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From aiding Navajo water projects to reducing food waste, WM Phoenix Open goes green for Arizona charities

SCOTTSDALE – At the WM Phoenix Open, every person in attendance who wore green Saturday added an extra dollar to the Working for Tomorrow Fund, which aims to support local sustainability charities.


‘It was Saturday at the Phoenix Open’: Gassed golfers, pressed patrons highlight chaotic Day 3

SCOTTSDALE – A look inside a wild, unprecedented day at the WM Phoenix Open that saw golfers forced into several make-up holes while patron entry to the grounds and alcohol sales ceased.


Arizona Sailing Foundation makes waves with sailing lessons in the Valley

TEMPE – The Arizona Sailing Foundation has helped people of all ages learn to sail in the desert since 1958, mostly on Tempe Town Lake and Lake Pleasant. On select weekends throughout the year, the organization teaches youth and adult classes for those yearning to become mariners. The students learn key skills such as control, patience and a capsize drill.

The Arizona Sailing Foundation teaches youth and adult classes, including a capsize drill students learn on the first of the two-day course. Photo taken at Tempe Town Lake on Oct. 14, 2023. (Photo by Sydney Witte/Cronkite News)

His home runs will go on: Céline Dion’s song highlights Diamondbacks prospect Ivan Melendez’s journey

PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks’ No. 8 prospect Ivan Melendez has suffered numerous setbacks while being the minor league’s most powerful slugger. Melendez gained notoriety when the Texas Longhorns played Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” after big hits.

Ivan Melendez and other players leaning against the dugout.

All signs point to … a missed opportunity by Diamondbacks in Game 3 World Series loss to Rangers

PHOENIX – In position to score the first run in Game 3 of the World Series, Christian Walker made a costly mistakes in the second inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers Monday night, and it came at the expense of momentum.


How Arizona native Merrill Kelly’s long, winding path led him to pitching for hometown team in World Series

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing in the World Series for the first time since 2001. The trip to the Fall Classic means even more for Scottsdale product Merrill Kelly, who endured numerous bumps before pitching for his hometown team.

After overcoming obstacles and taking the road less traveled throughout his career, Scottsdale native Merrill Kelly is set to pitch for his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

ASU sprinter Justin Robinson’s road to redemption ends in gold at the World Athletics Championships

TEMPE — Justin Robinson, a junior on the Arizona State track and field team, just captured two gold medals at the World Athletics Championships. Gold medals are always special, but it is especially sweet for Robinson, who went four years without recording a personal best in his signature event.

USA Track & Field team holding American flag.

As Diamondbacks make history, Pfaadt, Moreno reach culmination of remarkable journeys

PHOENIX – For the third time in franchise history, the Diamondbacks have earned a trip to the NLCS. In front of an electric crowd at Chase Field, Arizona swept the hated Dodgers, winning their fifth consecutive postseason game.

Arizona Diamondbacks celebrating on the mound.

A new look: ASU men’s basketball offers hope, including (gasp!) a possible trip to Final Four

TEMPE – Bobby Hurley’s Arizona State men’s basketball team is looking to keep working on chemistry as a new group after returning from Europe. After seeing both sides of the transfer portal, Hurley believes his team is ready to compete.

ASU basketball team huddled together.

​From new program to title contender: Estrella Foothills boys volleyball ready for 4A playoffs

GOODYEAR – Estrella Foothills High School started a boys volleyball team three years ago. Now the Wolves are looking to win a state championship.

Senior Ryan Bug, 22, leads Estrella Foothills boys volleyball with 331 kills as it heads into the 4A state playoffs. (Photo courtesy of Estrella Foothills High School)

Thrilling comeback leads ASU baseball to 13-10 win, series sweep over Grand Canyon

PHOENIX – Contributions from Nick McLain, Jacob Tobias, Luke Hill and Luke Keaschall flipped a seven-run deficit into a three-run victory for Arizona State baseball over Grand Canyon Tuesday night.


Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting rotation enters 2023 strong as ever amid absences

GLENDALE – Featuring young stars and veteran leadership, the Dodgers’ starting five boasts a wide array of stories. Regardless, the rotation enters 2023 stronger than ever, ready to compete in a strong NL West.

Tony Gonsolin winds up to throw a baseball.