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The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named Yavapai College softball players Kylie Brown and Shaylee Alani among the 98 players from 43 schools that the association selected to its 2019 NJCAA Division I All-Region softball teams on June 5.

By Doug Cook June 5, 2019
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Jarrod Dyson hit a tying double in the eighth inning with the help of Chase Field’s new artificial turf, David Peralta had a winning single in the 11th, and the Arizona Diamondbacks slowed the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 3-2 win Wednesday that avoided a three-game sweep.

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press June 5, 2019
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Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Kyle Lowry kept finding answers for every big shot by Stephen Curry and the beat-up Warriors, and the Toronto Raptors grabbed a pivotal road win in the NBA Finals by beating Golden State 123-109 on Wednesday night for a 2-1 series lead.

By JANIE McCAULEY, Associated Press June 5, 2019

Watching the NCAA Golf Championships (Men & Women) as well as the PGA and LPGA Tours’ events, it is mind-boggling how slow the governing entities allow their players to play golf.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, Cody Bellinger hit a two-run triple after a rare day off and the Los Angeles Dodgers stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 9-0 rout over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

By JOHN MARSHALL, Associated Press June 4, 2019
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Two years removed from pitching for Yavapai College, lefty Avery Weems was selected in the sixth round by the Chicago White Sox with the 170th overall pick on day two of the 2019 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 4, 2019
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Two-time NJCAA All-American midfielder and 2017/2018 Yavapai College soccer team co-captain Jose Perez Flores of McMinnville, Oregon, is one of seven former Roughriders who will be playing for NCAA programs this fall.

By Doug Cook June 4, 2019
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Pitchers took a backseat at the Major League Baseball draft. On a night when a record 22 position players and nine shortstops were chosen in the first round, the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles went for a cornerstone at catcher, selecting Oregon State switch-hitter Adley Rutschman with the top pick Monday.

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, Associated Press June 4, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors will take the floor once more without two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, counting on their depth and home court to carry them as they try to inch closer to a three-peat.

By JANIE McCAULEY, Associated Press June 4, 2019
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Roger Federer knew when he returned to the French Open that, if things went exceedingly well, he eventually would find himself face-to-face with Rafael Nadal.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press June 4, 2019

Major League Baseball’s total revenue has been steadily rising since the strike year of 1994 and until three years ago, the same was true of the league’s attendance. That may no longer be the case.

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Two years removed from pitching for Yavapai College, lefty Avery Weems was selected in the sixth round by the Chicago White Sox with the 170th overall pick on day two of the 2019 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 4, 2019
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Walker Buehler pitched eight innings of two-hit ball and Corey Seager hit a three-run homer as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondback 3-1 Monday in the opener of a three-game series.

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press June 3, 2019
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The Baltimore Orioles selected Oregon State switch-hitting catcher Adley Rutschman with the top pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night.

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., Associated Press June 3, 2019
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ST. LOUIS — Ryan O’Reilly scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period for his second of the night, and the St. Louis Blues thrived in a chaotic Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night to beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 and tie the series at two games apiece.

By STEPHEN WHYNO, Associated Press June 3, 2019
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The U.S. national team, ranked No. 1 globally, will try to defend its title in soccer’s premier tournament, which kicks off Friday in Paris. While the Americans make their way around France for the monthlong event, back at home they’re all part of a lawsuit that accuses U.S. Soccer of gender discrimination.

By ANNE M. PETERSON, Associated Press June 3, 2019
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Novak Djokovic is into his record 10th consecutive French Open quarterfinal, something not even King of Clay Rafael Nadal has managed to do.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press June 3, 2019

Here and there some of the rules of tennis and other oddities that infrequently come up when you’re on the court may throw you for a loop. Would you know what to do?

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There is a new sheriff in town and it’s the team from Bagdad.

By Aaron Valdez June 2, 2019
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Midway through Saturday night’s game against the New York Mets, Arizona manager Torey Lovullo wondered what had happened to his team. Mired in a nearly monthlong slump, the Diamondbacks were lethargic, seemingly on their way to yet another loss.

By JOHN MARSHALL, Associated Press June 2, 2019
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Gabe Montenegro’s two-run single to right with two outs completed a stunning comeback and lifted Southern Mississippi to a 13-12 victory over Arizona State on Sunday in an elimination game at the NCAA’s Baton Rouge regional.

By Associated Press June 2, 2019
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The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion’s heart to overcome their weary bodies.

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press June 2, 2019
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Jack Nicklaus is a gracious tournament host at the Memorial who doesn’t mince words, and it paid off for Patrick Cantlay.

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press June 2, 2019

It just wasn’t Prescott Valley’s day as both the major’s and minor’s teams fell short in their respective Arizona District 10 Little League Tournament of Champions on Sunday, with the latter losing 16-4 to Verde Valley at Chino Valley’s Community Center Park.

By Aaron Valdez June 2, 2019
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This is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press June 2, 2019