TEMPE – Cardinals chairman and president Michael Bidwill spoke with reporters about the organization’s decision to move on from the former coach and general manager Monday after a dismal 4-13 regular season.
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Rising signed the franchise’s first-ever academy player to the first team in 2021, but Niall Dunn is one of few players to earn a promotion since the academy opened in 2021. Coach Juan Guerra has plans to change that.
Brittney Griner’s release raises questions about lingering impact of Russian penal colony imprisonment
PHOENIX – Brittney Griner was released Thursday from a Russian penal colony and is headed the United States. Some worry about the lingering effects of imprisonment in a Russian penal colony.
LOS ANGELES – The retired shuttle’s final frontier will be a new building, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, next door to the California Science Center, where it’s displayed horizontally. The spaceship will be displayed upright, in launch position, with its enormous orange fuel tank appearing to be attached to its belly and two white booster rockets on either side and a launch gantry to view the shuttle at every viewpoint.
PHOENIX – As Arizona soccer fans watched the U.S. beat Iran in a World Cup match Tuesday, they acknowledged the distraction of geopolitical tensions. From an Iranian journalist scolding the U.S. team captain for a mispronunciation, to the U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, controversy has surrounded this event.
TUCSON – Two years after COVID-19 shut it down, Old Tucson reopened in early October under new management. Hollywood filmed Westerns at the site for decades, and now visitors again can soak up some of that history.
PHOENIX – After the Phoenix City Council approved a new lease last Wednesday, the Rising will relocate for the third time since 2017 ahead of the 2023 USL regular season.
MESA – While the Arizona Fall League takes place from October-November, it is considered baseball’s league of the offseason. From the communications department to the players, each person has different experiences.
CHANDLER – A nationally ranked chess player from BASIS Chandler is climbing up the international ranks. Sandeep Sethuraman will try to lead his team to a third state chess championship while preparing for the U.S. Masters.
PHOENIX – Most officials quit the profession after just three years. The most common reason has been dealing with verbal abuse from the stands. The lack of officials has led to the AIA moving more varsity football games to Thursday night.
PHOENIX – Former ASU varsity League of Legends player returns in a head coaching role hoping to defy expectations with the new team.
TUCSON – Arizona quarterback Jayden de Laura had a career-high in passing yards and threw six touchdowns against Colorado, and his receiving core made several highlight plays and helped the offense break some records for the second straight game. The group will need a similar strong showing against Oregon Saturday.