Sport

High school athletes reporting of concussions increasing

MESA - Bike. Peach. Umbrella.


National anthem protest has national trickle-down effect

University High School, located in West Los Angeles, features a socially aware group of players under the direction of coach John Washington.


Fairfax boys basketball team rallies around memory of Isia Slater

LAVEEN - Fairfax High School boys basketball head coach Josh Wray put his phone on vibrate on the night of Oct. 14, an unusual move for him.


Award-winning football player overcomes cystic fibrosis to find success on and off field

PHOENIX – Balancing academics and athletics is a delicate juggling act, but Phoenix College wide receiver and former Joy Christian School quarterback Matthew Mitchell excelled at both - while also dealing with an inhibiting disease.


Coyotes’ Tempe plan leads to mix of concern, confidence at Westgate

GLENDALE - If the Coyotes are successful in moving to Tempe at the end of the decade, Gila River Arena, the Westgate Entertainment District and the city of Glendale will lose one of their centerpiece tenants.


Coyotes announce plan to move to Tempe

GLENDALE - Seventeen months after Glendale voided its 15-year lease with the Arizona Coyotes, the NHL club announced plans Monday to move to a new arena in Tempe in time for the opening of the 2019-2020 season.


Arizona racers return to roots at Phoenix International Raceway

PHOENIX - Michael McDowell, who was born in Phoenix and raised in Glendale, recently learned that he now owns a little piece of NASCAR racing history.


D-Backs manager learned from Sparky Anderson, Terry Francona

PHOENIX - The new manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks learned how to manage beyond the playing field from two of the best.


Arizona-Boston pipeline continues with hiring of Lovullo as D-backs manager

SURPRISE - In Torey Lovullo, the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting a hard-working manager who will quickly gain the respect of his players, according to a member of the Boston Red Sox organization taking part in the Arizona Fall League at Surprise Stadium on Friday.


Cactus League a big winner regardless of World Series outcome

PHOENIX – No matter who wins Wednesday’s climactic Game 7 of the World Series between the long-suffering Cleveland Indians and longer-suffering Chicago Cubs, Arizona wins.


Former Sun Devil Kipnis shines on World Series stage

PHOENIX - The capacity crowd at Wrigley Field in Chicago watched as Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis faced off against Cubs relief pitcher Travis Wood with two runners on base and two outs in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series.


Ultra-runner reflects on record-breaking 800-mile Arizona Trail run

PHOENIX - "I don’t envy myself for going through that," ultra-runner Michael Versteeg said with a laugh.