PHOENIX (AP) - Taijuan Walker matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in eight effective innings, Chris Owings hit a pair of solo homers and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Thursday night. The Diamondbacks jumped on Jered Weaver (0-2) with three homers a night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth inning of a loss to San Diego.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - With the three best quarterbacks gone, the Arizona Cardinals used the No. 13 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday to choose versatile linebacker Haason Reddick, who rose from walk-on at Temple to one of the most coveted defensive players in the draft. Cardinals general manager Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians see Reddick as an explosive, quick hybrid player who can play inside or outside.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry has pleaded guilty to several charges in order to avoid jail time in Arizona. Parry was arrested Feb. 25 in Scottsdale on suspicion of assaulting the driver of a street-legal motorized cart and then stealing and crashing the vehicle used as a taxi. According to Scottsdale police, the driver had picked up Parry and two other people and the alleged assault and theft occurred after the driver dropped off the other two people and got out of the cart to be paid.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - American cyclist Chad Young has a severe head injury following a crash at the Tour of the Gila, and his Axeon Hagens Berman team said late Thursday he is not expected to recover. The 21-year-old Young crashed along with teammate Edward Anderson on a high-speed descent during the final stage Sunday. He was taken by helicopter from New Mexico to a hospital in Arizona, where he was initially listed in stable condition with severe facial lacerations. On Tuesday, Young's team announced that he was in critical condition.
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