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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


‘This is our moment’: Mercury, WNBA brace for complications as they prepare to return

PHOENIX - From COVID-19 concerns to racial injustice, the WNBA, Mercury brace for complications as they return to court


Arizona Smash community faces challenge during pandemic

PHOENIX – Super Smash Bros. eSports tournaments in Arizona are on hold. That changes a gaming experience and community meant to be savored in person.


‘I stand for what is right’: Cardinals’ Murray will kneel during national anthem

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray said he will join others and plans to kneel during national anthem.


Phoenix Rising players await news on resumption of USL Championship season

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC and the USL Championship are set to resume play July 11. More details are expected to come shortly.


New Coyotes CEO Gutierrez looks to mobilize Arizona’s Latino community

GLENDALE – Arizona Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo announced Xavier A. Gutierrez as the franchise’s new President and CEO. Gutierrez is the first Latino President and CEO in NHL history and hopes to mobilize the community.


Masks, tests and quarantines: ASU unveils plan for workouts during the pandemic

PHOENIX - ASU unveils plan for athletes to return for voluntary workouts amid COVID-19 pandemic.


College arms, bloodlines tell the story for Diamondbacks in MLB draft

PHOENIX- After losing rotation piece Taijuan Walker and acquiring All-Star Madison Bumgarner, the Diamondbacks opted to supplement their pitching stock in the draft.


No reason to ‘make anybody uncomfortable’: NASCAR’s Bowman supports Confederate flag ban

PHOENIX – NASCAR drivers such as Alex Bowman and Bubba Wallace react to the banning of Confederate flags at all future NASCAR events


Spencer Torkelson joins ASU elite after selected No. 1 overall by Tigers

PHOENIX – ASU slugger Spencer Torkelson is drafted No. 1 overall by the Detroit Tigers in a historic ASU draft.


Masks during workouts, daily health checks highlight UA’s return to sports in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – Director of Athletics David Heeke and Dr. Stephen Paul of C.A.T.S Medical Services addressed the re-entry plan for athletes, Football players will start returning June 15.


Different worlds, same inspiration: Cardinals’ Kirk, Suns’ Baynes moved to speak after Floyd protests

PHOENIX- Different worlds, same inspiration: Cardinals’ Kirk, Suns’ Baynes moved to speak out after Floyd protests