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Archie Bradley strikes out as Diamondbacks top Padres 6-3

PHOENIX (AP) — Archie Bradley struck out a career-high nine in seven and one third innings, Arizona had its second straight five-run second inning and the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday.

Recalled from Triple-A, Bradley (2-0) allowed three runs, four hits and a walk. His innings total was his big league high.

Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and two RBIs. He is hitting .348 (14 for 46) in his last 13 games.

Drew Pomeranz (4-5) gave up a season-high six runs, five hits and four walks in five innings with nine strikeouts. His ERA, which had been second to the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw among qualifying pitchers, rose from 1.70 to 2.48.


Taurasi, third-quarter run lead Mercury past Mystics 93-77

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 28 points after the half to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 93-77 win over the Washington Mystics Sunday.

Candice Dupree had 16 points, DeWanna Bonner added 14 with a season-high 12 rebounds — her first double-double of the season — and Brittney Griner scored 13 to help the Mercury to their first win of the season.

Taurasi scored 10 points during a 23-7 run that erased a 10-point deficit and propelled the Mercury to a 69-66 lead at the end of the third quarter. She then hit three 3s in the fourth as Phoenix, ranked number 8 in The Associated Press WNBA Power Poll, pushed its lead to as many as 18 points.

Stephanie Dolson led the 10th-ranked Mystics (2-4) with 14 points. Emma Meesseman scored 12, Tayler Hill added 11 points and Bria Hartley 10.

The Mercury (1-4), who avoided their first 0-5 start in franchise history, set season highs for points, field goals made (33) and field goal percentage (53.2).


Oregon's Aaron Wise, Vanderbilt lead NCAA golf

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Aaron Wise shot a 6-under 64 on Sunday at Eugene Country Club to take the individual NCAA lead, while Vanderbilt remained atop the team standings.

Wise, a sophomore from Lake Elsinore, California, had four straight back-nine birdies to reach 6-under 204 with one round left. Vanderbilt's Matthias Schwab was two strokes back after a 67.

Vanderbilt shot a 2-over 282 — with only the best four of the five players' scores counting in the team total — to reach 5-over 845. Texas had a 277 — the best score of the day — to jump from fifth to second at 7 over. Defending champion LSU and Southern California were 10 over, followed by Oregon at 12 over.

The field was cut to the top 15 teams after the round, with Louisville and Oklahoma edging TCU, Clemson and Georgia on tiebreakers for the final spots. On Monday, the individual champion will be crowned and the top eight teams will advance to match play.


Anderson, Mellouli win freestyles at Speedo Grand Challenge

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — American Haley Anderson and Ous Mellouli of Tunisia won distance freestyle titles Sunday night at the Speedo Grand Challenge.

Anderson won the 800-meter free in 8 minutes, 37.93 seconds to go with the 400 free she won Friday at William Woollett Aquatic Center.

Mellouli, who trains in Los Angeles, won the 1,500 free in 15:13.87. He won event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and earned a bronze four years later in London.

National team member Katie McLaughlin won the 200 butterfly in 2:11.35. Anderson finished third in the tune-up meet for next month's U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Kendyl Stewart, another national team member, won the 100 free in 55.89 seconds. Stewart won the 50 free Friday and 100 fly Saturday.

Kirsten Vose, who won the 200 individual medley Friday, was second in the 100 free after earlier taking second in the 200 breaststroke. Jessica Hardy finished eighth overall in the 100 free after failing to advance to the four-woman "A'' flight of the fastest swimmers.