Deion Sanders, Colorado invade Tempe as ASU expects big crowds again at Mountain America Stadium

TEMPE – As Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes come to Tempe this weekend to play ASU, large crowds are expected again at Mountain America Stadium after the last game was a sellout.

Bring on the Dodgers: Resilient Diamondbacks claw back on the road, set up L.A. showdown

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks clinched their ticket to the NLDS after a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night, sweeping the NL Wild Card Series 2-0. The Diamondbacks now face a familiar foe in the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.

Arizona Diamondbacks closer Paul Sewald secures the final out of Game 2 in Wednesday's National League wild-card series against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

‘In my blood’: Culture is motivation behind Phoenix Rising’s players, coaches

PHOENIX – In professional sports, where the allure of fame, expectations and fortune can lead many athletes astray, soccer’s cultural traditions motivate Phoenix Rising FC’s players and coaches to keep striving for more than victories on the pitch.

Phoenix Rising player Jose Hernandez with the ball.

Brophy Prep Overwatch seeks third consecutive national championship under new leadership and roster

PHOENIX – With a new director and young roster, Brophy Prep’s Overwatch team begins its run for another PlayVs national championship.

Brophy esports student playing a video game on the computer

Report: 2023 Super Bowl generated $1.3 billion in economic activity for Valley

PHOENIX – The 2023 Super Bowl Host Committee announced at a press conference Wednesday that the game and surrounding events generated $1.3 billion in revenue. Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs said she hopes to see the Valley host more big events.

Handshake between Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill and Arizona gov. Katie Hobbs

What is it like to be at the epicenter of college football? A weekend in Boulder highlights the Buffaloes’ wild surge

BOULDER – The talk of college football centers around Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes. Boulder has embraced this new persona and "Prime" mania doesn’t look like it is slowing down any time soon.

Colorado football players huddled together.

Bringing heat to the Mullett: Partnership between Sun Devils and Coyotes gives hockey a new energy

TEMPE - The partnership between ASU and the Arizona Coyotes can be felt – and seen and heard – at Tempe’s Mullett Arena, the Valley’s hottest ice spot.

Young fans at Mullet Area

Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen, young hitters thrive in Game 1 Wild Card victory against the Milwaukee Brewers

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 in the opening game of the NL Wild Card Series. In Arizona’s first appearance since 2017, manager Torey Lovullo relied on six bullpen arms to shut down the Brewers’ offense.

Diamondbacks' players huddled together.

Tommy Lloyd, Arizona Wildcats set stage for electric 2023-24 season at Red-Blue Showcase

TUCSON – The annual Red-Blue Showcase offered the Tucson community a first chance to see the 2023-24 Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team. Tommy Lloyd and Co. have a deep and talented squad looking to make a deep run come March.

KJ Lewis leaping over teammate in dunk contest.

Beating the heat: Arizona athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians take steps to protect athletes

PHOENIX – Phoenix has experienced temperatures consecutively above 110 degrees as blistering and historic heat waves sweep across the Southwest. Regardless, the football season goes on and the health and safety concerns of the athletes are the top priority.

Playing with fire: Arizona high school football coaches double as firefighters

PHOENIX – Arizona firefighters and high school football coaches have more similarities than differences. Between a locker room mentality in fire stations, preparation and physical demands, here’s why their transition is seamless in the Valley.

‘We’ve got the best team in the league’: New-look Phoenix Suns enter 2023-24 season with big-time expectations

PHOENIX – Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal and Devin Booker are the centerpiece of a Phoenix Suns team that underwent a dramatic overhaul in the offseason. Despite significant roster changes, the Suns are optimistic about their postseason chances.