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Temperature checks, no high fives: AIA announces guidelines for high school athletes to return to sports

PHOENIX – The Arizona Interscholastic Association issued coronavirus guidelines Thursday for the possible return of high school athletics during the fall.


Collegiate wrestling struggling to keep its foothold in the West

TEMPE - Collegiate wrestling is struggling to have a presence in the West as more programs are being cut.


A nod of respect: Bobblehead craze still going strong in 2020

PHOENIX – Bobbleheads are highly popular, not only with fans but the professional teams who give them away.


ASU’s Brinson Pasichnuk helped build culture, rewarded with NHL contract

TEMPE – ASU’s Brinson Pasichnuk ranked third nationally among defensemen this season with 37 points in 36 games played. His 11 goals placed him second nationally among defensemen.


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.


AIA votes against postponing or canceling spring championship season

PHOENIX – Amid concerns over COVID-19, the state of Arizona put all school activities on a two-week hiatus, but the AIA is optimistic that spring sports will resume soon.


Not ‘just a bunch of meathead workouts’: Players descend upon Arizona to prepare for NFL combine

PHOENIX – To help make their case for the upcoming NFL Draft, a collection of college football players have descended upon the Valley for combine-specific training.


Here comes the boom: Arizona girls high school wrestling participation nearly doubles

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Arizona High School girls wrestling just finished a second season as a sanctioned sport, and it is already experiencing rapid growth.


‘No intimidation’: Dunk hints at versatility of Suns rookie Cameron Johnson

PHOENIX – Forward Cameron Johnson made his first NBA start recently, marking a new milestone on the Suns rookie’s young career.


Proposed bill would ban transgender females in Arizona from competing in women’s sports

PHOENIX – An Arizona lawmake wants to ban transgender students from playing female sports and calls her "Save Women's Sports Act" an issue of fairness. But others call the bill discriminatory and dangerous.


As Dabo Swinney predicted, Clemson completes successful decade, wins Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE – As Dabo Swinney predicted, Clemson has dominated college football or a decade and landed right where the coach believed: with another chance to play for the College Football National Championship game.


A sack, a review, a targeting call: Momentum shift helps Clemson move past Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE – Ohio State head coach Ryan Day shouted a thundering “no,” toward the referee. Restrained by another Ohio State staffer, Day soon saw his team’s strong start to the College Football Playoff semifinal evaporate after the game’s most monumental call.