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Closing birdie for Spieth to share Colonial 1st-round lead
FORT WORTH, Texas - Masters champion Jordan Spieth got his homecoming off to a leading start with a birdie before dark.

Spieth made a 20-foot putt from just off the fringe on the final hole for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the rain-delayed Colonial.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets
OAKLAND, Calif. - James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips - and then he didn't.

Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kenseth wins pole for NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600
CONCORD, N.C. - Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600.

Kenseth won his second Sprint Cup pole of the season Thursday night for NASCAR's longest race.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

D-backs pull off 4-game sweep
MIAMI - The way new Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings has it figured, the Baltimore Orioles should brace themselves.

Baltimore visits Miami for a three-game series beginning Friday, and Jennings said his team is overdue for a turnaround after losing seven games in a row.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Embry-Riddle women's golfer again named All-American
For the second straight year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University women's golfer Lauren Kruszewski has been named an NAIA First Team All-American after she finished tied for 10th place at the NAIA National Championships May 12-15 in Savannah, Georgia.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

ERAU adds 2 more pieces to inaugural basketball team
Embry-Riddle men's basketball coach Eric Fundalewicz and his coaching staff announced the signing of Calvin Carmichael in early May, making him the eighth player in the incoming recruiting class for the Eagles' inaugural 2015-16 season.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

On this date: 1997
May 21, 1997

At 88, Prescott's Oscar Baer qualified in 11 events - including the triathlon - in the Senior Sports Classic in Tucson.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Anderson gem lifts D-backs in Miami
MIAMI - Chase Anderson worked diligently to improve his two-seam fastball during spring training and he used it to keep the Marlins' hitters off-balance.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Work continues on Capital Canyon Club, opening set for early July
PRESCOTT - Legendary pro golfer Tom Weiskopf visited the Capital Canyon Club, formerly Hassayampa Golf Club, on May 7 to meet with the new management of the picturesque 18-hole course that he originally designed and opened here in 1998.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kobritz Column: What the WNBA needs to learn from the NFL
Two leagues, two different modes of operation.

League A has imposed a four-game ban - one-quarter of the season - on one of its premier players, a league icon and future Hall of Famer who has made more money for the league than virtually any other player in NFL history.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On this date: 1998
An amateur golfer topped the pro field at the Tom Ruger Memorial Golf Classic at Antelope Hills in Prescott.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

T-wolves win NBA draft lottery; Suns 13th
NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.

And when they finally ended years of lottery futility, it came from the spot where nobody had been winning.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Warriors rally past Rockets, take West Game 1
OAKLAND, Calif. - Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

It turned out to make a huge difference.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Rehabbing from injury, Cards' Palmer knows window is closing
TEMPE - Carson Palmer says he has rehabbed from his knee injury with "a certain intensity" driven by the knowledge that his days as an NFL quarterback are drawing to a close.

He participated in Tuesday's first session of organized team activity (OTAs) on a limited basis.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kraft: Patriots won't appeal
SAN FRANCISCO - Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pollock's HR lifts D-backs in win over Marlins
MIAMI - Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale got the matchup he was looking for and A.J. Pollock delivered in a big way.

Pollock had a pinch-hit, tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Arizona to a 4-2 win over the struggling Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

De La Rosa goes 9 innings, D-backs beat Marlins 3-2 in 13
MIAMI - Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Rubby De La Rosa stood in the on-deck circle in the 10th inning, rooting for his team to score and ready to pitch another inning.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Memorial weekend tourney will honor former Prescott councilman
PRESCOTT - As a child growing up in Prescott, and extending into adulthood, former Prescott City Councilman and Prescott Police Officer John Hanna Sr. had a passion for softball and baseball.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Column: Learn doubles from the masters of tennis' past era
In this column you won't hear about the best doubles team ever, Mike and Bob Bryan. You may not even recognize many of the names due to the fact they played most of their tennis prior to 1956. But hopefully you'll remember some of the wise words they wrote after you're done reading.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Johnson hat trick leads Lightning to Game 2 rout
NEW YORK - Tyler Johnson is carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoff and making more than a name for himself.

The 24-year-old is becoming one of the front-runners to be the postseason MVP.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Stoudamire says he's leaving UofA to return to Memphis' staff
TUCSON (AP) - Damon Stoudamire is leaving his position as an assistant coach at Arizona to rejoin Memphis' coaching staff.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Alumni Watch: Anderson excels at Dixie State
Alex Anderson graduated from Prescott High School in May 2011. She left Prescott for Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, where she was recruited to play volleyball.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Safe Sports at Prescott High School
Prescott High School is the fifth school in Arizona to receive the award from the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Monday, May 18, 2015

Roundup: McIlroy wins 2nd Wells Fargo, with 7 shots to spare
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rory McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship with a seven-shot victory Sunday over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rockets back in conference finals first time since 1997
HOUSTON - The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dixon claims Indy 500 pole, breaks up Penske monopoly
INDIANAPOLIS - One minute, Scott Dixon thought the numbers were a mistake. The next, he was sitting on the Indianapolis 500 pole.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Roughriders rally again, advance to Grand Junction for JUCO World Series
A nearly decade-long drought has come to a glorious end for the Yavapai College baseball program.

For the first time since 2006 the Roughriders are headed back to the NJCAA Division 1 College World Series after piecing together an incredible run to capture the Western District Championship Saturday in Henderson, Nevada.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Local Photo: 2015 Wade Parker Memorial Game
Danny Parker and Dylan Tucker lead players, teammates and friends of Wade Parker in the Lord's Prayer at Wade's field position, shortstop, before the start of the 3rd Annual Wade Parker Memorial Game at Chino Valley High School Saturday morning.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Woodruffs sweep Mountain Mayhem bike race
TJ and Chloe Woodruff won the men's and women's 20 mile division at the second annual Mountain Mayhem mountain bike race Saturday, May 16, in the scenic Ponderosa Pine forest of Groom Creek just 5 miles south of Prescott.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

On this date: 1975
Pitcher Don Hanna allowed only five hits and the Yavapai College baseball team clinched the Region 1 Championship and ticket to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.
Sunday, May 17, 2015

American Pharoah wins Preakness in driving rain, keeps alive Triple Crown hope
BALTIMORE - American Pharoah won the Preakness by seven lengths in driving rain Saturday, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

1st time to Grand Junction since 2006
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Yavapai baseball team one win from NJCAA World Series berth
Yavapai College baseball coach Ryan Cougill has said that his 2015 Roughriders are as dramatic as a soap opera.

He wasn't joking.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

On this date: 1987
A controversial disqualification prevented the Prescott girls' track team from winning the AAA-Division 2 state championship at Tucson's Rincon High School.
Saturday, May 16, 2015

D-backs squander 7th inning lead, fall to Phils
PHILADELPHIA - It's been so long since the Philadelphia Phillies won three in a row that manager Ryne Sandberg wasn't aware of the small feat.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Pierce's shot too late, Hawks hold on to beat Wizards
WASHINGTON - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Yavapai baseball battles back, wins 2nd straight in District round
No-hit through seven innings on Friday, Yavapai College broke through with a four-run ninth to stun host Southern Nevada in a 5-2 victory and advance to this afternoon's NJCAA Division 1 Western District baseball championship.
Friday, May 15, 2015

'Justice': Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber
BOSTON - After slouching through his trial for months with a bored look on his face, the defendant was ordered to rise.

For close to half an hour, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was on his feet, fidgeting as he listened to the reading of a 24-page worksheet in which a jury dismantled, piece by piece, any hope he had of mercy.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Griner, Johnson suspended record 7 games each by WNBA
NEW YORK - WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were suspended seven games each Friday for their domestic violence arrest last month - the league's longest ban in its 19-year history.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit in 'Deflategate'
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady's lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP's "Deflategate" appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Polo back for an 11th season at historic Skull Valley grounds
Sixteen years ago, C. Paul Harris and his wife Carolyn scoured the hills and valleys around Skull Valley for their field of dreams.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Wade Parker Memorial Game on tap this Saturday
Chino Valley Fire Department Honor guard will raise the Flag at 9:45 a.m. First pitch 10 a.m.
Friday, May 15, 2015

YC baseball tops Salt Lake, advances to winners' bracket semi
Yavapai College continued its domination of Salt Lake C.C. this season, improving to 5-0 against the Bruins after registering a Game 1 victory in the NJCAA Division 1 Western District Baseball Championships on Thursday afternoon.
Friday, May 15, 2015

On this date: 1977
At just 12 years old, Lori White nearly pitched a no-hitter in Women's Copperstate League rec softball play at Whipple Park in Prescott.
Friday, May 15, 2015

Prescott Little League Weekly Scores, May 15


In a matchup of teams tied for first place, Prescott True Value used a 9-run fifth inning to grab a come from behind victory. Scooter Schwartz and Alex Vaughan had 2 hits each to pace the offense.

Friday, May 15, 2015

LeBron struggles, Cavaliers still advance past Bulls
CHICAGO - No dominant performance by LeBron James. Not much from Kyrie Irving, either.

Somehow, the Cleveland Cavaliers still found a way to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rockets stun Clippers to force deciding Game 7
LOS ANGELES - With a 19-point lead in the second half, the Los Angeles Clippers were cruising toward clinching the franchise's first Western Conference finals berth.

Not so fast.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Can Derby winner American Pharoah become next American idol?
BALTIMORE - From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert's barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he's a champion in the making.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

During ASU caravan stop, topic turns to Prescott Valley hockey
PRESCOTT, Arizona - Arizona State's men's hockey coach Greg Powers would love to lift up the Prescott Valley Event Center and move it to Tempe.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Prescott Storm 8u, 12u Inline travel teams win state titles
The Inline Hockey Association of Arizona hosted its 15th annual state championships at the spacious Barney Family Sports Compex in Queen Creek earlier this month.
Thursday, May 14, 2015

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