TEMPE – As Title IX turns 50, women involved in the early years of athletics at Arizona State reflect on the era.
PHOENIX – Speculation about a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is growing. Will the Phoenix Suns star be with the team next season?
MESA – Despite already clinching the playoffs, the Arizona Rattlers still have plenty of objectives they want to achieve by the end of the regular season.
PHOENIX – As NBA expansion rumors pick up steam, the possibility of the Phoenix Suns playing games in Seattle and Las Vegas becomes more likely.
MESA – Bell Bank Park sports complex in Mesa recently hosted an American Cornhole League pro shootout and open tournament. Competitors came from across the country to join in the fun.
SCOTTSDALE – Arizona State finished strong in the NCAA Division I men’s golf championship but fell just short against Texas for the title.
WASHINGTON - The number of babies born in Arizona last year rose for the first time in seven years, to 77,735 births, stumping experts who had expected a baby bust to worsen through the pandemic. The state's numbers mirrored an increase in U.S. births.
PHOENIX – In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, shootings, athletes including Steve Kerr and Brianna Turner continue trend of speaking out about social justice issues.
PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones eyes “consistency and continuity” as fans wonder about Deandre Ayton’s future.
Tribes that were forcibly resettled to Oklahoma are increasingly buying back or being gifted back property in their ancestral homelands - from Alabama to Michigan to Kansas - either to build economic sustainability or manage cultural preservation sites.
FLAGSTAFF – Nearly two centuries ago, basketball made its way to India, thanks to a missionary from the YMCA. Now there are three women from India who have been awarded Division I scholarships, and two of them landed at Arizona universities.
WASHINGTON - Kayla Jean Mueller's parents told a federal judge Friday that "there's not a day, barely an hour" when they don't think of their daughter, who was kidnapped in Syria and held hostage by ISIS for 18 months before being killed in 2015.