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Jin Young Ko rallies to win LPGA Tour's Founders Cup

Mar. 24, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jin Young Ko channeled her inner Dustin Johnson to win for the first time in the United States. After an even-par 72 left her five strokes back heading into the weekend at the Founders Cup, Ko talked to fellow South Korean player Jennifer Song about the top-ranked PGA Tour star. "She told me...

Yu Liu shoots 7-under 65 to take 1-shot lead in Founder Cup

Mar. 23, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Yu Liu got through a stressful final-group pairing Saturday to take the Founders Cup lead, outplaying top-ranked Sung Hyun Park. She'll have do it again Sunday, this time alongside Carlota Ciganda, to win her first LPGA Tour title. Liu shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Ciganda...

Man accused of fatally stabbing woman after freeway crash

Mar. 23, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 25-year-old Arizona man who was driving a San Diego-area woman's car is accused of fatally stabbing her after the vehicle veered off a freeway and crashed in a Phoenix suburb, resulting in a chaotic scene involving passers-by who stopped to help. Fernando Acosta of Phoenix got out of...

Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park, Yu Liu tied for Founders Cup lead

Mar. 22, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sung Hyun Park isn't a big fan of birdie-fest golf. She's still awfully good at it. "Personally, I like the difficult course better than the easy course," Park said through a translator. The top-ranked Park shot her second straight 6-under 66 on Friday at the Founders Cup for a share of the...

Phoenix Mercury re-sign DeWanna Bonner

Mar. 22, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury have re-signed two-time WNBA All-Star DeWanna Bonner. Terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed. Bonner has spent her entire nine-year career with the Mercury after being selected with the fifth overall pick of the 2009 WNBA draft. She's won two WNBA...

Suns forward Oubre out for the season with thumb injury

Mar. 22, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his left thumb. The Suns said in a statement that Oubre had a procedure on his sprained thumb Friday. The recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks. Oubre was injured during Phoenix's...

Phoenix Suns sign Jimmer Fredette through rest of season

Mar. 22, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns signed Fredette for the rest of the season Friday with a team option for 2019-20. The 30-year-old Fredette won every national college player of the year award his senior season at BYU in 2011 after leading the country in scoring at 28.9...

Ellington, Drummond lead Pistons past Suns, 118-98

Mar. 22, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Pistons turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and turned away the Phoenix Suns. Wayne Ellington scored 23 points and the Pistons made 17 3-pointers in a 118-98 victory on Thursday night. Detroit held the Suns to 38 second-half points and limited Suns star Devin...

Choi stroke back in Founders Cup in return from back injury

Mar. 21, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Na Yeon Choi feared the worst Thursday in her return from a back injury. She ended up high on the Founders Cup leaderboard. Choi shot a 7-under 65 at Desert Ridge in her first tournament round in 11 months, leaving her a stroke behind first-round leader Celine Boutier in the event that...

Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

Mar. 20, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet at their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday. Machelle Hobson's children had no food,...