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Booker, Paul lead Suns past depleted Jazz, 115-109

Jan. 25, 2022 00:15 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul and his 36-year-old legs played 40 minutes of basketball for the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. The way he was cooking in the fourth quarter of a 115-109 win over the short-handed Utah Jazz, one of the best point guards in NBA history looked like he was...

Flyers' Yandle ties NHL Iron Man mark at 964 straight games

Jan. 24, 2022 22:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle tied retired center Doug Jarvis on Monday night for the NHL record of 964 consecutive games played. The 35-year-old Yandle started his streak March 26, 2009, with Phoenix, and he has played 1,074 games with the...

GOP election rules advance, include releasing ballot images

Jan. 24, 2022 21:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawmakers considering election bills heard Monday from a leading Republican candidate for Arizona governor and a number of people who worked on the Senate GOP's partisan 2020 ballot review who urged the Legislature to adopt a series of bills changing the way elections are...

Nygaard heads home to coach Phoenix Mercury

Jan. 24, 2022 20:12 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Vanessa Nygaard is headed home to coach the Phoenix Mercury. A Scottsdale native, Nygaard was announced as the 10th coach in Mercury history on Monday after a nine-year stint as a head high school coach. She replaces Sandy Brondello, who didn’t have...

Phoenix police ID armed man shot and killed by officers

Jan. 24, 2022 10:14 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have identified a man who officers shot and killed after he reached for a gun. Authorities say 37-year-old Dedrick Garcia was the suspect who died while holed up in a car Saturday. The incident started around 4:40 a.m. when an officer...

Phoenix gets grant for stations along 5-mile streetcar route

Jan. 24, 2022 08:37 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Public Transit Department has received a $920,000 grant to manage the planning of 11 stations along a 5-mile (8-kilometer) streetcar route that would connect four activity centers in Mesa. The money from the Transit-Oriented Development Planning grant...

Iron Man: Yandle set to tie Jarvis 964 straight games played

Jan. 23, 2022 17:01 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Keith Yandle’s hands were soaked in blood, teeth in his fist, some choppers even littered on the ice as he skated off to the locker room hunched in pain, an emergency dental visit ahead. He lost nine teeth thanks to a puck to the face, got some Novocain and...

Phoenix police: 20-year-old man fatally shot in parking lot

Jan. 23, 2022 12:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 20-year-old man has died after being shot in a Phoenix parking lot, police said Sunday. They said officers were called to the scene about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and found Darea Owens with gunshot wounds. Owens was pronounced dead at the scene. ...

Bridges, Biyombo lead Suns to 113-103 win over Pacers

Jan. 23, 2022 00:21 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker wound up for a celebratory windmill dunk in the final minute, but misjudged it badly. The ball clanged off the back of the rim and ricocheted downcourt as the home crowd groaned. The Phoenix Suns' star guard retreated with a sheepish grin. ...

Last straw: Fed-up Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Sinema

Jan. 22, 2022 15:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is growing increasingly isolated from some of her party’s most influential officials and donors after playing a key role in scuttling voting rights legislation that many consider essential to preserving democracy. Leaders of the Arizona...