Going (Savannah) Bananas: Exhibition baseball teams take over Scottsdale, Peoria to delight of fans
SCOTTSDALE – The Savannah Bananas came to Scottsdale Stadium and Peoria Sports Complex last weekend as part of their 2023 world tour. The game featured plenty of entertainment outside of the unique Banana Ball rules.
Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting rotation enters 2023 strong as ever amid absences
GLENDALE – Featuring young stars and veteran leadership, the Dodgers’ starting five boasts a wide array of stories. Regardless, the rotation enters 2023 stronger than ever, ready to compete in a strong NL West.
Phil Mickelson, 16 others suspended from PGA Tour for playing in Saudi-backed league
PHOENIX – Hometown hero Phil Mickelson and 16 other professional golfers were suspended Thursday from all PGA events for their involvement with the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series.
‘It’s not about talent, it’s about availability’: Shawn Poindexter’s journey from Arizona to USFL
PHOENIX – The former University of Arizona captain was potentially weeks away from his dream of making an NFL roster when he tore his ACL. Almost three years later, Poindexter and other football players who experienced similar roadblocks find themselves, of all places, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Phil Mickelson’s reputation takes hit after Saudi golf comments surface
PHOENIX – Phil Mickelson’s comments regarding the proposed Saudi Golf League lead to lost sponsors and a step back from the PGA Tour.
Arizona native Bryce Perkins takes difficult, worthwhile journey to Super Bowl LVI
PHOENIX – After stops at Chandler, Arizona State and Arizona Western, quarterback Bryce Perkins finds his way to Super Bowl LVI.
Pima County schools strained by lack of COVID-19 testing as FEMA sites open
TUCSON – FEMA has opened two COVID-19 testing sites in Pima County to ease the shortage of PCR and rapid COVID tests needed to keep schools open.
Rams are just the latest team to limit playoff tickets exclusively to local fans
LOS ANGELES – Tickets to Sunday's NFC championship game between the Rams and the 49ers initially were being sold only to L.A. area residents. We look at whether this is a rivalry trick or normal postseason practice, and how it affects fans.
An exercise in patience: Fitness industry struggles to adjust as COVID-19 pandemic endures
PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic hit many businesses hard and the fitness industry was no exception. Many athletic trainers had to find creative ways to stay afloat.
Cahokia artspace, owned by women and led by Native Americans, cultivates ‘creative placekeeping’
PHOENIX – Cahokia is an artspace owned by women and led by Native Americans that opened Oct. 11 in downtown Phoenix. Its goal is to uplift Indigenous representation in the art world and “creative placekeeping.”
‘I’ll never forget’: Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder remembers surprise attack
PHOENIX – Eighty years after the attack at Pearl Harbor, survivor Jack Holder remembers that infamous day. Others share why commemorating this day is important to the history of the U.S.
Winter is coming: Arizona ski area receives first snow of the season
PHOENIX - Sunrise Park Resort had the first sight of snow in Arizona on Wednesday. As all of Arizona’s ski resorts begin to ramp up for another winter, they face the additional challenge of a lingering COVID-19 pandemic.