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Turf wars: Despite its benefits, artificial grass still raises questions about injuries to athletes

PHOENIX – Although artificial turf has greatly improved since its introduction in the 1960s, studies suggest it is still likely to cause more injuries among athletes than its more expensive counterpart: natural grass.


An ‘emotional,’ financial drain: Gym owners blindsided by Ducey’s order to shut down

PHOENIX – The news that gyms would need to shut down as part of Gov. Doug Ducey’s latest executive order to slow the spread of the coronavirus has blindsided those who work in the industry.


Arizona’s top football recruits continue to leave state for college

PHOENIX – ASU and UA have 15 combined players committed in the class of 2021. None of them are from Arizona. Why are the state’s top players going out of state for college?


The new FPS ‘Valorant’ is a big esports hit in Arizona schools

PHOENIX - The new FPS “Valorant” from Riot Games has made a big splash among the esports scene in Arizona. Members of collegiate esports organizations in Arizona discuss their thoughts on the game so far.


Diamondbacks’ Mike Leake first MLB player to opt out of season amid pandemic

PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake became the first known Major League Baseball player to opt out of the season, general manager Mike Hazen said Monday.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Clubs close after citations, push back on Ducey’s call-out of ‘bad actors’

PHOENIX - Members of Diamondbacks organization test positive, Rep. Stanton criticizes Maricopa County for lack of contact tracing and more headlines from the Grand Canyon State.


As return of season nears, Phoenix Rising schedule heavy on West Coast teams

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC will be staying on the West Coast for much of the remainder of the season, as it was announced it will join Group B for the restart of the USL season.


Recruiting in coronavirus era: Arizona football prospects still committing to Division I programs

PHOENIX – Despite visiting campuses few times if at all in some cases, class of 2021 prospects are committing at record rates. Here’s why three from Arizona high schools decided to join them.


COVID-19 spike prompts Maricopa County JCs to push for cancellation of sports for year

PHOENIX - A spike in coronavirus cases in the state has prompted the presidents of 10 schools in the Maricopa County Community Colleges District to push for a cancellation of all sports for the 2020-21 season.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey stands firm on staying open, urges Arizonans to ‘do the right thing’

PHOENIX – Cases continue to spike, Navajo police officer funeral held and other headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Phoenix Rising, GCU athletes self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

PHOENIX – Local teams in Arizona are seeing positive cases of COVID-19. Phoenix Rising FC and GCU Men’s Basketball join the Suns and Coyotes as the latest teams to have positive cases.

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Play ball: Diamondbacks, MLB prepare to play America’s pastime in coronavirus era

PHOENIX – Facing a unique challenge, Major League Baseball owners and players agree to begin a 60-game schedule starting in late July. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said the organization is ready