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Adam Conley pitches shutout ball, Marlins sweep Arizona 4-0

MIAMI (AP) — Adam Conley pitched shutout ball for the second start in a row Thursday and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-0 win.

The Marlins won for the 10th time in the past 11 games, and climbed three games above .500 for the first time since June 2014. The Diamondbacks lost their sixth game in a row.

Christian Yelich hit a two-run homer, and Derek Dietrich and Chris Johnson had two-out RBI hits. Giancarlo Stanton went 2 for 3 with a double and scored a run.

Conley (2-1) gave up two hits in 5 1/3 innings and departed after throwing 88 pitches. The left-hander allowed no hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings last Friday.

A.J. Ramos completed the five-hitter by pitching the ninth, lowering his ERA to 0.73.

Robbie Ray (1-2) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings.


Arizona's Chayka becomes youngest GM in NHL history

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have made John Chayka the youngest general manager in NHL history and restructured their front office.

The 26-year-old Chayka was introduced as Arizona's next general manager on Thursday after serving one season as assistant GM to Don Maloney, who was fired in April after nine seasons.

Coach Dave Tippett also signed a five-year contract extension and will have added responsibilities in personnel decisions as executive vice president of hockey operations.

Coyotes alternate governor Gary Drummond will now serve as president of hockey operations and the team plans to add a veteran assistant general manager.

Chayka joined the Coyotes prior to last season after co-founding the hockey analytics firm Stathletes in 2009.


NFL prospect charged with tampering after bar shooting

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A former Arizona State linebacker who was set to join the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent has been charged with tampering with evidence after a fatal shooting outside a suburban Cleveland bar.

Antonio Longino was freed Thursday in Cleveland Heights after posting a $100,000 bond. Twenty-four-year-old Dejon Forbes was killed and another man wounded early Tuesday after shots were fired into a car outside a Cleveland Heights bar.

Twenty-eight-year-old Steven Johnson has been charged with aggravated murder in the shooting.

It's unclear whether Longino and Johnson have attorneys.

The 23-year-old Longino played three seasons at Arizona State. The former Ohio prep star recently posted online that the Bengals had invited him to an upcoming rookie tryout camp for undrafted players.

A Bengals team spokesman declined to comment about the linebacker.


BYU beat Long Beach State to reach NCAA volleyball final

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Brenden Sander had 14 kills and no errors on 24 swings and top-ranked BYU beat Long Beach State 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18 on Thursday night in the NCAA volleyball semifinals.

Ben Patch added 13 kills for the Cougars (27-3). They will face second-ranked Ohio State in the final Saturday night. The Buckeyes outlasted UCLA 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 20-25, 18-16 in the second semifinal.

TJ DeFalco led Long Beach State (25-8) with 23 kills and had eight digs and three blocks.

Miles Johnson had 20 kills for Ohio State (30-3), and Nicolas Szerszen added 15.

Jake Arnitz led UCLA (25-7) with 18 kills in University Park, Pennsylvania.