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WNBA jersey ads bolster revenue for Phoenix Mercury but lead to controversy in NBA

The four major professional sports leagues have shied away from placing sponsored advertisers on players’ jerseys but the Women’s National Basketball Association has capitalized on the practice since 2011. And the NBA will soon follow the WNBA’s example.


Peanuts, Cracker Jacks and poutine: the new era of stadium food

With more and more sports teams introducing outrageous and unique food items, it begs the question of what kind of fan bases these teams are trying to attract.


Children living in lower-income areas are more susceptible to asthma

Children in the state’s lower-income urban communities suffer more serious bouts of asthma caused by dirty air and other pollutants - despite decades of state and local monitoring and repeated concerns that air in their neighborhoods is dangerous to their health.


Goodyear Fire Department is fighting more than just fires

GOODYEAR – Thirty-five-year-old Gilbert Aguirre has been a firefighter for 16 years, so he knew the risks with his career choice.


Health care organizations respond to stressful wait times

When you arrive to the doctor’s office, chances are that you’re about to wait. And wait. And wait some more.


Arizona State University partners with PayPal and education nonprofit to help students lower college debt

Arizona State University has teamed up with PayPal and a nonprofit, Education at Work, to help students gain real-world experience and lower financial debt.


Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls

The state of Arizona is no stranger to Olympians. A string of athletes from the state has pursued the Olympic dream and made it a reality. But they have done so outside of Arizona.


Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley

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ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis Arizona athletes take aim at 2016 Olympic Games Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls Flagstaff’s Verfuerth charging toward third Paralympic Games appearance [/su_pullquote] Many know Jesse Owens for his ability to rise above, to demolish stereotypes and destroy barriers on his way to achieving one of the greatest feats of any African American in the 1900’s. However, what many don’t know is how much of an impact Owens had on the Valley, where he left a legacy behind that many still revel in today. (Video by Kristina Vicario/Cronkite News)


Flagstaff’s Verfuerth charging toward third Paralympic Games appearance

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ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona Olympic medalist prepares elite track athletes at Phoenix-based Altis Arizona athletes take aim at 2016 Olympic Games Arizona becoming a popular place to train for Olympic hopefuls Track legend Jesse Owens left lasting legacy on Valley [/su_pullquote] Flagstaff resident Kaitlyn Verfuerth is active in the local community as a town disabilities commissioner and as the girls' tennis coach at Flagstaff High. But come May, Verfuerth will tackle a new challenge, as qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro heats up. (Video by Kerry Crowley/Cronkite News)


Elite runners flocking to Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF - Vince Sherry, a former collegiate cross-country runner at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, visited Flagstaff for the first time in 2006. He liked it so much he moved there with his wife two weeks later.


Ali’s spirit makes impact in Arizona

Muhammad Ali has fought much more than just other boxers in his lifetime. He stood up against racism, fought religious intolerance and defied the U.S. military.


ASU, Arizona change Michael Phelps as he nears final bow at Rio Olympics

Lost among 20 other swimmers gliding through the water, the most decorated Olympian of all-time swims laps at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa. The only way to identify Michael Phelps with his face down in the water is a gold swim cap.