Guesting game: State of the Union guests make political, personal points
WASHINGTON - First lady Jill Biden will host two Arizonans for the State of the Union Tuesday and state lawmakers have invited guests ranging from college student to a college chancellor, tribal leaders to business leaders, in a tradition that can have both personal and political goals.
‘The game needs us’: MLB has diversity problem and no easy solution
PHOENIX – With no United States-born Black baseball players featured in the 2022 World Series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies, many felt as though baseball had taken a step away from building a diverse game. The next generation of players are growing within the youth community and the MLB DREAM Series in Tempe proved that the game still has more to learn.
For Bobby Hurley, WSU’s Myles Rice, Suits and Sneakers Week hits home
PHOENIX – The American Cancer Society’s Suits and Sneakers Week hits home for Arizona State men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley, Washington State guard Myles Rice.
Arizona Cardinals begin front office rebuild with new GM Monti Ossenfort
GLENDALE – The Arizona Cardinals held an official press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 17 to name Monti Ossenfort as the club’s new general manager. This marks the beginning of a new era for Arizona Cardinals football.
Big shoes to fill: New Saguaro football coach Zak Hill up for the challenge
SCOTTSDALE – New Saguaro football coach Zak Hill will have his hands full with one of the best high school football teams in the state. The former ASU offensive coordinator comes in after former coach Jason Mohn’s extraordinary 11-year run with the program.
‘It’s changing’: As police officers quit the profession in droves, an opportunity for change emerges
PHOENIX – Police departments across the country are in a workforce crisis. Some leaders see this as an opportunity, and they’re trying harder to attract candidates who reflect the communities they serve, with a focus on women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Updated recovery plan for Mexican wolves aims to reduce human-caused deaths
PHOENIX – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s final revision of its recovery plan for Mexican wolves adds additional guidance for human-caused deaths, education and livestock conflict-avoidance measures. The update, released in early October, comes after a court ruling.
Call it a comeback: Centennial football eyes state title in return to prominence
PEORIA — After stumbling to a 3-7 record last season, Centennial football is returning as a top contender in the 6A division. With two games left in the regular season, the Coyotes look to go from ‘good to great.’
Ready to rumble: Jake Paul, Anderson Silva raise stakes with special bet for Saturday’s fight
GLENDALE – Separated by a 22-year age gap, Jake Paul and Anderson Silva prepare to square off in Saturday’s blockbuster bout. But before the fighters stepped foot in the ring, the headliners made a unique bet Thursday in the final press conference before their highly anticipated fight.
‘Coach’s dream’: Ohio State commit Dylan Raiola shows jaw-dropping skill as Chandler quarterback
PHOENIX – Dylan Raiola, an Ohio State quarterback commit and the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2024 class, has led Chandler to an undefeated record. The junior has drawn comparisons to Patrick Mahomes for his unique play style and talented arm.
NXTPro Hoops paves the way for Arizona’s Division II and III recruits to gain exposure
PHOENIX –Ethan Piechota is a lead scout for NXTPro Hoops that focuses on helping D-II and D-III high school basketball prospects
Increasing police transparency is ‘messy,’ but efforts come from many directions
ARLINGTON, Texas – The call to increase transparency has become a standard rallying cry in police reform, but efforts have met with resistance. Some states, cities and police departments have made progress to open records. And sometimes, outside forces have stepped in when they don’t.