Coronavirus sports roundup: Mercury honor Breonna Taylor; fake fans to highlight games at Chase Field
PHOENIX – Mercury, Suns players begin making decisions about social justice messages on jerseys. Fox announces virtual fans for MLB games.
‘This is our moment’: Mercury, WNBA brace for complications as they prepare to return
PHOENIX - From COVID-19 concerns to racial injustice, the WNBA, Mercury brace for complications as they return to court
‘You can’t become what you can’t see’: Women’s hockey comes to Tempe
TEMPE – Some of the best women’s hockey players showcased their skills to fans in Tempe. Many hope this will inspire more growth for girls’ hockey in Arizona.
‘It was tough’: Leilani Mitchell boxes out adversity, leads Mercury to playoffs
PHOENIX – Despite fighting a variety of odds, Leilani Mitchell has been a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury as they begin postseason play Wednesday.
Versatility the key for newest Rising player, Liverpool import Corey Whelan
TEMPE - Liverpool product Corey Whelan’s versatility is the main driving force behind Phoenix Rising seeking his signature
New name, upgrades unveiled at Milwaukee Brewers’ Maryvale stadium
PHOENIX – After nearly 10 months of restorations, the Milwaukee Brewers unveiled changes to their spring training facility earlier this week, including a new name.
Hispanics, blacks more likely to develop Alzheimer’s; cardiovascular diseases may be a factor
LAVEEN – The family network of care for Santiago González has become, over the years, as familiar as the lyrics of his favorite music. The family is like those of many of more than millions diagnosed in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s. But older Hispanics are more likely than older whites to be diagnosed with the brain disease, which affects memory.
ASU, Arizona make effort to enroll Chinese students
TEMPE – The Arizona Office of Tourism and Arizona State University specifically market to Chinese international students to attend school in Arizona, hoping to encourage friends and family to visit.
Trailblazing lawmaker Ed Pastor remembered as tireless advocate, ‘legend’
WASHINGTON - Ed Pastor, 75, a trailblazing Arizona lawmaker who was the first Hispanic from the state elected to Congress, died Tuesday in Phoenix, his family said. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff for Pastor, whom Ducey called "an Arizona trailblazer and public servant."
Transgender rally at state Capitol encourages voting
PHOENIX – The LGBTQ community and its supporters rallied at the state Capitol and hope to encourage others to vote
Democrats get tips on selling progressive points in conservative areas
WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats at a Washington training session on how to sell a progressive message to the voters in conservative districts didn't agree on all points, but they all said they plan to stick to their guns and that they think Democrats have the best chance in years in the state.