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’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)

‘Greatest show on surf’: Léon Marchand poised to be ASU’s next superstar

TEMPE – Léon Marchand did something this summer only Michael Phelps has ever done better. Arizona State’s next prodigy has his and his teams sights set for the top this season.


Inside Zac Gallen’s career year for the Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX – Zac Gallen has pitched better than anyone else in baseball this year. What’s the secret to his success?

Zac Gallen's attention to detail in the second half of the 2022 season is one of his keys to success. "I am always trying to fine-tune things and make things as good as they possibly can be,” Gallen said. (Photo courtesy of Jill Weisleder/Arizona Diamondbacks)

ASU football’s ranking tumbles: From Top 25 a year ago to bottom third

LOS ANGELES – Here’s why ASU is ranked in the mid-80s or worse headed into Week 4. And it could get worse over the next three games as the Sun Devils face top-20 competitors, including seventh-ranked USC.


‘A new chapter’: Arizona Coyotes excited for move to Mullett Arena

SCOTTSDALE – The Coyotes play 20 of 24 games on the road to start the season and share their excitement about the home opener at Mullett Arena on Oct. 28.


LinkedIn profile helps Diamondbacks outfielder make his baseball dreams come true

PHOENIX – When Diamondbacks outfielder Stone Garrett was released by the Miami Marlins organization in 2020 due to roster cuts, he took a job as a realtor in Houston, Texas. However, Garrett knew he wasn’t done playing baseball just yet.


After strong summer, Dylan Guenther hoping to land roster spot with Coyotes at training camp

PHOENIX – The Coyotes' 2021 first-round pick, Dylan Guenther, was determined to make a lasting impression at the 2022 Rookie Faceoff tournament. Guenther’s summer trainer outlines how he has seen the player's strength evolve.

Prospect Dylan Guenther aims to crack the Coyotes roster with a strong showing at training camp, which opens Wednesday. (Photo by Kelsey Grant/Arizona Coyotes)

Phoenix Rising’s postseason hopes in dire shape after second straight loss

CHANDLER – After losing their last two games, Phoenix Rising is in an uphill battle for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Rising has six games remaining to turn it around and close the five-point gap between them and seventh-place Las Vegas Lights FC.


WAC championship rings represent a revival of GCU women’s soccer

PHOENIX – GCU women’s soccer transformed from an underachieving program with a bad culture to a WAC champion with expectations of defending its title in just two seasons.

Members of the 2021 GCU women's soccer team greet each other on the sidelines after receiving their 2021 WAC Championship rings. (Photo by Nicholas Hodell/Cronkite News)

Year out! Diamondbacks embrace new balanced schedule for 2023 season

PHOENIX – Last week, the Diamondbacks revealed their 2023 regular season schedule and it featured an anomaly. For the first time, the MLB franchise would be taking on all 29 other teams in the league.


Arizona traffic fatalities fell sharply, as deaths nationally spiked

WASHINGTON - While the U.S. saw a record increase in traffic fatalities in the first quarter of 2022, Arizona highway deaths fell by nearly a third. A new report says 190 people died on Arizona roads in the first quarter of 2022, down from 277 in the first three months of 2021.


Final ISIS kidnapper sentenced to life for role in Kayla Mueller’s death

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A second ISIS militant was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the kidnapping and killing of Prescott native Kayla Mueller, a relief to her parents who pledged to continue fighting for her memory.