PHOENIX – When the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to most recreational sporting events and activities, people began looking elsewhere for exercise and competition. Many found disc golf as the answer.
PHOENIX – Athletes, teams and leagues across sports are dipping their toes into the NFT cryptocurrency pool. Athletes including Taijuan Walker and Rob Gronkowski have already jumped in.
PHOENIX - Every Sunday, Arizona Hardcourt Bike Polo meets at Cielito Park. Bike polo creates a tight knit community that brings the players back every week.
PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks are two-plus weeks and 16 games into the 2021 season and have yet to find any consistency in any area of the game while also dealing with the injury bug. Unlike the 60-game season last year, the D-Backs have plenty of time to return to health and play to their potential.
PHOENIX – With many people searching for companions during the pandemic, dog thieves are reselling of desirable pooches for thousands of dollars.
HERMOSILLO, Mexico – Nine dogs in Sonora, Mexico have been trained to detect COVID-19. These COVID-sniffing dogs work at mass-testing centers and help provide screenings for asymptomatic patients.
PHOENIX – Ketel Marte was called a superstar by Mike Hazen and Asdrubal Cabrera, and the Diamondbacks intend to treat him as such by basing the team around him.
PHOENIX – A handful of SEC teams and all 15 Cactus League teams are allowing a limited number of fans. Will the Pac-12 Conference let Arizona State follow suit?
PHOENIX – According to SABR, there has been a decline of African American players in MLB nearly every year since 1981, and by 2016 that number plummeted to 6.7%, the lowest percentage since 1957.
PHOENIX – From peewee to pro, every hockey player’s stick comes down to personal preference in construction and superstition.
PHOENIX – Arizona nonprofit Soldier’s Best Friend adopts dogs from local shelters and trains them along with veterans with PTSD or traumatic brain injury to become service dogs.
TEMPE -Arizona State men's hockey team ready for fresh start after lost NCAA Tournament opportunity last season.