Sport

It’s Bizzaro World: Pac-12 football schedule has ASU-Arizona opening season

PHOENIX – The college football season is closer to becoming a reality. The Pacific-12 Conference released its schedule Friday and it revealed a new twist for Arizona State and Arizona. They open the season in Tucson.


Ball-tracking technology changes way fans consume, practice golf

PHOENIX – In recent years, Toptracer ball-tracking technology has changed the way fans watch and practice golf.


Head games: Former volleyball player believes concussions led to mental health issues

PHOENIX – Concussion education is important to Stephanie Cahill. She played high school volleyball from 14 to 16 years old and suffered five concussions, two of them while playing club ball. Now 23, she believes the anxiety and depression she has experienced since the injuries are related.


Coronavirus sports roundup: No fans allowed for next 3 Rising home games

PHOENIX - No fans will be allowed for next three Phoenix Rising home games. In initial NFL camp testing, 21 players test positive.


Lawsuit claims concussions turned ASU linebacker Jason Franklin’s dreams to despair

PHOENIX - Jason Franklin was a walk-on football player for Arizona State University. Two years after he died by suicide, his family filed a suit claiming he received four concussions in practice that led to deteriorating mental health. Franklin’s brain showed signs of CTE.


Coronavirus sports roundup: ASU swimming’s decision to redshirt could have ripple effect

PHOENIX - Arizona State says every member of swimming/diving team will redshirt for 2020-21 season. Beloved Chandler coach dies. Diamondbacks react to Marlins positive tests.


Coronavirus sports roundup: AIA moves forward with fall plan; Rising FC concerned with field conditions

PHOENIX – After Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his plan for schools to reopen, the Arizona Interscholastic Association continued to prepare for a season of fall sports. Rising FC concerned about fields and Diamondbacks mourn loss of scout.


Northern Arizona Suns leaving Prescott Valley? Not so fast

PHOENIX – Despite a press release stating their intent to leave, the Northern Arizona Suns have not yet made a decision on whether to move from Prescott Valley for the 2020-21 season.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Mercury honor Breonna Taylor; fake fans to highlight games at Chase Field

PHOENIX – Mercury, Suns players begin making decisions about social justice messages on jerseys. Fox announces virtual fans for MLB games.


How rap and ‘How I Met Your Mother’ helped ASU’s Jon Rahm ascend to top of World Golf Ranking

PHOENIX – Jon Rahm recently became the No. 1 golfer in the world rankings, but it was his process and career at ASU that made him into the man he is today, those close to him say.


Coronavirus sports roundup: COVID-19 hits Suns’ Aron Baynes hard

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes learned quickly that the coronavirus is no joke. The Suns' Ricky Rubio has landed in Orlando, and the NFL says fans must wear masks in 2020.


Coronavirus sports roundup: Cuomo’s ‘no fans’ announcement eye-opening for Arizona collegiate programs

PHOENIX - Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Tuesday that the state of New York will not allow fans to attend college sporting events in the fall shed light on an interesting discrepancy between New York and Arizona.