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Sports, politics collide again as Mickelson, McIlroy address voting rights and Texas passes anthem bill

PHOENIX — Sports, politics collide again as Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy address voting rights, while Texas senate passes National Anthem bill


To mandate or not mandate? Greater access to COVID-19 vaccine raises ethical questions in sports world

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 vaccine has brought potential relief to what has been a stressful year in sports. But not everyone is open to taking the vaccine, with some expressing medical and ethical concerns.


Deja vu all over again? Three takeaways from Diamondbacks’ early season struggles

PHOENIX - Similar to last season, the Diamondbacks are off to a 1-3 start after facing the Padres. A struggling offense and pitching rotation are keys to understanding why.


Special Olympics athletes build connections, form community through esports

WADDELL - Special Olympics athletes immerse themselves in esports teams to help alleviate the loss of social connections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Behind Derick Brassard’s hat trick, Coyotes end troubling road trip on high note

PHOENIX – Derick Brassard’s hat trick sparked the Coyotes’ offense in a 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks Saturday night, giving Arizona some much-needed momentum after a rough road trip.


Four takeaways from Coyotes team on edge of playoff picture

PHOENIX - The Arizona Coyotes have reached the first half of the shortened season with an even .500 record. On the outside looking in, the Coyotes’ playoff hopes bank on an uptick in offensive production and defensive efficiency.


Call of the wild: Record number of sandhill cranes winter in Arizona this year

TOMBSTONE – A record 47,000 sandhill cranes were recorded in mid-January between Whitewater Draw and the nearby Willcox Playa, which is a dry lake most of the year.


Knack for the comeback: Resilient Coyotes start slow, finish strong

GLENDALE – The Arizona Coyotes have a knack for coming from behind. Despite a habit of slow starts, the team has played well under late-game pressure this season.


Diamondbacks’ ‘superstar’ Marte starting point for rest of team’s lineup, defensive alignments

PHOENIX – Ketel Marte was called a superstar by Mike Hazen and Asdrubal Cabrera, and the Diamondbacks intend to treat him as such by basing the team around him.


Black and blue line: Coyotes’ Niklas Hjalmarsson committed to blocking shots

PHOENIX - Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson skated in his 800th career game in the National Hockey League Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Kings, continuing to perfect his craft in blocking shots.


The key to the Suns’ defensive success: a ‘versatile’ Deandre Ayton

PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns All-Star guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker are expected to carry their team nightly, but it’s on third-year center Deandre Ayton to finish games.


North Dakota stars Schmaltz, Caggiula embrace ‘exciting’ reunion with Coyotes

PHOENIX – Forwards Nick Schmaltz and Drake Caggiula have reunited as teammates with the Arizona Coyotes. It's no surprise to see some of their early chemistry, going back to their days on the championship-winning "CBS" line at the University of North Dakota.