Sport

New-look Suns come out of bubble, into spotlight

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns ended the 2019-20 season in a bubble at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. Now the team and the rest of the NBA is preparing to launch a shortened and condensed 2020-21 season as a global pandemic continues to rage.


From NFL to American Gladiator to firefighter, Hamilton’s Mark Tucker has found his calling

CHANDLER – Mark Tucker, assistant coach of football powerhouse Hamilton High School, has a backstory that includes the NFL and the American Gladiators.


Surging COVID-19 numbers prompt Tucson public schools to halt remainder of football season

Gabriel Trujillo, superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District, made the difficult decision to suspend the remainder of the football season for the Tucson schools, which were set to compete with Tolleson and Phoenix schools in their own postseason tournament, separate from AIA competition.


‘So glad to be back’: Herm Edwards reflects on isolation after ASU cancels 3rd game

PHOENIX - Arizona State canceled its game against Utah, but expressed optimism that it could play Dec. 2 against UCLA. Coach Herm Edwards also shared his experience fighting COVID-19 in isolation.


Nico Mannion, former NBA father Pace, reflect on former Pinnacle standout landing with Warriors

Three Arizona Wildcats and a former Arizona high school standout were among the players who heard their name called during the 2020 NBA Draft.


Rarefied air: collegiate runners flock to Flagstaff to train

Collegiate runners from around the country are drawn to Flagstaff, Arizona to train at high elevation while attending classes remotely.


ASU basketball’s crowded backcourt gives ‘Guard U’ a preseason top 25 nod

LOS ANGELES – ASU basketball kicks off Wednesday night when the Sun Devils play Rhode Island in the 2020 Empire Classic. Coach Bobby Hurley and players talk about the upcoming season.


Football game cancellations rampant among Arizona high schools as COVID-19 cases rise

SCOTTSDALE – After shuffling their schedule four times, the 4-1 Saguaro Sabercats can say they have a grind to be eligible for the 2020 AIA playoffs.


Suns’ addition of Chris Paul brings praise from former coach

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns acquired Chris Paul in a blockbuster trade, sending four players from the Valley to the Oklahoma City Thunder


AIA: Winter high school sports can resume on Jan. 5

PHOENIX - The AIA announced Thursday winter sports can resume Jan. 5, with the last allowed day of competition Feb. 19. Practice will resume for a minimum of 14 days before competing.


Flagstaff’s Snowbowl Ski Resort ready to open with COVID-19 restrictions

Even with COVID-19 restrictions, Flagstaff’s Snowbowl Ski Resort is set to open.


No average Guy: Apache Junction football player remembered for drive, compassion

PHOENIX – Stage 4 melanoma took the life of Apache Junction football player Alex Guy but his legacy lives on.