Cheap seats: Camelback Ranch offering affordable spring training pass to Glendale residents
PHOENIX – Camelback Ranch, the Spring Training home of the White Sox and Dodgers, is offering a resident pass to Glendale residents for spring training games. The pass, which is in its first year of this iteration, has already seen solid registration numbers.
‘Legend in the booth’: Tim McCarver, voice of Diamondbacks’ World Series win, remembered
PHOENIX – Tim McCarver, legendary baseball broadcaster, died Thursday at the age of 81. He broadcasted the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2001 World Series victory, which included his prediction of Luis Gonzalez’s walk-off single in Game 7.
Diamondbacks’ relationship with Bally Sports Arizona in limbo after parent company misses payment
PHOENIX – Diamond Sports Group, the ownership group of Bally Sports Networks, failed to make a $140 million interest payment Wednesday and is over $8 billion in debt. With TV rights in question, MLB is prepared to take back ownership of 14 teams rights, including the Diamondbacks.
Bigger bases, no defensive shifts and a pitch clock: MLB implements rule changes for 2023 spring training and beyond
SCOTTSDALE – MLB hosted a rules demonstration at Salt River Fields Tuesday to introduce media to the way the ghost runner, banned shift, pitch clock and bigger bases will work beginning with spring training and into the 2023 regular season.
Arizona Diamondbacks adding new wrinkle to jerseys with Avnet patch
PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks unveiled its new jersey advertisement recently, with Avnet becoming the franchise’s new partner. The ad is a black square with the Avnet logo and text that matches some of the team’s colors. The reaction has been mixed.
Valley’s latest sportsbook expected to hit TPC Scottsdale next fall
SCOTTSDALE – The DraftKings Sportsbook, located across the street from TPC Scottsdale, is expected to be completed this fall, making it the first on-site sportsbook at a PGA Tour event.
WM Phoenix Open’s raucous 16th hole leaves other sports events ‘in the dirt’
SCOTTSDALE – The otherwise nondescript par-3 16th hole at the WM Phoenix Open has grown from a good spot to watch golf and grab a beer to one of the most unique, iconic and raucous holes on the PGA Tour.
Big bucks, big names: $20 million on line after PGA Tour gives WM Phoenix Open designated event status
SCOTTSDALE — The PGA Tour named the WM Phoenix Open a designated event, meaning it is one of a select group of tour stops this season with an elevated purse of $20 million and all the top golfers competing for it.
Valley’s boxing reputation grows as Emanuel Navarrete defeats Liam Wilson in thrilling scrap
GLENDALE - Emanuel Navarrete won the WBO junior lightweight title with a ninth round TKO of Liam Wilson. This marks the third title fight and fifth major boxing card held in the Valley in the past year.
A taste of Philly: Where Eagles fans can find cheesesteaks, water ice and watch Super Bowl 57
PHOENIX – As the big game approaches, the best of Philly food can be found at multiple restaurants throughout the Valley. Some restaurants are going all out to avoid running out of ingredients while also preparing to create a comfortable viewing experience on Sunday.
‘Woo!’: Kansas City Chiefs revved up for Super Bowl 57 on Opening Night
PHOENIX – Super Bowl week officially kicked off Monday night at the Footprint Center. The Eagles and Chiefs took center stage in front of thousands of fans to answer questions about the Super Bowl and how they got here.
Super Bowl 2023 week kicks off with Opening Night at Footprint Center
PHOENIX – For the first time since 2015, Arizona will play host to the Super Bowl. The privilege comes with plenty of must-see live entertainment; tailgates; festivals; and, of course, football in the lead-up to the big game at State Farm Stadium. Follow along for live updates, featuring news, event highlights and more from the Cronkite News team, before the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs kick off on Super Bowl Sunday.