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For fore-seeable future, ASU men’s golf is on the rise after NCAA Championship showing

SCOTTSDALE – After a seventh-place finish in the 2023 NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club, the ASU men’s golf team has a promising future ahead of them.

ASU sophomore golfer Josele Ballester finished 2-up during match play Tuesday, marking the Sun Devils' only win during the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club. (Photo by Taylyn Hadley/Cronkite News)

ASU’s bats wake up to secure must-win victory over Oregon State in Pac-12 tournament

SCOTTSDALE – ASU baseball earned a much-needed 14-10 win against Oregon State to stay alive in the hunt for the NCAA tournament. The Sun Devils’ win comes after a difficult loss Tuesday against in-state rival UArizona.

Arizona State's Owen Stevenson embraces catcher Bronson Balholm after closing out a must-win 14-10 victory over Oregon State in the Pac-12 Baseball Tournament at Scottsdale Stadium. (Photo by Joey Plishka/Cronkite News)

‘We’re going to bounce back’: ASU baseball optimistic despite dropping Pac-12 tournament opener

SCOTTSDALE – More than a month after losing 20-0 to the University of Arizona, the Sun Devils walked a season-high 10 batters in a 12-3 loss in the first game of the Pac-12 tournament at Scottsdale Stadium.

ASU baseball took a thumping Tuesday in a 12-3 loss to UArizona in the Pac-12 tournament opener at Scottsdale Stadium. (Photo by Joey Plishka/Cronkite News)

Balancing highs and lows: ASU baseball hopes to find rhythm in Pac-12 tournament

TEMPE – Arizona State baseball is focused on Pac-12 tournament play this week at Scottsdale Stadium. The Sun Devils will face Arizona and Oregon State in pool play on Tuesday and Thursday.


WNBA’s inclusion efforts in leadership ranks receive low marks for gender, racial hiring

PHOENIX – A report from The Institute of Diversity and Ethics in Sport highlighted the lack of representation of women of color in WNBA leadership, making it difficult to create a lasting impact across the league.

The WNBA scored straight A's for overall gender and race hiring on The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport's latest report, but the league is looking to improve in the leadership ranks. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

After pitching struggles in Oregon, ASU baseball turns focus to Stanford series

EUGENE, Ore. – Although it came away with just one victory in its series at Oregon, the Arizona State baseball team is ready to shift its focus to the future. Especially since Stanford awaits.

Arizona State right fielder Nick McLain hit three home runs during the Sun Devils’ series against Oregon in Eugene. (Photo by Anthony Remedios/Cronkite News)

Las nuevas opciones de protector solar ofrecen un rayo de esperanza para las personas de color

LOS ÁNGELES – A medida que aumentan las temperaturas en Arizona y California, más amantes del sol buscan protector solar. Y finalmente, los empresarios se han dado cuenta de lo obvio: la necesidad de atender a personas con diferentes tonos de piel. Esto es lo que están haciendo.

Undefined Beauty fabrica R&R Sun Serum, con el objetivo de atraer a personas con una amplia gama de tonos de piel. El director general dice que también hay diversas ilustraciones en el empaque. (Foto de Karina Romero/Cronkite Noticias)

Football’s renaissance man: Cardinals draft Paris Johnson Jr. to help protect Kyler Murray

TEMPE – The Arizona Cardinals' top draft pick doesn't just play football. He also speaks Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese, and started a charity for veterans while he still played at Ohio State. Paris Johnson Jr. is bringing a lot to the table and the Cardinals are thrilled.


With tears and laughter, Mercury center Brittney Griner speaks for first time since Russian detainment

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner met with reporters for the first time since her arrest in Russia on Feb. 17, 2022, on drug-related charges. The press conference attracted local and national media and included Gov. Katie Hobbs and Griner’s wife, Cherelle.


New sunscreen choices offer ray of hope for people of color

LOS ANGELES – As temperatures rise in Arizona and California, more sun worshippers are reaching for sunscreen. And finally entrepreneurs have woken up to the obvious: the need to cater to people with different skin tones. What they're doing.

Undefined Beauty makes R&R Sun Serum, with the goal of appealing to people with a wide range of skin tones. The CEO says there are diverse illustrations as well on the packaging. (Photo by Karina Romero/Cronkite News)

Phoenix Suns eager to reverse postseason failures in upcoming NBA playoffs

PHOENIX – The Suns hope to end a franchise-long streak of heartbreaking playoff outings and lift up the Larry O’Brien trophy. To do that, however, Phoenix will need to go against history, unwritten rules and other factors that will stand in the way of its first title.

The Phoenix Suns ended the 2021-22 season on a bitter note against the Dallas Mavericks. Entering Sunday's first round of the NBA playoffs, Devin Booker & Co. start fresh in pursuit of erasing the franchise's dismal postseason history. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Thrilling comeback leads ASU baseball to 13-10 win, series sweep over Grand Canyon

PHOENIX – Contributions from Nick McLain, Jacob Tobias, Luke Hill and Luke Keaschall flipped a seven-run deficit into a three-run victory for Arizona State baseball over Grand Canyon Tuesday night.