Actor-turned-NASCAR driver Frankie Muniz inspires Arizona youth with racing career

AVONDALE – Phoenix resident and NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Frankie Muniz read to kids at the Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library in Avondale, hoping to inspire them to chase their dreams.

Frankie Muniz, former child star of 'Malcolm in the Middle', inspires young minds during a reading event held at Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library in Avondale. (Photo by David Bernauer/Cronkite News)

‘I drove a rocketship today’: Christopher Bell surges to victory at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE – Christopher Bell surged into the lead and then victory when Martin Truex Jr. was forced to pit in an emotional NASCAR Cup Series win Sunday at Phoenix Raceway for Bell and Joe Gibbs Racing.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Christopher Bell celebrates in the victory lane at Phoenix Raceway after clinching his seventh Cup Series win Sunday. (Photo by Alyssa Buruato/Cronkite News)

Three storylines to watch at NASCAR’s Shriners Childrens 500 at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE – A champion’s return, a new racing package and a young driver looking to redeem himself headline NASCAR weekend at Phoenix Raceway.

Sister, sister: Two sets of siblings give GCU beach volleyball team unique identity

PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University’s beach volleyball team features two pairs of sisters, giving the Lopes an edge when it comes to chemistry.

Phoenix adds 2027 NBA All-Star Game to its list of star-studded sporting events

PHOENIX – With Phoenix set to host the 2027 NBA All Star Game, the city adds another star-studded event to the list, while Suns owner Mat Ishbia and NBA commissioner Adam Silver look to create the perfect experience for a community that has not had the game since 2009.

Phoenix Rising FC enters new season ready to defend USL Championship title

PHOENIX – For the first time in franchise history, Phoenix Rising FC is playing the role of defending its USL Championship title. New coach Danny Stone believes the team is ready.

Wacha’s Way: Kansas City’s signing of veteran pitcher could help Royals’ ‘young bucks’

SURPRISE – Having played the role of father for one full season in the MLB now, Kansas City Royals pitcher Michael Wacha reflects on how juggling parenthood and a professional career has taught him lessons that are applicable to leading a clubhouse.

ASU women’s basketball hopeful for future despite quick exit in Pac-12 tournament

LAS VEGAS – ASU women’s basketball officially ended its season Wednesday with a loss in the first round of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball tournament. Despite the outcome, Natasha Adair is proud of her team’s growth and is hopeful for the Sun Devils’ future.

Remarkable turnaround by Grand Canyon men’s hockey club team earns Lopes first ACHA nationals appearance

PHOENIX – GCU club hockey rebounds after a rough start and wins its final nine regular season games to earn the Lopes a first nationals appearance in program history.

StatBroadcast, invented to revolutionize live sports stats, epitomizes ASU innovation

TEMPE – Nate Policar invented StatBroadcast as a student intern in the ASU sports information department. Now, his collegiate innovation is used by hundreds of college programs nationwide, including Power Five schools and the NCAA.

‘It’s 0-0’: ASU women’s basketball hopes to disrupt Pac-12 tournament despite 11th seed

TEMPE – ASU women’s basketball coach Natasha Adair enters her second Pac-12 tournament with experience and a young team growing together.

ASU guard Trayanna Crisp, centers, defends USC’s JuJu Watkins, left, and Kaitlyn Davis in the Sun Devils’ last regular season game before heading off to compete in the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Emma Jeanson/Cronkite News)

Fresh powder beckons: Arizona Disabled Sports, High Country Adaptive Sports partner in annual ‘SkiAble’ event

FLAGSTAFF – Arizona Disabled Sports and High Country Adaptive Sports partner in an annual “SkiAble” event for the disabled community. Mason and Jaxton Mogensen, who both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, enjoyed their first SkiAble experience.

Mason Mogensen sits in adaptive ski equipment known as TetraSki with Truman Shoaff by his side. (Photo courtesy of High Country Adaptive Sports)