It’s not ‘doom and gloom’: WM Phoenix Open officials remain optimistic despite weather concerns

SCOTTSDALE – Rainy conditions failed to dampen the spirits at the WM Phoenix Open, where charitable initiatives, practice rounds and celebrity challenges set the stage for an action-packed week of golf.

Lights, camera, action: Las Vegas rolls out red carpet for 49ers, Chiefs ahead of 2024 Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS – On Monday, members of the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs spoke to the media ahead of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

Allegiant Stadium Super Bowl Opening Night

Phoenix Suns’ Grayson Allen success due to childhood work, dedication

PHOENIX – Even as a kid, Suns guard Grayson Allen was willing to go big, and that ambition led him to a high school state championship in Florida and an NCAA title at Duke. Now he’s aiming big again as a starter in a star-studded Phoenix lineup.

Weather woes? Incoming storms become major player at WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – The WM Phoenix Open started Monday directly following the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am which was cut short due to inclement weather. That storm is expected to arrive in Arizona on time for the tournament, meaning fans, players and staff have to be ready to adapt.

Although the weather looks perfect as fans enjoy the 18th hole at TPC Scottsdale Monday, a storm front is expected to move in Tuesday and stay for much of the WM Phoenix Open. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

‘Offertunity Bowl’ gives Arizona high school football players one last chance at a scholarship

SURPRISE – The inaugural Offertunity Bowl, organized by the AIGA Foundation, provided a platform for high school seniors from Arizona and California to showcase their football talents to college scouts.

Mason Bray, quarterback from Saguaro High School, receives the MVP trophy after leading Arizona to victory in the Offertunity Bowl with three touchdown passes. (Photo courtesy of the AIGA Foundation)

ASU women’s basketball showing poise, promise in rebuild under coach Natasha Adair

TEMPE – Despite a challenging start, the ASU women’s basketball team under coach Natasha Adair's leadership showcases resilience, marked by a significant improvement from the previous season's record.

ASU women's coach Natasha Adair instills resilience through a season of growth and improvement ahead of the team's move to the Big 12 Conference. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)

Snell, Bellinger, Kershaw, oh my! Notable MLB players remain unsigned as spring training nears

PHOENIX – With two weeks until pitchers and catchers report, some notable names are still available in the free agent market. What’s causing the standstill in free agency?

Cody Bellinger, a Chandler Hamilton High School product, is among the notable free agents still available with spring training nearing its start. (Photo by Matt Dirksen/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker sets NBA ablaze with scoring spree

PHOENIX – Devin Booker scored 150-plus points over a three-game span last week, the second time he’s done that in his career. Here’s a look back at where the Suns stood the first time he did it, and where they stand now.

With 152 points in three games, Devin Booker solidifies his status as the driving force behind the Phoenix Suns' championship aspirations. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)

Energy is everything: ASU men’s basketball faces pivotal homestand, coach Bobby Hurley doesn’t want fans to ‘watch the paint dry’

TEMPE – Now on a two-game losing streak thanks to a demoralizing trip north to Oregon and Oregon State, ASU men’s basketball is faced with a defining weekend that could determine the rest of their season outlook.

ASU men's coach Bobby Hurley emphasizes the importance of a supportive home crowd to lift spirits and turn the tide during this week's two-game homestand. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

‘It is a family’: Black Mountain BMX weaves lasting bonds in heart of track at Winter Nationals

PHOENIX – From one generation to the next, Black Mountain BMX is bringing a continued sense of family and togetherness during the USA BMX Winter Nationals.

Cardinal win: How record holder Tara VanDerveer shaped Charli Turner Thorne’s coaching legacy

TEMPE – Stanford women’s basketball head coach Tara Vanderveer recently became the winningest coach in NCAA history, and Valley royalty Charli Turner Thorne, part of Vanderveer’s original group in Palo Alto, later built her program at ASU off the lessons she learned.

Arizona’s Big 12 blitz: Conference unveils 2024 football schedule for Sun Devils, Wildcats

PHOENIX – In their debut season in the Big 12 Conference, Arizona State and UArizona brace for grueling travel and revived rivalries as they navigate the challenges of the 2024 football schedule.

(From left, photos by Bruce Yeung/Getty Images and Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)