En garde: Phoenix Fencing Academy fosters tradition, teaches excellence
TEMPE – The Phoenix Fencing Academy is one of the only places to participate in the sport and many of the former students have gone on to be successful Division I fencers along with national champions and others who have represented their countries internationally. The founder and head coach, Will Becker, grew up fencing and the family name is one of the biggest in the sport.
Inside the Chicago Cubs’ offseason free agent spending spree
MESA – The Chicago Cubs made the most MLB signings during 2023 free agency and are looking to get back to the playoffs after missing the last two postseasons.
ASU men’s swimming & diving seeks NCAA title with star-studded squad
TEMPE – Bob Bowman took over the scraps of what was left of ASU’s swim program in 2015. Since then, he’s converted the program into a powerhouse, building the strongest swim team in the country. Now, they’re poised to capture the national championship.
Like father, like son: ASU’s Josh Doan signs with Arizona Coyotes
TEMPE – Following in his father Shane’s footsteps, Arizona State’s Josh Doan signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. “It's definitely something special,” the 21-year-old forward said.
How should fans ask for autographs at spring training? MLB players say politeness is a good start
GLENDALE – Major league players often find themselves in a mosh pit of autograph seekers during spring training and not everybody is coming out of the pack with a signature on their ball, cap or photo. However, players from the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers, along with some experienced autograph seekers, say there are ways to improve the odds. Being polite is a good place to start.
Payday: Danny Lee earns more than $4 million by winning LIV Golf Tucson
MARANA – LIV Golf made its way to Tucson for the first time this past weekend. Over three days, many notable moments happened at the Gallery Golf Club but none bigger than Danny Lee's victory that netted him $4 million.
‘I’m just heartbroken’: Last second bucket from TCU’s Coles ends ASU’s NCAA tournament run
DENVER – DJ Horne and Warren Washington led the way in points for Arizona State, but crucial turnovers down the stretch set TCU up for a last-second shot that allowed the Horned Frogs to advance in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
‘We’re definitely on the map’: ASU women’s hockey club set for first national tournament
PHOENIX – With the Arizona State women’s hockey team notching its highest ACHA ranking in program history, discussions about the program following the same footsteps as the men’s team joining the NCAA are heating up. Players and coaches explain why they believe their program deserves that next step.
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.
Sam Huff’s eye-popping power could lead to spot on Texas Rangers’ Opening Day roster
SURPRISE – Arizona native Sam Huff is a catcher in the Rangers organization who has dealt with a slew of injuries over the past two years. The towering slugger looks to “power” his way onto the club’s Opening Day roster.
‘Where’s the River?’ event calls attention to Arizona’s depleted waterways
PHOENIX — “Where’s The River?” an environmental event hosted by the Sustainable Water Network, aims to spread awareness about Arizona’s depleting rivers and what people can do to help conservation efforts
Returners Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado longed to defend Team USA’s 2017 World Baseball Classic gold
PHOENIX – Team USA hoisted the World Baseball Classic trophy at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Veterans Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado of the St. Louis Cardinal are the only returners to Team USA in 2023.