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Who's No. 1? Top picks Murray and Mayfield ready for QB duel

Dec. 12, 2019 2:49 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Baker Mayfield has the moxie and machismo while Kyler Murray prefers to keep things low-key. The two will always be linked by their similar back stories, similar skill sets and a similar career path, but it's hard to find a pair of NFL quarterbacks with more opposite personalities....

Martin scores 21, Arizona St. beats Prairie View A&M 88-79

Dec. 12, 2019 1:51 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State guard Alonzo Verge Jr. found his groove Wednesday. Coach Bobby Hurley is waiting for some of his other outside shooters to follow suit. Verge, a juco transfer, had a season-high 20 points and made his first 3-pointer — after going 0 for 13 from behind the arc to...

Brooks, Jackson lead Grizzlies over Suns 115-108

Dec. 12, 2019 12:43 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Ja Morant had a quiet game by his standards but found himself on the perimeter with 45 seconds remaining, ball in hand and his Grizzlies clinging to a four-point lead. The 6-foot-3 guard dribbled a few times and then blew past Phoenix's 6-foot-10 forward Aron Baynes, who desperately...

Teen found competent to stand trial in a Tucson murder case

Dec. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing a Tucson high school student the day after graduation this year has been found competent to stand trial. Tucson TV station KOLD reported 14-year-old Rene Manuel Yanez was in court Tuesday for a competency hearing. According to prosecutors, Yanez will be...

Jarry’s shutout streak ends as Montreal beats Penguins 4-1

Dec. 11, 2019 10:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar's 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry's franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Jarry's shutout run ended at 177:15 on Tatar's power-play goal 12:24 into the second period that...

No. 15 Arizona routs Nebraska-Omaha 99-49

Dec. 11, 2019 10:41 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona whipped crisp passes around McKale Center, threw lobs for dunks, dropped in 3-pointers. The Wildcats buzzed on defense, jumping into passing lanes, flying in to block and alter shots. As bounce-back games go, this was just what Arizona needed heading into a massive...

Arizona official in human smuggling case seeks to keep seat

Dec. 11, 2019 10:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona elected official accused of paying women from a poor Pacific island nation to give their babies up for adoption in the United States made an appeal Wednesday to keep his job. Lawyers for Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen told the county Board of Supervisors that he did not...

Arizona Public Service CEO apologizes for billing tool error

Dec. 11, 2019 9:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The new head of Arizona's largest electric utility apologized Wednesday for a faulty bill calculator that was supposed to help customers find the cheapest rate plan but instead steered 10,000 of them to higher-priced options. Arizona Public Service CEO Jeff Guldner told frustrated state...

Senate OKs appeals court judges over home-state opposition

Dec. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two conservative, Justice Department lawyers to posts on a California-based appeals court that President Donald Trump has tagged as a liberal bastion. The two nominees won seats on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers a wide...

Cornville man struck in head by hammer dies; Suspect jailed

Dec. 11, 2019 3:59 PM EST

CORNVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County authorities say a Cornville man who had been on life support after being hit on the head with a hammer and bat has died. They say 22-year-old Jesse Rayfield died Wednesday morning at a Flagstaff hospital. County Sheriff’s officials say 23-year-old David Joseph...