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Owner Michael Bidwill leads a big Cardinals drive – for blood donations

GLENDALE – The Arizona Cardinals and owner Michael Bidwill hosted the first of three blood drives at State Farm Stadium on Tuesday. The Cardinals and the Arizona Coyotes have both taken part in the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund.


Phoenix Phantomz giving women opportunity to play tackle football

PHOENIX – The WFA and the Phoenix Phantomz are providing women an opportunity to play football.


Andy Benes, other key figures recall Diamondbacks’ debut 22 years ago

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks played their inaugural game on March 31, 1998 against the Colorado Rockies at what was then known as Bank One Ballpark.


Phoenix Suns make broadcast history with radio call of NBA 2K20 showdown

PHOENIX – The Suns have been making the best of a difficult situation by streaming NBA 2K20 games that coincide with their regular-season schedule. On Friday, they took it up a notch with a live radio broadcast of the game.


‘It’s just really sad’: High school athletes hit hard by news of extended school closure

PHOENIX – The news of schools staying closed until the end of the spring semester has hit high school athletes hard, especially seniors who won't be able to return next year.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Stay-at-home order starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday

PHOENIX – Public schools are closed for the academic year; a lawsuit is being filed on behalf of displaced university students and more updates from the Grand Canyon State.


Seven seconds or less: 15 years ago, Suns clinched division title as Richardson set records

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns 2005 team was known for its fast-paced playing style that was unlike anything the NBA landscape had seen before.


‘Everything was possible’: 23 years ago, Arizona knocked off No. 1 seed North Carolina

PHOENIX – After losing its last two games of the regular season, questions remained about how the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team would fare in the 1997 NCAA Tournament.


Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and the day WrestleMania came to Glendale

PHOENIX – On March 28, 2010, the professional wrestling world had its eyes on Glendale, as 72,219 spectators filled what is now known as State Farm Stadium. The flagship competition of World Wrestling Entertainment delivered one of the sport's most memorable main events.


Could spring training trigger a spike in coronavirus cases like Mardi Gras did in New Orleans? 

Could the high rate of COVID-19 infections in New Orleans be a harbinger for the Phoenix metropolitan area? That’s what some are wondering after a recent spike in Louisiana is being attributed, in part, to the large influx of visitors during Mardi Gras celebrations, which occurred around the same time as spring training and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


Arizona’s 1988 win over North Carolina laid foundation of college basketball powerhouse

PHOENIX – Coach Lute Olson’s 1987-88 Arizona team beat North Carolina to reach the Final Four, setting the standard for a program that would become a perennial college hoops power.


So close: Arizona was destined for Final Four until Illinois showed up

PHOENIX – It was a dream season for the Arizona Wildcats until the squared off with Illinois in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.