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Peanuts, Cracker Jack and the origins of spring training: the evolution of baseball’s preseason

PHOENIX – It is hard to imagine, but spring training – a baseball fan’s rite of passage – wasn’t always part of the sports narrative in Arizona.


UArizona’s rainforest in the desert is a testing ground for understanding methane

ORACLE – University of Arizona assistant professor Joost van Haren is leading a research project at the Biosphere 2’s rainforest. He and his team of five student engineers are working to better understand methane emissions from the Amazon rainforest.


Remembering Jackie Robinson the person, on the anniversary of his Major League debut

LOS ANGELES – This year, April 15 marks the 75th anniversary of Dodger player Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, and his legacy lives on in more than just the sports history books.


ASU Esports brings gaming community together with first LAN of semester

TEMPE – With the community largely pushed online over the past two years, ASU Esports holds the first LAN meetup of the spring semester. Gamers from different backgrounds meet up to socialize and compete.


Heart, hope and a defibrillator: Mercury forward Tina Charles’ foundation helped save a life

PHOENIX — A Texas landscaping supervisor, had his life saved by an automated external defibrillator provided by Hopey’s Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization that the Mercury’s Tina Charles started with a mission of equipping gymnasiums with AEDs to prevent sudden cardiac arrest


Suns’ Chris Paul vs. Devin Booker in NBA All-Star Game? Veteran guard’s status still uncertain

PHOENIX – Although it will be the third straight appearance for the Suns’ Chris Paul and Devin Booker, this will be the first time they will face each other in three years as teammates


Brian Flores’ lawsuit against NFL casts negative light on Cardinals’ hiring practices

PHOENIX — Brian Flores, the recently fired coach of the Miami Dolphins, implicated the Arizona Cardinals in the league-wide pattern of racism and discrimination alleged in his class action lawsuit against the NFL.


‘A great reward for a lot of work’: Phoenix Suns extend general manager James Jones’ contract

PHOENIX — Riding a win streak and holding the top spot in the West, the Phoenix Suns signed general manager James Jones to an extension. The deal comes as the Suns hold the best regular-season record in the NBA at 97-30.


Point-in-Time head count to address homelessness resumes in Maricopa County

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Point-in-Time Homeless Count is back after last year’s was canceled because of COVID-19. The count, conducted nationwide, aims to gauge the extent of homelessness across the country.


Phoenix police oversight office’s first director begins work

PHOENIX – The city’s newly created Office of Accountability and Transparency will soon start business under its first director, attorney Roger Smith, who arrived Monday.


13 and counting: How far can streaking Phoenix Suns go?

PHOENIX - As the Phoenix Suns stretch their winning streak farther and farther, the target on their backs grows bigger and bigger. Not that they mind, because in their eyes, they are hunters, not prey.


As 25th anniversary of last Suns coaching stint nears, Fitzsimmons remembered for positivity

PHOENIX - The late Cotton Fitzsimmons was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame after his wife JoAnn fought for his story and legacy.