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July 10, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
PHOENIX - Just when the baseball world thought it had seen everything that Yasiel Puig could become, the Dodgers phenom has added yet another tool. It's not as overwhelming as his bat, or as strong as his arm, but it can be just as powerful - or powerfully destructive - as both. The hot young outfielder and hitter is also now officially a villain. It happened this week in Arizona, where the charging Dodgers swept through the first-place Diamondbacks against a backdrop of boos, accusations and rips.
April 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
If there ever were a unanimous pick for boys' basketball player of the year in Southern California, this would be the season, and Stanley Johnson would be the player. The Santa Ana Mater Dei star was the best player from start to finish. The 6-foot-7 senior averaged 25 points and 8.1 rebounds in leading the Monarchs to a 35-0 record and a fourth consecutive state championship. He's the only boys' player in California history to win titles in four consecutive seasons at the upper-division level.
June 18, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arizona's misguided effort to set its own voter registration requirements for federal elections. In so doing, the high court recognized that it is Congress, and not individual states, that has the final say over federal election rules. Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 in the hopes of encouraging greater participation in the political system and creating a simplified, uniform registration system for federal elections.
March 30, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Darick Holmes, a junior running back-defensive back at Newbury Park, has committed to Arizona. He played last season at Oak Christian.  
November 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
A wanted militia figure who vowed that he would never be taken alive was killed by a law enforcement officer after he shot a sheriff's deputy trying to arrest him, authorities said Tuesday. William Milton Cooper, 58, whose anti-government radio program included Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh as a fan, was fatally shot at his Eager, Ariz., home after confronting deputies late Monday and shooting one of them in the head, officials said.
March 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A man who robbed and shot to death nine people, including Buddhist monks and family members, in an Arizona temple was sentenced to 239 years in prison Friday, Maricopa County court officials said. Johnathan Doody, 39, had been convicted of carrying out what remains the deadliest mass murder in Arizona history. A temple abbot, five monks, an apprentice monk, a nun and her nephew were gunned down in the Phoenix-area Wat Promkunaram temple in 1991. Doody and a friend, Alex Garcia, walked into the temple in October 1991 armed with a shotgun and rifle and robbed the templegoers.
May 16, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Edison International said it wouldn't pursue regulatory approvals for the Arizona portion of a power line that has drawn opposition from state regulators. Edison said its Southern California Edison subsidiary would go forward with the California portion of the line, part of a $774-million project that was proposed in part to help bring solar power into the state. The transmission line will instead get power from California renewable and fossil-fuel power projects.
February 20, 2011
USC next vs. Arizona, Thursday at the Galen Center, 7:30 p.m. No TV ? The Pacific 10 Conference-leading Wildcats beat USC Jan. 29 in Tucson, 82-73, behind a combined 37 points from two former USC recruits, sophomore forward Derrick Williams and sophomore guard Lamont Jones. USC is 4-1 in its last five home games against Arizona. ? Baxter Holmes
June 30, 2013 | By Matt Pearce and Cindy Carcamo
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Nineteen firefighters died battling a fast-moving wildfire in Arizona, a Yavapai County Sheriff's official told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday night. The toll marks the worst firefighter loss of life since 1933, when a blaze in L.A.'s Griffith Park killed at least 25. The firefighters were battling the Yarnell Hill Fire north of Phoenix, which had consumed about 2,000 acres and was not contained, officials said. The blaze had claimed many buildings in the small Arizona town of Yarnell, Tony Palermo, assistant public information officer for the firefighting effort, told The Times.  "The fire just overtook them,” Art Morrison, an official with the state forestry service, told CNN, adding, “By the time the other firefighters got in, they didn't survive.”  Morrison said there are normally 20 firefighters in a “hot shot” unit, the name for elite firefighting teams, and couldn't explain why there were 19 victims.
January 23, 2011
UCLA next at Arizona, Thursday, at the McKale Center, 6 p.m. PST, ESPN2 ? Second place in the Pacific 10 Conference will be on the line when the Bruins travel to Tucson, where they have lost their last two games. Much of UCLA's defensive effort will revolve around stopping Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams, one of the conference's most prolific scorers and rebounders. ?Ben Bolch
March 29, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
They were two teams too close for comfort. Each other's. The width of a slip of paper separated Arizona and Wisconsin in Saturday night's NCAA West Regional final. And in the end, when Wisconsin won an overtime thriller of thrillers, it was the kind of game they will remember in NCAA basketball tournament lore forever. The final score, before 17,814 in Anaheim's Honda Center, was 64-63, and few will remember that. Margin of victory is all that mattered. Those who were there, or were watching on TV, will remember it as the kind of game where every screen was contested, every shot, even every referee's call.
March 29, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Arizona got the last look, but Wisconsin definitely won the last gasp. In a West Regional title game that will go down as a real Saturday night special, Wisconsin overcame all sorts of setbacks, including a last-second replay review, to defeat Arizona in overtime. The final score was 64-63 before a crowd of 17,814 at Honda Center. The final seconds will be cherished but, thankfully, not further reviewed. Wisconsin (30-7) advances to next week's Final Four in Texas, the Badgers' first visit to basketball's last weekend since 2000.
March 28, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
Arizona and San Diego State did not meet in 2011 when both schools advanced to the NCAA tournament's West Regional finals at Honda Center. They met Thursday night -- like a fist meets a face. Maybe it was the underdog factor that produced so much ferocity in San Diego State's play, the upstart Mountain West Conference taking on a Pac-12 Conference powerhouse in a Pac-12 town. Whatever it was, shots flew, elbows flew and sparks flew Top-seeded Arizona had to scrap for every point and possession to escape with a 70-64 win before a crowd of 17,773.
March 28, 2014 | From staff reports
A look at the NCAA tournament regional finals on Saturday. West Regional at Honda Center, Anaheim NO. 1 ARIZONA (33-4) VS. NO. 2 WISCONSIN (29-7) WHEN: 5:49 p.m. PDT. TV: TBS. Wisconsin put on a clinic in basketball fundamentals in Thursday's semifinal destruction of Baylor. The Badgers used precision passing to dissect Baylor's 1-3-1 zone and, defensively, held the Bears to 16 first-half points. Wisconsin made 26 of 51 shots, marking only the third time in program history the Badgers have made more than 50% of their shots in an NCAA tournament game.
March 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. — With a fastball he can dial up to 97 mph, a big overhand curve and a sharp-breaking slider, Garrett Richards has the kind of electric stuff to average at least one strikeout an inning. But the less the 25-year-old right-hander tries to blow pitches by hitters, the better he seems to do. Richards threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-2 exhibition victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, giving up three hits, walking three and striking out two. Of the 19 outs he recorded, 13 came on ground balls.
March 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SYDNEY, Australia - Even on the other side of the world, the Dodgers have been cast as the villains. The buildup to their season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks is reminiscent of the scenario the Dodgers faced when they played the St. Louis Cardinals last year during the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers' wealth and perceived arrogance have made them the bad guys here. Catcher A.J. Ellis wasn't surprised. "We're the bad guys back in the States," Ellis said.
March 8, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Arizona 5, Angels 2 AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols struck out looking at a sharp-breaking curve and grounded out to shortstop in two at-bats against Archie Bradley, Arizona's top pitching prospect, his spring average falling to .066. But Pujols drove in a run with a sharp single to center field against Matt Stites in the fifth inning. Outfield prospect Matt Long had a run-scoring double in the fifth. ON THE MOUND: Garrett Richards was dominant for two innings, retiring six batters in a row and hitting 97 mph. But he fell behind on counts in the third and fourth innings and gave up five runs and eight hits, including Didi Gregorius' two-run double and Paul Goldschmidt's run-scoring double.
October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
Two people who died after sitting for hours in an Arizona spiritual resort's sauna-like sweat lodge were identified Saturday as a 40-year-old Wisconsin man and a 38-year-old New York woman. James Shore of Milwaukee and Kirby Brown of Westtown, N.Y., died Thursday night after being overcome in a sweat lodge during a spiritual cleansing ceremony. Nineteen others were taken to area hospitals, suffering from burns, dehydration, respiratory arrest, kidney failure or elevated body temperature.
March 20, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SYDNEY, Australia - Adrian Gonzalez made an early exit from an exhibition game Thursday because of tightness in his back but is expected to start the Dodgers' regular-season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "I'm expecting him to go tomorrow," Manager Don Mattingly said Friday. Gonzalez will play first base and bat fourth. With left-hander Wade Miley pitching for the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers will start right-handed-hitting utility man Justin Turner instead of left-handed-hitting Dee Gordon at second base.
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