Sport

Diamondbacks’ day of trades including fun-loving, beard-wearing Archie Bradley

PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks shake up franchise, trade away Archie Bradley and Robbie Ray.


COVID-19 pandemic adds twist to U.S. Open tennis tournament

PHOENIX – With the U.S. Open beginning after so few tournaments this year, the players' mentality and physicality will be put to the test.


A silver boon: Lute Olson gave Arizona a championship, Tucson an identity

PHOENIX – He went to 23 NCAA Tournaments in 24 seasons. He gave the University of Arizona its only men's basketball national championship. Lute Olson was may things to many people – coach, friend, father, grandfather – but among his greatest accomplishments was giving the city of Tucson an identity.


Goodbye Suns, hello Indoor Football League: Prescott Valley lands new team

PHOENIX - Indoor Football League Commissioner Todd Tryon introduced Prescott Valley’s latest arena football team at Findlay Toyota Center.


‘Groundhog Day’: Coyotes’ mental fortitude tested inside Edmonton bubble

PHOENIX - The 2019-2020 Stanley Cup playoffs presented a unique challenge in testing the mental limits of the Coyotes, outside of hockey.


‘Football takes a back-burner’: Cardinals cancel practice amid Jacob Blake protests

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals Coach Kliff Kingsbury canceled his team’s practice Thursday in reaction to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.


Diamondbacks, Mercury postpone games in reaction to Blake shooting; Councilman DiCiccio rips NBA

PHOENIX – The shooting of Jacob Blake led to protests around the country, including Arizona, where the Mercury and Cardinals postponed events.


Missing you: High school football programs face safety and money woes in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – High school coaches are eager to get the season started in person, but the pandemic has caused uncertainty and will affect fans, players and funding for high school sporting programs across metro Phoenix.


Rollin’ in their 5.0s: These high school athletes know how to make the grade

PHOENIX – Juggling athletics and academics can be tricky for high school students. These three managed to do it and maintained 5.0 GPAs in the process.


Cactus Bowl awaits news on progress of 2020 season, sponsorship deal

PHOENIX – The Cactus Bowl has had its fair share of sponsors over the more than 30 years it’s been played in Arizona, with national companies putting their name to the annual Arizona-based college football bowl game. Cheez-It is the latest sponsor to leave.


Pac-12 postpones all sports to 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns

The Pac-12 Conference postponed all sports to 2021 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


The basketball is in overseas court for former ASU player Eric Jacobsen

PHOENIX – Former ASU basketball player Eric Jacobsen continues to make a living overseas, re-signing in June as a forward with the Sendai 89ers in Japan.