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‘Stay hungry, stay humble’: Washington State starter, Casteel High alum Brock Dieu ready for Arizona return vs. Sun Devils

PHOENIX – As a 2021 graduate of Casteel High School, Washington State Cougars offensive lineman Brock Dieu makes his first start Saturday in Arizona against the Sun Devils. Last time Dieu was in Arizona, he was patiently waiting for his moment to become a full-time starter.

Casteel High School alum Brock Dieu, who grew up watching Arizona State football games, is now living his dream as a starting offensive lineman for Washington State. (Photo courtesy of Brock Dieu)

Phoenix Rising seek another playoff win on the road, this time against Orange County SC

PHOENIX – In a high-stakes USL Western Conference semifinal matchup, Phoenix Rising FC squares off against Orange County SC with a ticket to the Western Conference finals at stake. Both teams have unique stories, with Rising emphasizing their relentless spirit and Orange County's resurgence under new leadership.

Phoenix Rising FC is prepared for a playoff clash with Orange County SC in the Western Conference semifinals as they embrace the must-win mentality of the postseason. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Rising FC)

High home prices and interest rates contribute to tough market for first-time homebuyers

PHOENIX – Mortgage loan interest rates are hovering around 8% for the first time in decades, and home prices are high, making a home purchase tough for buyers entering the market for the first time.

A home for sale in the Ashby Acres community in Phoenix on Sept. 6, 2023. (Photo by Kevinjonah Paguio/Cronkite News)

ASU sprinter Justin Robinson’s road to redemption ends in gold at the World Athletics Championships

TEMPE — Justin Robinson, a junior on the Arizona State track and field team, just captured two gold medals at the World Athletics Championships. Gold medals are always special, but it is especially sweet for Robinson, who went four years without recording a personal best in his signature event.

USA Track & Field team holding American flag.

Arizona Coyotes bring fresh faces and playoff ambitions entering promising 2023-24 season

TEMPE - The Arizona Coyotes have bolstered their roster with new additions like Jason Zucker and promising prospects. Despite arena-related challenges, they aim for a playoff spot and are determined to prove doubters wrong.

Arizona Coyotes players gathered together on the ice.

From JUCO to Triple-A, No. 1 Blue Jays prospect’s lightning rise turning heads at Arizona Fall League

PHOENIX – In June 2021, Ricky Tiedemann was pitching in junior college in Southern California. Less than two and a half years later, Tiedemann has reached Triple-A, and is pitching in the Arizona Fall League, on the precipice of the major leagues.

Ricky Tiedemann during a pitch

Pac-12 primer: As conference prepares for last ride, a team-by-team look at what’s ahead for 2023-24 season

LAS VEGAS – The Pac-12 kicked off the 2023-24 season with women’s basketball media day in Las Vegas. Here’s everything you need to know about the teams as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Oregon woman dribbles with defender

Making a difference: Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs inspires hope, resilience in alopecia community

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs doesn’t let alopecia define him. Instead he uses his story and nonprofit foundation to empower the community through service and fundraising.

Biggs, Crane join Democrats in historic vote to oust McCarthy as speaker

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Eli Crane were among the eight conservative Republicans who voted with all House Democrats Tuesday to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the first time in history a sitting speaker has been removed.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., visited the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. McCarthy had made securing the border a key issue during the midterm elections. (Photo by James Powel/Cronkite News)

Playing with fire: Arizona high school football coaches double as firefighters

PHOENIX – Arizona firefighters and high school football coaches have more similarities than differences. Between a locker room mentality in fire stations, preparation and physical demands, here’s why their transition is seamless in the Valley.

Katie Ledecky sets sights on Paris 2024 after historic run at World Championships

PHOENIX – Katie Ledecky became the first swimmer to win the same event six times consecutively. As she sets her sights on the 2024 Olympics in Paris, take a look at how she stays motivated and handles the pressure.

Katie Ledecky in pool.

Strength, stamina and suds: Tempe Brewery embraces Bavarian tradition of steinholding for Oktoberfest

TEMPE – Oktoberfest rolls in, bars around Arizona are bringing in the Bavarian tradition of steinholding to celebrate the occasion. The sport is not only growing in Arizona but around the United States.