Image of Griner graces ‘Bring Them Home’ mural of hostages in Washington

WASHINGTON - An image of Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, smiling and in a Team USA jersey, dominates the "Bring Them Home" mural in Washington. The mural features 18 Americans who are being held hostage or have been wrongfully detained overseas.


Big 12 Conference remains open for expansion after Pac-12 merger talks end

PHOENIX – New Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark said the conference is exploring all options to expand in light of USC and UCLA’s recent departure to the Big 10 conference.


Brooke Andersen joins elite company in women’s hammer throw at World Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – After Canada’s Camryn Rogers’ sixth throw came up short, Brooke Andersen stepped into the ring before her final throw Sunday having already clinched the women’s hammer throw world championship.


Diamond in the rough: DeShields turns setbacks into ESPYS nomination

Phoenix – Mercury’s Diamond DeShields has had two eye surgeries and a tumor that left her unable to walk in 2021; now, this ESPY nominee has played in nearly every game as one of the core players for the team.


Worlds of hurt: Devon Allen’s controversial false start ends title hopes in 110m hurdles

EUGENE, Ore. – Devon Allen’s disqualification for a false start in the 110-meter hurdles has inspired much debate because of a rule that also defines a false start as leaving the blocks too fast, which in Allen’s case was 0.099 seconds.


The latest developments of Brittney Griner, after the 150-day mark

PHOENIX – Mercury star Brittney Griner has remained detained in Russia for over 150 days. An update about Griner’s situation since the 100-day mark two months ago.


ASU, NAU and Arizona represented well after Day One of World Athletics Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – It was a big day for alumni from the state's public universities. Arizona State’s Maggie Ewen (shot put), Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen (hammer throw) and Arizona’s Edgar Rivera (high jump) highlight competition at the World Athletics Championships


Water for life: Former Suns center McGee gives back through JUGLIFE charity foundation

PHOENIX – JaVale McGee is a firm believer in giving back. The former Phoenix Suns center is focused on JUGLIFE, a foundation established in 2013 to address water-related crises around the world.


‘He stole my soul’: Don Frye reflects on a storied career, and one of MMA’s most memorable fights

CATALINA, Ariz. – An MMA fight took place 20 years ago that was deemed so great, so fierce that the referee had tears in his eyes. From his home in southern Arizona, Don Frye reflects on a storied, and often challenging, journey.


‘That’s my brother for life’: Ish Wainright reacts to news of Deandre Ayton offer sheet

LAS VEGAS – After Deandre Ayton signed a restricted free agent offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers, Ish Wainright, others watch to see what Phoenix Suns will do next.


Los Angeles Sparks hope to build off success in July with successful homestand

LOS ANGELES – After starting the season 7-11, July has been kinder to the Los Angeles Sparks. They hope to keep that momentum going tonight against the Chicago Sky.


‘Locked in’: ASU’s Jordan Clark ready to drown out the noise, put in the work

TEMPE – Jordan Clark has trained hard to get to where he is now. As the son of a former Pro Bowl safety, he’s aware of the noise surrounding him, but he’s going to do what he’s always done: let his work speak for itself.