Search result for Joel Viss

International call: Arizona’s Mathurin, Koloko symbolic of talent pool in NBA Draft

PHOENIX – As the NBA Draft nears, it’s clear how much international players have impacted the league.That’s good news for Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin and Christian Koloko.


On the fringe: Some pros still questioning PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program

PHOENIX – As the PGA Tour moves into the second season of “PIP,” some pros still question who is truly benefiting from the program.


Arizona man gets probation for his role in ‘horrific events’ of Jan. 6

WASHINGTON - An Arizona man was sentenced Thursday to 36 months of probation and will have to spend 90 days in a halfway house for his part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.


LA celebrates Rams’ Super Bowl win with victory parade

After winning the Super Bowl in their home stadium, the Los Angeles Rams celebrated their win with a parade.


Big challenge ahead for Arizona State men’s basketball as Top 25 opponents await

TEMPE — The Arizona State men’s basketball team has been on a tough stretch of losses, and the schedule only gets harder. The team hopes to bounce back from what feels like a series of unfortunate events.


Federal funds needed to help end homelessness in Arizona, advocates say

PHOENIX – Arizona housing advocates campaign for federal funding for affordable housing solutions as the kinks continue to be worked out of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda.


MMA with a twist of cannabis: Combat sport meets marijuana at RUF, Puff & Rumble event

PHOENIX – Promoter RUF Nation hosted a unique event Saturday, and it marked the first time an MMA organization held a cannabis expo alongside a fight card in the Valley.


FlyQuest’s Go Green Initiative spotlights preservation and sustainability of esports

LOS ANGELES – FlyQuest began its Go Green initiative in 2020, and has since paired with One Tree Planted, Coral Reef Alliance and the Bee Conservatory in TreeQuest, SeaQuest and BeeQuest.

FlyQuest Team

Rally to support seven Arizonans charged in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

WASHINGTON - Organizers are downplaying expectations for a large crowd at Saturday's rally in Phoenix to support the "political prisoners" arrested in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol - but they are not downplaying the seriousness of their cause.


Ahwatukee brothers hope to rise in MMA ranks with unorthodox training, uniques personas

SCOTTSDALE - Two former Desert Vista wrestlers are looking to rise in the MMA ranks by being true to their beliefs and their unorthodox methods of training and dieting.


Temporarily knocked out, RUF Nation returns strong, features card at Celebrity Theatre

PHOENIX – This time last year, RUF had a different name, struggled to hold events due to the pandemic and had a much darker outlook for the future of Arizona MMA. This year, a lot has changed and business is booming, including a card Sunday at the Celebrity Theatre.


Shawnee language classes move online during COVID-19 pandemic

Only about 100 people speak the ancient language of the Shawnee people, which has motivated tribal officials to educate more young people. 2020 was supposed to be the Year of the Shawnee Language in Oklahoma, but COVID-19 forced educators online. There were some positives.