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Greinke dominates, Diamondbacks hit 3 HRs, beat Cubs 6-0

Apr. 20, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Greinke made it look easy in his first victory at Wrigley Field. Then, he got upstaged by a teammate making a memorable major league debut. Greinke pitched three-hit ball over six innings, Taylor Clarke got a save and a hit after being called up from the minors, and the Arizona...

Red Sox trade Swihart to Arizona for minor leaguer

Apr. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded catcher Blake Swihart to the Arizona Diamondbacks along international bonus pool space for minor league outfielder Marcus Wilson. The teams announced the deal Friday. Swihart was designated for assignment Tuesday. He is 6 for 26 (.231) with one home...

Grand Canyon hires Marvin Menzies as assistant coach

Apr. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon has hired former UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies as an assistant coach. The school announced Thursday Menzies will serve as associate coach to Dan Majerle. Menzies was fired last month after a three-year stint with the Runnin' Rebels. He went 48-48 at UNLV and was unable to...

Arizona lawmakers OK ban on cellphone use while driving

Apr. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The small list of states that allow either texting while driving or hand-held cellphone use is shrinking after the Arizona House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a cellphone use ban and sent it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature. Arizona, Missouri and Montana had...

Walker's 2-run HR helps Diamondbacks sweep Braves, 4-1

Apr. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Walker had no reason to panic when he struck out in his first three at-bats. As always, the rookie was saving his best swings for last. Walker continued his remarkable late-innings production with a two-run homer in the seventh, Luke Weaver got Arizona off to a good start and the...

Arians takes crack at turning around struggling Buccaneers

Apr. 18, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New regime, same old mission for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bruce Arians is the latest coach taking a stab at making the Bucs relevant again. The former Arizona Cardinals coach came out of retirement in January to replace Dirk Koetter, who was fired after another losing season extended...

Cardinals being coy about who will go at No. 1 overall

Apr. 18, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future. Rosen had some ups and downs during his first season, as many rookies do, but did nothing to dissuade the Cardinals from believing he...

Cardinals Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

1. ARIZONA (3-13) LAST SEASON: Cardinals had one of worst seasons in franchise history, leading to Steve Wilks becoming first head coach to be fired after one season since 1952. Arizona was hit hard by injuries and struggled on both sides of ball, ranking among NFL's worst on offense and defense. Josh Rosen...

Jones' bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

Apr. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Jones managed to lay off a couple of pitches he wanted to swing at before settling in against Jesse Biddle. Biddle couldn't find the strike zone, and Jones won the battle. "Obviously we've got scouting reports that say, 'Make him throw strikes, make him throw strikes,' " Jones said. "I...

Arizona latest state to shield lottery winners' names

Apr. 17, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public. The move comes as privacy concerns...