Sport

World Cup quest began in Mesa for women’s national team’s Julie Johnston

Young girls run around the fields of Barney Park in Queen Creek with shin guards on and a soccer ball at their cleats trying to perfect “The Jules.”

Julie Johnston playing soccer

Arizona Coyotes unveil new look with uniforms

GLENDALE – Thousands of Coyotes fans poured into Gila River Arena Friday night for the team’s NHL Draft party. It was an opportunity to escape the team’s current legal battle with the city of Glendale and catch a glimpse of the franchise’s new look and future.

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Court says Glendale must make quarterly payment, ups Coyotes’ bond to $1 million

The city of Glendale must still make its scheduled $3.75 million quarterly payment to the Arizona Coyotes, despite the city’s motion earlier this month to have that waived.

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Wounded but still fighting, only this time on a different field of battle

WASHINGTON - Less than two years after doctors said he might never run again, Safford native Terry Cartwright is proving them wrong.

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When red and blue become pink: Lawmakers face press in charity softball game

WASHINGTON - Congress is often split into blue camps and red camps, but a bipartisan group came together Wednesday in a pink camp - the congressional softball team raising money to fight breast cancer.


Arizona Heat travel to UCLA to compete in first ‘Angel City Games’

LOS ANGELES - The first annual Angel City Games, a competition for physically disabled athletes, took place at UCLA’s Drake Stadium over the weekend. The Arizona Heat, a team from Mesa, competed and relished the experience.

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Glendale legal battle with Coyotes leaves Westgate businesses in limbo

GLENDALE – For Westgate Entertainment District business owners, the opportunity of making a living right outside Gila River Arena was too good to pass up.

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Glendale City Council says it will press on in legal battle with Coyotes

GLENDALE – Glendale interim Assistant City Manager Tom Duensing said Tuesday that the city planned to stay the course in its battle with the Arizona Coyotes.


ASU recruit Durant sentenced, now awaits decision of school to determine future

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this story, a source incorrectly stated the delivery of the final decision by the university. That decision will be provided only to Davon Durant. Also, specific dates for the disciplinary process have been replaced in the story below by approximate dates based on publicly available information about the process.


Federal court upholds Arizona’s process for teaching non-English speakers

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday upheld a lower court ruling that said Arizona's system for educating English-language learners does not violate the federal Equal Educational Opportunities Act.

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Former assistant city manager calls Glendale allegation ‘ludicrous’ in city’s battle with Coyotes

Former Glendale Assistant City Manager Julie Frisoni told Cronkite News on Friday that she was “appalled” by allegations from Glendale lawyers that placed her at the center of the battle over an arena lease agreement between the city and the Arizona Coyotes.

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For one night, lawmakers put aside political games for a baseball game

WASHINGTON - For months, a group of Republican congressman and senators gathered at the crack of dawn at an undisclosed Northern Virginia location, hoping to find a way to reverse a string of losses at the hands of Democrats.

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