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Alon Leichman uses past to propel next generation of pitchers in Arizona Fall League

SCOTTSDALE – Alon Leichman, pitching coach of the Tacoma Rainiers (Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners), has had two Tommy John Surgeries and almost needed a third during his time at UCSD. Not wanting to give up on his playing career, Leichman played for Team Israel, coaching and pitching across international competition.

Peoria Javelinas pitching coach Alon Leichman had dreams of playing in the major leagues before two Tommy John surgeries led him to the international stage. (Photo by Austin Ford/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.


U.S. House, District 7: Grijalva touts liberal credentials in seeking 11th term in Congress

Since winning his first election to Congress in 2002, Raúl Grijalva has become one of the most liberal voices in the House. He’s running for re-election in the newly redrawn 7th District in southern Arizona.

Raúl Grijalva (Photo courtesy of the Raúl Grijalva campaign)

Court order brings abortions back, for now, but providers take it day by day

WASHINGTON - Clinics across Arizona have largely resumed offering abortions after a court last week blocked a ruling that briefly outlawed the procedure, but providers said they are taking abortion's future in the state day by day.


Corporation Commission: Nick Myers says clean energy mandates won’t work

Nick Myers, a Republican candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission, pledges to keep utilities affordable without forcing companies to adopt renewable energy.

Nick Myers (Photo courtesy of Nick Myers campaign)

Kickin’ it in style: Sneaker Con Phoenix draws large crowd, immerses basketball and sneaker culture

PHOENIX – Sneaker Con, “the greatest sneaker show on Earth,” came to Phoenix for the second time, and attracted thousands, including some basketball stars. This event was special as live basketball returned for the first time since 2020.

Lost Solez owners, Vida Martinez and Danny Fader, show off a variety of their collection to potential buyers at Sneaker Con. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

’Best decision I ever made’: Fall League’s Shane Loux turns to coaching after injury plagued career

SCOTTSDALE – Shane Loux had an unconventional playing career because of two Tommy John surgeries and two major gaps during his time in Major League Baseball. Now as a High-A pitching coach and Salt River Rafters pitching coach in the Arizona Fall League, Loux inspires other pitchers to make their dreams a reality.

Salt River Rafters pitching coach Shane Loux was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1997 and made his major league pitching debut in 2002 at just 22. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Letter of the law(s): Prosecutors confused by conflicting abortion laws

WASHINGTON - Whatever their position on abortion rights, the county attorneys who would be responsible for enforcing Arizona abortion law say they will do their best to follow it. But they're not all sure what the law currently is, after conflicting measures were approved,


‘Conquer that mountain’: NAU swimmer Emma Warner uses battle with cancer as motivation

FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University swimmer Emma Warner has had cancer since she was 12. She continues to fight and hopes to inspire others in the process.


Abortion-rights advocates vow fight, as Arizona clinics halt abortions

WASHINGTON - Planned Parenthood Arizona said it will appeal a Pima County judge's ruling that restored a territorial-era law that criminalized abortion in the state, a ruling that has effectively shuttered abortion services in Arizona.

woman holding "abortion equals healthcare" protest sign in crowd

Sinema defends filibuster at McConnell event, raising Democratic ire anew

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been criticized for defending the filibuster before, but that did not stop her from repeating her position Monday, this time at an event hosted by the Senate's minority leader.


Do look up: Arizona scientists have hand in first ‘planetary defense’ test

WASHINGTON - When NASA smashes a spacecraft into an asteroid Monday evening to test whether it's possible to deflect a future killer asteroid, several Arizona scientists will be watching as part of the project.