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‘Step toward justice’: Local, national sports communities react to Derek Chauvin verdict

PHOENIX - On the heels of the Derek Chauvin verdict, local and national sports communities react to the news. The death of George Floyd had prompted protests across the sports world.


Ramadan fast presents Arizona’s Muslim athletes with unique challenges, benefits

PHOENIX – The intermittent fasting that accompanies Ramadan presents unique challenges to Muslim athletes, especially amid Arizona’s torrid heat.


5 gun bills – 3 from Democrats – are on different paths in the Arizona Legislature

At least five gun bills introduced in the Legislature show the tension between Second Amendment supporters and gun safety advocates. In Arizona, Republican lawmakers narrowly carry the day.


Valley roller skaters adapt during pandemic, embrace community to overcome adversity

PHOENIX – As roller skaters navigate COVID-19 shutdowns and reopenings, they’re searching for a place to roll – and a community.


Tuesday Morning Sun Devil: Young football assistants raising talent level, expectations

TEMPE – While the Sun Devils prepare for the 2021 season, it’s become evident that several young assistant coaches will be critical to key position groups reaching their goals. Hear how these first and second-year assistants are approaching building their units throughout recruiting and on-field development.


Recreational marijuana sales race ahead, but industry equity falls behind

TEMPE – Arizona started recreational marijuana sales in January, months earlier than expected. Sales have been so heavy that lines form at some dispensaries. Still, the industry struggles with social equity and diversity in the workforce.


High school hockey: Notre Dame Prep Saints go marching in … to nationals

TEMPE - The Notre Dame Prep Saints secured a 2-1 victory over the Pinnacle Pioneers during the state championship game on Friday and advance to nationals.


Placing a bet at Chase Field? Sports gambling in Arizona moves closer to reality

PHOENIX – Both the House and the Senate are sifting through bills that could legalize sports betting in Arizona.


Masks can come off for high school winter playoffs, spring sports, AIA board votes

PHOENIX - AIA Executive Board votes to remove mask mandates for athletes and officials in the field of play for winter sports playoffs and spring sports


Parents of Basha player push for change after viewing son’s nightmarish injuries on live stream

PHOENIX – After their son’s serious injuries during a high school soccer game that they watched on a video stream, Jason and Holli Stella are hoping to get visiting-team parents into the stands in Arizona.


‘A modern-day legend’: Former ASU baseball coach Pat Murphy reflects on Dustin Pedroia

PHOENIX - Pat Murphy coached Dustin Pedroia for three seasons, says he was one of the best players in ASU baseball history.


Schilling falls 16 votes shy of Hall of Fame, asks to be ‘removed from ballot’

PHOENIX – As Curt Schilling falls short of the Hall of Fame for the second time, voters and experts discuss whether he’s worthy of an induction despite controversial conduct from the former All-Star pitcher.