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Giancarlo Stanton knows from his own heart-wrenching experience what the Los Angeles Angels are feeling now, and will experience moving forward, after the death of a teammate during the season.

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Baseball Writer July 3, 2019
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Photo Editor Les Stukenberg shares more action photos from the second day of the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo in this photo gallery.

By Les Stukenberg July 3, 2019
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Seventeen-year-old pro bull rider J.C. Mortensen of Paulden is so easygoing that it’s hard to tell when he’s nervous.

By Doug Cook July 2, 2019
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Cody Bellinger's bases-loaded walk — the fifth in a row given up by Arizona's bullpen with two outs — forced in the winning run in the ninth and helped the Los Angeles Dodgers edge the Diamondbacks 5-4 Tuesday night.

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer July 2, 2019
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Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie are offering hope for the future of U.S. men's soccer while contributing plenty to its present.

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer July 2, 2019
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Used to be that players would dread the prospect of facing Serena Williams, especially at Wimbledon.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer July 2, 2019
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The New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators came out ahead on Day 1 of NHL free agency, signing the best players available to seven-year contracts.

By LARRY LAGE, AP Hockey Writer July 2, 2019
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Oliver Luck's first year as the XFL's commissioner has mostly been confined to the office and getting the league's framework set up. The next couple months are what Luck refers to as the fun part of preparing for next year's return.

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer July 2, 2019
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With Alex Morgan's cheeky tea-sipping celebration and a postgame mobbing of goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, the United States has moved a step closer to successfully defending its latest Women's World Cup title.

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer July 2, 2019
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Nick Kyrgios delivered an underhand serve on set point at Wimbledon on Tuesday. He hit a 'tweener lob. He dived for a volley unnecessarily. He complained about someone's camera he found too big ... and someone's talking he found too loud ... and reporters' questions he found too silly.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer July 2, 2019
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With the memory of Tyler Skaggs weighing heavy on their hearts, the Los Angeles Angels took the field for their first game since the death of the much-loved 27-year-old pitcher who got to play for his favorite childhood team.

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Baseball Writer July 2, 2019

Two stadiums in two countries, playing half a season in one and half in the other. Sound strange? Improbable? Impossible?

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The Phoenix Suns have opened free agency by signing veteran Euro guard Ricky Rubio to a three-year, $51 million contract and big man Frank Kaminsky to a two-year, $10 million contract.

By Aaron Valdez July 2, 2019
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For the Love of Roping
2019 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo

Header Nate Singletary of Surprise and heeler Tom Bill Johnson of nearby Kirkland have team roped professionally for more than 20 years. But they’re not in it for the money.

By Doug Cook July 2, 2019
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Photos from the first performance of the 2019 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo, Monday July 1, 2019.

By Les Stukenberg July 1, 2019
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Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to be a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels.

By By STEPHEN HAWKINS, Associated Press July 1, 2019
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Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them.

By By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press July 1, 2019
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Christian Yelich singled with the bases loaded and hit his major league-leading 30th homer Monday night, helping the Milwaukee Brewers rally for their sixth straight victory at Great American Ball Park, 8-6 over the Cincinnati Reds.

By Associated Press July 1, 2019
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Arizona Downs reverses course, will reopen track thanks to new investor
Horseracing to resume July 20, 21 at venue in Prescott Valley

In a stunning reversal, Arizona Downs in Prescott Valley announced Monday that it would reopen its racetrack for thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing the weekend of July 20 and 21, a little more than a week after track ownership said it would close for the rest of 2019 because of financial woes.

By Doug Cook July 1, 2019

Women’s tennis on the WTA tour currently is open season. By that I mean there are about 10 good female players and a few dark horses that could jump in and win any of the grand slams, unlike men’s tennis where Djokavic, Nadal and Federer still have a firm grasp on most of the major titles on the ATP tour.

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Kevin Pillar had four hits including a homer and drove in five runs, Madison Bumgarner pitched seven strong innings, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 on Sunday.

By GIDEON RUBIN, Associated Press June 30, 2019
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Gary Sánchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single during a nine-run seventh inning, and the New York Yankees overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 12-8 Sunday for a two-game sweep of the groundbreaking, high-scoring trip across the pond.

By Associated Press June 30, 2019
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Nate Lashley walked toward the 18th green at Detroit Golf Club on the verge of winning his first PGA Tour title, thinking about the plane crash that killed his parents and girlfriend.

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer June 30, 2019
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After producing some uninspiring soccer in the group stage and quarterfinals, the Copa América reaches the last four with a blockbuster matchup between host Brazil and Lionel Messi's Argentina.

By TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer June 30, 2019
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After collecting five goals in her first game, Alex Morgan is getting a lot of attention at the Women's World Cup — from defenders.

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer June 30, 2019