March 18, 2013 |
Arizona 5, Dodgers 3 AT THE PLATE: Carl Crawford collected his first hits in six months, slapping two singles and driving in two runs. Crawford's last hits had come Aug. 17, before the Boston Red Sox traded him to the Dodgers as part of a multiple-player package. Crawford singled through the left side of the infield in the third inning. His fifth-inning single to center field drove in Elian Herrera and Dee Gordon. ON THE MOUND: With Josh Beckett pitching in a simulated game instead of making his scheduled start, mound duties fell to a collection of relievers.
August 31, 2009 |
at Arizona 4, Houston 3: Diamondbacks closer Chad Qualls suffered a dislocated left kneecap when hit by Jason Michaels' line drive on the final play. Shortstop Stephen Drew picked up the ball and threw Michaels out to end the game. at Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 2: Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run, go-ahead double for the Phillies. at Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 1: The Brewers beat the Pirates for the 21st consecutive time at home. at St. Louis 2, Washington 1: Adam Wainwright earned his major league-leading 16th victory.
June 27, 2009 |
In recent years, the onset of summer in Phoenix meant two things -- triple-digit temperatures and a budget battle between the Republican-dominated Legislature, which regularly pushed to cut taxes, and Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, who pushed to maintain them to save or expand services. In January, Napolitano moved to Washington to become secretary of Homeland Security, and Jan Brewer, a staunch fiscal conservative who was then Arizona's secretary of state, took her spot.
January 23, 2013 |
Border officials have made what is believed to be the largest marijuana seizure in history at an Arizona border crossing. Agents at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales confiscated seven tons of marijuana this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers reported Wednesday. The marijuana is worth as much as $12 million, authorities said. The Jan. 15 seizure took place after agents at the Mariposa Cargo Facility in Nogales, Ariz., singled out for inspection a 26-year-old man from Nogales, Mexico, and the tractor-trailer he was driving.
March 7, 2013 |
There were a number of police motorcycles surrounding the bus that brought Mexico's World Baseball Classic team to Camelback Ranch for Wednesday's exhibition game with the Dodgers, a courtesy that comes with playing in the 16-team international tournament. But not everyone on the Mexican team is happy to see the police in Arizona, home to the nation's most draconian anti-immigration laws. Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Marcos Estrada, who has lived in the U.S. for 24 years, told Yahoo's Jeff Passan he was pulled over by police on his way to the ballpark Wednesday.
March 8, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers have two games scheduled Friday and given the way their pitching is backing up, they'd like to play both. "This is a day where you want two games," Manager Don Mattingly said. He may not get his wish though. The chance of rain is 45% Friday afternoon, when the Dodgers are scheduled to play the Giants in Scottsdale, rising slightly to 50% for the night game at home with the Reds. It rained Friday morning. But much of the news Friday was coming from the trainer's room and the batting cages Friday anyway.
July 5, 2013 |
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- The week of Independence Day has always been a boon for Prescott's tourism industry, and a seven-day display of patriotism, regional pride and Western traditions features the world's oldest commercial rodeo and a parade that draws more than 10,000 celebrants. But this year, five days after 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were killed in the Yarnell Hill fire , “the entire city is also turning into a memorial,” Prescott City Councilman Chris Kuknyo said.
January 22, 2013 |
There are no guarantees in life. But UCLA freshman forward Shabazz Muhammad came close to making one. The Bruins, who lost to Oregon on Saturday, face sixth-ranked Arizona in Tucson on Thursday. “We have to win this game, especially after losing to Oregon,” Muhammad said. Muhammad took it a little further, taking personal responsibility. “I'm taking it upon myself to win this game,” Muhammad said. Easier said than done. The problems UCLA had against Oregon could pop up again in Tucson.
January 7, 2012
Where: Galen Center. When: 2:30 p.m. On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 710. Records: USC 5-11, 0-3 Pac-12; Arizona 10-5, 1-1. Update: If you factor in NCAA sanctions, Arizona hasn't won a game on the road at USC since the 2004-05 season. It did win at USC during the 2007-08 season, when Kevin O'Neill coached the Wildcats, but that win was later vacated because of NCAA penalties. Arizona is led by Los Angeles native Solomon Hill, a former USC commit, who is averaging 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds.
June 11, 2013 |
Maybe he really is the Man of Steel. Yasiel Puig is having himself an interesting night in his ninth major-league game. If you count bum legs, four-strike outs and getting hit in the nose with a 92 mph Ian Kennedy fastball. Hearts stopped Tuesday for the Dodgers in the second inning when Puig seemed to come up lame trying to run out a grounder to short. He retreated to the clubhouse with trainer Sue Falsone, but when the top of the third began he sprinted out to right. In his second at-bat in the fourth inning, the umpires lost the count and he received an extra strike.