Sport

Mercury’s Diana Taurasi set to make another Olympic memory

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi remembers the first time she walked out of the Olympic tunnel for the opening ceremony. It was Aug. 13, 2004, and the Summer Games were held in Athens, Greece.


Arizona officials warn of Zika spread on return from Rio

As the eyes of the world descend upon Brazil, Valley resident Marla Dorman is ready to cheer on Team USA, hoping the experience outweighs the risk of Zika.


Visually impaired ASU alum shooting for gold

He stands 50 meters from the target, right hand fully extended, wrist slightly bent. He takes one step to the left, cocks his head and lines up with the target from the left side.


Phelps to carry flag for Team USA

RIO DE JANEIRO — When Michael Phelps began training at Arizona State University last year, he brought a spotlight to the school and its swim program led by his coach Bob Bowman.


Success on the field, struggles in the stands for Tucson Saguaros

TUCSON — As the Tucson Saguaros finish up their inaugural season, there’s one question that lingers in the minds of people as the team heads into the playoffs.

Tucson Saguaros’ second baseman Michael Rampone up at bat in front of a sparse crowd at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Michael Boylan/Cronkite News)

Calling all sports fans: We want to hear from you!

The Cronkite News Phoenix Sports Bureau is looking for your input and insight, and we invite you to become a source in our Public Insight Network.


Former Cardinals coach Dennis Green dies at 67

PHOENIX — Former Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green died late Thursday due to complications from cardiac arrest. He was 67.


Coyotes hope proximity of new affiliate will pay dividends in player development

GLENDALE — Coyotes Director of Player Development Steve Sullivan stood on the ice at Gila River Arena earlier this week just a few feet away from more than 40 Coyotes prospects at the team’s annual development camp.


Racing to Rio: Are you ready for the Summer Olympics?

The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cronkite News wants to hear from Arizonans who are planning on watching or attending in person.


Coyotes president LeBlanc ‘moving forward’ with new arena site

PHOENIX — The Coyotes moved one step closer to finding a new home Friday.


U.S. team comes to Glendale in Copa America’s final stop in Valley

GLENDALE — As the manager of a Mexican restaurant in the shadow of University of Phoenix Stadium, Ruben Ruiz has seen his fair share of sports fans. But he said nothing has compared to the crowds surrounding the Copa America match between Mexico and Uruguay June 5.

The U.S. Men’s National Team trains at University of Phoenix Stadium on Thursday in preparation for its third place game against Colombia on Saturday. (Photo by Joseph Steen/Cronkite News)