Diamondbacks OF Peralta leaves game with tightness in back

Sports 05/15/19, 17:14

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta has left a game with tightness in the area of his upper shoulder and back. Peralta exited after five innings Wednesday against Pittsburgh. He was replaced in left field by Blake Swihart. The Diamondbacks have a day off Thursday. Peralta leads Arizona regulars with a .318 batting average ...

Bell homers twice to lead Pirates past Diamondbacks 6-2

Baseball 05/14/19, 23:43

Josh Bell homered twice and Joe Musgrove allowed one hit through seven strong innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Tuesday night.Phoenix native Cole Tucker hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to cap off the victory. The 22-year-old rookie gleefully circled the ...

Tribes across country push for better internet access

Business 05/14/19, 15:50

In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet.The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust. School children who have online homework struggle to get online. And streaming a web-based conference or taking ...

Wife’s dead body found in car driven by Oklahoma man

U.S. 05/14/19, 12:56

Police in Arizona say a detective making a traffic stop on Interstate 10 was speaking to a driver from Oklahoma when he noticed the man's dead wife in the passenger seat.Eloy police said in a statement that 70-year-old Rodney Puckett said Monday that 74-year-old Linda Puckett died at a hotel ...

Escobar, Walker go deep, Diamondbacks roll past Pirates 9-3

Baseball 05/14/19, 01:31

After a three-game losing streak in which the Arizona Diamondbacks came up empty too often with opportunities to drive in more runs, hitting coach Darnell Coles changed things up in batting practice on Monday.The emphasis on situational hitting worked hours later.Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in three runs, Christian ...

Dueling smoking bills move through Arizona Legislature

Health 05/12/19, 23:57

There are two competing tobacco and vaping regulation bills at the Arizona Legislature. The winning legislation may emerge soon.The Senate last week unanimously passed a bill championed by Republican Sen. Heather Carter of Cave Creek that would reclassify vaping products as tobacco and place them under the state's voter-approved Smoke-Free ...

Fried returns to lead Braves to 5-3 win over Diamondbacks

Baseball 05/12/19, 18:45

Max Fried pitched five effective innings after leaving his last start early, Johan Camargo hit an early two-run single and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday.Fried (5-2) was hit on the left hand by a liner and had to leave in the second inning Tuesday against ...

McCann, Camargo homer, lead Braves over Diamondbacks 6-4

Baseball 05/11/19, 22:56

Brian McCann homered over the swimming pool behind the right-field wall and Johan Camargo also went deep, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 Saturday night.Kevin Gausman (2-3) gave up one run and five hits in six innings. He escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth when ...

Activists give jailed moms a Mother’s Day gift: bail

U.S. 05/11/19, 11:49

Mother of six, Paz Lopez, was set to spend Mother's Day behind bars. The 42-year-old has been locked up in a Phoenix jail for the past month on forgery and other charges. She couldn't post her $2,050 bail.But on Thursday night she walked out and into a car waiting to ...

Dick Tomey, former Arizona head football coach, dies at 80

Sports 05/11/19, 11:47

Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died of cancer. He was 80.Tomey's family and the university said he died Friday night in Tucson. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December.Tomey won 95 games against 64 losses and four ties at Arizona while posting ...

Acuña crushes tiebreaking homer, Braves beat D’backs 2-1

Baseball 05/11/19, 00:02

Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a long, tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves overcame Zack Greinke's latest strong start to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Friday night.After hitting cleanup for much of the season, Acuña returned to the leadoff spot — his regular place while winning NL ...

Cardinals’ Murray makes impression in first NFL practice

Sports 05/10/19, 16:46

The Arizona Cardinals' rookies took the practice field for the first time on Friday, and all eyes were on quarterback Kyler Murray.Murray, the top overall pick in last month's NFL draft, sported a white tie-on headband as he threw over the outstretched arms of coach Kliff Kingsbury and looped on-target ...

Peralta, Marte lift Diamondbacks over Braves 3-2 in 10

Baseball 05/10/19, 00:27

David Peralta hit a tying homer with two outs in the ninth inning and Ketel Marte singled home the winning run in the 10th to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2 victory over the scuffling Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.Josh Donaldson put the Braves ahead 2-1 with a leadoff homer ...

Cardinals sign top pick Murray to four-year deal

Sports 05/09/19, 20:21

The Arizona Cardinals have signed Kyler Murray in time for their rookie minicamp.Arizona signed the No. 1 overall draft pick to a four-year contract Thursday worth about $35 million with a team option for a fifth. It includes a signing bonus of more than $23 million.The Cardinals also signed five ...

A growing number of states call porn a public health crisis

Health 05/09/19, 09:45

More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis. The Arizona Senate approved a resolution this week calling for a systemic effort to prevent exposure to porn that's increasingly accessible to younger kids online. At least one legislative chamber has adopted a similar resolution in 15 ...

Flores’ 13th-inning single lifts Diamondbacks over Rays, 3-2

Baseball 05/08/19, 17:08

Wilmer Flores snapped a 13th-inning tie with an RBI single, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks end a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Eduardo Escobar made up for a crucial throwing error, leading off the 13th with a single off Adam Kolarek (2-1) — ...

Arizona high school student released from immigration lockup

Football 05/08/19, 14:53

The family a Tucson high school football player has lived with for years says he is free after being released from immigration detention.Thomas Torres has stayed with Lorena Rodriguez's family during his years at Desert View High School. Rodriguez is announcing the 18-year-old's release on her Facebook page, saying "OPERATION ...

Lowe homers on 1st pitch in 1st; Rays beat Diamondbacks 6-3

Baseball 05/07/19, 21:39

Brandon Lowe homered on the first pitch in the bottom of the first, opener Ryne Stanek and five other relievers combined on a seven-hitter, and the Tampa Bay Rays moved to a season-high 11 games over .500 with a 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.Lowe drove in ...

Google spinoff, Lyft team up to offer self-driving car rides

Business 05/07/19, 18:00

Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber.The alliance announced Tuesday will allow anyone with the Lyft app in the Phoenix area to summon one of the 10 self-driving Waymo cars joining the ride-hailing service.Waymo's ...

Tapia hits bases-loaded triple to lift Rox over D’backs 8-7

Baseball 05/05/19, 17:33

Raimel Tapia hit a tying, bases-loaded triple and scored the go-ahead run during a five-run eighth inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 on Sunday.The rally salvaged the finale of the three-game series and ended Arizona's six-game road winning streak. Eduardo Escobar and Blake Swihart homered for ...

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