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Rest their Case? No chance, say Sun Devils, who are thrilled with fullback’s efforts

TEMPE – Case Hatch is making the fullback position interesting again and he’s making a big impact on the Arizona State football team.


Married … with gymnasts: ASU coaches balance life with guiding powerhouse program

PHOENIX – Jessica and Jay Santos, co-coaches for the Arizona State gymnastics team, have helped transform their program into a powerhouse.


‘Gatos vs. Leñadores’: Arizona-NAU football game will feature nod to Hispanic heritage

TUCSON – Saturday’s Arizona-NAU game at Arizona Stadium will also be Hispanic Heritage Night, the signature celebration by a Wildcats program determined to honor Hispanic Heritage Month.

Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona

Chandler vs. Cherry Creek: High school football teams leaving state to find opponents

PHOENIX - In keeping with tradition, Chandler High played an out-of-state football power and the five-time defending state champions prevailed, beating Colorado’s Cherry Creek High 17-7 in a game both high school titans used as a measuring stick.


From Lil Wayne to Lauryn Hill, playlist helps Mercury find their vibe

PHOENIX - Music is the driving force behind Mercury's motivation. A peek behind the scenes shows how music has helped shape the identity of the WNBA team.


‘I take full responsibility, man’: Rattlers’ Drew Powell remorseful after United Bowl loss

PHOENIX - After winning league MVP, Drew Powell’s season ended on a sour note with a loss in the United Bowl. Powell acknowledged that despite a great year, he wasn’t able to get the job done when it mattered most.


‘Bumper cars on steroids’: USA Wheelchair Football League debuts in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE - Ability 360 Expo hosted the first-ever USA Wheelchair Football League national tournament in Scottsdale. Nine teams from across the country came together to compete.


From New Zealand to Phoenix Rising: Footballers play abroad to pursue pro soccer goals

CHANDLER - New Zealand does not have a professional men’s soccer league. How two Phoenix Rising players sought out opportunities abroad to keep their dream alive of playing professional soccer.


Delivering Pac-12 Baseball Tournament to Scottsdale ‘took a village’

SCOTTSDALE – How did the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament land in Scottsdale? Members of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission, Experience Scottsdale and the City of Scottsdale joined forces. The Pac-12 is one of the last major conferences to add a conference tournament.


Gonzo’s World Series bat? Johnson’s 20-K ball? Cooperstown’s ‘Starting Nine’ a nod to greatness

PHOENIX – The “Starting Nine” immersive experience at the National Baseball Hall of Fame gives baseball fans a customized “must see” of some of their franchises most iconic sports moments. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ collection includes Luis Gonzalez’s bat from his World Series-clinching hit.


Off and running: Arizona State’s ground game indicative of Pac-12 offensive approach

TEMPE – In two games, ASU has out-rushed opponents 515 yards to 166. Everyone knew what quarterback Jayden Daniels could do but the Sun Devils' running game coupled with a stingy offensive line have helped the team to a 2-0 start. Much of the Pac-12, long known for its passing attack, seems to be following suit.


The Birds and the buzz: Cardinals spurring national chatter after dominating victory over Titans

PHOENIX – On Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals dominated one of the top teams in the AFC, making a statement and surprising the entire league.