Sport

GCU investing in sports medicine as part of move to Division I

PHOENIX - Grand Canyon University has invested millions of dollars in transitioning its athletic programs to NCAA Division I.


Former MLB catcher Chad Moeller finds passion in teaching

SCOTTSDALE - Seven jerseys hang on the wall of the Scottsdale Batting Cages, home to Chad Moeller Baseball.

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Women’s hockey growing in the desert

PHOENIX - It’s getting colder in the desert. “We’re not a hockey state but we are starting to get there,” said Jordan Nash-Boulden, an Arizona State women’s hockey player.

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Mofford saved Cactus League from extinction

PHOENIX – Near the end of spring training in 1990, MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent came to Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford with an ultimatum, according to former Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Bruner.


Mercury’s Kelsey Bone to take anthem protests into WNBA playoffs

PHOENIX – Kelsey Bone is taking her social injustice protest to a bigger stage. On a night when the Phoenix Mercury clinched a berth in the WNBA playoffs, the 24-year-old center kneeled during the singing of the national anthem to raise awareness of alleged racial inequality and the recent shootings by and of police officers around the country.


Diamondbacks make Latino fan outreach top priority

PHOENIX - Just hours away from the Mexican border, the Diamondbacks celebrated Hispanic heritage with a pregame festival for their fans Saturday at Chase Field. But that heritage is represented by more than just the team’s fan base.


ASU football lends a hand as Louisiana floods hit home in Tempe

TEMPE – Last month, record-setting floods swept through the suburbs of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For some within the Arizona State football program the disaster didn’t just hit home - it was home.


Club soccer player stresses importance of concussion education after injury

PHOENIX — On a muggy night in early August 2015, Bianca Feix was trading jokes with her family around the dinner table. The hands on the clock pointed to 6 p.m. when Bianca, a 13-year-old club soccer player, was in the middle of a story when she grabbed her head.


Concussion reporting on the rise in Arizona

PHOENIX – At first blush, the statement from Dr. Javier Cardenas might have troubled some parents of young athletes.


Gallery: Best of Rio, Aug. 16

Take a look at some of the best photos taken by Cronkite News reporters on location in Rio de Janeiro covering all things related to the 2016 Olympics and the culture of Rio.


Phelps achieves ‘closure’ in Rio, ready to coach at ASU

RIO DE JANEIRO — In winning his 23rd gold medal Saturday night, Michael Phelps put an exclamation point on his historic Olympic swim career.


How to stay fit in Rio: Go to the beach

While some visit the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to relax, others go to work out. It's a common sight to see locals exercise by the ocean with beautiful scenery as a backdrop and convenient and plentiful nearby fitness areas. Our photographers Jaclyn Chung and Langston Fields compiled the slideshow above to share some of our favorite photos of exercise and recreation along the coast.