County on Diamondbacks: ‘We’re not sure what they’re after’

PHOENIX – Maricopa County is unclear on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ end goal in their ongoing dispute over Chase Field.


New England fans have favorite gathering spot down Pat

PHOENIX — Fans will gather at sports bars around the Valley Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons clash in Super Bowl LI and the crowd at Toso’s Sports Bar & Grill figures to be especially enthusiastic.


Olympic Village plan another step in ASU’s goal to become ‘Olympic training ground’

TEMPE — Ever since Ray Anderson arrived at Arizona State University in 2014 as athletics director, the athletic department has taken significant strides toward a goal Anderson shared with Cronkite News in July.


ASU broadens recruiting horizons with three from long range

TEMPE — A loud voice echoes at Arizona State’s basketball practice facility in the Weatherup Center, battling the constant squeak of sneakers and the bounce of basketballs.


You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

PHOENIX — There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events.


Scottsdale pro spreads his love and knowledge of golf to hundreds of Valley kids

SCOTTSDALE — In frigid Huron, South Dakota, Dale Balvin realized he loved golf at age 10.


Scottsdale-based fantasy sports company thrives despite legal challenges

SCOTTSDALE - The popularity of daily fantasy sports games is exploding across the country, but Arizona residents are among those who have been left out of the action.


Fantasy leagues can be gateway to gambling addiction

Jose Caraveo discovered fantasy football when he was in high school.


Legal gambling in Arizona has undergone dramatic changes

PHOENIX - Arizona is among the most prohibitive states in America toward gambling. Yet, since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casino gambling has proliferated in Arizona. There are now 23 casinos operating on tribal lands within the state.


Clemson achieves redemption in return to desert

GLENDALE - Throughout the week leading up to Saturday’s PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Clemson players spoke about how last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game loss in Arizona left a bad taste in their mouths.


‘Godfather’ of Saguaro HS football back for Fiesta Bowl as key member of OSU staff

SCOTTSDALE - It was a casual offseason afternoon Friday at Saguaro High School. Seventeen players on the school’s varsity football team were in the gym lifting weights. It wasn’t mandatory; head coach Jason Mohns had given his team the final two weeks of December off, but some players wanted to come in.


Alternative treatments to painkillers making inroads

PHOENIX - Joyce Rash, who lives in Canada but spends her winters in Arizona, was using muscle relaxers and traditional physical therapy to help with her leg pain, but they weren’t working.