Corbin Carroll’s $111 million extension shows Diamondbacks’ belief in prospect pipeline
SCOTTSDALE – Corbin Carroll signed the largest guaranteed contract extension for a player with less than 100 MLB service days earlier this month, and the Diamondbacks could have more talented prospects on the way to the big leagues.
En garde: Phoenix Fencing Academy fosters tradition, teaches excellence
TEMPE – The Phoenix Fencing Academy is one of the only places to participate in the sport and many of the former students have gone on to be successful Division I fencers along with national champions and others who have represented their countries internationally. The founder and head coach, Will Becker, grew up fencing and the family name is one of the biggest in the sport.
Attorneys say Resolution Copper Mine would ‘destroy’ worship at Oak Flat
WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Apache Stronghold told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the proposed Resolution Copper Mine would lead to the "complete physical destruction" of sacred lands at Oak Flat, a clear violation of religious liberty laws.
Lone Rangers: First spring training throws young prospects a learning curve
SURPRISE – Kumar Rocker, Evan Carter and March Church are learning what it takes to make it to the major league in their first training camp. Veterans, coaches and players share the importance of being around proven professionals and building a routine for young guys looking to break into the majors.
GCU men’s basketball perseveres through adversity to set up NCAA tournament date with No. 3 Gonzaga
PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University men’s basketball hopes to one day build a mid-major powerhouse like Gonzaga’s. Coach Bryce Drew understands patience is key, but a good showing in Friday’s first-round matchup of the NCAA tournament will be a step in the right direction.
Annual count shows Mexican wolf population reaches record numbers
PHOENIX — The 2022 annual Mexican wolf count shows the population reaching record numbers, with 241 wolves for the first time since the beginning of the program.
Hobbs: State not ready to execute Gunches by April 6; court urged to step in
WASHINGTON - With just three weeks until convicted murderer Aaron Gunches is scheduled to be put to death, a court battle continues to rage over whether the state will be ready to execute him by lethal injection on April 6.
Wildcats double down with effort in Vegas, advance to Pac-12 tournament title game
LAS VEGAS – The Arizona Wildcats hope what happens in Vegas doesn't stay there. Their impressive effort against Arizona State, especially late in the game, send the Wildcats into the championship game of the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament against UCLA Saturday night.
3 years later, ASU reflects on how COVID-19 stalled a burgeoning athletic program
TEMPE – The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on many athletic programs, but it was particularly tough on Arizona State, which was on a roll when the coronavirus halted sports.
Phoenix mayor speaks to ASU Jewish students about tolerance, inclusion and overcoming antisemitism
TEMPE – As one of the youngest big city mayors in the country and a member of the Jewish faith, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego often speaks about tolerance and inclusion. She spoke to members of Chabad at ASU about her experiences and how she approaches leading the nation’s fifth-largest city.
Rattlesnake sausages? Cactus League ballparks up their game for spring training
PHOENIX – Food can be one of the highlights for many who visit spring training games. Many stadiums, including Hohokam, Camelback Ranch, American Family Fields and Salt River Fields, are all serving up new offerings this year while also keeping the classics on the menu.
Bobby Miller, Gavin Stone usher in new era of Los Angeles Dodgers pitching
GLENDALE – Bobby Miller and Gavin Stone are two of the best young pitchers in not only the Dodgers farm system, but also in the whole league. Despite opposite journeys to the major leagues, the two now share the same clubhouse.