Sport

COVID-19 in Arizona: 790 new cases breaks record for second straight day

PHOENIX – With Arizona gradually reopening, the number of new COVID-19 cases across the state has reached its highest point since the start of the pandemic.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Schools and youth sports to reopen; death toll at 857

PHOENIX – With Arizona still in phase one of the federal guidelines to reopen, state officials are pushing to reopen schools and restart youth activities for the summer and fall.


Temperature checks, no high fives: AIA announces guidelines for high school athletes to return to sports

PHOENIX – The Arizona Interscholastic Association issued coronavirus guidelines Thursday for the possible return of high school athletics during the fall.


Pac-12 OKs in-person workouts, tries to solve puzzle of COVID-19 state rules

PHOENIX – Although the Pac-12 delivered news that suggested an on-time start to the college football season is possible, it must wait to see how the six states that house the conference teams will handle the pandemic.


Remote control: Even away from players, Pac-12 football coaches try to stay on track for season

PHOENIX – Separate physically but not socially, Pac-12 coaches have remained engaged with their players virtually as they plan for a football season with many question marks.


Athletes’ indifference toward sports contributed to retirement of Trevor Browne’s Michael Fletcher

PHOENIX – After more than 20 years of coaching boys tennis at Trevor Browne, Michael Fletcher is stepping down. Among the reasons for his decision: “Kids are not interested in playing sports anymore.”


Softball community faces its toughest opponent yet: COVID-19

PHOENIX – The softball community, from high school athletes to college stars, are finding their dreams squashed by the coronavirus.


Baseball’s international pull includes Diamondbacks fan in Scotland

PHOENIX – Major League Baseball is trying to expand its international fanbase and that includes the Diamondbacks, who have a big supporter in Scotland.


Recharging batteries: MLB’s postponement hurts bonding between pitchers, catchers

SURPRISE – The relationship between pitchers and catchers in baseball is important, and it can define a game, a season even a legend.


During pandemic, NHL prospect Kyle Aucoin counts on perspective learned from his father

PHOENIX – After coronavirus halts hockey, NHL prospect Kyle Aucoin returns home, works out with his father, former Coyotes player Adrian.


Memories of Arizona Sundogs have Prescott Valley longing for another hockey team

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Although the Arizona Sundogs folded in 2014, a group of fans in Prescott Valley are longing for the return of hockey there.


Collegiate wrestling struggling to keep its foothold in the West

TEMPE - Collegiate wrestling is struggling to have a presence in the West as more programs are being cut.