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Diamond in the rough: DeShields turns setbacks into ESPYS nomination

Phoenix – Mercury’s Diamond DeShields has had two eye surgeries and a tumor that left her unable to walk in 2021; now, this ESPY nominee has played in nearly every game as one of the core players for the team.


Arizona officials decry, delight in Supreme Court ending abortion rights

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Friday that there is no constitutional right to an abortion in the U.S., overturning nearly 50 years of precedence and returning the power to regulate abortions to states. In Arizona reaction was swift, and ranged from anger to elation.


Bowers: Trump efforts to overturn election devolved to ‘tragic parody’

WASHINGTON - Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers told lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection about the Trump campaign's persistent, and increasingly questionable, efforts to pressure state officials into overturning the 2020 elections.


Texas Tech’s all-time winningest softball coach now turning around GCU’s program

PHOENIX – Shanon Hays, the winningest coach in softball history at Texas Tech, is now turning around Grand Canyon’s program. The Lopes, who were 19-30 in 2021, are first in the WAC West.


Blankets of color harder to find during Arizona’s subpar wildflower season

APACHE JUNCTION – Arizona’s wildflower season has been affected by our dry winter. This year’s color show is a far cry from the “superbloom” of 2019.


Arizona tennis prodigy Kylie McKenzie sues USTA for failing to protect her from ‘known sexual abuser’

TEMPE – Phoenix-born tennis prodigy Kylie McKenzie, 23, announced in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that she is suing the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for failing to protect her from a “known sexual abuser” in former coach Anibal Aranda.


Despite cancer diagnosis, heart attack, Rachel Matakas leads Valley Vista to third straight title

PHOENIX – The 2022 6A basketball state championship game showcased a talented Valley Vista team, but the biggest storyline of the season was coach Rachel Matakas, who suffered a heart attack at the start of the year.


Filling the void: Baseball fans flock to Tempe Innings Festival in absence of spring training

PHOENIX – The sights, sounds and smells of spring baseball infiltrated Tempe Beach Park last weekend for the return of Innings Festival.


Crop talk: UArizona scientists learning how plants communicate with their environment

TUCSON – Scientists at the University of Arizona are testing how plants respond to their environment. Their goal is to engineer plants so they can withstand the effects of climate change.


Finchem, Ward targets of new subpoenas by committee probing Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON - The committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Arizona GOP leader Kelli Ward and Rep. Mark Finchem for "information about efforts to send false slates of electors to Washington and change the outcome of the 2020 election."


NASCAR roars into Los Angeles with first Clash at the Coliseum

LOS ANGELES – NASCAR’s first Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum was popular with fans and drivers alike. The preseason exhibition race kicks off the Sprint Cup series that culminates in Phoenix in November.


Suns vs. Warriors: A preview of postseason things to come?

PHOENIX – Tuesday’s matchup between the Suns and the Warriors lived up to its billing, as the shorthanded Suns extended their winning streak to 17 and defeated the top-seeded Warriors. Are these two franchises destined for a playoff classic?