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Balancing highs and lows: ASU baseball hopes to find rhythm in Pac-12 tournament

TEMPE – Arizona State baseball is focused on Pac-12 tournament play this week at Scottsdale Stadium. The Sun Devils will face Arizona and Oregon State in pool play on Tuesday and Thursday.


Cloudy with a chance of baseballs: MLB, college players well aware of weather’s effect

PHOENIX – For baseball fans, discussions about altitude, temperature and air density occur often, but how much of an effect do they have on the game? For players around the league and at the collegiate level, weather conditions are always a focus.


Nesta Jade Silvera, ASU’s vocal defensive captain, eagerly awaits biggest call of his life at NFL Draft

TEMPE - Arizona State defensive tackle Nesta Jade Silvera not only produces on the field but also served as the vocal leader for the Sun Devils this season. Bringing energy everywhere he goes, Silvera participated in multiple events leading up to the NFL Draft. He hopes to finally accomplish his childhood dream.

ASU defensive lineman Nesta Jade Silvera served as the vocal leader during a 3-9 season in 2022. "He's all business,” said ASU assistant defensive line coach Robert Rodriguez. (Photo by Zac BonDurant/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

What direction should the Cardinals go? Arizona’s best eight options in NFL Draft

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals, with a restructured front office and in need of a rebuild, face a potentially franchise-altering decision with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. A shaved-down current roster for the Cardinals begs the question, trade back and fill more holes or use the pick to select a centerpiece defender to build around?

Caption: The Arizona Cardinals will be on the clock Thursday with the third overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. That's if new general manager Monti Ossenfort chooses to stay put in his first draft. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sense of urgency prompts Diamondbacks to move on from pitcher Madison Bumgarner

PHOENIX – At the time of signing All-Star left-hander Madison Bumgarner, the Arizona Diamondbacks thought they were getting an ace-caliber pitcher for a bargain. Four years later, they ended his Diamondbacks career by designating him for assignment.

Pitcher Madison Bumgarner was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks after posting a 10.26 ERA this season. (Photo by Zac BonDurant/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

2023 Masters champion Jon Rahm stays connected to Valley, Arizona State on PGA Tour rise

PHOENIX – Jon Rahm, an Arizona State University alumnus, won the Masters tournament on Sunday. His impact on the Sun Devil community and the Valley continues to this day.

John Rahm pumps his fists in the air with spectators cheering behind him.

Diamondbacks open Chase Field with early optimism to start 2023 season: ‘Good things are on the way’

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have one of the toughest April schedules in Major League Baseball. Finishing 3-3 after a six-game road trip to open the regular season, the Diamondbacks return to host the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo understands the season is young after a 3-4 start. "But good things are on the way," he said before Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in their home opener at Chase Field. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

All in the family: Freshmen twins Kalek and Kaden House lead Desert Mountain basketball to best season in school history

PHOENIX – Freshmen Kalek and Kaden House, who are twin sons of Eddie House, play varsity basketball at Desert Mountain High School. One of the assistant coaches is Michael Bibby Jr., son of Michael Bibby, who is cousins with Kalek and Kaden House.

Kaden House, left, and Kalek House, right, starred on Desert Mountain's basketball team last season, leading the team in every key statistical category. (Photo courtesy of Mingson Lau/Arizona Republic)

Donate Life Arizona advocates for organ donations at the Arizona Capitol

PHOENIX – Donate Life Arizona brought together legislators and families of both organ donors and recipients at the Arizona Capitol to celebrate a record number of organ donations in 2022.

Kelsey and Zaccarri Krasnov tell how an organ donation saved their son, Valen’s, life when he was 3 years old. Photo taken during Donate Life Living Donor Day in Phoenix on April 5, 2023. (Photo by Drake Presto/ Cronkite News)

Zac Veen poised to become ‘smiley face’ of the franchise for Colorado Rockies

SCOTTSDALE – Colorado’s Zac Veen is regarded as one of the best prospects in baseball, a five-tool player who towers over people at 6 feet-4, draws smiley faces in the dirt and has a knack for stealing bases.

Zac Veen's name and number are visible on the back of his baseball jersey, and a gold chain with a smiley face pendant hangs over his shoulder.

Jonathan Gannon settles in as new Cardinals coach, expects DeAndre Hopkins back

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals' new front office is beginning to build a new roster together with rumors and headlines swirling around the organization. On Tuesday, new coach Jonathan Gannon gave an update on the process.

New Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon shared the latest developments in the organization during Tuesday's NFL owners' meetings at Arizona Biltmore. (Photo by Olivia Eisenhauer/Cronkite News)

Like father, like son: ASU’s Josh Doan signs with Arizona Coyotes

TEMPE – Following in his father Shane’s footsteps, Arizona State’s Josh Doan signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. “It's definitely something special,” the 21-year-old forward said.

Josh Doan in gear for Arizona State University on the ice during a hockey game.