‘Happy New Year’: Arizona makes history, gets revenge on Oregon in inaugural Pac-12 baseball tourney

SCOTTSDALE – Chip Hale’s Arizona baseball team won the first ever Pac-12 Baseball Tournament game Wednesday. Meanwhile, Arizona State fell late to Stanford.


Sun Devils send 30 to Arkansas for NCAA West Region Track and Field prelims

PHOENIX – Arizona State arrives in Arkansas with 30 Sun Devils who qualified for the NCAA West Regional Preliminary taking place Wednesday through Saturday in Fayetteville.


Peanuts, Cracker Jack and the origins of spring training: the evolution of baseball’s preseason

PHOENIX – It is hard to imagine, but spring training – a baseball fan’s rite of passage – wasn’t always part of the sports narrative in Arizona.


‘Season starts on Wednesday’: Inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament gives ASU another chance

PHOENIX – After an uneven and often frustrating season, Arizona State and first-year head Willie Bloomquist are savoring their opportunity to make up ground in the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament.


Jailed Brittney Griner, absent players contribute to slow start for Phoenix Mercury

PHOENIX – As Brittney Griner remains detained in a Russian prison, the Phoenix Mercury continue to struggle with a new coach and unavailable players.


‘Welcome to the party’: ASU softball rolls in Tempe, advances to super regional

TEMPE – Behind three freshmen, the Arizona State softball team dominated competition in Tempe and advances to super regional play for the first time since 2018.


‘It’s gotta be the shoes’: Why are Scottsdale nightclubs prohibiting retro sneakers?

SCOTTSDALE – Young adults increasingly are being turned away from Scottsdale nightclubs because of their retro sneakers, such as Jordans and Air Force 1s, raising questions about what determines the selectivity.


Mercury: Skylar Diggins-Smith absence not related to disagreement with Diana Taurasi

PHOENIX – Despite a bench disagreement with teammate Diana Taurasi during a loss in Las Vegas, Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith missed Thursday night’s home loss against Dallas due to a non-COVID illness and not because of a fight, the team said.


Battle for Arizona Avenue: Hamilton-Chandler rivalry extends to baseball with first title meeting

TEMPE – A rivalry best known for football has extended to the diamond. Hamilton High School and Chandler High School showcased their talents in the baseball 6A state championship game. Is a new rivalry underway?


What about Deandre? Suns’ James Jones looks forward now that offseason underway

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones eyes “consistency and continuity” as fans wonder about Deandre Ayton’s future.


‘Can’t kill the dead’: Hamilton baseball team wins 6A title following controversy

TEMPE – A week after being told its season was over, Hamilton High School won the 6A baseball title following an improbable series of events.


Jorinde van Klinken’s two titles lead way for ASU in Pac-12 Track and Field Championships

EUGENE, Oregon – Although she wasn’t satisfied with her performance, Jorinde van Klinken led the way for ASU’s women in the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships.