Casa Grande’s Barça Residency Academy producing top level soccer talent

CASA GRANDE – FC Barcelona is known for producing some of soccer’s top talents through their academy in Spain. Since 2016, they have used the same approach in Casa Grande, where every graduate so far has played in college or signed a professional contract.


Hurt by suspensions, Angels pitching staff continues to struggle

ANAHEIM, Calif . – Following a collection of brawl-related suspensions, the Los Angeles of Anaheim are continuing to struggle with pitching. And it’s costing them in the standings.


As Brittney Griner awaits trial, discontentment grows closer to home for Phoenix Mercury

PHOENIX - Phoenix Mercury All-Star guard Skylar Diggins-Smith turned to Twitter Thursday night and tweeted a clown emoji that some believe was directed at Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard.


While Suns sort out free agency, Mikal Bridges delivers for young basketball campers

PHOENIX – With rumors of blockbuster offseason deals in the air, Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges hosted his first youth camp at “The PHHacility” in Phoenix.


Betting on women: Sports gambling app industry excited by growth of female users

PHOENIX – Although men typically represent the majority of sports gamblers, women joined betting apps at a higher rate than men in 2021.


Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks and souvenirs and … Diamondbacks named most affordable for fans

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have the most affordable fan experience in Major League Basesball in 2022, according to Team Marketing Reports 2022 MLB Fan Cost Index.


Phoenix Mercury ‘starting fresh’ following their breakup with Tina Charles

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury made the surprise decision to release veteran Tina Charles. The team is looking forward and has a renewed sense of hope, turning its major weakness – defense – into a strength


Sacramento Republic FC makes case for value of U.S. Open Cup

CARSON, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC’s Cinderella story in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup shows why the United States' oldest soccer competition is also its most important for the growth of the sport.


Coaching partners: Husband and wife lead Scottsdale Community College women’s basketball team

SCOTTSDALE – Tasha Washington and Joe Bonham share a partnership both on the sidelines and at home. Their strong bond empowers their Scottsdale Community College women’s basketball players.


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.