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As possible changes in transfer rule near, few impacted by NCAA portal as much as ASU men’s basketball

PHOENIX – With five players in the transfer portal, ASU men’s basketball is facing a huge roster reconfiguration. So far, three transfers are set to join the Sun Devils in their place.


Through challenging season, Suns rookie Jalen Smith relying on strong foundation to make ‘every day count’

PHOENIX - Jalen Smith’s rookie season has been challenged by circumstances out of his control. But his foundation has helped him persevere through difficult times before, and he is confident it will do so again.


‘Still expected to look like Barbie dolls’: Gender equality in sports media an ongoing battle

PHOENIX – Gender inequality in sports media is not a new issue. And despite gains women have made in the industry, problems persist.


Sports, politics collide again as Mickelson, McIlroy address voting rights and Texas passes anthem bill

PHOENIX — Sports, politics collide again as Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy address voting rights, while Texas senate passes National Anthem bill


Navigating college recruiting process proved challenging for sand volleyball standout during pandemic

PHOENIX – A lack of spots due to funding, limited campus tours, and being evaluated solely on film are just some of the obstacles that Arcadia High School senior Lauren Sayre encountered while deciding where she would play sand volleyball at the collegiate level.


Dementia patients at greater risk for COVID-19, study shows

PHOENIX – There are times when the residents in Marian Gutierrez’s group home are blissfully unaware: unaware of the pandemic gripping the globe, of the political turmoil it has caused and the lives it has stolen. Yet they aren’t exempt from the pain it has inflicted.


‘Words matter’: Asian Americans frightened, frustrated by continued hate crimes

PHOENIX – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have seen increases in hate crimes. After this week’s Atlanta murders, Arizona advocates are voicing the need for change.


Arizona sports community speaks out against violence targeting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

PHOENIX – Stop AAPI Hate released a national report on March 16 that showed the increase in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. On the same day, eight people, six of them Asian American women, were gunned down in three Atlanta spas.


State officials confident they can meet Biden’s May 1 vaccine deadline

WASHINGTON - Arizona health officials said the state is already on track to meet President Joe Biden's challenge of allowing all adults to register for COVID-19 vaccinations by May 1.


ARCA Series provides young drivers chance to compete at top tracks, including Phoenix Raceway

PHOENIX – The ARCA Menards Series is the first stepping stone for many young drivers. They get experience driving at Cup tracks and in Cup-style stock cars.


HoopHall West showcase event had all-Arizona look in COVID era

PHOENIX — For eight years, the Basketball Hall of Fame brought some of the nation’s premier high school basketball teams to the Valley for a jam-packed day of basketball. This year, the pandemic forced the HoopHall West event to showcase only Arizona schools.


COVID-19 relief would overhaul, boost aid for 1.5 million Arizona kids

WASHINGTON - As many as 1.5 million Arizona children could benefit from an expansion of the child tax credit that would mean monthly checks to parents of up to $300 per child if approved by Congress as part of the COVID-19 relief bill this week.