Casino divide: Tribes split as California voters consider online sports betting

LOS ANGELES – A year after Arizona legalized sports betting, California may follow suit. Propositions 26 and 27 would legalize in-person and online sports betting, and expand in-person games, like roulette and craps. Tribes, however, are in a bind.


Promising future, storied past of Arizona hoops on display at Red-Blue Game

TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats played host to their annual Red-Blue game on alumni weekend, with several former players in attendance. After losing many key players from last season, fans got a chance to see the new-look team for the first time.


‘Greatest show on surf’: Léon Marchand poised to be ASU’s next superstar

TEMPE – Léon Marchand did something this summer only Michael Phelps has ever done better. Arizona State’s next prodigy has his and his teams sights set for the top this season.


Can ASU beat mighty USC? Maybe – if they make these football moves

LOS ANGELES – Interim head coach Shaun Aguano leads ASU to California in a Pac-12 clash with USC this weekend. The Sun Devils are huge underdogs, but if they make some key moves, they can emerge with their dignity intact. Heck, maybe they’ll win.


Thursdays with stories: Horizon football players make weekly visits to elementary schools

CHANDLER – Horizon football assistant coach Tre Hickem takes his players to elementary schools each week so they can connect with youth and give back to the community.


Drink and don’t drive: Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program shuttles fans to games

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rising’s Pub 2 Pitch program provides a free shuttle from various bars across the Valley and takes fans to the game and back.


‘Conquer that mountain’: NAU swimmer Emma Warner uses battle with cancer as motivation

FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University swimmer Emma Warner has had cancer since she was 12. She continues to fight and hopes to inspire others in the process.


Mike Kraus adjusting well to college coaching in first year with GCU men’s soccer

PHOENIX – The GCU men’s soccer program continues to establish its same standard of success in 2022 under first-year coach Mike Kraus. The team’s chemistry and culture has already led to one major upset this season.

Mike Kraus secured a signature win against nationally-ranked UCLA on Sept. 5, in his debut season as GCU men's soccer coach. (Photo by Austin Ford/Cronkite News)

Inside Zac Gallen’s career year for the Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX – Zac Gallen has pitched better than anyone else in baseball this year. What’s the secret to his success?

Zac Gallen's attention to detail in the second half of the 2022 season is one of his keys to success. "I am always trying to fine-tune things and make things as good as they possibly can be,” Gallen said. (Photo courtesy of Jill Weisleder/Arizona Diamondbacks)

Born without limbs, Carter Crosland defies the odds to inspire Wickenburg High School football

WICKENBURG – Coach Carter Crosland, born without limbs, has lived his life to the fullest despite all the obstacles that he has had to overcome.

Wickenburg assistant coach Carter Crosland, who was diagnosed with Tetra-Amelia syndrome at birth, takes a 40-minute ride on his motorized wheelchair to football practice. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Vacation can wait for Diamondbacks catcher Cooper Hummel

PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks have sent utility player Cooper Hummel to the Arizona Fall League to hone his skills behind the plate with the hope that he can become a regular backup to starting catcher Carson Kelly. Hummel has played in 64 games this season in various roles, including 16 starts at catcher.


From Rising goalkeeper to Champions League: Josh Cohen thrives in new role

PHOENIX – Josh Cohen was the Phoenix Rising goalkeeper in 2017. Five years later, he is starting in the Champions League against stars such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.