‘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.
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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX – As Brittney Griner remains detained in a Russian prison, the Phoenix Mercury continue to struggle with a new coach and unavailable players.
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.
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.
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.
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?
PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns general manager James Jones eyes “consistency and continuity” as fans wonder about Deandre Ayton’s future.
TEMPE – A week after being told its season was over, Hamilton High School won the 6A baseball title following an improbable series of events.
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.