27 seasons and counting: Despite competition for sports entertainment dollar, Arizona Rattlers endure

PHOENIX – Even in a community where competition is heated for the sports dollar, the Arizona Rattlers have found a way to stay relevant.

NCAA Basketball Academy stops at GCU, gives top high school players taste of college expectations

PHOENIX – In an attempt to address issues surrounding summer basketball that sparked the involvement of the federal government, the NCAA Basketball Academy debuted, making a stop at Grand Canyon University.

Marvin Lewis hopes to ease ‘amigo’ Herm Edwards’ transition to second season as ASU coach

TEMPE – Arizona State coach Herm Edwards has a long history with Marvin Lewis and believes his friend will make an impact on the ASU football staff.

From dance studios to ASU to possibly the Olympics, breakdancing surges in popularity

MESA – What started as a fad in the 1970s is now being considered for Olympic competition. Breakdancing is back and finding its way to dance studios and college classrooms.

Who will start? ASU football searches for clarity at the quarterback position

PHOENIX – With season nearing, ASU football looks for starter at quarterback.

Dillon Sterling-Cole

New Coyotes owner Meruelo seeks financial sustainability, larger Hispanic fan base

GLENDALE – The new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes hopes to attract a larger Hispanic audience to games.

Alex Meruelo Coyotes owner

Devils and the deep Red Sea: Gonzalez, Foster hope to leave mark with Cardinals

GLENDALE – Former Sun Devils Zane Gonzalez, D.J. Foster look to build upon a new regime with Cardinals

A big deal: Just before the trade deadline, Diamondbacks ship Greinke, acquire Leake

PHOENIX – As trade deadline clock ticks, Diamondbacks trade Zack Greinke, acquire Mike Leake.

Zack Greinke

Pigskin and eggs? ASU football reacts to possible 9 a.m. kickoffs

TEMPE – Trading hot dogs and burgers for orange juice and eggs, 9 a.m. kickoffs at Sun Devil Stadium are a possibility.

Diana Taurasi’s back injury tests her patience, serves as reminder of WNBA pay disparity

PHOENIX – In a storied 15-year career that has included WNBA championships, Olympic gold medals and a number of individual accolades, few firsts remain for Diana Taurasi to accomplish. Learning to overcome a back injury is one.

Phoenix Mercury rookie Sophie Cunningham enters All-Star break on high note

PHOENIX – Mercury rookie Sophie Cunningham has shined for Phoenix in her first season with the team.

Sophie Cunningham

Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke, Robbie Ray involved in trade speculation as deadline nears

PHOENIX – With the Arizona Diamondbacks possible sellers at the MLB trade deadline, star pitchers Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray could be on the move.

Zack Greinke