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Losing streak, venue change don’t rattle Mercury as they enter single-elimination playoff game

PHOENIX - Heading into tonight’s single-elimination playoff game on a three-game losing streak can sometimes be a red flag. But for the Phoenix Mercury, this streak is nothing short of a red herring.


With new players, proposed new Tempe arena, ‘hungry’ Coyotes ready to compete

GLENDALE – The Arizona Coyotes enter the 2021-22 season with a lot of noise outside the locker room. However, the team is excited and optimistic they can surprise those doubting the team around the league.


3 Arizona men built popular ‘Fantasy Footballers’ podcast from lunchroom to sellouts

PHOENIX – Arizona residents Mike Wright, Andy Holloway and Jason Moore created “The Fantasy Footballers,” a podcast that has been streamed more than 36 million times and has over 263,000 YouTube channel subscribers.


Preserving the force of Navajo language: Dubbing ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’

FLAGSTAFF – Star Wars: A New Hope” was dubbed into the 700-year-old language of the Navajo in 2013 and now streams for subscribers of Disney+. The museum director who launched the dub sees it as a method of language preservation, with parallels between the tribe and “Star Wars.


Chandler vs. Cherry Creek: High school football teams leaving state to find opponents

PHOENIX - In keeping with tradition, Chandler High played an out-of-state football power and the five-time defending state champions prevailed, beating Colorado’s Cherry Creek High 17-7 in a game both high school titans used as a measuring stick.


From Lil Wayne to Lauryn Hill, playlist helps Mercury find their vibe

PHOENIX - Music is the driving force behind Mercury's motivation. A peek behind the scenes shows how music has helped shape the identity of the WNBA team.


‘I take full responsibility, man’: Rattlers’ Drew Powell remorseful after United Bowl loss

PHOENIX - After winning league MVP, Drew Powell’s season ended on a sour note with a loss in the United Bowl. Powell acknowledged that despite a great year, he wasn’t able to get the job done when it mattered most.


From New Zealand to Phoenix Rising: Footballers play abroad to pursue pro soccer goals

CHANDLER - New Zealand does not have a professional men’s soccer league. How two Phoenix Rising players sought out opportunities abroad to keep their dream alive of playing professional soccer.


Following tragedies, Central High School finds comfort in its football community

PHOENIX - Coping with the losses of a player’s younger brother and the team’s former captain in the past four months, the Central High football team now uses the field as its sanctuary.


Pick’em: Sport gambling in Arizona underway and options are plentiful

PHOENIX - With sports gambling officially legal in Arizona, professional teams celebrate partnerships with Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel and Barstool Sportsbook.


Game on: Judge refuses to block new Arizona sports betting law

PHOENIX – A judge refused to block a new Arizona law allowing sports gambling to be run by professional sports teams. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe tried to sue the Department of Gaming and Gov. Doug Ducey over violations surrounding the new sports betting laws


Chickasaw woman gets USDA post, one in a string of Indigenous nominees

WASHINGTON - For the first time in history, an Indigenous woman is overseeing U.S. agriculture law - but Janie Simms Hipp is just the latest in a number of Native Americans nominated to top posts in the Biden administration, highlighted by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.