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FCS playoffs extend football season for ‘a lot of ballers’ from Arizona

WASHINGTON - None of Arizona’s three Division I football teams will vie for a national championship this fall, but 25 players with Arizona ties still have a shot - as part of the 24 teams squaring off in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs that begin Saturday.


‘Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’: ASU’s Washington carries on family legacy

TEMPE - Anthony Washington was an Olympian in the discus throw. Now, His son Turner is dominating NCAA track and field as a thrower at Arizona State.


Brnovich amends vaccine mandate lawsuit to include Phoenix first responders

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has amended his suit against the Biden administration’s mandate that all federal employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January and added Phoenix fire and police associations.


Arizona law allows Indigenous students greater cultural expression at graduation

PHOENIX – Arizona passed a law that allows Indigenous students to wear culturally significant regalia during graduation ceremonies. Previously, certain schools prohibited regalia, contributing to systemic limits on cultural expression.


Buttigieg visits Phoenix to sign grant for light-rail expansion, tout infrastructure bill

PHOENIX – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix Friday for the signing of a federal transit grant, which will provide $158 million toward the second phase of the Valley Metro Northwest Extension project.


Olympian heights: Sport climbing’s debut in Tokyo Games brings increased participation at all levels

TEMPE – Despite concerns among the climbing community regarding its format, sport climbing’s Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games has drawn more eyes to the already rising sport. With an increase in interest, more clubs and teams are popping up across the nation, including the Sun Devil Climbing club at Arizona State University.


Nonprofits, business groups help Latino-owned businesses hit hard by pandemic

PHOENIX – Salvadoreño Restaurant No. 3, like other Hispanic-owned restaurants, endured many hardships during the pandemic. Yesenia Ramirez, co-owner of the restaurant, says they had to “respond to change immediately.”


Anime animosity: Critics demand Gosar be investigated for violent tweet

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, refused to back down Tuesday from his weekend tweet of a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other House conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and a liberal House Democrat.


Suns players, fans react to allegations of racism and misogyny against Robert Sarver

PHOENIX – Just hours after an ESPN story dropped about Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver and allegations of racism and misogyny within the organization, the team took to the court for a game against the Houston Rockets. Players, fans and coach Monty Williams react to the news.


Flying high: NAU cross country, worldwide endurance athletes use Flagstaff’s altitude as training tactic

PHOENIX - Distance runners from NAU and all over the world utilize the high altitude in Flagstaff for training. HYPO2 Sport is an altitude training organization that prioritizes athletes’ performance under elevated conditions and produces methods to take advantage of altitude.


Pulling back the curtain: A look behind the scenes of the College Football Playoff selection process

GRAPEVINE, Texas - Every year, the College Football Playoff selection committee selects the top-25 teams in the nation, including the four who participate in the playoff. This is a behind the scenes look at their process.


Phoenix Rising fans rely on watch parties to show support when team is away from home

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC has found a way to keep its fans engaged when the team is on the road. Watch parties are held at a variety of restaurants and bars.