Casa Grande boxing family hits Las Vegas strip in fight to put Valley on the map
CASA GRANDE – Abel Ramos and his nephew, Jesus Ramos Jr., are professional fighters out of Casa Grande. The boxers will fight on Showtime’s PPV card in Las Vegas this weekend, headlined by Phoenix native David Benavidez.
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Trayce Thompson writing his own tale in Los Angeles Dodgers outfield
GLENDALE – Trayce Thompson never really got his footing in the big leagues prior to last season. After a good stint with LA last season, the brother of Klay Thompson looks to be the man for Dave Roberts in center field.
As World Baseball Classic play nears, Royals get sneak peek at Team USA opponent Great Britain
SURPRISE – As World Baseball Classic Pool C play nears, the Kansas City Royals played an exhibition game and faced Great Britain, who will play Team USA Saturday at Chase Field.
Second home? White Sox players say Camelback Ranch has feel of Chicago’s South Side
GLENDALE – Camelback Ranch, the spring training home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, feels like a second home to many White Sox players, as two of the practice fields have the same dimensions as their home base, Guaranteed Rate Field on Chicago’s South Side.
Perry High School splits 6A soccer state championships
MESA – Perry High School fielded two teams in the 6A state championships in soccer on Saturday, but Xavier Prep High School stood in the way of a sweep.
ASU film students join storytelling masterclass with NFL 360
MESA – NFL Media’s NFL 360, which creates short-form documentaries that tell the stories of individuals pushing the boundaries of football, came to ASU’s film school to teach students about their filmmaking techniques.
Republicans, Democrats offer differing visions during respective Arizona border visits
DOUGLAS – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy toured the border Thursday with a delegation of Republican freshmen and demanded border security from the Biden administration for an area where McCarthy said Mexican "cartels are the biggest employer." Democrats brushed the tour off as just another photo op along the border.
Super Bowl 2023 week kicks off with Opening Night at Footprint Center
PHOENIX – For the first time since 2015, Arizona will play host to the Super Bowl. The privilege comes with plenty of must-see live entertainment; tailgates; festivals; and, of course, football in the lead-up to the big game at State Farm Stadium. Follow along for live updates, featuring news, event highlights and more from the Cronkite News team, before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs kick off on Super Bowl Sunday.
‘Breaking the chain’: How George Floyd Square sparks change
MINNEAPOLIS – The aunt of George Floyd, along with others, is bringing the Minneapolis community together to spread the message of change through George Floyd Square. After Floyd’s 2020 murder at the hands of police, Angela Harrelson has found a new meaning to her life.
Police in Colorado town use outreach, TikTok to gain immigrants’ trust
AVON, Colorado – Avon Police Chief Greg Daly says many people in his small Rocky Mountain town are afraid to call police. To improve trust among the large immigrant population, the department conducts an annual Latino Police Academy, has hired more Spanish-speaking officers and even posts fun TikToks in Spanish.
Last-second miss: GCU men fall to North Texas in Jerry Colangelo Classic
PHOENIX – GCU came up just short against North Texas in the Jerry Colangelo Classic, named after the former owner of several Arizona teams and the namesake of GCU’s business school.