Sports Minute: Here is the latest Arizona sports news from The Associated Press - CBS 5 - KPHO

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Arizona sports news from The Associated Press

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(AP) - Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 last night. The Diamondbacks had another awful night on the mound, losing their seventh straight home game and eighth in nine at Chase Field.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and the Colorado Rockies recorded a rare road victory with a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres last night. Nicasio (2-0) limited the light-hitting Padres to two runs on six hits. The right-hander allowed hits to San Diego's first four batters in the first inning as the Padres took a 2-0 lead.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 last night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season. Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and J.J. Redick added 18 points in the Clippers' finale at home, where they went 34-7 for another franchise mark.

(AP) - Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson are leaving Arizona for the NBA. One of the top freshmen during the 2013-14 season, Gordon was widely expected to leave after one season in Tucson. Johnson built up his draft stock with a superb junior season, earning numerous All-America honors and the Pac-12 player of year award.

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