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Arizona lawmakers see Trump pledge to deploy troops as a promise – or a threat

PHOENIX – President Donald Trump's pledge to deploy "thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers" to put down protests was seen as either a promise or a threat, depending on which Arizona lawmaker was reacting to his comments.


Mayors glad to get COVID-19 relief funding, wish it had arrived sooner

WASHINGTON - Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state this week - they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner. The comments came as the state released $441 million in relief funds from the federal CARES Act, passed two months ago.


Remote control: Even away from players, Pac-12 football coaches try to stay on track for season

PHOENIX – Separate physically but not socially, Pac-12 coaches have remained engaged with their players virtually as they plan for a football season with many question marks.


Despite funds, lawmakers say tribes still shortchanged in COVID-19 aid

TEMPE - Native American tribes have been severely hit by the coronavirus but have received only a fraction of the help they need from the federal government, said lawmakers, who called the impact on businesses and health on reservations "particularly worrisome."


Eight years ago, Coyotes clinched first playoff series win since relocation

GLENDALE – It’s been eight years since the then-Phoenix Coyotes won a playoff series. On that day, they defeated the pesky Chicago Blackhawks


Cold beer, hot takes: TV’s most popular sports personalities happy to share their opinion

PHOENIX – The changing sports landscape has shined a spotlight on television’s hierarchy: TV sports personalities like Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless yield multi-million dollar salaries for expressing their thoughts.


Phoenix Mercury trade first round selection to bolster backcourt, secure Walker-Kimbrough

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury added three guards on draft night and traded first-round pick Jocelyn Willoughby to secure point guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.


Mercury mulling ways to complement their ‘big-three’ in WNBA Draft

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury have the 10th overall selection in the WNBA’s April 17 player draft. Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said she’s confident the right player will be available when the Mercury pick.


Seven years ago, Mercury made transformative draft pick: Brittney Griner

PHOENIX – Seven years ago, the Phoenix Mercury drafted Brittney Griner with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft. She transformed the franchise.


ASU basketball lands highest ranked recruit ever in Josh Christopher

PHOENIX – ASU men’s basketball landed a commitment from Josh Christopher on Monday night. Christopher is the highest-rated recruit in the ESPN100 era to commit to ASU and the second five-star to James Harden.


Turmoil to success: Coyotes wrapped 2010 with 107 points, their best regular season to date

PHOENIX – The Coyotes’ 107-point season in 2010 turned out to be their best regular season to date.


In a season of turmoil, Coyotes clinched first Pacific Division title eight years ago

PHOENIX – The then-Phoenix Coyotes, led by goalie Mike Smith, clinched first place in the Pacific Division on this day in 2012, then followed it with the deepest playoff run the team has made since arriving in the Valley.