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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.


‘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.


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.


‘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.


Durant? Lillard? What a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade deal could look like

PHOENIX – Speculation about a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is growing. Will the Phoenix Suns star be with the team next season?


Steeped in Black history, Eastlake Park celebrates Juneteenth

PHOENIX – The historic Eastlake Park neighborhood in Phoenix held its annual Juneteenth celebration. Countless civil rights activists have graced Eastlake Park, from W.E.B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King Jr. The neighborhood is “so important to the civil rights history of Arizona," said Mayor Kate Gallego.


ASU’s Dayton Carlson is confident heading onto one of track’s biggest stages: The NCAA championships

TEMPE – Dayton Carlson surprised everyone at the Pac-12 Championships last month. Everyone except himself. The ASU freshman now finds himself on one of track and field’s biggest stages – the NCAA outdoor championships this week in Eugene, Oregon.


Sun Devils send 11 to NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

TEMPE – Arizona State University is sending 11 athletes to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which run Wednesday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.