Sport

Virtual vitality: Coyotes inject life into postponed season with help from NHL 20

PHOENIX – With regular season game-like production and play-by-play by Matt McConnell, the Coyotes are showing what would have been their matchups on NHL 20, the video game.


MLB’s idea to play every game in Arizona might be desert mirage, some believe

PHOENIX – Baseball reporters Zach Buchanan and Bob Nightengale believe MLB’s proposal to play all of its 2020 games in Arizona is flawed in several ways.


This is Madness: Computer simulator sent Arizona State on Cinderella run in virtual tourney

PHOENIX – Arizona State was this year’s March Madness Cinderella, at least in a virtual world created by one Twitter user.


In a season of turmoil, Coyotes clinched first Pacific Division title eight years ago

PHOENIX – The then-Phoenix Coyotes, led by goalie Mike Smith, clinched first place in the Pacific Division on this day in 2012, then followed it with the deepest playoff run the team has made since arriving in the Valley.


For Coyotes president Ahron Cohen, creating a vibrant hockey culture is top priority

GLENDALE – Since he took over as president in 2018, Coyotes president Ahron Cohen has strived to build a stronger hockey culture in Arizona


Breaking Tradition: 23 years ago, Gil Morgan won first seniors major at Desert Mountain

PHOENIX – Gil Morgan ran away with a victory despite adverse weather at the 1997 Tradition tournament in Scottsdale, his first time winning a golf major at any level


Despite school shutdown, remaining physically active critical to children’s health

PHOENIX – Even as children are stuck at home because of COVID-19, away from their classrooms, doctors are stressing the importance of parents keeping their children physically active.


Benes, Garagiola Jr. reflect on Diamondbacks’ first franchise victory 22 years ago

PHOENIX – After opening their inaugural season with five straight losses, the Diamondbacks won the first game in franchise history, a home victory over the San Francisco Giants in 1998.


21 years ago, pitching legend Randy Johnson made his Diamondbacks debut

PHOENIX – On April 5, 1999, it was Opening Day in Los Angeles. The Arizona Diamondbacks were on the road to begin the year and new acquisition Randy Johnson was the starter.


Thirteen years ago, Mercury pulled off blockbuster trade for Tangela Smith that paid dividends

PHOENIX – Thirteen years ago, the Phoenix Mercury traded their No. 1 pick for Tangela Smith, and it paid dividends.


19 years ago, Bob Brenly made Diamondbacks debut, showed what rookie manager could do

PHOENIX – After major league catcher Bob Brenly retired from playing, he bounced between coaching and broadcasting before moving from the Diamondbacks broadcast booth to manage the team.


In era of COVID-19, virtual reality could change how world plays, consumes sports

PHOENIX – Virtual reality could provide fans and spectators with experiences previously thought only possible at in-person events.