Sport

More than a name: Son of a Hall of Famer, Hamilton’s Brenden Rice hopes to forge own path

CHANDLER – A legacy runs deep when you are related to the greatest wide receiver to ever play football. However, for Brenden Rice, it is the legacy he makes separate from his father which means more to him.


Ricky Rubio brings flashes of Steve Nash back to Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX – Devin Booker may be the face of the franchise, but Ricky Rubio has been a steadying force behind the Phoenix Suns’ success.


China trip offered Sun Devils another step in evolution under Bobby Hurley

TEMPE - With a group full of returners and high-quality recruits, head coach Bobby Hurley is aiming to lead the Sun Devils to their third-consecutive NCAA Tournament.


‘Unbelievable’: Pinnacle’s J.D. Johnson grateful that Michigan honored his scholarship

PHOENIX — Michigan quarterback commit J.D. Johnson was forced to medically retire from football, but the Wolverines will honor his scholarship.


Who’s that with Rodgers, Mahomes on TV? It’s a State Farm agent from Tempe

TEMPE - Local State Farm Agent Patrick Minnis on his unlikely rise to fame.


There’s no denying in baseball: Remembering the women who played the game

SCOTTSDALE – The International Women’s Baseball Center (IWBC) is making steady progress toward building a museum and education center in Rockford, Illinois, to honor women in baseball.


Phoenix Rising FC looks to avenge loss to Real Monarchs in USL Championship Playoffs

SCOTTSDALE - After winning its first-ever penalty shootout, Phoenix Rising FC will play the Real Monarchs in the Western Conference Semifinal in the USL Championship Playoffs with revenge on its mind.


Racist taunts aimed at Native American high school athletes denounced

SCOTTSDALE – Salt River High School volleyball players were targets of racial taunts. Their governing body is organizing a committee to ensure it doesn’t happen again.


High school, high score: AIA kicks off first ever esports season

PHOENIX – The Arizona Interscholastic Association has officially launched the state's first high school esports league


Ka-ching: NCAA opens door for college athletes to receive endorsements

PHOENIX – Jayden Daniels, in his Sun Devil gear, appearing on a TV commercial for BoSa Donuts? That may finally be a possibility. In a unanimous vote, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to permit students participating in athletics the “opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness."


Ranked matchup reveals complex position Pac-12 is in with its TV network

PHOENIX – Opportunities are plentiful for the Pac-12 Networks’ future as the conference prepares for 2024, but the path to get there will continue to be challenging.


ASU’s players go west, game against UCLA goes south

PASADENA – Many Arizona State players were excited to return to California. UCLA was not a welcoming host.