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Posted on May 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Cahill pitched seven strong innings and drove in Arizona's first two runs with his first major league triple, and the Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-2 last night. Paul Goldschmidt and Cody Ross hit fourth inning consecutive homers after a glaring error by left fielder Carl Crawford, lifting Arizona to its second win in the last seven tries.

PHOENIX (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has a head start on the Pac-12's two other new coaches. The former offensive coordinator under Chip Kelly should make a seamless transition now that his ex-boss is coaching the Philadelphia Eagles. Mike MacIntyre of Colorado and California's Sonny Dykes could have a tougher time turning around programs that have struggled lately.

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DENVER (AP) — New York Yankees infielder Chris Nelson is looking forward to his return to the Mile High City this week for a three-game series against the his former team, the Colorado Rockies. He was a member of the Rockies until nine days ago, when he was designated for assignment to make room for prized prospect Nolan Arenado. Nelson was then traded to the Yankees.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah prosecutor says he plans to decide within a day or two what charges to file against a teen accused of punching a soccer referee who later died after slipping into a coma. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says he and his team are reviewing the evidence and state statutes to determine appropriate charges. Ricardo Portillo died Saturday.

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