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Athletes’ indifference toward sports contributed to retirement of Trevor Browne’s Michael Fletcher

PHOENIX – After more than 20 years of coaching boys tennis at Trevor Browne, Michael Fletcher is stepping down. Among the reasons for his decision: “Kids are not interested in playing sports anymore.”


Recharging batteries: MLB’s postponement hurts bonding between pitchers, catchers

SURPRISE – The relationship between pitchers and catchers in baseball is important, and it can define a game, a season even a legend.


Andy Benes, other key figures recall Diamondbacks’ debut 22 years ago

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks played their inaugural game on March 31, 1998 against the Colorado Rockies at what was then known as Bank One Ballpark.


Irish and non-Irish boost traditional Gaelic sports in Southern California

WEST HOLLYWOOD – With a large boom of Irish immigrants in Los Angeles during the 1980s came a wave of Gaelic football clubs popping up across Southern California. Some clubs have survived, some were reimagined and some are newly formed. Three teams fit those descriptions, and their stories are told through the unique characters on each.


Creating a SPARK: Tempe school employs VR, robots and other innovative techniques

TEMPE – Green screens, robots, 3-D printers and virtual reality are being used at a new elementary school in Tempe to take traditional learning to the next step.


Children with a parent behind bars face deeper struggles with mental health

PHOENIX – A new study finds that children with an incarcerated parent are more prone to mental health struggles as kids and adults.


Heavy pro-Mexico crowd helps push team past Haiti and into Gold Cup final

GLENDALE - Over 60,000 fans, most of them supporting El Tri, showed up in Glendale to cheer Mexico on to a 1-0 victory over Haiti.


A child of two nations: Hope for ‘democracia’ in Peru spurs new parents

A newborn represents the vanguard of a new generation of Peruvians born to Venezuelan refugee parents


Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

CASA GRANDE – Paco Ollerton, a third-generation cotton farmer, is carefully looking at growing industrial hemp – a crop that has attracted many with its environmentally friendly claims – this summer, as it will be legal to grow in the state May 31.


EPA plan to ease mercury standards raises ire of moms’ group, activists

WASHINGTON - A Phoenix mom joined dozens of activists who called the EPA's plan to relax standards on power plant emissions, like mercury, an "attack on American children," but one industry official said the ruls has cost billions for negligible benefits.


Lawsuits, rallies protest Trump declaration of national border emergency

WASHINGTON - Hundreds gathered outside the White House to protest President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, a move the protesters called a "massive abuse of presidential power" that is not an actual emergency.


Move it: Educators encouraged by early results of Arizona recess law

PHOENIX – Recently passed Arizona recess law requiring two recess periods per day has already made a positive impact on students.