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New downtown Phoenix arena could bring end to Coyotes’ bumpy desert road

When the Winnipeg Jets moved to the desert and became the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996, it was a bold statement, part of the NHL’s efforts in the 1990s to place hockey in markets previously believed untenable.


LeBlanc at town hall meeting with fans: ‘We feel strongly that our home is Gila River Arena’

SCOTTSDALE – The elephant in the room at the Arizona Coyotes’ town hall meeting Tuesday night was the team’s continuing legal battle with the city of Glendale over the city’s vote last month to cancel their arena lease deal.

Coyotes town hall meeting photo

Video: U.S. Women’s National Team rallies in Los Angeles after World Cup win

Mesa's Julie Johnston was part of the World Cup rally in Los Angeles celebrating the U.S. Women's Soccer Team's victory.

Julie Johnston played every minute of the FIFA Women's World Cup for the gold medal-winning United States. (Brett Holzhauer/Cronkite News)

Change sparked by 2011 ArenaBowl loss set Rattlers up for sustained success

MESA – For 21 seconds, the Arizona Rattlers’ performance in ArenaBowl XXIV held a record.

McAdoo photo.

World Cup quest began in Mesa for women’s national team’s Julie Johnston

Young girls run around the fields of Barney Park in Queen Creek with shin guards on and a soccer ball at their cleats trying to perfect “The Jules.”

Julie Johnston playing soccer

Arizona Coyotes unveil new look with uniforms

GLENDALE – Thousands of Coyotes fans poured into Gila River Arena Friday night for the team’s NHL Draft party. It was an opportunity to escape the team’s current legal battle with the city of Glendale and catch a glimpse of the franchise’s new look and future.

Arizona Coyotes photo

Court says Glendale must make quarterly payment, ups Coyotes’ bond to $1 million

The city of Glendale must still make its scheduled $3.75 million quarterly payment to the Arizona Coyotes, despite the city’s motion earlier this month to have that waived.

Gila River Arena photo

Wounded but still fighting, only this time on a different field of battle

WASHINGTON - Less than two years after doctors said he might never run again, Safford native Terry Cartwright is proving them wrong.

wounded warrior

When red and blue become pink: Lawmakers face press in charity softball game

WASHINGTON - Congress is often split into blue camps and red camps, but a bipartisan group came together Wednesday in a pink camp - the congressional softball team raising money to fight breast cancer.


Arizona Heat travel to UCLA to compete in first ‘Angel City Games’

LOS ANGELES - The first annual Angel City Games, a competition for physically disabled athletes, took place at UCLA’s Drake Stadium over the weekend. The Arizona Heat, a team from Mesa, competed and relished the experience.

Angel City Games photo

Glendale legal battle with Coyotes leaves Westgate businesses in limbo

GLENDALE – For Westgate Entertainment District business owners, the opportunity of making a living right outside Gila River Arena was too good to pass up.

Gila River Arena photo

Glendale City Council says it will press on in legal battle with Coyotes

GLENDALE – Glendale interim Assistant City Manager Tom Duensing said Tuesday that the city planned to stay the course in its battle with the Arizona Coyotes.