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Chandler vs. Cherry Creek: High school football teams leaving state to find opponents

PHOENIX - In keeping with tradition, Chandler High played an out-of-state football power and the five-time defending state champions prevailed, beating Colorado’s Cherry Creek High 17-7 in a game both high school titans used as a measuring stick.


From Lil Wayne to Lauryn Hill, playlist helps Mercury find their vibe

PHOENIX - Music is the driving force behind Mercury's motivation. A peek behind the scenes shows how music has helped shape the identity of the WNBA team.


‘I take full responsibility, man’: Rattlers’ Drew Powell remorseful after United Bowl loss

PHOENIX - After winning league MVP, Drew Powell’s season ended on a sour note with a loss in the United Bowl. Powell acknowledged that despite a great year, he wasn’t able to get the job done when it mattered most.


‘Bumper cars on steroids’: USA Wheelchair Football League debuts in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE - Ability 360 Expo hosted the first-ever USA Wheelchair Football League national tournament in Scottsdale. Nine teams from across the country came together to compete.


From New Zealand to Phoenix Rising: Footballers play abroad to pursue pro soccer goals

CHANDLER - New Zealand does not have a professional men’s soccer league. How two Phoenix Rising players sought out opportunities abroad to keep their dream alive of playing professional soccer.


Delivering Pac-12 Baseball Tournament to Scottsdale ‘took a village’

SCOTTSDALE – How did the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament land in Scottsdale? Members of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission, Experience Scottsdale and the City of Scottsdale joined forces. The Pac-12 is one of the last major conferences to add a conference tournament.


Gonzo’s World Series bat? Johnson’s 20-K ball? Cooperstown’s ‘Starting Nine’ a nod to greatness

PHOENIX – The “Starting Nine” immersive experience at the National Baseball Hall of Fame gives baseball fans a customized “must see” of some of their franchises most iconic sports moments. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ collection includes Luis Gonzalez’s bat from his World Series-clinching hit.


Off and running: Arizona State’s ground game indicative of Pac-12 offensive approach

TEMPE – In two games, ASU has out-rushed opponents 515 yards to 166. Everyone knew what quarterback Jayden Daniels could do but the Sun Devils' running game coupled with a stingy offensive line have helped the team to a 2-0 start. Much of the Pac-12, long known for its passing attack, seems to be following suit.


The Birds and the buzz: Cardinals spurring national chatter after dominating victory over Titans

PHOENIX – On Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals dominated one of the top teams in the AFC, making a statement and surprising the entire league.


Defense could be difference maker as ASU football chases conference title

PHOENIX - Arizona State coach Herm Edwards is known for his defensive expertise. Now, in his fourth season at the helm of the program, the Sun Devils are poised to make an impact in the Pac-12.


A coach, a player, a journalist: 3 lives forever changed on Sept. 11, 2001

PHOENIX – The tragic event of 9/11 impacted the sports world in different ways. From teams to players to coaches to journalists, memories remain vivid 20 years later. Here are some whose lives were changed.


Following tragedies, Central High School finds comfort in its football community

PHOENIX - Coping with the losses of a player’s younger brother and the team’s former captain in the past four months, the Central High football team now uses the field as its sanctuary.