PHOENIX – Katie Ledecky became the first swimmer to win the same event six times consecutively. As she sets her sights on the 2024 Olympics in Paris, take a look at how she stays motivated and handles the pressure.
PHOENIX – Entwined by faith and football, Brigham Young and Arizona State renew their old Western Athletic Conference rivalry when the two schools join the Big 12 next season.
A group of Christian lawmakers has been busy reshaping America’s relationship with abortion, LGBTQ issues and religion. But their ultimate goal – bridging the separation between church and state – is far more ambitious.
TEMPE – Cactus League play in 2023 contributed $418 million to Arizona’s economy, an Arizona State study shows, and benefited from no COVID-19 restrictions and no labor stoppage.
PHOENIX – Leslie Hernandez, a 25-year-old fighter pursuing a UFC contract, suffered a torn labrum, causing anxiety and depression. Amid her recovery, she found solace in watching others train, reigniting her passion for the sport, and is now eager to return to combat with a fresh perspective. Still, she learned injuries can have a profound impact on an athlete's mental health.
Tucson ruling on transgender athletes puts Arizona at center of debate about biology, psychology and fairness
PHOENIX – A ruling by a federal judge in Tucson Thursday gave the green light to let transgender girls play on teams consistent with their gender identity, stirring a debate has reached a crescendo in recent months. But the outcry has ignored the nuances of what many experts say is a complicated and layered issue that deserves more research and thoughtful conversation about the biology and psychology of these athletes.
From Tempe to Auckland: Arizona State’s Gabi Rennie triumphs as New Zealand claims first World Cup win
TEMPE – Less than 700 miles away from her hometown of Christchurch, ASU forward Gabi Rennie ran onto the pitch in front of over 40,000 fans in the 94th minute to help the Football Ferns in its first senior World Cup victory.
PHOENIX – As the celebration and importance of Pride nights in sports face challenges from professional athletes and programs, organizations are confronted with the question of how to progress in hosting future events amidst the presence of trailblazers and protesters.
WASHINGTON - Advocates say a Supreme Court ruling that struck down anti-discrimination protections will likely have little immediate impact in Arizona - beyond confusion - but they worry it opens the door to abuses down the road.
GLENDALE – The CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament came to Phoenix and the popularity of Mexico attracted a large crowd. Coming out of its successful match, Mexico still appeared to be in the honeymoon phase with interim coach Jaime Lozano. The period was short-lived, however, as Mexico lost its final group stage game to Qatar to the ire of fans.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks’ surprising start to the season has them in an ideal position to make their first playoff appearance in six years.
Swimmer at ASU excels at 14, Eddie House's twin sons, Phoenix Zoo's animal cooling measures.