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Locastro wins it, D-backs end six-game losing streak

Jun. 23, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tim Locastro has been hit by pitches 12 times in 102 plate appearances this season. Avoiding it with the bases loaded on Sunday still worked in his favor. Locastro's single in the 10th inning gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants, a line drive to left field...

Mitchell has 22 points, Mercury top Sparks 82-72 to end skid

Jun. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Leilani Mitchell scored 22 points in her first start of the season and the Phoenix Mercury handed the Los Angeles Sparks their fourth-straight loss with an 82-72 victory Sunday. Briann January and DeWanna Bonner scored 15 points each, Brittney Griner had 13 and Essence Carson 11 for the...

Military service member found dead in southern Arizona

Jun. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

AJO, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say another military service member assigned to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border has died in southern Arizona. Officials at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said in a statement that the military service member with the Southwest Border Support Mission...

Arizona fire highlights challenges for energy storage

Jun. 23, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar panels, hoping to capture some of the energy from the afternoon sun to use after dark. Arizona Public Service has been an early adopter of battery storage technology seen as...

Dickerson, bullpen help Giants beat Diamondbacks 7-4

Jun. 23, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Dickerson has had two nights to remember in his return to the big leagues. Dickerson had three RBIs, and five San Francisco relievers held the Arizona Diamondbacks scoreless for five innings in the Giants' 7-4 win Saturday night. Dickerson, who doubled twice, has now driven in nine runs...

Dickerson has 6 RBIs in Giants' 11-5 win over Diamondbacks

Jun. 22, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Dickerson's day started in Las Vegas with a call-up to the big leagues. It ended with a big jackpot in the desert. Dickerson had a grand slam and six RBIs in his San Francisco debut, Kevin Pillar had four RBIs and the Giants rolled over the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 Friday night. "I...

Family of men shot by Phoenix police emboldened after video

Jun. 21, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Relatives of Hector Lopez, who was fatally shot by Phoenix police in May, say passing officers have laughed and made obscene gestures — a charge the department vehemently denies — during past protests seeking information. But as the Lopez family returned to headquarters Friday...

Police: Man spread terror propaganda before officer attack

Jun. 21, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An 18-year-old Islamic State follower who was shot after throwing rocks at and wielding a knife toward a police officer in metro Phoenix earlier this year had used text messages to spread terror propaganda to a friend, according to documents released by authorities. Ismail Hamed sent a...

The Latest: Duke, ACC have big night as NBA draft concludes

Jun. 21, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Thursday's NBA draft (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The trade-filled NBA draft is complete. Sacramento took Serbian guard Vanja Marinkovic with the 60th and final selection. That capped a night that saw Duke and Zion Williamson start off a big draft haul for the Atlantic Coast...

Suns take Culver at No. 6, trade him to Timberwolves

Jun. 21, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns added a shooter and a power forward after trading down in the NBA draft Thursday night. The Suns used the No. 6 overall pick to take Texas Tech forward Jarrett Culver, but a person with knowledge of the deal said they traded him to Minnesota for power forward Dario Saric and...