‘A teachable moment’: Jalen Hurts, Eagles lay blueprint in Super Bowl 57 loss
GLENDALE — After his historic Super Bowl performance ended in an Eagles loss, Jalen Hurts reasserted his rapport with struggle as the source of his success.
On heels of pandemic, Valley hospitality industry eyes potential windfall from Super Bowl 57
PHOENIX – The potential of a competitive game and nice weather have brought fans from around the country to the Valley. That excites hotels and restaurants who could use the economic boost.
Super Bowl 57 to be won in the trenches, tried and true
PHOENIX – The Chiefs and Eagles have ranked toward the top of the league in scoring offense all season, but the nature behind the numbers appears to pose a contrast in style and tempo that may impact the kind of game either is most likely to win.
As NHL season starts without Keith Yandle, former teammates remember Coyotes defenseman
PHOENIX – Defenseman Keith Yandle made a strong impression on the Arizona Coyotes organization over his nine years with the franchise, putting him among Coyotes legends.
Image of Griner graces ‘Bring Them Home’ mural of hostages in Washington
WASHINGTON - An image of Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, smiling and in a Team USA jersey, dominates the "Bring Them Home" mural in Washington. The mural features 18 Americans who are being held hostage or have been wrongfully detained overseas.
Peoria boys basketball coach has an alter ego: Phoenix Suns superfan Mr. ORNG
PEORIA – Some days he’s “coach,” other days he’s Mr. ORNG. But he’s always embracing his unique basketball experiences.
Tolleson baseball bring new energy after COVID bubble kept team out of state tournament
TOLLESON – Tolleson Union High School boys varsity baseball team finds a new love for the game after missing out of the 6A state tournament last season due to district restrictions regarding COVID-19.
SRP lowers Salt River water levels, reducing eelgrass for wild horses, advocates complain
MESA – Water levels on the Salt River have been healthy all summer and have led to ample eelgrass for the wild horses that roam its banks. Now SRP is cutting back on releases into the river, and a group dedicated to the horses is worried about the horses’ food source.
Pinal County farmer struggles to grow crops with less water
CASA GRANDE – Nancy Caywood should have a full field of alfalfa now, but since the San Carlos Irrigation District shut off her water because of drought, her fields are empty and dry.
Booker’s positive COVID-19 test, strong anti-vax player voices suggest challenging season for NBA
PHOENIX – The news that Devin Booker will miss the start of Phoenix Suns training camp because of a positive COVID-19 test, and his decision to keep his vaccination status private, raises interesting questions about NBA COVID protocol and how the league will move forward with some strong anti-vax voices among players.
COVID vaccine, testing sites still working to provide free resources to Phoenix area
PHOENIX – Even as COVID-19 vaccination rates decrease, mobile events are being held in the Phoenix area to provide testing and vaccines to community members.
Essential but ignored: How day care powered the pandemic workforce
The pandemic exposed how vulnerable and essential child care providers are in America. The median hourly wage is $10.31, and most workers receive no benefits, but they play a crucial role in getting people back to work.