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

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

SEATTLE (AP) - Maya Moore scored 23 points, reigning league MVP Nneka Ogwumike added 22 points and the West outlasted the East 130-121 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, where most of the attention was on Seattle's Sue Bird. The veteran West squad with 55 total All-Star Game selections on its roster, pulled away after a close first half. Bird finished with a record 11 assists and eight points.

PHOENIX (AP) - Bryce Harper homered and drove in two runs, Tanner Roark struck out a season-high 11 and Sean Doolittle stranded the potential tying run to preserve the Washington Nationals' 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Chris Iannetta hit a two-out RBI double in the bottom half, but the Nationals opened a 4-1 lead with a three-run sixth.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - For the first time in his career, Carson Palmer abandoned his usual pattern and didn't throw at all for several months. The 37-year-old quarterback says the results are obvious as he begins his fifth training camp with the Arizona Cardinals. "It's hard to explain. You just feel better," Palmer said before the team went through its first training camp practice Saturday

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, $3.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration. The contract, announced on Saturday, will pay Martinook $1.75 million this season and $1.85 million next year. The Coyotes also signed center Tyler Gaudet to a one-year, two-way contract.

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