Sport

Sports, politics collide again as Mickelson, McIlroy address voting rights and Texas passes anthem bill

PHOENIX — Sports, politics collide again as Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy address voting rights, while Texas senate passes National Anthem bill


Former ASU guard Jaelen House eyes GCU, could join former teammates

PHOENIX - ASU transfer Jaelen House announced that GCU and New Mexico are his top two destinations. What would the former Sun Devils guard bring to the Lopes?


Arizona fires Sean Miller, looks for coach who can win games, generate dollars

PHOENIX – The University of Arizona men’s basketball team is among the top profiting college basketball programs in the country. They are looking forward to a successful and competitive future with a new head coach.


To mandate or not mandate? Greater access to COVID-19 vaccine raises ethical questions in sports world

PHOENIX – The COVID-19 vaccine has brought potential relief to what has been a stressful year in sports. But not everyone is open to taking the vaccine, with some expressing medical and ethical concerns.


Deja vu all over again? Three takeaways from Diamondbacks’ early season struggles

PHOENIX - Similar to last season, the Diamondbacks are off to a 1-3 start after facing the Padres. A struggling offense and pitching rotation are keys to understanding why.


Announcer’s slur during high school game raises concerns about streaming service’s lack of oversight

PHOENIX - Matt Rowan is the latest example of an announcer who said inappropriate comments on the air, raising concern about streaming services’ lack of oversight.


Arizona Christian football navigates split season, COVID-19 outbreak to land spot in NAIA playoffs

PHOENIX - ACU Firestorm football chose to play a non-conference schedule in the fall, and a conference schedule in the spring. At 8-1, they’ve handled this COVID-19 altered season while maintaining success.


UArizona women’s NCAA Tournament run defies odds, builds for future

They were a No. 3 seed. They have one of the lowest budgets of NCAA Sweet 16 teams. Little was expected of them. And yet the Arizona Wildcats played in the NCAA Women's Tournament national championship game.


Scottsdale’s Carlee Turner, Boston Pride overcome adversity to win National Women’s Hockey League title

PHOENIX – Despite thoughts of retirement amid a COVID-19 outbreak, Carlee Turner and her Boston Pride teammates overcame adversity to win the NWHL’s Isobel Cup.


‘Sorry, buddy’: Athletes saying ‘no’ to autograph seekers symbolic of COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – People with time during a pandemic are revisiting their sports memorabilia collections and that business is booming. Getting those collectibles autographed is another story, though.



ASU women’s basketball struggled in postseason but believes experience will pay off

TEMPE — In four games of postseason play, the ASU women’s basketball team had their weaknesses exposed. However, the postseason experience was necessary for the development of Charli Turner Thorne’s young Sun Devils.