PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks signed hard-throwing reliever Miguel Castro to a one-year contract Friday.
Castro, who turns 28 this month, has already spent eight years in the big leagues, most recently with the New York Yankees.
SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) — The latest survey shows another increase in the population of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel in the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona, according to authorities.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.
PHOENIX (AP) — A rural Arizona county certified its midterm election results on Thursday, following the orders of a judge who ruled that Republican supervisors broke the law when they refused to sign off on the vote count by this week's deadline.
Arizona Coyotes (7-10-3, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (9-11-3, sixth in the Pacific Division)
Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes aim to end a three-game losing streak with a win against the Vancouver Canucks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a rough 48-hour stretch that saw them give up nine goals Tuesday and one of their goaltenders placed on waivers Wednesday, Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings knew they would have to dig deep to prevent things from spiraling even further.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marcus Carr scored 19 points and made two free throws with 10 seconds left as No. 2 Texas held off No. 7 Creighton’s furious late-game rally and beat the Bluejays 72-67 on Thursday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah found a way to bottle up Arizona’s powerful offense.
The Utes handed the No. 4 Wildcats their first loss of the season, 81-66, on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left and Arizona State rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Colorado 60-59 on Thursday night in a Pac-12 Conference opener.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has agreed to a contract extension with football coach Jedd Fisch through the 2027 season.
The deal announced Thursday is pending approval from the Arizona Board of Regents.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are trying to remain optimistic about their season, clinging to the possibility of a miracle run into the NFC playoff bracket.
PHOENIX (AP) — The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown that they say has displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and other belongings.
The questions came one after another the moment Xavier announced it was bringing back Sean Miller, its former and wildly successful basketball coach. The guy who had been fired by Arizona and left in his wake multiple NCAA violations.
PHOENIX (AP) — A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been indicted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage girl in Arizona earlier this year, according to federal authorities.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager was arrested early Thursday after allegedly firing shots on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, authorities said.
Campus police said the 17-year-old boy was taken into custody and no injuries were reported.
PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Peterson's war of words against his former team now includes barbs aimed at quarterback Kyler Murray.
The Minnesota Vikings cornerback — who played his first 10 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals — said on his “All Things Covered” podcast that “Kyler Murray don't care about nobody but Kyler Murray.”
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert has gone from being one of the league's best-protected quarterbacks to the most-sacked in the span of two weeks.
The Chargers signal-caller was sacked only 12 times in Los Angeles' first nine games, but he went down nine times against Kansas City and Arizona.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tony Clark has never had more clout as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association.
The 50-year-old helped the union navigate a tumultuous stretch that included a pandemic-shortened 2020 season and a new labor deal in March that not only saved a full 162-game season but also was viewed as at least a modest win for the players and their pocketbooks.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State has hired Idaho State head coach Charlie Ragle to serve as assistant head coach and special teams coordinator.
The school announced Wednesday that Ragle is leaving the FCS school to join the staff of new Sun Devils coach Kenny Dillingham, who played for Ragle at Scottsdale's Chaparral High School.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden told a gathering of tribal leaders in Washington on Wednesday that he intends to designate an area considered sacred by area Native Americans in southern Nevada as a new national monument.
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Kari Lake and supporters of her failed campaign for Arizona governor are attacking Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs as having a conflict of interest for overseeing the election she won.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Amtech Systems Inc. (ASYS) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $4.2 million.
On a per-share basis, the Tempe, Arizona-based company said it had profit of 30 cents.
Before November, election officials prepared for the possibility that Republicans who embraced former President Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud would challenge the verdict of voters by refusing to certify the midterm results.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd knew there was talent on his roster. He wasn’t exactly sure how good the team would be.
The former longtime Gonzaga assistant had a similar view of last year's team and that one turned out to be pretty good, running all the way to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Tempe City Council has unanimously approved a proposal for a new Arizona Coyotes arena and entertainment district, clearing the way for a public vote on the project next year.
Arizona Coyotes (6-8-1, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (10-7-1, third in the Pacific Division)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Kings host the Arizona Coyotes after Gabriel Vilardi's two-goal game against the Seattle Kraken in the Kings' 9-8 overtime loss.
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American Leadership-Gilbert 90, Apache Junction 18
Arizona College Preparatory 62, Phoenix Goldwater 41
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Nik Mains had 19 points in Northern Arizona's 82-51 victory over Ottawa (Ariz.) on Tuesday night.
Mains also added five rebounds for the Lumberjacks (3-6). Xavier Fuller scored 16 points while shooting 6 for 14, including 4 for 7 from beyond the arc, and added seven rebounds.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified a South Carolina man and two children who died in a pre-dawn rollover on an Arizona freeway that left four other family members injured.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said the seven people were traveling in a pickup truck from North Charleston, South Carolina to the west Phoenix area on Nov.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Benny Snell Jr.’s 2-yard touchdown run with 9:55 left gave Pittsburgh the lead and the Steelers fended off a last-minute comeback bid to beat the Indianapolis Colts 24-17.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Monday it will spend $250 million over four years on environmental cleanup and restoration work around a drying Southern California lake that's fed by the depleted Colorado River.
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican officials in a rural Arizona county refused Monday to certify the 2022 election despite no evidence of anything wrong with the count, a decision that was quickly challenged in court by the state's top election official.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury and the Arizona Cardinals nearly gained some crucial momentum heading into their long-awaited bye week.
Instead, they ended up with a swift punch to the gut.
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Leading by a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, the Arizona Cardinals needed an extended possession to run time off the clock.
It lasted 31 seconds, plenty of time for the Los Angeles Chargers to not just tie the game, but win it with a 2-point conversion.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley knew he was going for the winning 2-point conversion a few minutes before it actually happened, so when the moment arrived, there was no hesitation and no looking at his playbook.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Devan Cambridge scored 14 points and Warren Washington scored 14 making all five of his shot attempts and Arizona State beat Alcorn State 76-54 on Sunday.
After Dominic Brewton made two foul shots to bring the Braves within 48-43 with 10:06 left, Arizona State (6-1) proceeded to outscore Alcorn State 28-11 the rest of the way to secure the win.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Immanuel Allen scored 16 points as Abilene Christian beat Northern Arizona 92-82 on Sunday night.
Allen shot 5 for 8 (3 for 4 from 3-point range) and 3 of 5 from the free throw line for the Wildcats (3-4).
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and two assists to establish a career-high nine-game point streak and the Minnesota Wild held off the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 Sunday.
Sam Steel, Jared Spurgeon and Matt Boldy also scored for the Wild, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenny Dillingham’s rapid rise through the coaching ranks took him from the Southwest through the South, into Florida and up to Oregon.
His successes along the way pushed him to become the youngest head coach at a Power Five program, a 32-year-old tasked with resuscitating an Arizona State program mired in mediocrity.
Arizona State was finalizing a deal Saturday night to make Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham the youngest head football coach in a Power Five conference.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that the 32-year-old Phoenix native was on the verge of becoming the head coach at the school he graduated from just 10 years ago.