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Injured Booker won't play in All-Star Game, Conley replaces

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker won't play in the NBA All-Star Game this weekend because of a mild sprain in his left knee, opening up space for Utah's Mike Conley to make his first All-...

Suns cruise past short-handed Warriors 120-98

PHOENIX (AP) — Cameron Payne scored 17 points, Devin Booker added 16 and the Phoenix Suns easily handled the short-handed Golden State Warriors 120-98 on Thursday night. The Suns ent...

Lesson learned: Padres' slugger Tatis can crush fastballs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Diamondbacks left-hander Caleb Smith was reflecting on Tuesday's first spring training start when he talked about a valuable lesson he learned when facing the San Diego Padres...

D-backs Calhoun has meniscus tear, surgery upcoming

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Diamondbacks starting right fielder Kole Calhoun will have surgery Wednesday on his right knee because of a medial meniscus tear. Arizona manager Torey Lovul...

Cardinals all-out recruiting pitch brings Watt to the desert

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt didn't lack for suitors when deciding where to continue his spectacular football career. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year said there were four or five team...

Welcome back: Optimism abounds as MLB's spring includes fans

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brian Delaney checked his ticket, found his seats and then sat down for a minute in the sunshine. It wasn't a typical late February day in Arizona — a little cool, a little br...

Avalanche beat Coyotes 6-2, sweep 2-game series

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog said the Colorado Avalanche have felt a little snakebit in recent weeks, putting together good offensive opportunities without many goals to show for them. ...

Avalanche hold on in final seconds for 3-2 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists, Hunter Miska stopped 16 of 18 shots and the Colorado Avalanche held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night. ...

Versatile Clippard ready for any role in D-backs bullpen

The Arizona Diamondbacks have uncertainty in their bullpen this spring and essentially every role is up for grabs. Veteran right-hander Tyler Clippard is completely fine with that si...

Malik Monk scores 29 points, Hornets cool off Suns 124-121

PHOENIX (AP) — Malik Monk scored 29 points, LaMelo Ball added 20 points and eight assists and the Charlotte Hornets cooled off the Phoenix Suns with a 124-121 victory Wednesday night. ...

Good or great? D-backs confident Marte can be the latter

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There's very little doubt Arizona's Ketel Marte will be a good baseball player this season. He can hit for average, steal bases, smash homers and play multiple defensive posit...

Booker scores 34, Suns roll to 132-100 win over Blazers

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 34 points, Deandre Ayton added 19 and the Phoenix Suns kept rolling with a 132-100 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Phoenix has...

AP source: RHP Clippard agrees to 1-year deal with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.25 million, one-year contract with reliever Tyler Clippard, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press....

MLB spring training still a hot ticket in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Even during a pandemic, the appetite to sit in the sun and watch Major League Baseball spring training appears robust. The Arizona Diamondbacks sold out their entire s...

Easy does it: MLB pitchers prepare for usual 162-game grind

PHOENIX (AP) — The sport of baseball, much like the rest of the world, is craving normalcy after a full year of disruptions caused by the pandemic. So the familiar feel of February ...