It’s go(-kart) time: Phoenix Kart Racing Association bonds friends, prepares pros

GLENDALE – Several Arizona track offers go-kart opportunities for future NASCAR drivers as well as those simply looking to have a little fun. Some of the top professional drivers started their careers by competing in go-karts.


She got game: Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Sky showcase growth of league in WNBA Finals

CHICAGO – From the enthusiasm of crowds to the large attendance to the high television ratings, the WNBA finds itself in a healthy place.


ASU expects a physical, passionate matchup when PAC-12 South undefeated teams battle Saturday

TEMPE - The Sun Devils are going into hostile territory when they travel to Utah Saturday night. The Utes have been historically great at home and they look to extend their home win streak.


Is the end near for the GOAT? Taurasi continues to prove otherwise

PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi has the ultimate chance to walk off into the sunset. Her fifth Olympic gold medal, being named the WNBA’s GOAT, welcoming her second child, and now two wins away from a fourth WNBA title, the stage is set for a Hollywood ending. But is this really the end, or just another chapter?


Coyotes’ Xavier Gutierrez, NHL’s first Latino CEO, draws on life experiences to make history

PHOENIX - In 2020, the Arizona Coyotes’ Xavier Gutierrez became the first Latino president and CEO in NHL history. However, hockey long ago made an impact on him when he saw what its untapped potential could mean to a community.


Arizona MMA fighters, past and present, headline Bellator 268

PHOENIX - Bellator 268 takes place Saturday at the Footprint Center and while the main event features two global names in Vadim Nemkov and Julius Anglickas, the card is filled with local Arizona talents, bringing a homecoming vibe to the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals.


ASU triathlon team’s first recruit from Mexico ready to pave way for future Latin Americans

TEMPE - MJ Lopez Aguirre heads into Arizona State triathlon’s 2021-22 season with loads of international experience. As the first Sun Devil triathlete to be recruited from Mexico, she hopes to be a good representation for future Latin American members.


A call to preserve Navajo language leads two sports broadcasters on historic path

PHOENIX - Navajo Nation duo Cuyler Frank and Glenn King are inspiring the next generation of Navajo after they made history by broadcasting a Division I football game in Dinè. However, their greatest success lies in what happens after history has been made.


Former Centennial baseball player Colin Nelson transitions to coaching after leukemia diagnosis

PEORIA – Colin Nelson learned of his leukemia diagnosis before the start of his senior year of Centennial High School. He focused his recovery on returning to the field, and leaned on his baseball teammates to help him get there. After completing his final season, he joined the staff that supported him through his illness.


Bigger than sports: Cardinals donate field, host camp at Mesquite High

GILBERT - Mesquite High School gives back to the community with the support of the Arizona Cardinals, who donated a new football field.


Rising to the cause: Team honors O’odham community with unique jerseys

PHOENIX - With the celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Phoenix Rising wore warm-up jerseys paying tribute to the community, its members and its water. All proceeds from the selling of the jersey go to Three Precious Miracles non-profit organization.


LA wheelchair basketball program helps kids with physical disabilities stay active

LA84 and Las Floristas fund the Rancho Los Amigos wheelchair basketball program. This provides kids and adults a chance to stay active and compete in sports.