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After ‘incredibly difficult’ process, Peters returns to Cardinals defensive line in big way

PHOENIX - Nose tackle Corey Peters has returned to the Cardinals' defensive front after an offseason of uncertainty that caused “a rollercoaster of emotions.” At 33, he faced rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon that ended his 2020 season early and an expiring contract.


Gonzo’s World Series bat? Johnson’s 20-K ball? Cooperstown’s ‘Starting Nine’ a nod to greatness

PHOENIX – The “Starting Nine” immersive experience at the National Baseball Hall of Fame gives baseball fans a customized “must see” of some of their franchises most iconic sports moments. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ collection includes Luis Gonzalez’s bat from his World Series-clinching hit.


Arizona players reflect as Navy, Air Force meet on anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON - Saturday’s football game between Air Force and Navy will be the 54th between the two teams - and their first meeting on 9/11, leaving one Arizona-born Navy player with "goosebumps just thinking about it."


Delta variant continues to strain Arizona hospitals, nearly all patients are unvaccinated

PHOENIX – Although COVID-19 cases remain stable at Arizona hospitals, nearly all of them are caused by the delta variant. Valleywise Health says 97% of its hospitalized COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated.


Few masks, much excitement: High school football returns with look of pre-COVID era

PHOENIX – Unlike the start of the 2020 season, when masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing was the norm, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be an afterthought for many at Friday’s high school football games.


Preach: Fans excited as rivalry between Catholic schools Brophy, St. Mary’s returns

PHOENIX – A long-running rivalry makes its return as Brophy College Preparatory and St. Mary’s face off in Week 1 one of the high school football season.


Surge in COVID-19 puts state on pace to hit 1 million cases next week

WASHINGTON - Arizona is on pace to record its 1 millionth COVID-19 infection within the next week, and health experts fear that kids in schools and the looming Labor Day holiday will only make matters worse.


‘Hold tight’: Highly touted Diamondbacks prospect Alek Thomas excited for future

PHOENIX – Playing in his second Futures Game in 2021, Alek Thomas is just one example of the talent in the Diamondbacks’ farm system. His family, many of whom live in Tucson, are thrilled he’s coming up in their home base.


Once the ‘smaller guy,’ ASU Josh’s Doan embraces invitation to World Juniors showcase

TEMPE - Josh Doan, the son of Arizona Coyotes standout Shane Doan, is among the young stars invited to the World Junior Summer Showcase. The path wasn’t always easy.


Poll shows Arizonans aren’t concerned about COVID-19, despite rising cases

PHOENIX – A survey of 1,000 adults by OH Predictive Insights in early July found the percentage of Arizonans concerned about COVID-19 is less than those slightly or not at all concerned – even as the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads in the state.


‘Nuestro equipo’: Diamondbacks’ City Connect jerseys showcase community of Hispanic fans

PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks debuted their City Connect jerseys with “Las Serpientes” across the front. The jerseys are one example of the Diamondbacks’ commitment to Arizona’s Hispanic community.


Destination Mars: Elon Musk’s plan to colonize space starts with test flight this month

PHOENIX – In his quest to start a colony on Mars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is launching his Starship into orbit this month to test whether it’s possible to send passengers safely into space and to other planets. NASA’s ultimate goal also is to explore Mars.