Trevor May embraces new opportunity with Oakland A’s, brings leadership to East Bay
MESA – Trevor May signed as a free agent with the Oakland A’s this offseason. He is expected to be a dependable bullpen arm and leader for an inexperienced staff.
Team Canada pitching staff shows grit, determination but falls short at World Baseball Classic
With 21 years separating the youngest and oldest pitcher on Team Canada’s pitching staff and a median age of 29, the grit and determination shown proves you don’t need years of major league experience to represent your country on an international stage.
Reality checks: MLB veterans hope one-year deals lead to major payoff
GLENDALE – Heading into spring training, many Cactus League veterans are on new teams after signing one-year contracts. There are many different factors that go into a MLB player's decision to sign a short-term deal, and a few players explained their reasoning at spring training.
ASU film students join storytelling masterclass with NFL 360
MESA – NFL Media’s NFL 360, which creates short-form documentaries that tell the stories of individuals pushing the boundaries of football, came to ASU’s film school to teach students about their filmmaking techniques.
‘We see value in you’: Arizona organization helps bridge gaps between foster kids and families
PHOENIX – An estimated 80% of the more than 400,000 children in foster care across the U.S. struggle with significant mental health issues. In Arizona, one nonprofit is working to help children persevere – by offering services for foster youth and parents alike.
Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad makes up for lost time in Arizona Fall League
Heston Kjerstad was drafted second overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2020 MLB Draft. However, he couldn’t make his professional debut until two years later due to being diagnosed with Myocarditis. Now, Kjerstad is playing catch up in the Fall League.
Back to where it all began: Three Sun Devils reunite in Arizona Fall League
PEORIA – Gage Workman, Trevor Hauver and Justin Fall were part of a 2020 ASU baseball team that lost out on half a season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ending their college baseball careers. While Hauver and Workman were selected in the 2020 shortened draft, Fall was drafted the year after and the three reunited for the first time back where it all began, Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
Coyotes honor Matt Shott’s legacy, pick up first win at Mullett Arena
TEMPE – On Hockey Fights Cancer night, Coyotes honor Matt Shott’s legacy and contributions to the organization. Coyotes win first ever game at Mullett Arena.
Young Arizona Diamondbacks build hope for the future
PHOENIX – Last year the D-backs had little to no hope going into the 2022 season after recording their second worst franchise record. This year has shown that there is hope for the D-backs, who had 10 debutants in this season alone. A few of these rookies are potential franchise cornerstones.
‘Star’ struck: Adjusting to new hybrid role, Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons shines with huge hit in OT win
PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons has a new position this season. The team hopes the position will better amplify the uniquely gifted defender’s traits and production.
More than a hotline: 988 meant to ease access to mental health services
PHOENIX – The 988 mental health hotline goes live July 16, providing an easy-to-remember and faster way to get help during a crisis. But some advocates worry the hotline needs more funding and staff.
‘I’m terrified I might be here forever’: White House confirms Brittney Griner’s letter to Biden
LOS ANGELES – Brittney Griner’s wife Cherelle and the White House reacted to letter that the Phoenix Mercury star sent to President Joe Biden.