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Title IX at 50: As opportunities evolved for female athletes, so did ASU

TEMPE – As Title IX turns 50, women involved in the early years of athletics at Arizona State reflect on the era.


Durant? Lillard? What a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade deal could look like

PHOENIX – Speculation about a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is growing. Will the Phoenix Suns star be with the team next season?


Work in progress: Rattlers want to achieve more after clinching playoff berth

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 Suns vs. Seattle, Las Vegas? NBA expansion rumors pick up steam

PHOENIX – As NBA expansion rumors pick up steam, the possibility of the Phoenix Suns playing games in Seattle and Las Vegas becomes more likely.


Cornhole pros and weekend warriors meet in Mesa for national tournament

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.


Heartbreak at Grayhawk: ASU men’s golf falls just short of national championship

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona State finished strong in the NCAA Division I men’s golf championship but fell just short against Texas for the title.


Baby bump: Births in Arizona increase for the first time in seven years

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.


‘Shut up and dribble’? Not anymore as Steve Kerr, Mercury players use their platform

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.


What about Deandre? Suns’ James Jones looks forward now that offseason underway

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones eyes “consistency and continuity” as fans wonder about Deandre Ayton’s future.


‘We are still here’: Tribes reclaiming out-of-state ancestral homelands

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.


From India to Flagstaff: Ramesh’s journey to NAU reflects country’s passion for basketball

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.


Kayla Mueller’s parents speak as ISIS fighter is sentenced in her death

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.