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Yavapai College, Embry-Riddle fall sports seasons mere weeks away
Yavapai College soccer and volleyball. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University men's and women's soccer, golf and cross-country, as well as volleyball. Ohhh yeahhh!
Monday, July 27, 2015

Hellickson, Owings lead Diamondbacks past Brewers, 3-0
PHOENIX - Arizona's pitchers are putting together one strong start after another.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Busch grabs elusive Indy victory as comeback continues
INDIANAPOLIS - There was no celebratory burnout - Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks - just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

2,084 miles: Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France
PARIS - All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow.

Arms over each other's shoulders, linked together in a long line of happiness, Tour de France winner Chris Froome and his teammates pedaled slowly over the finish line, soaking up the applause Sunday on the Champs-Elysees.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bucky's Casino 60's men's softball team no pushover, but its players have fun
Old softball players never retire. They just keep playing in higher age groups. That's been evident this weekend in the Men's Senior Slow-Pitch Western State Championships in Prescott and Prescott Valley. Players on 47 teams in five age groups (50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, and 70+) have sprinted or puffed their way around the base paths.
Sunday, July 26, 2015

De La Rosa delivers, D-backs top Brewers
PHOENIX - Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale walked out to the mound in the eighth inning, fully ready to bring in closer Brad Ziegler.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Desert Thunder 14U, LadyHawks 10U shine at Best of the West girls' softball tourney
TWO PRESCOTT-AREA TEAMS placed at the rain-soaked 2015 Arizona ASA Best of the West Open Invitational girls' fast-pitch softball tournament Sunday, July 19, in Prescott and Prescott Valley.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fireworks on Tour as Nibali, Froome fight
LA TOUSSUIRE, France - Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn't expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the road.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Badgers' QB Thornbro makes most of Top Gun Showcase in Ohio
PRESCOTT HIGH QUARTERBACK BLAKE THORNBRO, a 17-year-old senior, said he learned a lot from participating in the Top Gun Showcase, a position-specific training camp for standout prep football athletes held July 17-19 in Dublin, Ohio, near the state capital of Columbus.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio ready to enter Hall
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together, pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and multi-talented Craig Biggio left a remarkable imprint on baseball.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup
ATLANTA - The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their biggest upset defeat.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Men's Senior Slow-Pitch Western State Championship has wide age range in 2015
The competitors in the Men's Senior Slow-Pitch Western State Championships this weekend in Prescott and Prescott Valley span three generations. Forty-seven teams with players 50 years old to 70-and-older will participate.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pro mountain biker Chloe Woodruff nabs pair of big wins at nationals
Persistence is finally paying off for elite professional mountain biker Chloe Woodruff of Prescott.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Column: When should the coach not be boss?
With colleges on the cusp of pre-season football practice, there's an off-field battle worth keeping an eye on: Coaches vs. medical personnel.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction
SAN FRANCISCO - After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against the career home runs leader.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bare-handed shark wrestler: 'I haven't got a scratch on me'
Mick Fanning sat up on a high stool, straight backed and good humored, recounting the story he will be telling for the rest of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition in South Africa.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Prescott Valley's Lynx Creek rumbles to life with motocross racing
PRESCOTT VALLEY - A little wet weather could not stop the diehard racers and fans from enjoying a day of motocross racing. Arizona Offroad Promotions (AZOP) brought its brand of motocross racing to Prescott Valley this past weekend.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Column: Civil war on court leaves facilities, board, players in 'pickle'
So you happen to live in a nice subdivision that, up until recently, might have a recreational area boasting a nice club house, an outdoor and maybe indoor swimming pool, a couple tennis courts, playground for kids, picnic area and grassy area to enjoy. ...
Monday, July 20, 2015

Zach Johnson wins 144th British Open
The four-hole playoff was between Johnson, Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen. The trio finished regular play tied at 15 under.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Yavapai College offers fans ticket options; NJCAA relishes 2015 MLB All-Star Game
YAVAPAI COLLEGE'S ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT is encouraging fans of its soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball teams to buy season tickets early for the 2015-16 academic year.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 Arizona Little League State Tournaments
2015 Arizona Little League State Tournaments - updated
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Spieth, amateur Dunne eyeing history at St. Andrews
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dewey Desert Thunder Girls' 14U fast-pitch softball a model program for student-athletes aspiring to play college ball
You could call it the girls' fast-pitch softball version of the TV show America's Got Talent. Instead of Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum, the judges are college coaches.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 Arizona Little League State Tournaments
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL (MAJORS)

July 16 through July 27 in Claypool

Thursday's Score

Douglas 12, PRESCOTT 2 (five innings) - first round

Sunday, July 19, 2015

After 10-hour wait for wind, Dustin Johnson leads British


ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dempsey's 3 goals lift US over Cuba 6-0, into Gold Cup semis
BALTIMORE (AP) - Clint Dempsey walked away with the game ball for one of the few times in his career. With his first international hat trick, he boosted the United States to a 6-0 rout over Cuba on Saturday and into its eighth straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 Best of the West Open Invitational ASA fast-pitch softball tournament Friday through Sunday in Prescott
Only local teams listed

('Today's games' are Saturday, July 18)

10-AND-UNDER DIVISION

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2015 Arizona Little League State Tournaments Only local District 10 teams listed
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL (MAJORS)

July 16 through July 27 in Claypool

Thursday's Score

Douglas 12, PRESCOTT 2 (five innings) - first round

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mile High Open Tennis Tournament results; softball news; sign-ups continue for AYSO soccer, Punt, Pass & Kick
THE YAVAPAI COLLEGE TENNIS CENTER, adjacent to Roughrider Park in Prescott, played host to the Mile High Open Tennis Tournament July 10-12.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Prescott High track's Mills qualifies for Jr. Olympic nationals; football is just around corner
PRESCOTT HIGH SOPHOMORE MAKENNAH MILLS this past weekend qualified to compete in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and the 1,500-meter run at the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 27-Aug. 2 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Column: Misery is about the only company for Tiger Woods
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Tiger Woods already looked miserable when the sky briefly darkened and a cold mist forced him to pull out his rain suit on the 10th hole at St. Andrews.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spieth opens bid with good round, familiar foe in Scotland
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

72 teams converge on Prescott for Best of the West Girls' Softball Tournament
PRESCOTT - When coach Chris Larson's Prescott Lady Hawks 14-and-under softball team runs onto Pioneer Park field #2 at 8:45 Friday night in this weekend's (July 17-19) Best of the West Girls' Fastpitch Open Invitational, his lineup could look quite different from the one that finished runnerup to Bullhead City last Sunday at the Arizona Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Class B 14U state championships in Kingman.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spieth trying to look at British Open as just another event
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Playoff races, trade talks highlight 2nd half of MLB season
The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2015 Arizona Little League State Tournaments
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL (MAJORS) - July 16 through July 27
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

U.S. team calls on former Roughrider Gordon to fill roster spot at Gold Cup
The U.S. Men's National soccer team this week called up Los Angeles Galaxy forward and former Yavapai College All-American Alan Gordon to fill a roster spot as the U.S. continues play in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trout leads with homer, American League tops National League
CINCINNATI - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trout, Harper, plenty of fresh faces highlight All-Star Game
CINCINNATI - Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying the pricey checks.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Column: There's nothing like a hometown tennis tourney
This past weekend - which for me right now is Saturday night - we've been running the sanctioned PATA Mile High Open Tennis Tournament that has about 74-plus people and 97 entries from Prescott, Phoenix, Las Vegas and other parts of the Southwest, competing in singles, doubles and mixed events.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Reds' Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park
CINCINNATI - Todd Frazier waited until the very last swing - three times, no less - to win the All-Star Home Run Derby in his home ballpark. Pressure? Sure didn't show it.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Embry-Riddle hires coach for inaugural women's hoops; Yavapai baseball's Cougill earns honor
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRESCOTT this past week hired Rebecca Burke as its first head women's basketball coach to lead the inaugural Eagles team that will begin play in the fall of 2016.
Monday, July 13, 2015

D-backs go into All-Star break with 3 losses
NEW YORK - Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale knows that in order for his team to be successful, pitcher Rubby De La Rosa has to be one of his top performers.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fowler overhauls Kuchar to win Scottish Open
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Rickie Fowler had a season full of near misses last year. He's finding the winner's circle much easier to locate in 2015.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Spieth beats Gillis in playoff, wins John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth made it a lot tougher on himself than it needed to be.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Djkokovic beats Federer in 4 sets for 3rd Wimbledon title
LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic got the better of Roger Federer at Wimbledon again.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chino Valley 14-year-old J.C. Mortensen, a multiple junior high state champion, is blessed in more ways than one
About a month before 14-year-old J.C. Mortensen of Chino Valley traveled to the 2015 Junior High National Finals Rodeo June 21-27 in Des Moines, Iowa, his famous grandfather gave him some good-luck charms for the road.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Prescott's MiQuelle Pierce, Chino's Chance West advance to national H.S. finals rodeo
When MiQuelle Pierce isn't doing homework or playing softball for Prescott High, you'll probably find her preparing to ride in amateur rodeos.
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Williams wins Wimbledon for Serena Slam; Grand Slam next?
LONDON (AP) - Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday.
Saturday, July 11, 2015


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