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Kade, Kurt Warner enjoy record-breaking season while looking to future

SCOTTSDALE - At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Kade Warner has the size to play wide receiver in a Division I football program.


From Sloan Park to Wrigley Field, Valley Cubs fans celebrate World Series run

TEMPE - Former NBA player and current Suns broadcaster Eddie Johnson was just a kid growing up in inner-city Chicago when he attended his first Cubs game. He spent what little money he had to buy a Pittsburgh Pirates hat to be just like Roberto Clemente, his favorite player.


Renovated Tucson Convention Center ready for Roadrunners hockey

TUCSON - When the Tucson Roadrunners play their first home game Friday, they’ll do so at a dramatically renovated Tucson Convention Center.


Cubs craze spreads to the Valley, giving businesses a big boost

PHOENIX - It was the top of the ninth inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, and nearly 2,000 miles away in the Valley, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria was rocking as the Chicago Cubs closed out the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Marcos de Niza kicker more than just a girl playing football

TEMPE - It may sound cliche at this point for anyone who knows Krysten Muir, but that doesn’t make the sentiment by her mother Kathy any less true.


Cubs and Indians prospects are Mesa Solar Sox teammates in Arizona Fall League

MESA -The 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians pits two star-crossed baseball franchises intent on ending championship droughts that date to 1908 for the Cubs and 1948 for the Indians.


Despite language barrier Chinese coaches learn from Arizona State staff

TEMPE - As Arizona State assistant track coaches Ronnie Williams and Tamara Ards demonstrated the proper technique for sprinters to explode from their starting blocks, about 30 coaches from China looked on, appearing perplexed.


Tebow’s presence draws crowds to Arizona Fall League

SCOTTSDALE – Tim Tebow leans against the backstop netting at Scottsdale Stadium, fielding questions from reporters.


Coyotes celebrate 20 years in Arizona, continue to grow hockey culture in the desert

GLENDALE - It has been 20 years since the Winnipeg Jets said goodbye to Canada and moved to the Arizona desert. In that time, the organization has made a significant impact on hockey culture across the Grand Canyon state, despite arena battles, financial difficulties and long playoff droughts.


Hurley and Final Four come together to encourage Arizona kids to read

TEMPE - As Sparky, Arizona State University’s mascot, entered the gym, a loud roar filled the air and a group of excited third-graders held up their palms, eagerly awaiting high fives from the Sun Devil.


Suns’ Watson embraces Hispanic upbringing, UCLA culture in head coach role

PHOENIX – In May 1997, Kansas native Earl Watson packed up his duffel bag and headed to Los Angeles with $400 his mother gave him. He moved into a garage in South Central he shared with future UCLA teammate Baron Davis.


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