Olympic gold medalist Sydney Leroux redefines soccer moms across pro sports

LOS ANGELES – Sydney Leroux takes the term soccer mom to a whole new meaning.


A change for the better? Arizona set to add shot clocks for high school basketball

PHOENIX – Arizona high school basketball divisions 6A-3A have decided to adopt the 35-second shot clock outlined by the NFHS. A majority of coaches are praising the decision, but logistical and financial issues are causing trouble for Arizona schools.


Varsity Gay League creates inclusive sports leagues where ‘everyone’s welcome’

LOS ANGELES – The Varsity Gay League, a national organization with recreational sports leagues, aims to create an inclusive environment for all athletes regardless of sexuality, ability or gender.


‘A bunch of guys who came together’: Sunnyslope basketball’s memorable 3-year run often overlooked

PHOENIX – Sunnyslope basketball’s class of 2018 featured a memorable run with three state title appearances and back-to-back championships. Yet the program is rarely mentioned among recent high school powerhouses.


Controversial Avalanche tweet raises questions about intersection of fandom, sports journalism

PHOENIX – A celebratory tweet about the Colorado Avalanche by a sports journalist raises questions about the direction of balanced reporting, particularly in the age of social media.


Fields of dreams: How farming and football helped Eloy harvest NFL talent

ELOY – Located midway between Phoenix and Tucson along Interstate 10 is the small city of Eloy. It’s home to just under 16,000 residents and is mostly known for world-class skydiving and copious amounts of dust. But a rich history can be found deeper in the city off Exit 208, one that involves football and sending players to the NFL.


Long-awaited change of course: A diverse future for golf on the horizon

PHOENIX – With the special roots of a local minority-based golf club, Desert Mashie, to now minority golf tours taking place across the country, golf has the potential for big changes in diversity for the next generation.


Thom Ortiz embraces new challenge: reviving Saguaro wrestling program

PHOENIX – After six years, Saguaro High School will revive its wrestling program with Arizona State national champion wrestler and three-time All American Thom Ortiz at the helm.


2022 draft prospects come to LA Kings development camp reflecting franchise’s new direction

LOS ANGELES – The newest group of Los Angeles Kings prospects from the 2022 NHL draft come to development camp with confidence as the team takes its next steps toward Cup contention.


‘The guardian angel’: Friends recall heroic final minutes in life of former Central High star Corvel Simmons

PHOENIX – In late July 2021, former Central High School football standout Corvel Simmons and his coach, Matt Allen, were discussing fears. Among Simmons' concerns? Drowning. A week later, Simmons died in a tragic paddle board accident, and as his family later learned, he died heroically.


Blessing or curse? Devin Booker, Diana Taurasi land on NBA 2K23 covers

PHOENIX – Some believe landing on the cover of NBA 2K is a curse, but others are celebrating the decision to put the Suns’ Devin Booker and the Mercury’s Diana Taurasi on the latest edition. They are the first Phoenix athletes to front a game cover since Larry Fitzgerald did on Madden 10.


The ‘veterans’ of LA Kings development camp embrace new leadership role

LOS ANGELES – At the Los Angeles Kings development camp, the oldest of the prospects take on a new leadership role, helping the youngest players through their first camp experience.