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An Olympian, a burrito, a failed drug test: Former ASU runner Shelby Houlihan looks to rebound after doping ban

PORTLAND, Ore. – Inside the journey of U.S. Olympic distance runner Shelby Houlihan, who received a four-year doping ban but believes the positive drug test was triggered by a meal from a food truck.

Houlihan was on top of the world after winning the 1,500 meters during the IAAF Diamond League meet Athletissima in Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 5, 2018. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP)

Since 1980, Horizon volleyball coach McKenzie has thrived in evolving sports landscape

PHOENIX – Since Ronald Reagan was president, Valorie McKenzie has been the coach of Horizon High School’s volleyball team. She has seen the high school landscape change with Title IX, college recruitment and the spread of club volleyball.


Recent ASU transfer Lukas Sillinger plays with top 2022 draft picks at LA Kings development camp

LOS ANGELES – Lukas Sillinger plays with top draft picks, NHL experienced players and borrowed gear at LA Kings development camp ahead of joining Arizona State this fall.


Title IX at 50: As opportunities evolved for female athletes, so did ASU

TEMPE – As Title IX turns 50, women involved in the early years of athletics at Arizona State reflect on the era.


Landlords asked to help solve homelessness through new Maricopa County initiative

PHOENIX – Threshold is a centralized network of resources to support property managers so they can provide more people with affordable housing. Operated by HOM Inc., an Arizona company working with nonprofits in the state to combat homelessness, the service is funded by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which is using federal COVID-19 relief funds and general funds.


Unregulated groundwater use threatens rural Arizona’s future

KINGMAN – Arizona doesn’t regulate groundwater use in rural areas, which covers 80% of the state, and it’s affecting Kingman and other communities reliant on groundwater.


Migrantes esperan en la frontera mientras políticos bloquean el levantamiento de la prohibición de solicitudes de asilo por COVID-19

NOGALES, Sonora, México – Miles de inmigrantes esperan a lo largo de la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México el levantamiento del Título 42, una política promulgada por la administración Trump que prohibió a los migrantes y solicitantes de asilo como medida de seguridad y salud pública durante la pandemia. Con historias de violencia y dejando atrás sus vidas en un instante, están atrapados en cruces fronterizos como Nogales, Sonora, debido a una batalla política en Washington, D.C.


Migrants wait at the border while U.S. battles over lifting COVID-19 ban on processing asylum applications

NOGALES, Sonora, Mexico – Thousands of immigrants wait along the U.S.-Mexico border for the lifting of Title 42, a policy enacted by the Trump administration that banned migrants and asylum seekers as a public health and safety measure during the pandemic. With stories of violence and leaving their lives behind in an instant, they are stuck at border crossings like Nogales, Sonora, thanks to a political battle in Washington, D.C.


LGBTQ advocates want blood donation restriction lifted for gay and bisexual men

PHOENIX – U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton and others are pushing for the FDA to eliminate current blood donation restrictions on gay and bisexual men.


Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia until at least May 19 casts light on WNBA overseas travel

PHOENIX – WNBA players have left Russia after the arrest of Brittney Griner, who will now be detained until at least May 19. Since the arrest, more is uncovered about why players travel overseas during the offseason.


Brandon Courtney aims for individual title as ASU wrestlers head to NCAA championships

TEMPE – The Sun Devils won six individual wrestling titles at the Pac-12 Championships. After winning its third straight title, the team heads to the 2022 Men’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with seven wrestlers qualifying.


Mercury ‘closely monitoring’ after report Russians arrested Brittney Griner on cannabis oil possession charge

PHOENIX – After a Russian news agency reported that a WNBA player had been arrested in Russia for possession of cannabis oil, the Phoenix Mercury issued a statement that they are "aware of and are closely monitoring the situation with Brittney Griner ."