From ‘lonely’ to Lily’s Pad: Tempe playground to give immunocompromised kids a chance to be a kid
PHOENIX – Children with weakened immune systems or other disabilities often can’t play with other kids. Lily’s Pad, a new playground scheduled to open in Arizona in April, is designed to help immunocompromised children build their physical and emotional health. It’s among other recreational areas across the U.S. meant to accommodate children with disabilities.
Turf Paradise agrees to pay $150,000 in fees after concerns raised about track conditions
PHOENIX – In response to concerns raised by the newly formed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, Turf Paradise has agreed to pay over $150,000 in fees to insure its track meets updated standards.
Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Kyle Lewis looks to swat injury bug and return to form with new club
SCOTTSDALE – Named the 2020 AL Rookie of the Year, Kyle Lewis has caught the injury bug in recent seasons. The power hitter has played in only 54 games since his breakout campaign but hopes to get back on track as an offseason acquisition of the Diamondbacks.
Getting into the swing of things: Arizona Diamondback players talk pregame routines
SCOTTSDALE – Arizona Diamondbacks players have different routines as they prepare for games. Six players share what they do, and a look at some of the strangest superstitions around the league.
George ‘The Sodfather’ Toma sheds light on Super Bowl 57 field issues
GLENDALE – Weeks following the confetti raining down on the Super Bowl 57 champions Kansas City Chiefs, the answer to what caused poor field conditions remained at large. The man who has worked on all 57 Super Bowl fields, ‘The Sodather’ George Toma, stepped out of the shadows to spill on what caused the slippery playing surface.
Calling an audible: Jake Plummer shifts attention to wellness, natural health remedies
CHANDLER – Ahead of Super Bowl 2023, former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer returned to the Valley with an event advocating for natural health and wellness remedies.
Pick-Nick party: Arizona Cardinals introduce Rallis as new defensive coordinator
TEMPE – The Arizona Cardinals and Jonathan Gannon hired Nick Rallis and held an introductory press conference on Wednesday to formally introduce him. The defensive coordinator’s promotion makes him the youngest coordinator in the NFL.
Valley’s boxing reputation grows as Emanuel Navarrete defeats Liam Wilson in thrilling scrap
GLENDALE - Emanuel Navarrete won the WBO junior lightweight title with a ninth round TKO of Liam Wilson. This marks the third title fight and fifth major boxing card held in the Valley in the past year.
What the Eagles and Chiefs are saying ahead of Super Bowl 57
PHOENIX – For the first time since 2015, Arizona will play host to the Super Bowl. Follow along for live updates, featuring news, event highlights and more from the Cronkite News team, before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs kick off on Super Bowl Sunday at State Farm Stadium.
Super Bowl 2023 week kicks off with Opening Night at Footprint Center
PHOENIX – For the first time since 2015, Arizona will play host to the Super Bowl. The privilege comes with plenty of must-see live entertainment; tailgates; festivals; and, of course, football in the lead-up to the big game at State Farm Stadium. Follow along for live updates, featuring news, event highlights and more from the Cronkite News team, before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs kick off on Super Bowl Sunday.
Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, seeks greatness in Glendale
GLENDALE – Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of Muhammad Ali, will look to extend his unbeaten record to 8-0 with a win Friday against Phoenix native Eduardo Ayala at Desert Diamond Arena. If all goes according to plan, this week’s trip will be better than his last.
Tip of the ice: Arizona hockey on the rise through Arizona Coyotes, colleges and community
PHOENIX – The rise of professional, collegiate and youth programs has allowed hockey to thrive in Arizona. While hockey was nearly nonexistent in the Valley decades ago, it has slowly become one of the premier sports in the state. Here’s how it happened.