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Double duty: 14 years ago, Diamondbacks’ Gonzalez became member of exclusive group

PHOENIX – Fourteen years ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez joined 20 others players in major league history to compile at least 300 home runs and 500 doubles in a career.


Phoenix Mercury trade first round selection to bolster backcourt, secure Walker-Kimbrough

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury added three guards on draft night and traded first-round pick Jocelyn Willoughby to secure point guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.


‘I feel at home’: Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins already connecting with team

GLENDALE - Newly acquired wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is beginning to familiarize himself with the Cardinals organization.


Nineteen years ago, Diamondbacks’ Luis Gonzalez tied major league home run record

PHOENIX – In April of 2001, Luis Gonzalez hit 13 home runs in one month to tie a major league record, but it was only the beginning of the Diamondbacks’ magical season.


Mercury mulling ways to complement their ‘big-three’ in WNBA Draft

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury have the 10th overall selection in the WNBA’s April 17 player draft. Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said she’s confident the right player will be available when the Mercury pick.


No peanuts, Cracker Jack or fans: Baseball in Taiwan offers sneak peek of what MLB in Arizona might look like

PHOENIX – Is there a way baseball could be played in Arizona this season? The CPBL League in Taiwan shows there could be a way.


‘Better safe than sorry’: Athletes react to loss of NCAA winter and spring sports to COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – The NCAA’s decision to cancel all sports because of COVID-19 has left athletes missing their sport.


Fifteen years ago, ASU found unique way to honor Tillman: Pat’s Run

TEMPE – On April 16, 2005, friends and family of the late Pat Tillman honored him with the first edition of Pat’s Run in Tempe. It has grown into the largest timed running event in Arizona.


‘I was in shock’: Seniors on ASU women’s basketball team adjusting to abrupt end

PHOENIX – Four members of the Arizona State women’s basketball team this year were looking forward to their first experience in the NCAA Tournament. One was senior Ja’Tavia Tapley, who has lost her only shot to play during March Madness. But that isn’t the only impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Tapley.


Seven years ago, Mercury made transformative draft pick: Brittney Griner

PHOENIX – Seven years ago, the Phoenix Mercury drafted Brittney Griner with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft. She transformed the franchise.


ASU basketball lands highest ranked recruit ever in Josh Christopher

PHOENIX – ASU men’s basketball landed a commitment from Josh Christopher on Monday night. Christopher is the highest-rated recruit in the ESPN100 era to commit to ASU and the second five-star to James Harden.


One year ago, Phoenix lost John MacLeod, winningest coach in Suns history

PHOENIX – Legendary Suns coach John MacLeod died on April 14, 2019, but his dedication to his players and colleagues left a lasting impression on the Valley.