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Turf wars: Despite its benefits, artificial grass still raises questions about injuries to athletes

PHOENIX – Although artificial turf has greatly improved since its introduction in the 1960s, studies suggest it is still likely to cause more injuries among athletes than its more expensive counterpart: natural grass.


Census field workers back on Navajo Nation, with work cut out for them

Experts can cite any number of historical and logistical reasons why Native Americans have relatively low response rates to the Census, but they point to a very new, and very specific challenge this year - COVID-19, which has hit tribes hard while keeping enumerators out of the field..


Softball community faces its toughest opponent yet: COVID-19

PHOENIX – The softball community, from high school athletes to college stars, are finding their dreams squashed by the coronavirus.


Recharging batteries: MLB’s postponement hurts bonding between pitchers, catchers

SURPRISE – The relationship between pitchers and catchers in baseball is important, and it can define a game, a season even a legend.


On the right track: Olympic hopeful Cole Walsh keeping focus during COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – Pole vaulter Cole Walsh, an Olympic hopeful, is using what he’s learned during his journey to help him stay positive and fit during quarantine.


Dairy farmers forced to adjust their practices during COVID-19 pandemic

The dairy industry has been forced to resort to extreme practices to offset sales lost because restaurants and schools have been shut down to stop the spread of novel coronavirus.


Double duty: 14 years ago, Diamondbacks’ Gonzalez became member of exclusive group

PHOENIX – Fourteen years ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez joined 20 others players in major league history to compile at least 300 home runs and 500 doubles in a career.


No peanuts, Cracker Jack or fans: Baseball in Taiwan offers sneak peek of what MLB in Arizona might look like

PHOENIX – Is there a way baseball could be played in Arizona this season? The CPBL League in Taiwan shows there could be a way.


Punt, pass and click: High school coaches get creative for spring football

PHOENIX – With their spring programs canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, high school football coaches have found creative ways to communicate with and coach their teams.


Eleven years ago, Major League Baseball awarded Diamondbacks All-Star Game

PHOENIX – Eleven years ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks were granted their wish: They were awarded the 2011 All-Star Game.


MLB’s idea to play every game in Arizona might be desert mirage, some believe

PHOENIX – Baseball reporters Zach Buchanan and Bob Nightengale believe MLB’s proposal to play all of its 2020 games in Arizona is flawed in several ways.


Arizona broadcasters McConnell, Schulte and Bloom adjusting to a world without sports

PHOENIX – The sports hiatus affects players and fans but also the broadcasters of the teams no longer playing. Greg Schulte, Matt McConnell and Jon Bloom shared their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their lives.