All-Star Game voting opens with 8 Arizona Diamondbacks candidates listed on ballot
PHOENIX – MLB released the All-Star candidates available for voting Wednesday, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have eight players on the list. Here’s where they stand as they campaign to make the trip to T-Mobile Park in Seattle.
Standing 4 Black Girls keeps memories alive for missing and murdered Black women
LOS ANGELES – Women’s Leadership project Standing 4 Black Girls wants to increase awareness of the issue and bring justice to the missing and murdered Black girls across the nation.
All in the family: Freshmen twins Kalek and Kaden House lead Desert Mountain basketball to best season in school history
PHOENIX – Freshmen Kalek and Kaden House, who are twin sons of Eddie House, play varsity basketball at Desert Mountain High School. One of the assistant coaches is Michael Bibby Jr., son of Michael Bibby, who is cousins with Kalek and Kaden House.
Storytellers say LA River can become tool against climate change
LOS ANGELES – In Los Angeles' Frogtown, eco-minded activists gathered around at the local brewery to hear storytellers share their personal connection to the Los Angeles River, a once thriving and unifying water source for the people and wildlife was lined with concrete and fenced in 1938.
25 years later: Behind Bryce Drew’s 1998 buzzer beater were the unknowns of March Madness, which lend hope to GCU
PHOENIX — Though far removed from the feeling of taking a low-enrollment Lutheran university to its first Sweet 16 appearance and only one since, Bryce Drew is now the coach for a Grand Canyon program that’s approaching its second NCAA Tournament in his third season. And the situation seems even more similar since GCU is No. 14 and as much or more of an underdog against No. 3 Gonzaga than Valpo was on March 13, 1998, when the efforts of Drew and his father, Homer, combined with many others to culminate in an improbable memory made plausible.
Team Canada pitching staff shows grit, determination but falls short at World Baseball Classic
With 21 years separating the youngest and oldest pitcher on Team Canada’s pitching staff and a median age of 29, the grit and determination shown proves you don’t need years of major league experience to represent your country on an international stage.
Mercy! Team Canada dominates Great Britain, announces presence at World Baseball Classic
PHOENIX – In the first game of two on Sunday in group C, Canada took on Great Britain and mercied them 18-8 in a matchup that only lasted seven innings but almost four hours. It was a breath of fresh air for the Canadians, who didn’t make it past the group stages in 2017 but are looking to make a serious run in 2023.
Phoenix City Council bans “source of income” discrimination for renters, home buyers
PHOENIX — Phoenix City Council voted 8-1 to pass an ordinance banning “source of income” discrimination for anyone who rents or buys a home. The March 1 vote followed a push from Phoenix residents and affordable housing advocates who said people on public assistance and Section 8 housing vouchers face discrimination from landlords.
‘I want to win’: Former Diamondbacks star David Peralta eyes World Series ring with rival Dodgers
PHOENIX – David Peralta is one of the best Diamondbacks players of all time, helping lead the team to a 2017 wild-card appearance as a staple in the lineup from 2014-2022. This past offseason, Peralta signed a one-year deal with the rival Los Angeles Dodgers with one goal in mind.
Gavin Lux’s injury ignites more questions about Dodgers’ stranglehold on NL West
GLENDALE – Gavin Lux, like many young baseball players, dreamed of playing shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers. With that goal within his grasp, it was taken from him in an instant Monday when he tore his ACL and learned he was out for the season. The Dodgers now have a huge role to fill.
Abraham Toro enters Brewers camp with clean slate following wild ride to big leagues
PHOENIX – After a wild ride from Houston to Seattle and Milwaukee, Abraham Toro hopes to earn a role on the Brewers roster in spring training after a career defined by wild moments and difficulty finding playing time.
Arizona House considers making schools offer firearms safety training in grades 6-12
PHOENIX – Arizona’s House of Representatives is continuing to advance a bill mandating that Arizona’s public middle and high schools offer training on properly handling firearms. A bill similar to HB 2332 failed last year in the state Senate, with opponents concerned the bill creates a gun culture in schools.