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Phoenix Mercury’s Isabelle Harrison remembers former coach Pat Summitt

PHOENIX - When Isabelle Harrison was called out of class at the University of Tennessee and into the office of Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt one day during Harrison’s freshman year, she knew something wasn’t right.


Presto! One Arizona woman and the magic of the new sharing economy

Gilbert – Stefanie Contreras rarely waits in line. She prefers a life where on-demand or sharing services mean she can spend her time living her life, whether she’s ordering laundry detergent or booking a vacation in Costa Rica.


On pointe: Parkinson’s dance class eases symptoms

PHOENIX – Dance is Ed Coyoli’s passion.

Ed Coyoli is a classically trained dancer, and met his wife 45 years ago through dance.

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.


Republican comeback after eight years? Yeah, on the baseball diamond

WASHINGTON - There were two places to watch political hardball in Washington on Thursday. One was the floor of the House at 2:30 a.m., where Democrats were locked in a showdown with the Republican majority over a gun-control measure.


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)

Patients fight Parkinson’s with ballet

PHOENIX – Therapeutic ballet classes are helping patients with Parkinson’s disease ease symptoms.


Mayor hopes arrival of Roadrunners can turn Tucson ‘into a hockey town’

TUCSON – At least two of the people who played a critical role in bringing the newly named Roadrunners, the Arizona Coyotes minor league affiliate, to Tucson grew up watching the classic Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons.

Tucson Roadrunners

Thousands join Mercury in supporting Orlando community

PHOENIX — Rosha Whitaker arrived at Talking Stick Resort Arena two hours before Saturday’s tipoff of the Phoenix Mercury’s Pride Night game against the Dallas Wings.


Emergency responders want to train more people to aid trauma victims

PHOENIX – A Phoenix trauma surgeon who treated some victims of the Virginia Tech shooting said anyone can be taught to help save lives after a mass attack like the Orlando massacre.

Ankle trauma kit

‘Right to try’ advocates rally for access to experimental treatments

WASHINGTON - When Paul Rushin's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she underwent 18 weeks of chemotherapy before being told she was cancer-free. But in 2015, the cancer was back and had spread to her left hip, inoperable and leaving the Anthem woman facing chemotherapy for the rest of her life.