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Goodbye, Mr. B: Friends, family, team celebrate life of Cardinals’ Bidwill

PHOENIX – People gathered at Saint Xavier Catholic church to celebrate the life of Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill.


Well above par: Topgolf thinks innovation, introduces esports lounge

GILBERT – The growth of esports is evident in the decision by Topgolf to expand its reach and form a partnership with Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL.


Do not adjust your TV: NHL puck now changes color when it’s too warm

GLENDALE – For this hockey season, game pucks are securing a little extra attention. The NHL is giving them a thermochromic coating that is purple when frozen but turns clear as the pucks thaw above freezing temperatures.


Quarterback coup: Pinnacle emerging as factory for Division I talent

PHOENIX – First came Brian Lewerke. Then Spencer Rattler. Add J.D. Johnson as the latest quarterback at Pinnacle High School that will take his talents to a Division I program.


‘We’ve got to keep going’: Mountain Pointe determined to move forward after scandal

TEMPE – Mountain Pointe coach Rich Wellbrock is determined that his players move forward and not focus on the scandal surrounding a former assistant coach.


From out of baseball to Olympian: Jeremy Wolf’s path to Aliyah and Team Israel

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale’s Jeremy Wolf is a Jewish-American Olympian with a heart for baseball’s minor leaguers.


‘He got a bad rap’: Friends, NFL executives remember Bill Bidwill’s humble, caring side

TEMPE – Bill Bidwill may have been an enigma to Cardinals fans and others who knew him only through his public persona. But in their tributes to him in the wake of his death at 88, Bidwill’s close friends and associates describe a humble, joke-telling man with a deeply caring nature.


Former top MLB picks Lewis, Moniak stare pressure in face at Fall League

SCOTTSDALE - For the first time since 2011, the Arizona Fall League is showcasing two former No. 1 overall MLB Draft picks in Royce Lewis and Mickey Moniak. Despite the pressure of the first pick label, both players are not letting the selection define their careers.