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Pac-12 flexes muscle, lands 5 teams in initial College Football Playoff rankings

PHOENIX – As the Pac-12 looks to get its first team in the College Football Playoff since 2017, Oregon, USC and UCLA vy for a spot but will need help.

No. 9 USC is one of five Pac-12 teams to land in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon highest at No. 8. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Coyotes honor Matt Shott’s legacy, pick up first win at Mullett Arena

TEMPE – On Hockey Fights Cancer night, Coyotes honor Matt Shott’s legacy and contributions to the organization. Coyotes win first ever game at Mullett Arena.


Mullett mania: Arizona Coyotes earn style points in home opener as new chapter begins

TEMPE – ASU students and longtime Coyotes fans converged at Mullett Arena home opener Friday night. The turnout for the season’s first home game not only was a successful night but inspired fans for the future of the organization.


Here’s the deal: Cam Johnson banking on solid play leading to huge payday with Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX – Cam Johnson and the Suns failed to agree to a contract extension before the season, allowing him to become a restricted free agent in 2023. This puts pressure on Johnson to perform, but he’s trying to not let it distract from the team’s goals.

Suns forward Cam Johnson is averaging 10 points and four rebounds through the first four games of the regular season. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It started with a rubber chicken: The story behind the Suns’ Sunburst jersey

PHOENIX – The Suns’ decision to completely redesign their uniforms 30 years ago came during a time of dramatic change for the franchise that wasn’t for the chickenhearted.

Jerry Colangelo wanted a logo to reflect the Phoenix Suns as a franchise that was trending upward, not setting. So the new logo became a rising sun. (Photo courtesy of Tom O’Grady)

From homeschool to No. 1 in the state: Pinnacle’s Samantha Olson’s unconventional golf journey

PHOENIX – Pinnacle girl’s golfer Samantha Olson is unlike her teammates because she takes online classes instead of attending in-person. She uses remote learning to maximize her time on the golf course to improve and prepare for AIA tournaments and matches.

Pinnacle's Samantha Olson is the top-ranked girls golfer among Arizona junior players. (Photo by Conor Bonfiglio/Cronkite News)

Brighter days ahead? Suns ready to rise above tumultuous times as 2022-23 season begins

PHOENIX – After a historic postseason loss to end last season and a wild offseason, the Phoenix Suns return to action Wednesday for their season opener. Al McCoy and Tim Kempton provide insight to what the Suns must do to continue their success in a competitive Western Conference.


Jackpot Joey: Logano secures spot at NASCAR Championship 4 in Phoenix with Las Vegas win

LAS VEGAS – Joey Logano will look to win his second NASCAR Cup Series title in Phoenix in three weeks after he secured his ticket Sunday to the Championship 4 in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Joey Logano and his 22 car are nudged by Ryan Blaney during a restart of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff South Point 400 at Vegas Motor Speedway. Logano won and secured an automatic berth in the championship race Nov. 6 at Phoenix Raceway. (Photo by Larry Placido/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

U.S. House, District 5: Clint Smith hopes to make history as a ‘unicorn’ independent

Clint Smith hopes to be the first independent elected to Congress in Arizona history. He faces incumbent Andy Biggs, a Republican who has represented District 5 for five years, and Democrat Javier Garcia Ramos, who’s self-funding his campaign.

Clint Smith (Photo courtesy of the Clint Smith campaign)

U.S. House, District 3: Jeff Zink, who was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, sees election as good vs. evil

Republican Jeff Zink is running a longshot campaign against incumbent Rep. Ruben Gallego. Zink and his son have attracted attention for participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol. He believes that his conservative principles and religious ideology will appeal to voters in the largely Latino district.

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Arizona College Prep standout Ashlyn Tierney learns the ultimate swimming lesson through anxiety disorder

CHANDLER –After losing feeling in her legs, Ashlyn Tierney was diagnosed with conversion disorder. Two years later, she’s back in the pool and breaking school records in her first year at Arizona College Prep High School.


Arizona Wildcats receivers catch on in quest to become the Pac-12’s best

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.

Arizona’s wide receivers, including Tetairoa McMillan, left, and Dorian Singer, have plenty to celebrate after a strong showing by the unit against Colorado Saturday. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)