Sport

E-cruitment: Arizona universities work to secure prospects for new esports programs

PHOENIX – GCU, ASU and others are taking different approaches to lure students to join in on the esport action


Dodgers turkey giveaway brings community together near Thanksgiving

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers spent a day of their offseason giving back to the community with a turkey giveaway at Dodger Stadium.


Duck and cover: ASU football stuns No. 6 Oregon on national stage

TEMPE – On a national stage, Arizona State upset No. 6 Oregon, hurting its College Football Playoff hopes.


Improving gender diversity among baseball scouts is goal of recent Women’s Sports School event

PEORIA – The Women’s Sports School held their first scouting program to encourage women to work in baseball operations.


Ottawa University football: From nonexistent to playoff contender in just two years

SURPRISE – Strong leadership, talent and team chemistry have propelled the football team at Ottawa University of Arizona (OUAZ) to the NAIA playoffs. Two years ago, they didn’t exist.


Big storm sends surviving high school football teams scrambling ahead of semifinals

PHOENIX — Arizona high schools adjust football practice schedules with rare heavy rain and thunderstorms hitting the state Tuesday and Wednesday.


Aussie rules: Aron Baynes evolves into Phoenix Suns’ modern center

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns may not have known what they had when they traded for Aron Baynes this offseason, but they do now. He’s one of the best-shooting centers in the NBA.


A pitch for brotherhood: Somali refugee starts soccer team for fellow Africans

PHOENIX – Since arriving in the United States as a refugee from Somalia 13 years ago, Mahad Mohamed has united Arizona’s African refugee community with soccer.


Former ASU receiver Rashad Ross finds next chance in XFL

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Between the cuts, fresh starts and family tragedies, Rashad Ross has plenty of motivation as he heads into the inaugural XFL season with the LA Wildcats.


What’s up with David Johnson? Cardinals’ running back seeing little action in ’19

TEMPE - Inside the strange benching of Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson and what could be next for the star player.


Suns break ground on $45 million training facility with high technology, high-end amenities

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns broke ground on a new state-of-the-art training facility on Wednesday, signaling a new for the rebuilding organization.


‘Fighter from day one’: Tracy Cortez’s toughness leads her to UFC

SCOTTSDALE – Tracy Cortez was always tough. She took that no-nonsense approach and landed in the UFC.