‘Most painful decision in my life’: Meruelo, Bettman respond to criticism about Arizona Coyotes departure

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman suggested Friday that despite losing the Coyotes to Salt Lake City, both are committed to professional hockey returning to Arizona. “Absolutely I can do it again. Now I really know how things work," Meruelo said.

Walk of shame: ASU football slapped with probation, scholarship reductions due to violations during Herm Edwards era

Following NCAA Level I violations during the Herm Edwards era that “seriously undermine or threaten the integrity of college sports,” the Arizona State athletic department faces punishments extending into the move to the Big 12 conference.

ASU women’s golf carries momentum into final Pac-12 title run, NCAA championships

TEMPE – Driven by a simple mindset, No. 12-ranked Arizona State women’s golf heads into the final Pac-12 championship in Pullman coming off two wins and runner-up finish. Behind a deep roster, the Sun Devils aren’t intimidated by the tough field.

Ashley Menne, Grace Summerhays hold the trophy with the Arizona State Women’s Golf team to celebrate a dominant win at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Lihue, Hawaii on March 19, 2024. (Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics)

Driven: Sun Devils baseball recruit Cody Kiemele excels on diamond, oval

AVONDALE – Arizona State baseball recruit Cody Kiemele’s two-sport combination is rare. He’s a talented 6-foot-3, 200-pound pitcher with a side gig as a professional stock car driver.

Cody Kiemele anxiously awaits his turn on the track at Phoenix Raceway, where the future ASU baseball commit pursues his passion for racing. (Photo by Dorian Zavala/Cronkite News)

‘We want to win a ring’: Phoenix Suns close out regular season strong, begin championship quest

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns earned the sixth seed in the Western Conference postseason due to a lack of consistent wins. As the team gets ready to compete in the playoffs, they need to find consistency.

The Phoenix Suns' big three of Kevin Durant, right, Devin Booker, middle, and Bradley Beal will need to lead the way if the inconsistent but talented team hopes to make a deep playoff run. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Coyotes’ turbulent season lays groundwork for fresh start in Utah

TEMPE – The Arizona Coyotes' young core showed poise and resilience in navigating the emotional turmoil of relocation rumors during a chaotic 2023-24 season.

Arizona Coyotes players soak in the cheers from fans during their emotional sendoff game at Mullett Arena before relocating to Utah. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

It’s official: NHL approves Arizona Coyotes’ $1.2B Sale, relocation to Utah

TEMPE – In a long-awaited move that ends the Arizona Coyotes' decades-long arena saga, the NHL's Board of Governors unanimously approved the franchise's $1.2 billion sale and relocation to Utah.

Paradise lost: Coyotes, fans share emotional embrace in Arizona swan song

TEMPE — In an emotionally charged atmosphere at a sold-out Mullett Arena, the Arizona Coyotes played what was likely their final game in the Valley after 28 years.

Amid the uncertainty of relocation, devoted fans stand outside Mullett Arena as a symbol of solidarity and love for their beloved Arizona Coyotes. (Photo by Joseph Eigo/Cronkite News)

Herbie Behm takes coaching reins from Bob Bowman, aims to keep ASU swimming on top

TEMPE – Days after ASU won its first swim and dive national championship, Herbie Behm received the greatest honor of his life and will have to learn on the job. He was promoted to replace legendary coach Bob Bowman, a program Behm has been in since 2010.

Herbie Behm, newly appointed head coach of Arizona State men's swimming, embraces the challenge of leading the program following Bob Bowman's departure. (Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics)

Farewell to the desert? Coyotes’ potential finale in Arizona draws emotions and memories

SCOTTSDALE – Amid relocation rumors to Salt Lake City that have ramped up over the last week, the Coyotes are slated to play what could be their last game in Arizona against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Arizona Coyotes will likely play in Mullett Arena for the last time Wednesday night as an announcement about relocation to Salt Lake City is expected soon, possibly Friday. (Photo by Reece Andrews/Cronkite News)

Pat’s Run: 20th anniversary of legendary race inspires veteran who comes full circle

TEMPE – Pat Tillman and Pat’s Run have inspired legions, including a writer who has embarked on his own journey as a veteran.

Pat's Run commemorates Tillman's sacrifice and service, reminding participants of his courage and selflessness. (Photo by Josh Amick/Cronkite News)

‘This time it felt right’: Arizona State guard Adam Miller highlights fickle journey through transfer portal

TEMPE – ASU junior guard Adam Miller was unable to play with the Sun Devils after transferring for the second time due to the change in transfer guidelines in January 2023. The transfer portal looks different this year as an influx of athletes enter it.

Adam Miller's journey through the NCAA transfer portal was a rollercoaster of highs and lows, from hopes of a fresh start to setbacks with eligibility. (Photo by Alyssa Buruato/Cronkite News)