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Arizona bowl organizers look to bounce back from 2020’s fanless games

WASHINGTON – With COVID-19 protocols prohibiting fans at the Fiesta and Arizona bowls, and a lack of eligible teams forcing a cancellation of the Guaranteed Rate Bowl last year, organizers of the three college bowls in Arizona are eager to welcome fans and teams back this year.


‘Q-Shaman’ gets new lawyer, sets up likely appeal of Jan. 6 guilty plea

Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, switched attorneys Monday, laying the groundwork for a possible appeal of his plea and 41-month sentence.


‘Yer out!’ Arizona Fall League comes to close with Mesa Solar Sox victory in championship

PHOENIX - After taking a season off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Arizona Fall League came to an end with the Mesa Solar Sox capturing the title. The Solar Sox were led by their pitching in the championship game as Caleb Kilian threw six perfect innings.


‘Q-Shaman,’ face of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, sentenced to 41 months

WASHINGTON - A contrite Jacob Anthony Chansley, the self-described "QAnon Shaman" who became the face of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison for his role in the assault.


Arizona schools address COVID’s impact on student mental health

CHANDLER – Teens are struggling more than usual with their mental health, due to social isolation, economic instability and other worries surrounding COVID-19. Across Arizona, schools have launched efforts to help youth protect their well-being.


New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures highlights diversity in film industry

LOS ANGELES – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which opened Sept. 30 in Los Angeles, shines a spotlight on diversity in the film industry, as well as a trove of memorabilia from the history of Hollywood.


Heat has a new enemy in Phoenix: A city office dedicated to fighting rising temperatures

PHOENIX – Phoenix has created a first-of-its-kind office to respond to rising temperatures from climate change. Heat is a greater weather hazard than floods or storms, and the new office aims to improve livability in the desert city.


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.


How the Super Bowl at SoFi could affect Southern California’s economy

LOS ANGELES – The NFL’s 2022 Super Bowl will be held Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Southern California can expect an economic impact, but how much is the question.


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.


Former Centennial baseball player Colin Nelson transitions to coaching after leukemia diagnosis

PEORIA – Colin Nelson learned of his leukemia diagnosis before the start of his senior year of Centennial High School. He focused his recovery on returning to the field, and leaned on his baseball teammates to help him get there. After completing his final season, he joined the staff that supported him through his illness.


From 4-0 to 5-11: 2012 Cardinals nothing like superior 4-0 2021 team

PHOENIX – The Cardinals are 4-0 for the first time since 2012, but they are looking to avoid the downward spiral that followed that team. It’s clear from how the current version of the Cardinals have played, this is a team wired much differently.