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Arizona’s top football recruits continue to leave state for college

PHOENIX – ASU and UA have 15 combined players committed in the class of 2021. None of them are from Arizona. Why are the state’s top players going out of state for college?


Recruiting in coronavirus era: Arizona football prospects still committing to Division I programs

PHOENIX – Despite visiting campuses few times if at all in some cases, class of 2021 prospects are committing at record rates. Here’s why three from Arizona high schools decided to join them.


For now, no border wall will split Cocopah reservation along the Colorado River

TUSCON – The Cocopah Indian Tribe has lived along the river delta for centuries.


‘This is our moment’: Mercury, WNBA brace for complications as they prepare to return

PHOENIX - From COVID-19 concerns to racial injustice, the WNBA, Mercury brace for complications as they return to court


COVID-19 in Arizona: Phoenix mayor says mask requirements won’t be enforced at Trump rally

An Arizona sheriff tested positive for COVID-19 but says he will not wear or enforce face masks, while some Arizonans wait more than 10 hours in the heat to receive testing.


‘I stand for what is right’: Cardinals’ Murray will kneel during national anthem

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray said he will join others and plans to kneel during national anthem.


Spencer Torkelson joins ASU elite after selected No. 1 overall by Tigers

PHOENIX – ASU slugger Spencer Torkelson is drafted No. 1 overall by the Detroit Tigers in a historic ASU draft.


COVID-19 pandemic forces Mercury to cut players without seeing them

PHOENIX – The Mercury cut four players despite not having a training camp yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Arizona lawmakers see Trump pledge to deploy troops as a promise – or a threat

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump's pledge to deploy "thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers" to put down protests was seen as either a promise or a threat, depending on which Arizona lawmaker was reacting to his comments.


As tensions mount over Floyd death, coaches from high school to pros step out of comfort zone

PHOENIX – Arizona has many coaches of color. With the recent events, how do they address racial injustice with their players? Or do they ignore it entirely?


Mayors glad to get COVID-19 relief funding, wish it had arrived sooner

WASHINGTON - Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state this week - they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner. The comments came as the state released $441 million in relief funds from the federal CARES Act, passed two months ago.


Remote control: Even away from players, Pac-12 football coaches try to stay on track for season

PHOENIX – Separate physically but not socially, Pac-12 coaches have remained engaged with their players virtually as they plan for a football season with many question marks.