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2-year anniversary: Growth of sports gambling blows Arizona’s doors wide open

PHOENIX – The legalization of sports gambling in Arizona has reshaped the landscape of sports entertainment, attracting younger individuals who are investing their sports knowledge into gambling. With over $5 billion in total sports wagering handle, Arizona has emerged as a top player in the sports betting market.

Arizona's sports betting market has exceeded expectations, with over $11 billion in wagers placed since the law's enactment in 2021. Sports enthusiasts gather at local sportsbooks like FanDuel and Caesars to enjoy in-person sports betting experiences. (File photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Spoiler alert: ASU football embraces villain role entering new season

TEMPE – After the announcement of ASU's self-imposed one-year ban on the football program, the Sun Devils quickly shifted their emotions to prepare for Thursday's season opener against Southern Utah.

ASU football team runs out on field with Sparky during Spring game

‘It’s about damn time’: Women’s Sports Network jumps on shifting attitudes, taps burgeoning market

PHOENIX – The popularity of women’s sports is exploding, but media coverage is still lacking. Now there is a 24-hour TV network dedicated to women’s sports, and industry leaders believe the time is finally right for the Women’s Sports Network.

For many year, media coverage of female athletes was limited. That’s beginning to change and in November, the Women’s Sports Network launched the first-ever 24-hour streaming network dedicated to women’s sports. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

‘This is a long game’: A year after Roe, abortion access fight moves to blue states like New Mexico

CLOVIS, N.M. – As more states pass abortion bans, providers and patients have flocked to New Mexico, a sanctuary for abortion rights. The anti-abortion movement has followed.

‘Abortion-free America’: Initiative seeks more ‘sanctuary cities for the unborn’ across U.S.

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Texas pastor Mark Lee Dickson travels the country hoping to create more “sanctuary cities for the unborn” – with a goal of banishing abortion from America.

Tucson says $50 million grant will kick off ‘transformational’ redevelopment

WASHINGTON - Tucson officials said a $50 million federal grant will allow the city to begin work on long-awaited "transformational" redevelopment of the Oracle Road and Miracle Mile area near downtown.

Border encounters fell sharply in June, to lowest level in two years

WASHINGTON – The number of migrant encounters at the Southwest border plummeted in June, falling to the lowest level in more than two years, according to new data from Customs and Border Protection.

Breanna Stewart, Napheesa Collier launch Unrivaled league to revolutionize WNBA’s offseason play under prioritization clause

LAS VEGAS – Former UConn teammates turned WNBA stars are looking to investors for a new 3-on-3 league in Miami during the WNBA offseason. The idea is a direct response to the WNBA’s prioritization rule and a growing fear of traveling to play overseas.

Breanna Stewart and Napheesa Collier unveiled their game-changing women's basketball league, Unrivaled. The former UConn teammates aim to reshape the offseason landscape for WNBA players. (Photos by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A peek into the world of celebrity row at the 2023 NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS – Summer league is more than an opportunity for players to earn roster spots in the NBA. It’s 11 days of celebrity sighting in these Las Vegas arenas.

Former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and girlfriend Jaclyn Cordeiro sit courtside at the Atlanta Hawks and Minnesota Timberwolves game. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

Arizona State coaches grapple with unregulated terrain of NIL and transfer portal

TEMPE – Before Name, Image and Likeness deals were OK'd by the NCAA in July 2022, Arizona State coaches focused more on recruiting and less on retaining. The transfer portal existed, but rules and regulations made its impact minimal over a long stretch of time.

Arizona State coaches Kenny Dillingham, left, Bobby Hurley, middle, and Willie Bloomquist face new offseason challenges due to NIL and the transfer portal in the evolving landscape of college athletics. (Illustration by Spencer Durose/Cronkite News)

Save the date: Phoenix awarded 2024 WNBA All-Star Game

LAS VEGAS – Get ready, basketball fans. Among the news to come out of WNBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas was the announcement that the Mercury will host next year’s midseason event at Footprint Center.

Health care providers offer free help with chronic illnesses, not just urgent care, to people experiencing homelessness

PHOENIX – Valley health care providers who serve the homeless population agree that summer months are especially dangerous for those without shelter. But they add that chronic medical conditions and drug use contribute to the alarming increase in deaths among those experiencing homelessness.

Circle the City provides free medical care to homeless individuals in the Phoenix area. (Photo by Joey Plishka/Cronkite News)