ASU’s first season under Willie Bloomquist over after blown lead to Arizona in Pac-12 Baseball Tournament
SCOTTSDALE – Willie Bloomquist’s first year as Arizona State baseball coach was marred by key injuries but also highlighted by breakout performances across the Sun Devils roster. ASU lost to Chip Hale’s Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 tournament Friday.
PHOENIX – A new Arizona law will give those with a criminal background a chance to seal their records, which may expand access to jobs and housing – but the complexity of the process and longevity of online information may hinder the law’s impact.
WASHINGTON - Arizona traffic fatalities hit their highest level in 15 years in 2021, when the state saw a 6.5% increase in highway deaths that experts blame in part on bad driving habits made worse during the pandemic.
CHANDLER – The Phoenix Rising have signed two more players from their youth academy to two-way contracts, signaling the talent level in Arizona continues to rise.
There’s a brand new team in Los Angeles – Angel City FC. It is the first professional women's soccer team for LA, and the Southwest.
TUCSON – As part of its quest to help grow hockey in the state, the Arizona Coyotes Alumni Team played the University of Arizona to help raise money for its program.
AVONDALE - Chase Briscoe fended off multiple challengers in the final restarts to win Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Briscoe became the 200th Cup Series winner in history with his first career win in NASCAR’s top series.
PHOENIX – Although Major League Baseball and the MLBPA hammered out a competitive-balance agreement, many connected to the game are still reeling from the lockout.
PHOENIX – LGBTQ advocates and transgender youth in Arizona continue to push back against 13 bills that been introduced in the Legislature this session. These bills, whether they are passed or not, can negatively affect transgender youth and their mental health.
LOS ANGELES – NASCAR’s first Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum was popular with fans and drivers alike. The preseason exhibition race kicks off the Sprint Cup series that culminates in Phoenix in November.
PHOENIX – Bellator MMA returned to Phoenix for its first event in the new year, and the event saw all four local fan favorites win their respective fights.
PHOENIX – Professional athletes and teams across the globe have been proactive in the fight against climate change. Sports contribute largely to carbon emission, and athletes taking the cause into their own hands is happening more often.