Sport

Missing you: High school football programs face safety and money woes in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – High school coaches are eager to get the season started in person, but the pandemic has caused uncertainty and will affect fans, players and funding for high school sporting programs across metro Phoenix.


Rollin’ in their 5.0s: These high school athletes know how to make the grade

PHOENIX – Juggling athletics and academics can be tricky for high school students. These three managed to do it and maintained 5.0 GPAs in the process.


Cactus Bowl awaits news on progress of 2020 season, sponsorship deal

PHOENIX – The Cactus Bowl has had its fair share of sponsors over the more than 30 years it’s been played in Arizona, with national companies putting their name to the annual Arizona-based college football bowl game. Cheez-It is the latest sponsor to leave.


Pac-12 postpones all sports to 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns

The Pac-12 Conference postponed all sports to 2021 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


The basketball is in overseas court for former ASU player Eric Jacobsen

PHOENIX – Former ASU basketball player Eric Jacobsen continues to make a living overseas, re-signing in June as a forward with the Sendai 89ers in Japan.


Enlisting excellence: ASU men’s hockey, tennis programs draw top 10 recruits

PHOENIX – ASU men’s tennis and hockey each have landed top 10 recruiting classes, an achievement for relatively young programs.


Ready, set, go: Louis Tewanima Footrace runs virtually Sept. 6

The COVID-19 pandemic means the 47th annual Louis Tewanima Footrace will be conducted virtually, from a location of each runner’s choosing. Organizers said the 2020 race, which honors a member of the Hopi nation who won a silver medal in the 1912 Olympics, will still foster community.


Fighting for his life: Once a ‘menace to society,’ boxing brought Adam Stewart peace

PHOENIX – By the time he was 17, Phoenix's Adam Stewart was abusing meth and spending time in prison for armed robbery and aggravated assault. Then boxing found him and in June came confirmation of his success: a televised bout on ESPN.


It’s Bizzaro World: Pac-12 football schedule has ASU-Arizona opening season

PHOENIX – The college football season is closer to becoming a reality. The Pacific-12 Conference released its schedule Friday and it revealed a new twist for Arizona State and Arizona. They open the season in Tucson.


Ball-tracking technology changes way fans consume, practice golf

PHOENIX – In recent years, Toptracer ball-tracking technology has changed the way fans watch and practice golf.


Head games: Former volleyball player believes concussions led to mental health issues

PHOENIX – Concussion education is important to Stephanie Cahill. She played high school volleyball from 14 to 16 years old and suffered five concussions, two of them while playing club ball. Now 23, she believes the anxiety and depression she has experienced since the injuries are related.


Coronavirus sports roundup: No fans allowed for next 3 Rising home games

PHOENIX - No fans will be allowed for next three Phoenix Rising home games. In initial NFL camp testing, 21 players test positive.