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert is focusing on about a half dozen scenarios for the league to begin play this summer.

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer May 15, 2020
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Dustin Johnson left The Players Championship two months ago and didn’t play another round of golf until four days ago, the start of a crash course for his return to playing before a television audience.

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer May 14, 2020
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The bar: Set high by the men’s competition. Their mission: Raise it even higher.

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer May 14, 2020
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Baseball. In Japan. At the Olympics.

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer May 14, 2020

Major League Baseball will reportedly reduce next month’s amateur draft to five rounds, a significant reduction from last year’s 40. The decision will have short- and long-term consequences to the game, most of them bad.

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Players, caddies and key staff around them will be tested once a week for the new coronavirus, and everyone at the golf course will have their temperatures taken every day when the PGA Tour returns next month and tries to show it can resume its season with minimal risks.

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer May 13, 2020
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Ethan Hearn has some good friends who are eligible for baseball’s amateur draft this year. Hearn is just an interested spectator this time around, and he feels pretty fortunate about his situation.

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer May 13, 2020
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Several NFL teams are eying a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman for the retreat said Wednesday, May 13.

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press May 13, 2020
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The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed cornerback Kevin Peterson to a one-year contract.

By Associated Press May 13, 2020
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The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has announced that Missy Townsend, athletic director at Prescott High School, has been recognized as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator.

By Courier Sports May 12, 2020
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Prescott’s Clay Gross has signed his letter of intent to continue his education and play football for nearby Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff.

By Aaron Valdez May 12, 2020
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Chandler Jones was a one-man wrecking crew for the Cardinals last season, finishing with a career-high 19 sacks and leading the NFL with eight forced fumbles.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer May 12, 2020
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Arizona Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen is no longer with the organization, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer May 12, 2020

As Pac-12 football coaches pitched an NCAA-mandated uniform start to the season, some of the latest plans to fight the coronavirus in California further muddled how college teams will return to play in the West.

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer May 12, 2020
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While NASCAR will resume its season with live racing and the world's No. 1-ranked golfer is part of a televised charity skins match, the sports calendar still remains mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer May 11, 2020
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Making it safe for America’s professional sports teams to start playing games is one thing.

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer May 11, 2020
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Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020.

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer May 11, 2020

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