Sport

Phoenix Rising’s 20th straight win sullied as referees abandon match over player safety

SCOTTSDALE – A 20th straight victory by Phoenix Rising took a dark turn when fans threw items on the field and the game against L.A. Galaxy II was abandoned.


‘I’m not really a freshman’: ASU’s Jayden Daniels confident in first road test at Michigan State

TEMPE – Jayden Daniels made headlines as he became the first true-freshman quarterback to start at season-opening game at Arizona State. On Saturday, he will play his first road game as a college quarterback in East Lansing, Michigan, against No. 18 Michigan State.

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Footy, anyone? Australian Rules Football finds home in Arizona

TEMPE – Australian Rules Football is largely unknown in the Valley, but has given those playing a community of friends. It also gives those that are passionate about the sport an opportunity to play professionally through the USAFL.


‘It brings flashbacks’: Hurricane Dorian devastation call to action for Suns’ Ayton

PHOENIX – Deandre Ayton donated $100,000 to the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts along with supplies and money collected from an item donation drive at a local Fry’s Food Stores.


Axing the stereotype, NAU’s coed lumberjack sports model inclusivity, gender equality

FLAGSTAFF – Men and women at Northern Arizona University compete on equal footing in collegiate logging sports, where technique, accuracy and finesse matter more than size and strength.


‘It was tough’: Leilani Mitchell boxes out adversity, leads Mercury to playoffs

PHOENIX – Despite fighting a variety of odds, Leilani Mitchell has been a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury as they begin postseason play Wednesday.


Cardinals not surprised by Kyler Murray’s late-game theatrics

TEMPE – Although it wasn't how they envisioned the game going, the Arizona Cardinals were still pleased by the late-game skills quarterback Kyler Murray revealed in a tie against Detroit. And they werent


Becoming Kyler Murray: Cardinals quarterback refined skills in heart of football country

ALLEN, Texas – To understand Kyler Murray, who makes his first NFL start with the Cardinals Sunday, is to appreciate his roots in Texas and Oklahoma.


Hurricane Dorian’s impact far-reaching as Arizona sports community affected

PHOENIX – Even though it is 2,100 miles away, Hurricane Dorian has sparked conversation in the Arizona sports community. Some Valley-reared athletes attend colleges on the coasts of Florida and South Carolina.