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Tako, the Giant Pacific octopus at OdySea Aquarium, enters final phase of her life

Tako, a Giant Pacific octopus at OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale is entering the final phase of her life. The process is known as "senescence." She's begun laying thousands of eggs and is in the process of dying. This is completely natural. For now, OdySea has opted to keep Tako on exhibit, in a familiar and safe environment. It's also an opportunity to educate guests about this natural process.

Phoenix police involved in shooting near 52nd Street and Thomas Road

PHOENIX — Phoenix police were involved in a shooting with a suspect on Monday night, authorities said. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. in the area of 52nd Street and Thomas Road, the Phoenix Police Department said. The suspect in the incident was down, authorities said. People should expect...

Taurasi makes seven 3-pointers, Phoenix beats Indiana 83-71

PHOENIX (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 27 points with a season-high seven 3-pointers, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 17 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 83-71. Taurasi made three 3-pointers in the opening four minutes and finished 7 of 15 from distance to reach the 20-point plateau for the seventh time this season. Sophie Cunningham, in her fourth start of the season, had 16 points and Diamond DeShields scored 11 for Phoenix, which hosts Indiana on Wednesday. Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points for Indiana. NaLyssa Smith had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Minor League Affiliate Recap 6/26-6/27: Slade Cecconi and Amarillo Shutdown Corpus Christi On Saturday

Diamondbacks affiliates won four out of eight games played over the weekend. Tyler Gilbert went 6.0 innings and allowed three runs on six hits and walk, with five strikeouts. Though Gilbert allowed three runs, Reno’s offense did provide some run support, scoring a run in the first, two runs in the top of the sixth, and another two runs in the top of the seventh, giving GIlbert a 5-3 lead before he was relieved by Dan Straily. Straily pitched a scoreless seventh inning, but allowed three runs in the eighth, earning a loss and a blown save. Seth Beer scored the first run of the game by reaching on a fielder’s error, then scored on a pair of groundouts. Dominic Fletcher hit a one out solo homer in the top of the sixth to put the score at 3-2. The next batter, Seth Beer was hit by a pitch, and later advanced to third on a Cooper Hummel single that was deflected off the first baseman, and a throwing error by the second baseman on the same play. In a deja-vu-esque sequence of events, WIlmer Difo would hit another single that was deflected off the first baseman once again, scoring Beer, and tying the game up at 3-3. The Aces scored two more runs in the seventh off former Dback Cesar Valdez, thanks to a one out single by Yonny Hernandez, then back-to-back doubles by Jake McCarthy and Dominic Fletcher, would score Hernandez and McCarthy. After a pitching change, the Aces came close to scoring more runs, with Seth Beer taking his second HBP of the game, a wild pitch advancing McCarthy and Beer to second and third, and then loaded the bases after Wilmer Difo took a two out walk to load the bases, but both Cooper Hummel and Cole Tucker struck out for the second and third outs of the inning. Jake McCarthy did single to lead off the top of the ninth, but Dominic Fletcher flew out to left, and Seth Beer hit into a double play to end the game.

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and supply chain issues. Phoenix canceled its three […]