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Arizona’s top football recruits continue to leave state for college

PHOENIX – ASU and UA have 15 combined players committed in the class of 2021. None of them are from Arizona. Why are the state’s top players going out of state for college?


Recruiting in coronavirus era: Arizona football prospects still committing to Division I programs

PHOENIX – Despite visiting campuses few times if at all in some cases, class of 2021 prospects are committing at record rates. Here’s why three from Arizona high schools decided to join them.


Williams joins chiefs, mayors seeking ways to improve police-community relations

WASHINGTON - Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams joined mayors and big-city police chiefs from around the country Thursday for a U.S. Conference of Mayors virtual panel looking at police reform and racial justice, as cities across the country grapple with the fallout of George Floyd's death at police hands.


COVID-19 in Arizona: 79 deaths sets record for single-day reporting

Hospital beds approach capacity as federal officials warn Arizona’s surge must be contained in the coming weeks.


Baseball’s international pull includes Diamondbacks fan in Scotland

PHOENIX – Major League Baseball is trying to expand its international fanbase and that includes the Diamondbacks, who have a big supporter in Scotland.


Mental well-being is a priority for NHL and Coyotes as season remains on hold

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes went from physically preparing for a playoff push to mentally preparing for a canceled season. It hasn’t been easy.


‘This was a lightning bolt’: Baseball insider Pedro Gomez reflects on shutdown of sport

PHOENIX – ESPN baseball insider Pedro Gomez is learning to adjust to life without the sport but hopes to see the game return soon.


Cold beer, hot takes: TV’s most popular sports personalities happy to share their opinion

PHOENIX – The changing sports landscape has shined a spotlight on television’s hierarchy: TV sports personalities like Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless yield multi-million dollar salaries for expressing their thoughts.


Punt, pass and click: High school coaches get creative for spring football

PHOENIX – With their spring programs canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, high school football coaches have found creative ways to communicate with and coach their teams.


ASU’s Brinson Pasichnuk helped build culture, rewarded with NHL contract

TEMPE – ASU’s Brinson Pasichnuk ranked third nationally among defensemen this season with 37 points in 36 games played. His 11 goals placed him second nationally among defensemen.


‘You can’t become what you can’t see’: Women’s hockey comes to Tempe

TEMPE – Some of the best women’s hockey players showcased their skills to fans in Tempe. Many hope this will inspire more growth for girls’ hockey in Arizona.


Socialism shares stage with conservatism at annual CPAC conference

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Grand Canyon University student Talesa Jaramillo-Ortiz was excited to be celebrating with like-minded activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference here - even as she worried about the specter of socialism in this fall's elections, a theme that permeated the annual event.