Best of luck to Luck: Larry Fitzgerald, Kirk in full support of retiring quarterback

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk talk Andrew Luck retirement.

When politics, sports collide: It’s not just about soccer for some Rising support groups

TEMPE – Activism has become a more prominent part of sports fandom. The evidence can be found at Phoenix Rising games.

Transgender golfer shares challenges of life on and off the green

GOLD CANYON – Bobbi Lancaster is a transgender woman who lived most of her life hiding who she was. She found solace in golf, but at some point, she had to live as herself, off the course.

Diana Taurasi returns as Phoenix Mercury prepares for playoff run

PHOENIX – Diana Taurasi's return is a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury, who have high hopes for the postseason.

Sports leagues taking steps to further protect fans from balls, bats and pucks

PHOENIX – Sports fans around the world are at risk of serious injury every time they enter a stadium, arena or golf course. Teams and leagues are taking further steps to keep fans safer.

‘Sport Is Your Gang”: Thai boxing program appeals to impoverished young people

PHOENIX – Thailand’s version of boxing has become a force for change in underserved communities worldwide.

Arm-wrestling champion reflects on his journey

SCOTTSDALE – Travis Bagent is a world champion arm wrestler from West Virginia. He sat down with Cronkite News to talk about his journey to become a professional arm wrestler and his path since becoming a champion.

The heat is on: Ways coaches and athletic trainers keep athletes safe

GILBERT – Athletic trainers and coaches are working to keep high school football players safe during the hot summer months.

27 seasons and counting: Despite competition for sports entertainment dollar, Arizona Rattlers endure

PHOENIX – Even in a community where competition is heated for the sports dollar, the Arizona Rattlers have found a way to stay relevant.

NCAA Basketball Academy stops at GCU, gives top high school players taste of college expectations

PHOENIX – In an attempt to address issues surrounding summer basketball that sparked the involvement of the federal government, the NCAA Basketball Academy debuted, making a stop at Grand Canyon University.

Marvin Lewis hopes to ease ‘amigo’ Herm Edwards’ transition to second season as ASU coach

TEMPE – Arizona State coach Herm Edwards has a long history with Marvin Lewis and believes his friend will make an impact on the ASU football staff.

From dance studios to ASU to possibly the Olympics, breakdancing surges in popularity

MESA – What started as a fad in the 1970s is now being considered for Olympic competition. Breakdancing is back and finding its way to dance studios and college classrooms.