Sport

Racing to Rio: Are you ready for the Summer Olympics?

The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizonans who are planning on watching or attending in person.


Coyotes president LeBlanc ‘moving forward’ with new arena site

PHOENIX — The Coyotes moved one step closer to finding a new home Friday.


U.S. team comes to Glendale in Copa America’s final stop in Valley

GLENDALE — As the manager of a Mexican restaurant in the shadow of University of Phoenix Stadium, Ruben Ruiz has seen his fair share of sports fans. But he said nothing has compared to the crowds surrounding the Copa America match between Mexico and Uruguay June 5.

The U.S. Men’s National Team trains at University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday in preparation for its third place game against Colombia on Saturday. (Photo by Joseph Steen/Cronkite News)


‘Play like a girl’ is no insult in congresswomen, press charity game

WASHINGTON - Under a gray evening sky on a baseball field in Southeast Washington, two teams of women grabbed their gloves, shagged fly balls and took their turns at the plate.


United owner Eng hopes Copa America excitement is step toward bringing MLS team to Valley

GLENDALE — Thirteen-year old Braulio Estaco had never attended a soccer game, let alone a game as big as a Copa America match, before he arrived at the June 5 Group C contest between Mexico and Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Supporters of the Mexican National Soccer Team pose with the Mexican flag just before the start of the game.

Manfred’s push for international draft gets mixed reviews in D-backs clubhouse

PHOENIX — Six years. $54.5 million. $14 million signing bonus.


Suns ambassador Hunter helps underprivileged kids with basketball and beyond

FOUNTAIN HILLS – This is second time that 12-year-old Zane Kelly Balzarini is attending the Steven Hunter Life Skills and Basketball Academy, hosted by former Phoenix Suns center Steven Hunter.


Arizona Muslims pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

TEMPE – Three verses from the Quran are melodically recited in traditional Arabic as more than 100 people pay tribute to Muhammad Ali in a Tempe mosque.


Remembering Ali: Share your reflection

Following the death of Muhammad Ali Friday evening, people around the world are celebrating his legacy.


Muhammad Ali dead at 74; legacy lives on in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali died Friday evening at the age of 74, but his impact on the Phoenix community will live on for years to come.


Copa América brings soccer to the Valley

PHOENIX – Sergio Huante has waited months to see Mexico play in Copa America in Arizona.