Valley’s boxing reputation grows as Emanuel Navarrete defeats Liam Wilson in thrilling scrap
GLENDALE - Emanuel Navarrete won the WBO junior lightweight title with a ninth round TKO of Liam Wilson. This marks the third title fight and fifth major boxing card held in the Valley in the past year.
Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Nico Ali Walsh, seeks greatness in Glendale
GLENDALE – Nico Ali Walsh, the grandson of Muhammad Ali, will look to extend his unbeaten record to 8-0 with a win Friday against Phoenix native Eduardo Ayala at Desert Diamond Arena. If all goes according to plan, this week’s trip will be better than his last.
Teqball, a mashup of soccer and pingpong, aims for Olympic status. Yes, you read that right.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A new sport, Teqball, hopes to qualify as an Olympic competition by 2028 Olympics. The curved-table sport takes aspects of pingpong and soccer and blends them together to create something new.
Why measles is making a comeback in Arizona
PHOENIX – There have been three confirmed measles cases in the Phoenix area, all are unvaccinated. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.
‘Can’t kill the dead’: Hamilton baseball team wins 6A title following controversy
TEMPE – A week after being told its season was over, Hamilton High School won the 6A baseball title following an improbable series of events.
3 ex-Suns among former NBA players charged in scheme to defraud league health care plan
PHOENIX - Nineteen people, including three former Suns, were charged with health care fraud after filing claims worth almost $4 million to the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan for medical and dental services they didn’t receive.
Giffords, congressional Democrats call for action on gun reform bills
WASHINGTON - Backed by a field of flowers that represent the thousands killed by gun violence each year, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined Democrats who said Congress can act on gun reform or "can let the shooting continue."
Higher asthma rate among challenges LGBTQ youth face during pandemic
LOS ANGELES – With higher rates of asthma, homelessness and unsupportive home environments, many LGBTQ youth face unique challenges during COVID-19, and a Phoenix nonprofit is developing resources to help.
Socialism shares stage with conservatism at annual CPAC conference
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Grand Canyon University student Talesa Jaramillo-Ortiz was excited to be celebrating with like-minded activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference here - even as she worried about the specter of socialism in this fall's elections, a theme that permeated the annual event.
27 seasons and counting: Despite competition for sports entertainment dollar, Arizona Rattlers endure
PHOENIX – Even in a community where competition is heated for the sports dollar, the Arizona Rattlers have found a way to stay relevant.
NCAA Basketball Academy stops at GCU, gives top high school players taste of college expectations
PHOENIX – In an attempt to address issues surrounding summer basketball that sparked the involvement of the federal government, the NCAA Basketball Academy debuted, making a stop at Grand Canyon University.
Marvin Lewis hopes to ease ‘amigo’ Herm Edwards’ transition to second season as ASU coach
TEMPE – Arizona State coach Herm Edwards has a long history with Marvin Lewis and believes his friend will make an impact on the ASU football staff.