Sports Minute: Here is the latest Arizona sports news from The Associated Press - Tucson News Now

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Arizona sports news from The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday. Rafael Soriano (4-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the Nationals. Oliver Perez (2-3) got the loss for the Diamondbacks.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A better offense could offset any problems that surface for what has been a stout defense in Arizona. Quarterback Carson Palmer says he's not sure you can fill the shoes of the three players the Cardinals lost up the middle on defense. Tackle Darnell Dockett was lost for the season with a knee injury in practice Monday. The team already was without both inside linebackers.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Taylor Kelly has been met with doubt most of his life, from his days as a scrappy youth basketball player to his current role as the undisputed leader of No. 19 Arizona State. Using slights about his ability as motivation, Kelly has turned himself into a proven winner. This season, Sun Devils' coaches have given him more freedom in Arizona State's offense, allowing him to become an offensive coordinator of sorts on the field.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Sundogs are suspending operations for the upcoming Central Hockey League season, but hope to resume play in 2015-16. The team's majority owner says slower than expected off-season revenue was one of the main reasons for the decision along with other league issues.

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