MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Cathy Hocking wasn't particularly worried about her daughters driving through the night from Phoenix to watch the Good Friday sunrise over the Grand Canyon. She was more anxious about what they might do once they got there.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Mark Reynolds hit a tying two-run single with two out in the ninth and Carlos Gonzalez scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Fernando Rodney, sending the Colorado Rockies to a wild 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Colorado trailed by five after five, but made the most of another rough performance by Rodney (1-2).
PHOENIX (AP) -- Shelby Miller's season is over after the Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander announced Saturday he will have Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow. Miller, injured last Sunday during his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers, was diagnosed with right elbow inflammation and placed on the 60-day disabled list on April 27. He sought second opinions on his elbow during the week before ultimately deciding on major surgery.
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NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS Pens chase Holtby, dismantle Caps...Sens rally to beat Rangers in 2OTs UNDATED (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins gave the Washington Capitals yet another reminder that it is better to be the defending Stanley Cup champions than the reigning Presidents' Trophy winners. The Pens are heading home after taking the first two games of their second-round series with the Caps.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 7:05 p.m. The SEC led all conferences in number of draft picks for the 11th straight year. The Southeastern Conference had 53 players selected. The run started with Texas A&M's Myles Garrett going No. 1 overall and ended with Mississippi's Chad Kelly going last, at No. 253, as "Mr. Irrelevant.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- The fate of a woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old boy.
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Kyle Freeland gave Colorado precisely what it needed after a tough few days for its pitching staff. The 23-year-old right-hander held the high-scoring Arizona Diamondbacks to a run over six effective innings and Trevor Story homered to help the Rockies win 3-1 Friday night. Colorado moved into first place in the NL West, a half-game ahead of the Diamondbacks, in the opener of the three-game series.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit, outslugging the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday night. In a game of home run derby, Starlin Castro tied it with a two-run drive that capped a three-run burst in the ninth off Brad Brach.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis got a break from treatments for testicular cancer to play catch in the outfield at Chase Field before Friday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bettis is being treated in nearby Scottsdale, not far from his home, allowing him to re-unite with his teammates during a three-game series against Arizona.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson No. 98 Arizona: Chad Williams, RB, 6-1, 204, Grambling State No. 99 Philadelphia: Rasul Douglas, CB, 6-2, 209, West Virginia No.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- The Grand Canyon National Park says a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the canyon during a family trip. Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was crossing a creek on April 15 when he and his step-grandmother, LouAnn Merrell, lost their footing and were swept away.
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Aug. 21 trial date has been set for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago. Maricopa County Superior Court officials announced the trial date Friday. The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. The New Orleans Saints trade up to select Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara and offensive linemen finally start to hear their names called as the third round opens. No. 65 Cleveland: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, 6-3, 305, Charlotte No. 66 San Francisco: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, 6-3, 198, Colorado No. 67 New Orleans: Alvin Kamara, RB, 5-10, 214, Tennessee.
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the prisoner convulsing and pressing against his restraints.
NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Celtics, Wizards advance UNDATED (AP) -- The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards have passed their first tests in the NBA playoffs by advancing to the second round. Avery Bradley pumped in 23 points and the Celtics drained 16 3-pointers while ripping the Bulls, 105-83 in Chicago. Gerald Green scored 16 points for the Celts, who led by 13 at the half and outscored the Bulls 34-18 in the third quarter.
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PHOENIX (AP) -- A look at football players in the Pac-12 this spring who are poised to have standout seasons beginning this fall: ___ NORTH DIVISION CALIFORNIA RB Tre Watson, senior. The versatile running back was productive while splitting time with Khalfani Muhammad last season and is poised to see a big uptick as the Bears' featured back this season under new coach Justin Wilcox.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The mother of the two university students who died in an April wrong-way crash has accepted her older daughter's diploma. Cathy Hocking wore her Karli Richardson's graduation cap and her younger sister's academic medal when she accepted Richardson's diploma from Grand Canyon University Thursday. The sisters from North Carolina died two weeks ago in a wrong-way crash on a Phoenix freeway.