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PHOENIX — It didn’t take long for the Milwaukee Brewers to start enjoying the benefits of a $60 million renovation to their spring training facility.

By ANDREW WAGNER, Associated Press February 14, 2019
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Just a few hours after Jacob deGrom threw his first practice pitch of spring training, the NL Cy Young Award winner let everyone know the score.

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer February 14, 2019
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PEORIA — Fernando Tatis Jr. has one goal during his second spring training with the San Diego Padres — make the team.

By WESTON DEWITT, Associated Press February 14, 2019
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DALLAS — Of all the opposing jerseys Dwyane Wade has collected through swaps during his final NBA season, Dirk Nowitzki’s was among those the Miami star wanted the most and somehow seemed worried he wouldn’t get.

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer February 14, 2019
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GLENDALE — The goal is looking awfully big when Vladimir Tarasenko is shooting. Jordan Binnington is making it look awfully small when he's in it.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer February 14, 2019
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TUCSON — For the second straight season, two-time defending state champion Salpointe Catholic has sent Prescott’s girls soccer team home in the 4A state tournament.

By Doug Cook February 13, 2019
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PHOENIX — Bradshaw Mountain’s girls basketball team couldn’t have had a much tougher task than preparing for defending state semifinalist Shadow Mountain in the first round of the 4A state tournament this week.

By Doug Cook February 13, 2019
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SCOTTSDALE — The Arizona Diamondbacks will spend spring training trying to find a way to fill the void left after slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was traded to St. Louis this offseason.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer February 13, 2019
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The Alliance of American Football was a ratings winner in its inaugural weekend, but founder Charlie Ebersol realizes it is a small sample size.

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer February 13, 2019
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A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer February 13, 2019
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Joe Flacco has gone from Denver Broncos tormentor to savior.

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer February 13, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day. A nice dinner, roses, candy, perfume, jewelry – all are to show your love for another. A day where many do their best to be the most romantic person to the person they love, a lofty goal given our exposure to soap operas, advertisements, tv and movies.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist February 13, 2019
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Oregon State has won 111 of its last 130 baseball games, is coming off its third national championship since 2006 and its career coaching wins leader Pat Casey retired last fall.

By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer February 13, 2019
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Ten players to watch in college baseball this season:

By Associated Press February 13, 2019
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PHOENIX — The Prescott boys soccer team is headed to the 4A state tournament’s Final Four for the first time in program history after upsetting defending state runner-up Cortez, 5-3, on penalty kicks following two overtimes Tuesday, Feb. 12.

By Doug Cook February 12, 2019
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SCOTTSDALE — Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey would love to see Bryce Harper join them in the San Francisco Giants clubhouse.

By CARRIE MUSKAT, Associated Press February 12, 2019
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GLENDALE — With Corey Seager’s expected return by opening day and the acquisition of right-handed hitting center fielder A.J. Pollock, the Los Angeles Dodgers are not expected to be platooning.

By THERESA SMITH, Associated Press February 12, 2019
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GOODYEAR — A new manager and coaching staff. Three new starting pitchers. The Reds begin their season with a whole new look and hopes that their run of last-place finishes could be coming to an end.

By GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press February 12, 2019
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TEMPE — The Los Angeles Angels hope Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery in time to join their batting order by May.

By CARRIE MUSKAT, Associated Press February 12, 2019
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MESA — Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein criticized emails from the patriarch of the family that owns the team and said Addison Russell won’t play for Chicago again unless he meets the team’s high expectations while completing his domestic violence suspension.

By Associated Press February 12, 2019
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PEORIA — Every day for several years, Felix Hernandez has walked past large photos of himself and Randy Johnson — the Seattle Mariners’ only Cy Young Award winners — in the hallway leading to the clubhouse of their spring training complex.

By JACK MAGRUDER, Associated Press February 12, 2019

On the eve of Spring Training there are still more than a hundred MLB free agents searching for a team and the union and its members continue to lament the failure of MLB teams to open the vault for aging players.

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PHOENIX — Matt Novis and Channy Ortiz each had three hits, Christian Encarnacion-Strand recorded three RBIs and the Yavapai College baseball team used a six-run ninth inning to rout Phoenix College 10-0 on Saturday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. February 11, 2019
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MIAMI — Derek Jeter stood and chatted a few rows from home plate in Marlins Park on Monday morning. His words were sometimes drowned out by noises coming from construction crews; steel clanging against steel in an area getting built behind the center field wall, or the whirring of engines moving heavy machinery about.

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer February 11, 2019
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The NCAA Division I Basketball Committee slated Duke as the No. 1 overall seed in its initial tournament rankings over the weekend. Voters in the AP Top 25 stuck with Tennessee as their top team.

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer February 11, 2019