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‘Test subjects’ in Arizona Fall League try out baseball rule changes

SCOTTSDALE – The Arizona Fall League got the first look into the three major changes for the upcoming 2023 MLB season. Get a look into what players in the Fall league think of the rule changes.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, right, announced three rule changes in September during the MLB Rules Press Conference at MLB Headquarters. The Arizona Fall League adopted the changes this past season. (Photo by Eve Kilsheimer/Getty Images)

Height, goatee aren’t only reasons Cardinals prospect Jordan Walker turns heads in Fall League

SCOTTSDALE – Jordan Walker, 20, is a top baseball prospect thanks to his obvious physical talent and love for the game. The No. 6 overall prospect from Atlanta is enjoying his experience in the Arizona Fall League.


Changing of the stars: Arizona Fall League’s new rules for annual showcase a hit

MESA – The Arizona Fall League hosted its 16th annual Fall Stars Game this past weekend, with the best prospects being selected to represent the National and American Leagues. While the field of competition changes every year, the event itself has also morphed over the years.


Pain, action and hope: Activists have battled for police reform for decades

OAKLAND, Calif. – Activists are pushing for police reform, building on the struggles of the past to improve the future of policing in the U.S. To long-time activist Elaine Brown in Oakland, that means being willing to risk your job, to consistently confront the uncomfortable.

Marion Gray-Hopkins visits the resting place of her son, Gary Hopkins Jr,. at the Fort Lincoln Funeral Home & Cemetery in Brentwood, Maryland. The 19-year-old was shot and killed by a police officer in 1999. (Photo by Diannie Chavez/News21)

Kickin’ it in style: Sneaker Con Phoenix draws large crowd, immerses basketball and sneaker culture

PHOENIX – Sneaker Con, “the greatest sneaker show on Earth,” came to Phoenix for the second time, and attracted thousands, including some basketball stars. This event was special as live basketball returned for the first time since 2020.

Lost Solez owners, Vida Martinez and Danny Fader, show off a variety of their collection to potential buyers at Sneaker Con. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

Push and pull: Unions play multiple roles in police reform efforts

MADISON, Wisc. – The power dynamic with some police unions has shifted – whether by choice or force. Some union leaders have tried to lead change, others have made concessions and some are fighting to maintain their power.

Protesters angered by the death of Jayland Walker take to the streets on July 8, 2022, in Akron, Ohio. Walker was shot and killed by Akron police officers. (Photo by Gabriela Tumani/News21)

Arizona College Prep standout Ashlyn Tierney learns the ultimate swimming lesson through anxiety disorder

CHANDLER –After losing feeling in her legs, Ashlyn Tierney was diagnosed with conversion disorder. Two years later, she’s back in the pool and breaking school records in her first year at Arizona College Prep High School.


Ban on sexually explicit materials in Arizona schools set to take effect

PHOENIX – A state law banning any materials in public schools that contain sexual content takes effect this week, and critics worry self-censoring will put more stress on already overburdened teachers.


Skidding Diamondbacks keep sight of the future with thin postseason hopes

PHOENIX – The D-Backs have been rolling since the second half of the MLB all-star break, with a record of 25-19. The numbers offensively and on the mound have been proficient and maps what they have to do to make the postseason as well as what lies ahead in the coming years.


Lunch crunch: Inflation has schools scrambling to afford student meals

WASHINGTON - School districts across Arizona are dealing with their own math problem: How to economically deliver lunches and breakfasts for schoolchildren when inflation has driven up the cost of food by more than 10% over the last year.


From high schools to the NBA, Arizona evolving into a hotbed for elite hoops talent

PHOENIX – The surge of prep academies in Arizona has led the state to be the one who sent more basketball players to the 2022 NBA Draft, with six (and three more from college). DeAndre Ayton led the way, and this year, Dalen Terry and others followed him


Beavers engineering resistance to onslaught of climate change

BOULDER, Colorado – Across North America, beavers create marshy mosaics to keep themselves safe, but their industriousness also is a powerful tool in fending off the damage of climate change, researchers say. But laws regarding beavers as pests need to be changed, they say.