Sport

Cold beer, hot takes: TV’s most popular sports personalities happy to share their opinion

PHOENIX – The changing sports landscape has shined a spotlight on television’s hierarchy: TV sports personalities like Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless yield multi-million dollar salaries for expressing their thoughts.


‘I know you didn’t want to be a hero’: 16 years ago, nation stunned by death of Pat Tillman

TEMPE – Pat Tillman’s death while serving in Afghanistan was a crushing blow to the Arizona community and those around the nation. The former Arizona State and Cardinals defensive standout was killed on this day in 2004.


Even though NFL draft will be different, Cardinals’ Justin Pugh suggests it might be better

PHOENIX – In an effort to isolate, prospects will have to experience NFL draft day from home. Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Justin Pugh, who celebrated draft day with his family, says to enjoy it.


Eight years ago, Torres hit left indelible mark on Coyotes’ history

PHOENIX – In 2012, a brutal, blindside shoulder hit by the Coyotes’ Raffi Torres sent Chicago’s Marian Hossa to the hospital.


Remarkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkable: 18 years ago, Diamondbacks’ Johnson struck out 17 against Rockies

PHOENIX – Diamondbacks starter Randy Johnson etched his name into the record book with a historic start against the Colorado Rockies on April 21, 2002.


Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom helping Navajo Nation fight coronavirus

PHOENIX – Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom is battling the coronavirus from a small, rural hospital near the Navajo Nation. And she needs help.


Game 4 of 1976 Western Conference semifinals proved to be turning point in Suns history

PHOENIX – Westphal, Erickson help lead the Suns over the Supersonics and to new heights 44 years ago.


NABI cancellation means much more to Native American community than just loss of basketball

PHOENIX – The biggest Native American basketball tournament in the country was canceled. It has greater impact than just the lack of basketball.


Patience, workouts and video games: Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly tries to keep perspective with season on hiatus

PHOENIX – Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly is eager to get back on the field, but understands that other things take priority over baseball’s return.


Twenty-three years ago, Cardinals kept ASU quarterback Jake Plummer in Arizona

PHOENIX – On this day 23 years ago, the Cardinals selected Arizona State quarterback Jake Plummer in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft


Double duty: 14 years ago, Diamondbacks’ Gonzalez became member of exclusive group

PHOENIX – Fourteen years ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez joined 20 others players in major league history to compile at least 300 home runs and 500 doubles in a career.


Phoenix Mercury trade first round selection to bolster backcourt, secure Walker-Kimbrough

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury added three guards on draft night and traded first-round pick Jocelyn Willoughby to secure point guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.