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Astros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split 4-game series - THE YUMA SUN
DETROIT (AP) — Preston Tucker's major league career is just over two weeks old, and already he's hit a pair of big home runs. What's surprising — at least to him — is that both came when the 24-year-old outfielder was pinch hitting.
Local team makes big push in tourney - THE YUMA SUN
Twenty-three of the 35 teams that entered the 2015 Dennis Donnelly Memorial Tournament were from the Yuma area. Ten were from Southern California. Two were from Chicago. By Sunday night, when the field for the 16-inch slow-pitch softball tournament ...
Justin Upton's slam, 6 RBIs lead Shields, Pads over Dodgers - THE YUMA SUN
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Upton hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the San Diego Padres broke loose Sunday, backing unbeaten James Shields in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres had totaled just three runs in losing four straight ...
Marcus Smith: Dad happier than expected with Hall selection - THE YUMA SUN
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Bruton Smith said reaching the NASCAR Hall of Fame was worth the wait. "Well, we spent a year and half, two years waiting," the 88-year-old Smith said Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "But it finally happened."
Somerton may have tenant for vacant building - THE YUMA SUN
SOMERTON – An unnamed customer service company is in negotiations with Somerton officials to rent a commercial building the city had bought in hopes it would lure new industry to the city. Mayor Martin Porchas said city officials could provide no details ...
United Way begins new vision screening program - THE YUMA SUN
Gary Knox Elementary School students recently had the opportunity to pilot a vision screening program on their campus that is expected to be utilized at other county schools in the future. United Way of Yuma County announced on Tuesday that it would be ...
Remembering the fallen: Yuma Sun pays tribute to troops - THE YUMA SUN
For many people, Memorial Day is a holiday meant for sleeping in or barbecuing. While the commanders of both of Yuma's military installations hope Yumans enjoy it, they also note it's important to take time to remember the men and women who died in service ...
Efforts continue to attract new airline carrier to Yuma - THE YUMA SUN
Yuma International Airport is looking to increase the number of carriers coming in and out of its facilities. However, the flight ahead to accomplish this will be long, according to Airport Director Gladys Wiggins. “It is a long way out,” said Wiggins.
City budget work sessions begin this week - THE YUMA SUN
The Yuma City Council will hold its first budget work session this week for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The “round table” meeting will begin 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in conference room #190 at City Hall, 1 City Plaza (at the intersection of Giss Parkway and ...
Class to help Somerton senior citizens become computer-literate - THE YUMA SUN
SOMERTON – No matter their age, residents here should all be able to surf the net, get on Facebook and otherwise be computer-literate. That’s a mutual goal of the city of Somerton and Housing America Corp.
First Take: Take advantage of Memorial Day - THE YUMA SUN
Sticklers on the subject remind me that technically Memorial Day honors only those who have fallen in service to their country. Veterans Day, on the other hand, is the day set aside to celebrate all veterans. But a lot of Americans don't care about making ...
Encarnacion and Goins homer, Blue Jays beat Mariners 8-2 - THE YUMA SUN
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Sanchez gave the Toronto Blue Jays the start they needed. Sanchez won for the first time in three starts, Edwin Encarnacion and Ryan Goins homered and the Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Golf Capsules - THE YUMA SUN
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour victory. With a closing 4-under 66, Kirk got to 12-under ...
Rahal leads Honda with fifth place finish in Indy 500 - THE YUMA SUN
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal had the best spot possible to watch rival teams Penske Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing in a dramatic duel for victory in the Indianapolis 500. He only wishes he had the horsepower to make a run at them.
Monday honors those lost in service to U.S. - THE YUMA SUN
On Monday, our nation pauses for a moment to remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country. Memorial Day is observed annually on the last Monday of May. Once known as Decoration Day, it stems from observations after the Civil War to ...