Sport

Athletes’ indifference toward sports contributed to retirement of Trevor Browne’s Michael Fletcher

PHOENIX – After more than 20 years of coaching boys tennis at Trevor Browne, Michael Fletcher is stepping down. Among the reasons for his decision: “Kids are not interested in playing sports anymore.”


Softball community faces its toughest opponent yet: COVID-19

PHOENIX – The softball community, from high school athletes to college stars, are finding their dreams squashed by the coronavirus.


Baseball’s international pull includes Diamondbacks fan in Scotland

PHOENIX – Major League Baseball is trying to expand its international fanbase and that includes the Diamondbacks, who have a big supporter in Scotland.


Recharging batteries: MLB’s postponement hurts bonding between pitchers, catchers

SURPRISE – The relationship between pitchers and catchers in baseball is important, and it can define a game, a season even a legend.


During pandemic, NHL prospect Kyle Aucoin counts on perspective learned from his father

PHOENIX – After coronavirus halts hockey, NHL prospect Kyle Aucoin returns home, works out with his father, former Coyotes player Adrian.


Memories of Arizona Sundogs have Prescott Valley longing for another hockey team

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Although the Arizona Sundogs folded in 2014, a group of fans in Prescott Valley are longing for the return of hockey there.


Collegiate wrestling struggling to keep its foothold in the West

TEMPE - Collegiate wrestling is struggling to have a presence in the West as more programs are being cut.


Mental well-being is a priority for NHL and Coyotes as season remains on hold

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes went from physically preparing for a playoff push to mentally preparing for a canceled season. It hasn’t been easy.


With season on hold, Rangers manager Woodward remains in Arizona, focuses on outreach

SURPRISE – Chris Woodward’s first season as Texas Rangers manager was an overall success, but with season two on hold, he waits in Arizona and reaches out to community.


‘This was a lightning bolt’: Baseball insider Pedro Gomez reflects on shutdown of sport

PHOENIX – ESPN baseball insider Pedro Gomez is learning to adjust to life without the sport but hopes to see the game return soon.


Getting schooled: Even in virtual classroom, ASU’s basketball teams set high standards

TEMPE – Arizona State men’s and women’s basketball doing well in online class format


‘Nobody saw that coming’: Jordan documentary offers inside look at superstar

LOS ANGELES – “The Last Dance” is a documentary showing Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ road to another NBA title in the 1997-98 season.