‘I’m just heartbroken’: Last second bucket from TCU’s Coles ends ASU’s NCAA tournament run
DENVER – DJ Horne and Warren Washington led the way in points for Arizona State, but crucial turnovers down the stretch set TCU up for a last-second shot that allowed the Horned Frogs to advance in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Even resilience can’t help GCU overcome Gonzaga in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
DENVER – The Grand Canyon men's basketball team ran out of gas against Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament. However, Friday night marked another building block for the program’s young history and it came with strong fan support.
GCU men’s basketball perseveres through adversity to set up NCAA tournament date with No. 3 Gonzaga
PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University men’s basketball hopes to one day build a mid-major powerhouse like Gonzaga’s. Coach Bryce Drew understands patience is key, but a good showing in Friday’s first-round matchup of the NCAA tournament will be a step in the right direction.
NASCAR levies severe penalties to Hendrick Motorsports, Justin Haley and Denny Hamlin for Phoenix incidents
AVONDALE – For Hendrick Motorsports and Justin Haley, NASCAR issued a historic punishment for illegal modifications made before Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway. Denny Hamlin also received penalties for intentionally trying to wreck Ross Chastain during the race.
25 years later: Behind Bryce Drew’s 1998 buzzer beater were the unknowns of March Madness, which lend hope to GCU
PHOENIX — Though far removed from the feeling of taking a low-enrollment Lutheran university to its first Sweet 16 appearance and only one since, Bryce Drew is now the coach for a Grand Canyon program that’s approaching its second NCAA Tournament in his third season. And the situation seems even more similar since GCU is No. 14 and as much or more of an underdog against No. 3 Gonzaga than Valpo was on March 13, 1998, when the efforts of Drew and his father, Homer, combined with many others to culminate in an improbable memory made plausible.
ASU women’s lacrosse leans on graduate duo of ‘KB Squared’ after an offseason marked by transition
TEMPE – Katie Brodsky and Kaylon Buckner, who returned for a fifth year, will take the reins of leadership for ASU women’s lacrosse under new coach Taryn VanThof. The duo, tagged as KB Squared, have been a source of inspiration and motivation to a squad facing many changes after last season's run to the Pac-12 finals.
Phil Mickelson, other Sun Devil alums ready to return to Arizona for LIV Golf event
PHOENIX – Phil Mickelson and other former Sun Devils will be playing in Tucson’s LIV Golf event this weekend. This is the first event in Arizona for Mickelson since he made the switch to the controversial golf league.
Arizona Wildcats end season on wrong side of history after falling to No. 15 Princeton in NCAA Tournament
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Arizona Wildcats were defeated by the Princeton Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in Sacramento. It is just the 11th that a 15 seed has defeated a 2 seed since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
U-S-A! Americans book trip to World Baseball Classic quarterfinals in win over Colombia
PHOENIX – Behind a 3-2 win over Colombia Wednesday night, Team USA moves on to the World Baseball Classic quarterfinals after going 3-1 in the group stage and now faces Venezuela on Saturday.
Ticket punched: Team Mexico advances to quarterfinals of World Baseball Classic with win over Team Canada
PHOENIX – Thanks to a clutch offensive round by Randy Arozarena and Alexis Wilson throughout group play at the World Baseball Classic, Team Mexico cruised through and punched a ticket to the quarterfinals in MIami, Florida.
Trevor May embraces new opportunity with Oakland A’s, brings leadership to East Bay
MESA – Trevor May signed as a free agent with the Oakland A’s this offseason. He is expected to be a dependable bullpen arm and leader for an inexperienced staff.
Team Canada pitching staff shows grit, determination but falls short at World Baseball Classic
With 21 years separating the youngest and oldest pitcher on Team Canada’s pitching staff and a median age of 29, the grit and determination shown proves you don’t need years of major league experience to represent your country on an international stage.