Sport

ASU groundskeeper leaves his stamp on Cheez-It Bowl

TEMPE – Meet Brian Johnson, Arizona State’s athletic grounds facilities manager. He spends the bulk of his time during football season caring for the fields at Sun Devil Stadium, but he recently helped with the Cheez-It Bowl at Chase Field.


Same record, different culture: On heels of bowl loss, ASU players optimistic

LAS VEGAS – Even after ASU’s loss in Las Vegas Bowl, players are confident football culture is better in Tempe.


Played among livestock, medicinal plants, ‘rez golf’ builds community among Navajo

LOW MOUNTAIN – “Rez golf,” played with secondhand clubs on rugged courses amid rocks, livestock and medicinal plants, is gaining popularity among Navajos.


A bookie, a bet, a basketball player: 25 years ago, point-shaving scandal rocked Arizona State

PHOENIX – Twenty-five years ago, a point-shaving scandal rocked the Arizona State basketball program but how could this scandal affect the sports betting future.


Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

CHINLE, Ariz. – Mariah Bahe dreams of becoming the first Navajo boxer to win Olympic medal.


‘Goldy’ gone: Arizona sports scene suffers another blow as Diamondbacks trade Goldschmidt

PHOENIX – The Arizona sports scene suffers another blow after the Diamondbacks decide to trade the most popular player on the team, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.


Arizona Western eliminates football, leaving only one JC in state with sport

PHOENIX -- After junior colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District eliminated football, Yuma's Western Arizona did the same Wednesday, leaving only one program left in the state.


Cardinals’ running back Derrick Coleman shares his journey with deaf students

PHOENIX – Derrick Coleman, the NFL’s first legally deaf offensive player, shared his story with the Phoenix School for the Deaf.


Do you have what it takes? FBI invites reporters to work out with agents for a day

PHOENIX – The FBI invited media members to participate in their fitness test, one of the tests FBI applicants must pass in order to get hired by the Bureau.


Moving on: ASU receiver Harry declares for NFL Draft

TEMPE – Junior wide receiver N’Keal Harry announced his decision to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft on Monday.


Partnership unveils program to identify, head off youth sports injuries

WASHINGTON - A Mayo Clinic official was in Washington recently to join other youth sports leaders launching a national collaborative project aimed at preventing youth sports injuries through greater awareness, better data collection and tools like a quick field test for concussions.


Coyotes thankful for family, friends and much better start to season

GLENDALE – The Arizona Coyotes are happy to have families in town as they gear up for a big stretch of games.