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Arizona women’s basketball reloads with the hiring of Wildcat great Aari McDonald as Director of Recruiting

PHOENIX — Aari McDonald was recently named the Director of Recruiting at her alma mater, Arizona. The Wildcats are already loaded with top recruits for the 2022 and 2023 seasons and adding McDonald only brings the program and coach Adia Barnes more success.

Aari McDonald, right, makes her return to the Arizona women's basketball program as the new Director of Recruiting. The former Wildcats star reunites with former teammate Cate Reese in the new role. (Photo by Nathan Hiatt/Cronkite News)

Year out! Diamondbacks embrace new balanced schedule for 2023 season

PHOENIX – Last week, the Diamondbacks revealed their 2023 regular season schedule and it featured an anomaly. For the first time, the MLB franchise would be taking on all 29 other teams in the league.


Long-awaited change of course: A diverse future for golf on the horizon

PHOENIX – With the special roots of a local minority-based golf club, Desert Mashie, to now minority golf tours taking place across the country, golf has the potential for big changes in diversity for the next generation.


2022 draft prospects come to LA Kings development camp reflecting franchise’s new direction

LOS ANGELES – The newest group of Los Angeles Kings prospects from the 2022 NHL draft come to development camp with confidence as the team takes its next steps toward Cup contention.


‘The guardian angel’: Friends recall heroic final minutes in life of former Central High star Corvel Simmons

PHOENIX – In late July 2021, former Central High School football standout Corvel Simmons and his coach, Matt Allen, were discussing fears. Among Simmons' concerns? Drowning. A week later, Simmons died in a tragic paddle board accident, and as his family later learned, he died heroically.


Oklahoma tribes split over tribal status of former slaves’ descendants

WASHINGTON – Oklahoma’s five largest tribes split Wednesday on the terms of treaties signed more than 150 years ago regarding their treatment of descendants of their former slaves, and on what those treaties require.


From the desert to the beach: Sarah Sponcil shows off skills at AVP Hermosa Beach Open

LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.


Hualapai leader urges Senate to OK water plan, as wells fail in drought

WASHINGTON – Hualapai Chairman Damon Clarke told a Senate committee Wednesday that getting access to Colorado River water is "the only feasible solution" for his tribe, whose wells are failing under the stress of the continuing drought.


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.


‘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.


‘Ready for this moment’: Former Arizona stars Mathurin, Terry, Koloko impress in NBA Summer League debuts

LAS VEGAS – The 2021-22 Arizona Wildcats basketball team was well-represented as NBA Summer League tipped off as Bennedict Mathurin, Dalen Terry and Christian Koloko all won their first games in Las Vegas.


‘We’ve got hoopers out there’: TyTy Washington, Jalen Williams show Arizona pride in NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS – TyTy Washington and Jalen Williams faced each other often while growing up in Arizona. But as NBA rookies playing in the Las Vegas Summer League, their matchup Saturday carried extra weight as they both took pride in repping their home state.