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Signing of Damion Lowe strengthens defense, creates possible dilemma for Phoenix Rising

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising bolstered their defense Wednesday by signing Jamaican international Damion Lowe, but the deal could have one major drawback.


Retired doctor walking to all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks for patient safety

PHOENIX- Dave Mayer plans to travel to all 30 Major League baseball stadiums, advocating for patient safety initiatives.


With his coach as his caddie, ASU’s Kevin Yu steady in third U.S. Open appearance

PHOENIX - Arizona State fifth-year senior golfer Chun An Yu represents the youngest of seven Sun Devils competing in the 120th U.S. Open, but he’ll get some help with ASU head coach Matt Thurmond alongside him as his caddie.


Puerto Rican heritage important to Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr.

PHOENIX – Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr. wants to share his love of football with the Puerto Rican community.


The Peddy cure: Guard’s game-winning shot is antidote in Mercury victory

PHOENIX – The path of Phoenix Mercury guard Shey Peddy to the WNBA was not an easy one, but despite her struggles she managed to lift her team into the second round of playoffs.


‘Nothing we saw coming’: Arizona sports card market takes off during pandemic

PHOENIX – While many small businesses in Arizona have suffered, the sports trading card trading market has boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Affirmative action on California’s ballot again, echoing Arizona’s debate in 2010

Affirmative action is on the ballot in California in 2020, and every professional sports team in Northern California recently endorsed Proposition 16.


Hopkins, Murray steal show, but Cardinals GM Keim earns praise, too

PHOENIX - Murray and Hopkins stole the show Sunday during the Cardinals game against the 49ers, but Keim’s offseason efforts set the tone


Unified Cardinals opt to stay in locker room during national anthem vs. 49ers

The Cardinals returned to the locker room during the national anthem, unified in protesting racial injustice.


Rising together: Phoenix FC welcomes fans back amid COVID-19 pandemic

SCOTTSDALE – In the first pro sports event played before a live crowd since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix Rising FC gave a small but devoted crowd reason to celebrate. There were a few boos, too.


‘We 22’: Black leaders in ASU Athletics act to empower student athletes beyond the field

The death of George Floyd lent new urgency to a new pledge, We 22, named for 22 Black members of ASU’s athletic department who will undertake seven actions that include spurring voting and activism, encourage ethnic studies and bolster economic education.


Pages through screens: ASU women’s basketball team reads books to children virtually

PHOENIX – The ASU women’s basketball team partnered with the Washington Elementary School District on Sept. 6 for National Read a Book Day, delivering what is usually an in-person experience virtually.