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He’s not 6-0 but Cardinals are: Quarterback Kyler Murray silences critics about stature

PHOENIX – Coming out of college, questions surround Kyler Murray’s height and how it would impact his game at the NFL level. Leading the team to a 6-0 start and looking like an MVP candidate, Murray has put any doubts to rest.


$4,000 for a Devin Booker trading card? Market flourishes as Valley sports teams excel

CHANDLER – Encouraged by the recent success of the Suns and Cardinals, local trading card collectors are jumping back into the scene. It’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon, thanks to personalities like Devin Booker and Kyler Murray.


Beat LA … maybe? Arizona’s frustrating rivalry with City of Angels extends to Rams-Cardinals

PHOENIX – The Cardinals beat the Jaguars to move to 3-0 for the first time since 2015. It only gets tougher from here, however, as they play the Rams next, a Super Bowl contender and a team they have not beaten since the 2016 season.


Sinema urged to support Build Back Better spending plan

PHOENIX – Arizona legislators and activists from the Working Families Party met Tuesday at the Capitol to urge Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to take action on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.


Gonzo’s World Series bat? Johnson’s 20-K ball? Cooperstown’s ‘Starting Nine’ a nod to greatness

PHOENIX – The “Starting Nine” immersive experience at the National Baseball Hall of Fame gives baseball fans a customized “must see” of some of their franchises most iconic sports moments. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ collection includes Luis Gonzalez’s bat from his World Series-clinching hit.


Taurasi’s return helps Mercury surge as WNBA playoff picture comes into focus

PHOENIX – After a lukewarm start to the season, the Phoenix Mercury have caught fire with five wins in a row. With the playoffs less than a month away, their timing is ideal.


AZ goes EV: Rate of electric car ownership relatively high in Arizona

WASHINGTON - Arizona had 28,770 registered electric vehicles in June, government data shows, the seventh-highest number among states. When ownership is measured per 1,000 residents, Arizona inches up a notch to sixth place, with just over four EVs per 1,000 people.


As Lakers return to LA for Game 3 of NBA playoffs, players work to find rhythm

LOS ANGELES – The Lakers starting line-up has only played five games together this season. So they are still trying to learn to play with one another while also playing in the NBA Playoffs.


Diamond in the rough: Japanese Americans imprisoned at Arizona camps during WWII found solace in baseball

PHOENIX – Baseball served as a distraction for some Japanese Americans who were imprisoned at Arizona camps during WWII


One move ahead: Growth of chess soars during pandemic, especially online

PHOENIX – From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the growth of chess has escalated to new heights in a virtual setting, thanks to the emergence of the sport’s popularity from “ Twitch and surging online platforms.


High school hockey in desert flourishing despite lack of sanctioning by AIA

PHOENIX - Hockey is one of the few sports not sanctioned by the AIA, but it has managed to be successful. Much of that has to do with the Arizona High School Hockey Association.


Diamondbacks, other MLB teams overwhelmed by concessions complications on opening weekend

PHOENIX - Long waits and technical issues created confusion and frustration for fans at Diamondbacks, Giants and Dodgers games.