Angel City FC’s recent charter flight suggests NWSL prioritizing athlete well-being

LOS ANGELES – The NWSL emerged 16 years after the WNBA and is already ahead in terms of equality, its players say. The women’s soccer league is the first to have an airline sponsor and is allowing team to charter flights if they choose to do so.


‘We believe in body autonomy’: Mercury’s Brianna Turner, Vanessa Nygaard react to Roe v. Wade decision

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury head coach Vanessa Nygaard and forward Brianna Turner spoke out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.


ASU baseball commits Temmarr Johnson, Isaiah Jackson showcase skills at MLB Draft Combine

SAN DIEGO – Arizona State baseball commits Isaiah Jackson and Termarr Johnson were among the players that participated in the recent MLB Draft combine in San Diego.


First woman to lead men’s team to NJCAA title? That would be South Mountain CC’s Chelsea Carroll

PHOENIX – Chelsea Carroll, the coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams at South Mountain Community College, became the first woman to lead a men’s team to an NJCAA title.


Sacramento Republic FC makes statement en route to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

CARSON – Sacramento Republic FC, after losing the MLS expansion bid, defeats LA Galaxy, and Phoenix Rising to advance to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.


‘I beat the odds’: Friends, family help Arizona’s Dalen Terry celebrate NBA draft selection

SCOTTSDALE – Arizona’s Dalen Terry was selected 18th overall by the Chicago Bulls while surrounded by family and friends at his NBA draft party in Scottsdale.


Title IX at 50: As opportunities evolved for female athletes, so did ASU

TEMPE – As Title IX turns 50, women involved in the early years of athletics at Arizona State reflect on the era.


No All-Star Game starters for Phoenix Mercury; Brittney Griner given honorary title

PHOENIX – At the halfway point of the WNBA season, the All-Star Game starters were announced. For the first time since 2009, a player from the Phoenix Mercury will not start in an All-Star game.


Perry grad Jalen Williams set to become first-round NBA draft pick as brother Cody follows his footsteps

GILBERT – Jalen Williams went from unheralded college recruit to a projected first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Back at his alma mater, Perry High School, Jalen’s younger brother Cody is becoming a basketball star in his own right.


Durant? Lillard? What a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade deal could look like

PHOENIX – Speculation about a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is growing. Will the Phoenix Suns star be with the team next season?


Viral explosion brings attention to Funny Car competitor, ASU student Bobby Bode III

PHOENIX – Bobby Bode III is the youngest driver in the NHRA Funny Car racing competition. In Houston, he went viral as his car exploded, preventing him from achieving his first victory.


Eat, Pay, Glove: Caesars Sportsbook, Guy Fieri restaurant open at Chase Field

PHOENIX – A Caesars gambling venue has opening at Chase Field, the second major sportsbook to attach to a sports venue in Arizona. The facility includes Guy Fieri’s first restaurant in Arizona.