Sport

From UArizona to the Super Bowl: Earl Mitchell’s long, winding journey

PHOENIX – The former University of Arizona tight end Earl Mitchell is making his Super Bowl debut Sunday, as a defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers.


No limits: Amy Bockerstette is back, spreading her message of inclusion at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – Amy Bockerstette, a new crowd favorite at the Waste Management Open, inspires peers at Tesori Foundation Clinic.


Proposed bill would ban transgender females in Arizona from competing in women’s sports

PHOENIX – An Arizona lawmake wants to ban transgender students from playing female sports and calls her "Save Women's Sports Act" an issue of fairness. But others call the bill discriminatory and dangerous.


‘Don’t try that Duke stuff here’: ASU men’s basketball team reflects on Kobe Bryant

TEMPE – Bobby Hurley and ASU basketball team mourn Kobe Bryant’s death.


From club fitting to Phoenix Open qualifier: Alex Smalley takes fruitful trip to Valley

SCOTTSDALE – Alex Smalley, 23, earned a spot in the Waste Management Phoenix Open after a strong performance in the Monday qualifier.


Junior achievement: After weathering storm, this class ready to lead ASU baseball back to Omaha

PHOENIX – Arizona State baseball is back to preseason favorite and is powered by a talented junior class.


‘Kobe gave it life’: Bryant’s appreciation for women’s game evident in connection with Taurasi, Mercury

PHOENIX – Kobe Bryant had appreciation for Mercury, women’s game.


Once almost a Suns player, Kobe Bryant’s ties to Suns run deep

PHOENIX – Through wins and losses, Kobe Bryant’s impact on Valley is far-reaching.


Irish and non-Irish boost traditional Gaelic sports in Southern California

WEST HOLLYWOOD – With a large boom of Irish immigrants in Los Angeles during the 1980s came a wave of Gaelic football clubs popping up across Southern California. Some clubs have survived, some were reimagined and some are newly formed. Three teams fit those descriptions, and their stories are told through the unique characters on each.


Arizona State women send message after upsetting Ionescu-led No. 2 Oregon

TEMPE – With Oregon superstar Sabrina Ionescu in the picture, the Arizona State women's basketball team was presented with a tough challenge.


Small town to big city: Ryggs Johnston finds success with ASU golf

TEMPE – The transition from small-town life to big-city expectations can be a challenging one. Ryggs Johnston has done his best to make an impact on the Arizona State men's golf team.


Do uniforms play a role in college football recruiting?

LOS ANGELES – In the age of social media, an endless array of football uniform styles and combinations can dazzle during recruitment of top athletes.