Sport

The key to the Suns’ defensive success: a ‘versatile’ Deandre Ayton

PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns All-Star guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker are expected to carry their team nightly, but it’s on third-year center Deandre Ayton to finish games.


Masks can come off for high school winter playoffs, spring sports, AIA board votes

PHOENIX - AIA Executive Board votes to remove mask mandates for athletes and officials in the field of play for winter sports playoffs and spring sports


North Dakota stars Schmaltz, Caggiula embrace ‘exciting’ reunion with Coyotes

PHOENIX – Forwards Nick Schmaltz and Drake Caggiula have reunited as teammates with the Arizona Coyotes. It's no surprise to see some of their early chemistry, going back to their days on the championship-winning "CBS" line at the University of North Dakota.


‘Superspreader events’: Experts worry hockey arenas a toxic formula for COVID-19

GLENDALE – The Arizona Coyotes are one of a handful of teams in the National Hockey League to allow fans into their arena to attend games. The Coyotes claim that this can be executed safely for fans for experts say otherwise.


Wait, Watt? Cardinals surprise league by securing popular defensive end

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals pulled off a surprise Monday and signed Houston Texans J.J. Watt


With spring sports season underway, Arizona high schools await decision on COVID-19 protocol

PHOENIX – The spring sports season could mean new COVID-19 protocol for high school athletes.


Nearly one year removed from abrupt end to 2020 basketball tournament, Pac-12 readies for ‘21 version

PHOENIX – Nearly year removed from abrupt end to 2020 basketball tournament, Pac-12 readies for ‘21 version


‘No comparison’: ASU baseball fans frustrated with Pac-12 prohibition on fan attendance

PHOENIX – A handful of SEC teams and all 15 Cactus League teams are allowing a limited number of fans. Will the Pac-12 Conference let Arizona State follow suit?


Despite Coyotes’ offensively challenged defensemen, Jakob Chychrun remains offensive force

GLENDALE – The Coyotes have had trouble finding offense from their blue line, with the exception of Chychrun


Arizona State gymnastics team vaults into spotlight with convincing victory over Arizona

TEMPE – Look out: The Arizona State gymnastics team scored a season-high 197.450 against Arizona and is ranked 17th in the country.


Surprise college baseball tournament provides sneak preview of spring training protocols

SURPRISE, AZ - The city of Surprise hosted eight college baseball games over the weekend, offering a glimpse of safety protocols that will be seen all around the Valley at stadiums this spring.


On the rise: Expensive youth sports clubs have deepened the economic divide

PHOENIX - Club sports are run by private associations that, unlike school-sponsored sports programs, charge high fees to participants who hope to enhance their individual or team skills. It is deepening the economic divide.