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WNBA Draft Day arrives, but Phoenix Mercury’s splash already made in Kahleah Copper trade

PHOENIX – The WNBA is generating excitement for the 2024 Draft, but the Phoenix Mercury will not participate much in it after trading the No. 3 pick for Kahleah Copper.

Kahleah Copper's arrival gives the Phoenix Mercury a proven star, at the expense of their top draft pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The greatest, least talked about team: How the 1997 Arizona Wildcats became March’s underdogs

PHOENIX – The 1997 Arizona Wildcats were deemed too young and inexperienced to win a title. But they paid no mind to the outside noise and became the only team in tournament history to beat three #1 seeds en route to a championship.

Caption: Under Lute Olson's guidance, the Arizona Wildcats defied the odds during a remarkable NCAA Tournament run and clinched the 1997 national title. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Tohono O’odham Nation receives grant to expand internet connectivity

TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION – The Tohono O'odham Nation received $10 million in grants to expand its internet connectivity to regions that previously had no internet.

June Starr, left, helps Francine Jose operate her computer and guides her through Gmail on Feb. 13. Jose was part of a group of residents from Chukut Kut, a Tohono O'odham district on the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by Crystal Aguilar/Cronkite News)

A tale of two brothers: Perry products Cody and Jalen Williams making waves in college, NBA

GILBERT – As Oklahoma City Thunder second-year forward Jalen Williams blossoms into NBA star, younger brother Cody Williams follows in footsteps as he rises on NBA draft boards at Colorado.

Cody Williams, former Perry High School basketball standout and budding collegiate star at Colorado University, looks to follow his brother's footsteps to the NBA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Prescott’s tennis phenom: The rise of Andrew Bogdanov and his paralympic dreams

PRESCOTT – Andrew Bogdanov had never picked up a tennis racket until three years ago. Now the Prescott native is the No. 2-ranked American and No. 22 world-ranked quad tennis player in the world as he eyes the Paralympics.

Andrew Bogdanov's, right, quick rise in the world of wheelchair tennis is aided by the support of his longtime partner, Sharon Hemerka. (Photo courtesy of Chris Howard)

Phoenix Mercury’s bold shake-up signals win-now mentality under new regime

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury had one of its worst seasons in franchise history last year, but new leadership has made aggressive moves to get the team back to its winning ways in 2024.

Nicolo Galletti, Jesse Mueller lone ASU representatives to make cut at WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – The two ASU golfers in the final cut at TPC Scottsdale were not the usual suspects seen at the people’s open. Jesse Mueller and Nicolo Galletti took vastly different paths to play into the weekend.

Jesse Mueller, who has 24 career wins under his belt, proves he can thrive through the chaos of the WM Phoenix Open crowd. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

O Canada! Nick Taylor impresses fans to north by shooting 60 at WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – After a weather delay cut short an excellent start, Nick Taylor finished off his first round by shooting an 11-under bogey-free 60 for a five-shot lead, a PGA Tour record. The effort pleased the many Canadians that were in attendance to see it.

Purdy-pandemonium: 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has massive hometown support before Super Bowl LVIII

GILBERT – 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has hometown of Queen Creek and Gilbert showing support ahead of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

ABOR clarifies UA budget shortfall, says athletics responsible for $35 million of $140 million deficit

TEMPE – Although the University of Arizona’s budget shortfall is closer to $140 million than the $240 million previously reported, the school is prepared to undergo sweeping changes in budget and oversight, including addressing the $35 million shortfall for which the athletic department is responsible.

John Arnold, the executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents, speaks to the board about the financial challenges facing the University of Arizona. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

Arizona’s anti-immigrant policies foster a culture of fear and create barriers to mental health care for undocumented communities

PHOENIX – Arizona has been a laboratory for anti-immigrant policies that foster a culture of fear and create barriers to mental health care for undocumented people, say advocates at local nonprofit groups.

Organizers at Aliento, a Phoenix-based nonprofit providing wellness resources to undocumented youth and DACA recipients, display artistic works created by participants of their wellness programs at their annual art gallery on November 3, 2023. (Photo by John Leos/Cronkite News)

Tributes pour in on death of Arizona icon, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

WASHINGTON - Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who rose from a girlhood on an eastern Arizona ranch to becoming the first female Supreme Court justice, died Friday at age 93.