Punt, pass and teach social, emotional learning skills: Best coaches adjust priorities

PHOENIX - Coaches tend to make or break a child’s relationship with a sport. Equipping coaches with the proper social and emotional learning skills necessary to mentoring children on how to be better athletes and more importantly, how to be better individuals, is vital to the future of athletics.


Vroominate on this: Eased COVID restrictions bring big crowd to Monster Jam in Glendale

GLENDALE – During the pandemic, Monster Jam limited fans attending events. In 2021, 100% capacity is back and the fans took advantage when the event came to Arizona last weekend.


Remembering ‘3’: Arizona universities to honor Tyler Hilinski, address athlete mental health

PHOENIX – Hilinski’s Hope, partnering with more than 70 schools across the country, is leading College Football Mental Health Week. ASU players will wear the No. 3 on their helmets to honor Tyler Hilinski, who died by suicide.


Although youth sports receive cut of gambling revenue in New York, rules are different in Arizona

PHOENIX – Arizona became the 26th state in the country to legalize sports gambling. Could youth sports benefit from the revenue the way they do in New York?


No Maluma, no Disney princesses: Mercury return to home court after much-debated scheduling issues

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury played its first two playoff games at arenas belonging to college teams. A look at why as the team prepares to play the Las Vegas Aces at Footprint Center with a chance to punch a ticket to the WNBA Finals.


‘Unacceptable’: Diamondbacks don’t finish as MLB’s worst team, but they were close

PHOENIX – Heading into the 2021 season, the expectations for the Arizona Diamondbacks were low in a competitive National League West. And after 162 games, the record shows they lived up to those expectations.


After more than 600 days, ASU swim team grateful for return to competition

The Arizona State University swimming program held its annual Maroon & Gold Intrasquad scrimmage on Friday to kick off its 2021-22 season. It is the Sun Devils’ first meet in over 600 days after the entire team redshirted the 2020-21 season.


Crowns and cowgirls: Horsemanship, pageantry part of Miss Rodeo Arizona event

QUEEN CREEK – From horsemanship tests to traditional pageant activities, the recent Miss Rodeo Arizona pageant in Queen Creek highlighted a long-standing tradition in the American West.


From 4-0 to 5-11: 2012 Cardinals nothing like superior 4-0 2021 team

PHOENIX – The Cardinals are 4-0 for the first time since 2012, but they are looking to avoid the downward spiral that followed that team. It’s clear from how the current version of the Cardinals have played, this is a team wired much differently.


ASU conquers No. 19 UCLA to take the lead in the Pac-12 South

PASADENA, California – ASU faced the No. 19 ranked UCLA Bruins on Saturday night and won convincingly. Twenty-nine players are from the Southern California area; the trip to Pasadena was a chance to show out in front of friends and family.


Westgate confident in future, despite Coyotes soon leaving Gila River Arena

PHOENIX – Although the Arizona Coyotes will leave after the 2021-22 season, the Westgate Entertainment District is confident it can thrive.


FlyQuest’s Go Green Initiative spotlights preservation and sustainability of esports

LOS ANGELES – FlyQuest began its Go Green initiative in 2020, and has since paired with One Tree Planted, Coral Reef Alliance and the Bee Conservatory in TreeQuest, SeaQuest and BeeQuest.

FlyQuest Team