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Recruiting in coronavirus era: Arizona football prospects still committing to Division I programs

PHOENIX – Despite visiting campuses few times if at all in some cases, class of 2021 prospects are committing at record rates. Here’s why three from Arizona high schools decided to join them.


COVID-19 spike prompts Maricopa County JCs to push for cancellation of sports for year

PHOENIX - A spike in coronavirus cases in the state has prompted the presidents of 10 schools in the Maricopa County Community Colleges District to push for a cancellation of all sports for the 2020-21 season.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey stands firm on staying open, urges Arizonans to ‘do the right thing’

PHOENIX – Cases continue to spike, Navajo police officer funeral held and other headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.


Phoenix Rising, GCU athletes self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

PHOENIX – Local teams in Arizona are seeing positive cases of COVID-19. Phoenix Rising FC and GCU Men’s Basketball join the Suns and Coyotes as the latest teams to have positive cases.

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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.