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Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Heat oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute. Stir in whole tomatoes and their juice, breaking tomatoes apart with your hands or a wooden spoon. Stir in tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
Remove pan from heat. Stir in diced tomatoes and basil.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti; boil 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add half the sauce to bowl with ziti. Stir to coat. Pour ziti mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and then sprinkle with the mozzarella and Parmesan (or Pecorino).
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes before serving.