Game on: In college postseason defined by upheaval, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State set for Fiesta Bowl

PHOENIX – In a postseason defined by COVID testing, coaching changes, transfer portals and general upheaval, the Notre Dame and Oklahoma State football teams welcome a familiar site: the 51st edition of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.


Kurt Warner’s biopic hits theaters on heels of coaching son at Brophy

CHANDLER – Although football fans nationwide will have the opportunity to learn about the life of the Valley’s most popular quarterback on Christmas Day, when “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” is release, the Valley has had a front row seat for years. This past fall, his biggest role has included coaching his son Elijah, the quarterback at Brophy Prep.


Arizona bowl organizers look to bounce back from 2020’s fanless games

WASHINGTON – With COVID-19 protocols prohibiting fans at the Fiesta and Arizona bowls, and a lack of eligible teams forcing a cancellation of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl last year, organizers of the three college bowls in Arizona are eager to welcome fans and teams back this year.


Unlevel pitch: The path to professional soccer is tougher for girls than boys

PHOENIX – Pathways to the professional level vary by gender in youth soccer, where girls and boys have disparate opportunities to sign a professional contract as a minor.


Despite football’s popularity among Hispanic Americans, participation rates remain low

PHOENIX – Over 30 million Hispanic Americans consider themselves NFL fans. Despite the numbers, that fails to translate to participation in the sport at all levels.


Brains and brawn: Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team excels on, off field

PHOENIX – At a university known for its aeronautical excellence, Embry-Riddle in Prescott is also known for the standout play of its women’s soccer team.


Kim Cota-Robles breaking barriers as Latina PA announcer for Tucson Roadrunners

PHOENIX – Tucson native Kim Cota-Robles is making history as hockey’s first Latina PA announcer, impressing Roadrunners fans and paving the way for women in sports.


‘At the tip of the iceberg’: Cornhole (yes, cornhole) finds international stage as it continues to grow

PHOENIX – While some see it as a simple backyard activity, cornhole has grown and attempted to stake its claim as a legitimate sport in recent years. As participation in the sport has continued to increase, it has helped develop a strong community both locally and nationally.


Cardinals players to wear customized cleats against Rams to support meaningful charities

PHOENIX – Sixteen Cardinals players will wear customized cleats against the Rams Monday night to represent organizations that are important to them.


Suns guard Chris Paul gives HBCUs a national stage with tournament at Footprint Center

PHOENIX – Suns guard Chris Paul hosted Four HBCUs for a basketball tournament at Footprint Center to promote diversity and equality.


Rez ball rebirth in Chinle: Navajo Nation rebounds as pandemic takes toll

CHINLE – After the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the Navajo Nation, the community of Chinle as rebounded with the return of rez ball.


‘Cars are not supposed to jump and fly’: They do at Nitro Rallycross debut in Arizona

CHANDLER – The Nitro Rallycross tour made a stop at Wild Horse Pass, where fans saw large jumps, crazy turns and top-tier drivers participating.