Sport

High school hockey in desert flourishing despite lack of sanctioning by AIA

PHOENIX - Hockey is one of the few sports not sanctioned by the AIA, but it has managed to be successful. Much of that has to do with the Arizona High School Hockey Association.


Not just for the pros: Arizona high schools, colleges turning to baseball analytics, technology

PHOENIX – At the high school, junior college and Division I levels of baseball in Arizona, teams are beginning to use advanced technology to improve their players.


For Arizona’s Letuli, connection with Dodgers helped her with breast cancer battle

PEORIA – In December of 2016, Jessie Letuli was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Los Angeles Dodgers helped her get through it.


‘Bigger than he is’: Goligoski’s veteran leadership fueling fight through Coyotes’ playoff race

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski has turned the corner with an increase in offensive production while mentoring his young teammates during the Honda West Division postseason race.


Picture of success: A look at Suns’ journey to 42 victories from behind the lens

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are second in the NBA’s Western Conference, generating plenty of buzz about the team’s playoff potential. This is what their success looks like in pictures.


Since inserting centerfielder Pavin Smith at leadoff, Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-1

PHOENIX - Pavin Smith, one of the Diamondbacks top prospects, has been forced to take on a new role this season: leadoff-hitting center fielder. The college first baseman turned corner outfielder has taken to his new role and his team has reaped the benefits.


Diamondbacks grant helps Coronado High improve facilities, enhance safety

SCOTTSDALE – Before last season, Coronado High Athletic Director Anthony Miller reached out to the Arizona Diamondbacks about the organization’s grants, hoping to improve the Scottsdale school’s facilities. The Diamondbacks not only helped last year, they provided another grant to Coronado this year.


Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed looks to put lingering knee injury behind him

In spring training, Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed suffered a knee injury that sidelined him until the second week of the season. He says the injury has played into his slow start but now it’s behind him.


Top two Arizona high school prospects Kath, Selvidge making waves before MLB draft

PHOENIX – Desert Mountain’s Wes Kath and Hamilton’s Brock Selvidge may hear their names called in Major League Baseball's draft in July.


Although it feels like reality show, changes to ASU men’s basketball lineup very real

TEMPE – It has been a hectic offseason for Arizona State men’s basketball. After a complete overhaul of the roster, coach Bobby Hurley still feels encouraged about the state of the program.


Polo with handlebars? Community bonds over upper crust sport that replaces horse with bike

PHOENIX - Every Sunday, Arizona Hardcourt Bike Polo meets at Cielito Park. Bike polo creates a tight knit community that brings the players back every week.


Time to sue? Legal action may be necessary to secure more minority head coaches in NFL, experts say

PHOENIX – Time to sue? A Global Sport Matters panel discussed whether legal action could push the NFL and its team owners to hire more minority head coaches.