Sport

‘This was a lightning bolt’: Baseball insider Pedro Gomez reflects on shutdown of sport

PHOENIX – ESPN baseball insider Pedro Gomez is learning to adjust to life without the sport but hopes to see the game return soon.


Getting schooled: Even in virtual classroom, ASU’s basketball teams set high standards

TEMPE – Arizona State men’s and women’s basketball doing well in online class format


‘Nobody saw that coming’: Jordan documentary offers inside look at superstar

LOS ANGELES – “The Last Dance” is a documentary showing Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ road to another NBA title in the 1997-98 season.


A nod of respect: Bobblehead craze still going strong in 2020

PHOENIX – Bobbleheads are highly popular, not only with fans but the professional teams who give them away.


On the right track: Olympic hopeful Cole Walsh keeping focus during COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – Pole vaulter Cole Walsh, an Olympic hopeful, is using what he’s learned during his journey to help him stay positive and fit during quarantine.


Making do: After canceled season, ASU’s Torkelson awaits MLB Draft

PHOENIX – Spencer Torkelson is controlling what he can, not dwelling on the cancellation of his junior season at Arizona State and awaiting the Major League Baseball Draft.


Even without baseball, images from shortened Cactus League season endure

PHOENIX – A photo retrospective of Cactus League spring training workouts and games remind us of what we’re missing with sports halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


16 years ago, Sarver purchased Phoenix Suns for record $401 million

PHOENIX – The $401 million price tag for the Suns was an NBA record at the time of the sale, but 16 years later, the blockbuster purchase hasn’t panned out to be all it was expected for Robert Sarver.


Suns sharpshooter Rex Chapman broke an NBA playoff record 23 years ago

PHOENIX – Twenty-three years ago, Rex Chapman became the first NBA player to drill nine 3-point shots in a single playoff game for the Phoenix Suns. That record stayed in place until Klay Thompson came along.


53 seasons ago, nickname of Phoenix’s new NBA franchise was revealed

PHOENIX – When Phoenix was awarded an NBA franchise, team executives wanted to make sure they gave it a proper nickname. Fifty-three years ago, the name was announced.


‘I was shocked’: Arizona Cardinals land Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals were pleasantly surprised to find that Houston offensive tackle Josh Jones was available in the third round of the the NFL Draft.


Cardinals draft pick Isaiah Simmons brings versatility, big game experience

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals filled multiple holes on their defense with one player when they selected Clemson’s versatile Isaiah Simmons with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.