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Arizona baseball team confident as it prepares for Vanderbilt in College World Series

OMAHA - The University of Arizona baseball team feels confident as it takes on defending national champion Vanderbilt in the College World Series.


‘Their dream starts now’: Section 7 high school basketball event attracts top teams, college coaches

PHOENIX – The Section 7 basketball tournament at State Farm Stadium begins Friday, and will feature three days of intense interstate basketball competition in front of prominent college coaches.


Phoenix Mercury continue to look for identity after losing fourth straight game

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury are looking for their identity after losing their fourth straight, even though Brittney Griner and Skylar-Diggins Smith have stepped up with Diana Taurasi in the lineup.


Academy contract, online classes: At 16, Niall Dunn embracing opportunity with Phoenix Rising

CHANDLER – Phoenix Rising FC’s Niall Dunn is doing his best to juggle life as a professional and a teenager. He is embracing the opportunities, and the sacrifices.


Waiting to exhale: Chris Paul news has Suns fans in frenzy about ‘cursed’ franchise

Phoenix Suns fans believe their franchise is one of the unluckiest in the world. The Chris Paul news has them in a frenzy.


Derby Dames turn to community for help in preserving Arizona’s only banked roller derby track

PHOENIX – Like many other businesses, the Arizona Derby Dames had to close their doors in March 2020 due to COVID-19. They were about to begin their 16th season. Instead, they had to hang their helmets and store their skates.


‘Basketball on grass’: Canadian Football League provides alternative path for Arizona athletes

PHOENIX – Arizona athletes are among those who have turned to the Canadian Football League as an alternative means of pursuing a professional football career.


Title fights in UFC 263 will highlight big night at Gila River Arena

PHOENIX – Arizona’s first UFC promotion since 2019 is also the biggest in the state’s history. A crowd of over 18,000 is expected at Gila River Arena for UFC 263 Saturday night to watch two championship bouts.


Best in history? That’s what Suns’ Ayton thinks about 2018 NBA draft class

PHOENIX – During the Suns’ successful quest to eliminate the Lakers in the Western Conference quarterfinals, Suns center Deandre Ayton averaged 15.8 points and earned a shooting percentage of 77.6.


After pandemic, renovations, road trip, Rattlers return to Phoenix Suns Arena

PHOENIX – When the Arizona Rattlers return to Phoenix Suns Arena for their 2021 home opener Saturday night, it will be their first game there in just under two years. Philip Rakoci, a Rattlers fan and self-described “wildlife comedian” from Casa Grande, knows exactly how long has passed.


Mike Magpayo, Jackson He helping to combat Asian American stereotypes in college athletics

PHOENIX – Mike Magpayo found out he made history while watching “SportsCenter” on the couch with his wife Caroline and his 6-day-old son Luka.


Citing physiological benefits, experts say Coyotes shouldn’t lose sleep over move to Central Division

PHOENIX – The Coyotes are moving to the Central Division next season and will face teams who are much further east. Although the move may seem unintuitive to fans, academic research indicates that the Coyotes’ divisional opponents may be at a physical disadvantage when traveling to Gila River Arena.