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Thursdays with stories: Horizon football players make weekly visits to elementary schools

CHANDLER – Horizon football assistant coach Tre Hickem takes his players to elementary schools each week so they can connect with youth and give back to the community.


‘Conquer that mountain’: NAU swimmer Emma Warner uses battle with cancer as motivation

FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University swimmer Emma Warner has had cancer since she was 12. She continues to fight and hopes to inspire others in the process.


Did Chandler-Saguaro rematch serve as potential postseason preview?

CHANDLER – For five years, nobody could top the Wolves. Last November, the Saguaro Sabercats were able to beat Chandler in the Open Division Championship, ending Chandler’s run. Friday showed a rematch of the game with a renewed Chandler offense.

A standout crowd of 5,000 witnessed a shift of power in Friday's Chandler-Saguaro rematch. The Wolves won, 31-21, and remain undefeated this season at 4-0. (Photo by Adrian Chandler/Cronkite News)

Talk of Robert Sarver, Jae Crowder define unusual Suns Media Day

PHOENIX – From Robert Sarver to Jae Crowder, many questions at Phoenix Suns Media Day involved people who weren’t there. Coach Monty Williams general James Jones said he they are ready to look forward.


Arizona high school coaching community applauds promotion of Shaun Aguano to ASU interim coach

TEMPE – After more than 20 years of living in Arizona, former running backs coach Shaun Aguano was recently named Arizona State’s interim head coach. The decision was applauded by those who knew him as a Chandler High School head coach.


From roomies to Diamondbacks starters, Drey Jameson and Ryne Nelson begin big league careers in lockstep

PHOENIX — Diamondbacks pitchers Ryne Nelson and Drey Jameson were roommates throughout their minor league careers. Now they both received a call to the show, just weeks apart from each other.


‘Back to business’: Shaun Aguano, ASU forge ahead without Herm Edwards

PHOENIX – Following a 30-21 loss to Eastern Michigan Saturday night, Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson reached a mutual decision to part ways with coach Herm Edwards. The following afternoon, Anderson named running backs coach Shaun Aguano as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.


Downtown residents, business owners sue Phoenix over growing homeless encampment

PHOENIX – A group of residents and business owners just east of downtown Phoenix are seeking heavier law enforcement in an area where hundreds of unsheltered people have set up camp. The group has sued the city and wants the area declared a public nuisance.


NBA punishment of Robert Sarver sparks strong criticism; City of Phoenix to investigate

PHOENIX – The NBA’s punishment of Robert Sarver has triggered widespread criticism from players, fans and those inside the Phoenix Suns organization.

The conduct of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver prompted point guard Chris Paul to tweet, “I was and am horrified and disappointed by what I read” in the report. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jake Paul, Anderson Silva express mutual respect ahead of blockbuster boxing bout

GLENDALE – Jake Paul and Anderson Silva face off in a press conference at Gila River Arena leading up to their fight on Oct. 29. The two fighters promoted their fight Tuesday getting fans excited for what's to come.


Together again: Coyotes rekindle relationship with ECHL affiliate in Atlanta

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes have signed a new affiliation agreement with the Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL beginning with the 2022-23 season. The Gladiators coach, Jeff Pyle, seeks development and patience with team.


Mesa high schools hit coaching reset in quest to end title drought

MESA – In a push to return to its glory days, Mesa Public Schools hired six new head coaches – three each in volleyball and football – and upgraded facilities at several schools. The Mesa district hasn’t accounted for a state football title since 2002 or a state volleyball championship since 1999.