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Column: You got this! Amy and the Open champion

Jun. 17, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — From her perch in front of a TV in Florida, Amy Bockerstette had no doubt. How could she, after she and Gary Woodland had come this far together. "You got this Gary," she kept repeating as Woodland made his way around Pebble Beach on his way to the U.S. Open title Sunday. "You...

Phoenix police chief apologizes to family over incident

Jun. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix's police chief has publicly apologized to members of a family at whom police officers pointed guns and yelled profanities while responding to a report of shoplifting. The parents say their 4-year-old daughter had stolen a doll from the store, unbeknownst to them. They have filed a...

Adams rewards dad's travels, has 2 HR and 7 RBIs for Nats

Jun. 16, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Matt Adams' dad initiated a holiday tradition with his slugging son: No matter where Adams was playing, he would be in the stadium on Father's Day. Jamie Adams got a big payoff for his roughly three-hour drive from Pennsylvania this year. Matt Adams homered twice and...

Diamondbacks hit 4 HRs off Strasburg, beat Nationals 10-3

Jun. 15, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks jumped all over three-time All-Star Stephen Strasburg from the opening pitch. Ketel Marte hit two of Arizona's four solo homers off Strasburg and the Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 10-3 on Saturday. Marte homered on the first pitch of the game and...

Ex-priest in molestation case returned to Arizona from Italy

Jun. 15, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Catholic priest who fled from Arizona to Italy in 2003 after being indicted on child molestation charges has been returned to the state. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced that 70-year-old Joseph John Henn appeared before a judge on Friday after Italian authorities...

Gray, Sparks used big third quarter to beat Mercury 85-68

Jun. 15, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Chelsea Gray had 21 points and a season-high nine assists, Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half and the Los Angeles Sparks pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-68 on Friday night. Chiney Ogwumike added 14 points — 12 after halftime...

Scherzer strikes out 10, Nationals beat Arizona 7-3

Jun. 14, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals gave Max Scherzer early run support, and that made his job a lot easier Friday night. Scherzer struck out 10 in seven innings, Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick homered and the Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3. Scherzer (5-5) leads the National...

Maggots found under bandage at site of Phoenix patient rape

Jun. 14, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona is revoking the license of a care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and gave birth last year after another patient was found to have maggots. The Arizona Department of Health Services said late Friday that revoking the license of Hacienda Healthcare will...

$10M claim says Phoenix police violated family's rights

Jun. 14, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A $10 million legal claim was filed against the city of Phoenix that says police officers committed civil rights violations by pointing guns and profanely yelling commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters because one of the children, unbeknownst to the parents, had...

Arizona signs women's coach Adia Barnes through 2024

Jun. 14, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has signed women's basketball coach Adia Barnes to a contract extension through 2024. The school announced Barnes' extension Friday after the contract was approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. The leading scorer in Arizona history, Barnes returned to coach her alma mater in...