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FILE - In this July 19, 2010, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks' Mark Reynolds watches his three-run home run against the New York Mets during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Reynolds is retiring after hitting 298 homers over 13 seasons with eight teams. The 36-year-old made the announcement Thursday, April 9, 2020, on SiriusXM Radio. When the free agent was asked whether he still was pursuing a new team, Reynolds said he's “moved beyond that, I've retired.” He added that he's enjoying spending time with his family and it was time for him “to find something else to do.” (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Slugger Mark Reynolds says he's retiring after 13-year run

Apr. 9, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Slugger Mark Reynolds is retiring after hitting 298 homers over 13 seasons with eight teams. The 36-year-old made the announcement Thursday on SiriusXM Radio. When the free agent was asked whether he still was pursuing a new team, Reynolds said he's “moved beyond that, I've...

FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles.  Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020,  as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

Apr. 8, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...

In this March 28, 2020, photo, a pile of ripe squash sits in a field, in Homestead, Fla. Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

Apr. 8, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy tomatoes were left to wither — unpicked — in farmers' fields. Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because...

Arizona's Nico Mannion (1) shoots over Washington's Elijah Hardy (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Arizona's Mannion joins Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft

Apr. 7, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft. “I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,” Mannion posted Tuesday on Twitter. “I want to thank everyone who has truly helped me throughout my...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, The main entrance in front of Chase Field is devoid of activity in Phoenix. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday, April 6, 2020 during a call among five top officials from MLB and the players' association that was led by Commissioner Rob Manfred, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Players, managers intrigued by MLB's all-Arizona option

Apr. 7, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an extended period if Major League Baseball and its players adopt an all-Arizona start to the season. “I don’t know if I could look at my kids...

Traffic is extremely light in front of Chase Field, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Phoenix. The Arizona Diamondbacks would have hosted the Atlanta Braves in their season-opening baseball game Thursday, but the start of the MLB regular season is indefinitely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

Apr. 7, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association. The sides held a telephone call to talk about paths forward for a season delayed by the coronavirus...

Arizona lands Seattle grad transfer Terrell Brown

Apr. 6, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle University graduate transfer guard Terrell Brown has committed to Arizona, bolstering the Wildcats' backcourt for next season. Brown posted a picture of himself in an Arizona uniform Monday on Twitter. “Who would have thought?!” he tweeted. “150% committed....

Arizona caterer Pat Christofolo, who owns Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering as well as The Farm at South Mountain, pauses at a large garden on property at The Farm has had business drop off due to the coronavirus shown here Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Virus puts event planning industry on brink of devastation

Apr. 6, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona caterer Pat Christofolo has been orchestrating high-end events for over a quarter-century: A lavish spread for a wedding dinner back-dropped by red rocks in Sedona, a holiday party for 1,000 in an airplane hangar, mezcal cocktails under the desert sky. But all the events she was...

This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, an Iraqi man who has been arrested in Arizona as part of an extradition request made by the Iraqi government, which charged him with murder in the 2006 shooting deaths of two police officers in Fallujah. A court hearing for Ahmed is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors: Suspect in Iraq slayings should remain jailed

Apr. 6, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Iraqi immigrant who ran a Phoenix driving school and was arrested two months ago on charges of participating in the killings of two police officers in Iraq nearly 15 year ago should remain jailed until his extradition case is over, federal prosecutors said. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, who...

In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, migrants rest in the chapel of the San Juan Bosco migrant shelter, in Nogales, Mexico. For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in Mexico. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics' aid to migrants

Apr. 6, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in...