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Construction on Arizona replacement border barrier begins

Aug. 22, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Construction crews broke ground Thursday on a small portion of the $664 million border fence project in the Arizona desert that is funded through President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. Crews plan on installing 30-foot (9-meter) steel fencing to replace older barriers on two...

NFL 2019: Rivers: 'I feel like we're in that window.'

Aug. 22, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers says the Los Angeles Chargers' potential reminds him of 2006 to 2009, when the franchise won four straight AFC West Division titles. That group, though, only made it as far as the AFC championship game in 2007. Rivers is hoping to lead the Chargers one step further...

Cardinals acquire DL Bruce Hector from Eagles

Aug. 22, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals acquired defensive lineman Bruce Hector in a trade Thursday that sent safety Rudy Ford to the Philadelphia Eagles. The move is pending physicals for both players. The 24-year-old Hector adds depth for the Cardinals on the defensive line. The 6-foot-2, 296-pounder...

Cardinals Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-13) New faces: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury, QB Kyler Murray, LB Terrell Suggs, OL J.R. Sweezy, OL Marcus Gilbert, CB Tramaine Brock, LB Jordan Hicks, CB Robert Alford, CB Byron Murphy, WR Andy Isabella, TE Maxx Williams, LB Brooks Reed. Key losses: S Antoine Bethea, S Deone Bucannon, LB Markus...

NFL 2019: Kingsbury, Murray lead Cardinals into new era

Aug. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's first two preseason games might prove a microcosm of what's to come for the franchise in its first season with coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray. In the first contest, the up-tempo offense looked good . The coach was a genius. The quarterback a budding star....

Verlander loses 2-hitter, allowing 2 HRs to lowly Tigers

Aug. 21, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night. Hicks led off the ninth with a tiebreaking blast to left-center field off Verlander (15-5), who leads the majors in...

Melville goes 7 strong, Rockies roll over D-backs 7-2

Aug. 21, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tim Melville had to pause for a moment to clear his throat of some whipped cream. He'd gotten the traditional condiment treatment in the showers from his Colorado Rockies teammates, in celebration of his first major league win. Melville pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in his first big...

Rockies lose pitcher Jon Gray for season with foot fracture

Aug. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies on Wednesday placed starting pitcher Jon Gray on the 60-day injured list because of a left foot fracture, ending his season. The 27-year-old Gray is 11-8 with a 3.84 ERA this season. The right-hander was scheduled to start the series finale against the Arizona...

Ex-pitcher says he's interested in running for House seat

Aug. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — If former major league pitcher Curt Schilling runs for Congress in Arizona, he said it might be for Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran's seat. Schilling announced last week that he's thinking about a bid for a U.S. House seat, and he has reached out to the Arizona Republican Party, the...

McCain's family fights to define legacy of civility, service

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Arizona, last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres (11 hectares), is where she and her ailing husband, Sen. John McCain, had discussed building a "gathering place" for his archives, hiking and perhaps...