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‘A gut punch’: Pedro Gomez’s impact on baseball, journalism was far-reaching

PHOENIX – ESPN’s Pedro Gomez wasn’t just a national personality. He made an impact on many in Arizona, where he lived.


NHL pulls microchipped tracking pucks after complaints about playability

PHOENIX – Only six days into the 2020-2021 season, the NHL removed microchipped pucks following concerns voiced by players and coaches.


Independent music venues struggle to stay afloat during pandemic

LOS ANGELES – Months without revenue have hurt independent music venues around the globe and multiple other professions within the music industry.


If ancient drought choked the Southwest for centuries, what does the future hold?

Caves in the Great Basin of Nevada and Utah tell a story linking climate change to a “worst-case scenario” with potential impact on 56 million water users in the West.


Waymo’s driverless ride service moves metro Phoenix toward autonomous future

PHOENIX – Google’s self-driving company, Waymo, introduced a fully driverless ride hailing service to parts of the East Valley this fall. Arizona in Focus looks at how today’s decisions will shape the future of autonomous vehicles.


They shoot, they score: Coyotes’ goal to increase youth hockey participation a success

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes have been seeking to increase youth hockey participation in the state of Arizona. With various youth development programs and outreach efforts, the Coyotes’ efforts are making an impact in the state.


Even in COVID-19 climate, job security an issue for coaches, including Arizona’s Sumlin

PHOENIX – Kevin Sumlin’s time in Arizona could be running out. The third-year coach’s seat is growing hotter by the minute, riding a 10-game skid into a showdown with Colorado.


Kelly already playing part of senator ahead of next week’s swearing-in

WASHINGTON - He won't be sworn in for several days yet, but Sen.-elect Mark Kelly is already acting the part, meeting with the governor and senators, naming a transition team and hosting town halls. There's little time to waste: His swearing-in could come next week.


Football game cancellations rampant among Arizona high schools as COVID-19 cases rise

SCOTTSDALE – After shuffling their schedule four times, the 4-1 Saguaro Sabercats can say they have a grind to be eligible for the 2020 AIA playoffs.


Pinnacle’s Nico Mannion, two Arizona teammates await fate in NBA Draft

Three former UArizona players enter the draft with a lot of upside but also a lot of weaknesses; an overview of Josh Green, Nico Mannion and Zeke Nnaji


From Tennessee to Georgia to Arizona, three friends share thrill of Cardinals’ ‘Hail Murray’ win

PHOENIX – Three friends, all exuberant Arizona Cardinals fans, rejoiced together despite being separated by thousands of miles as the “Hail Murray” delivered a 32-30 Arizona Cardinals victory.


Churches adjust to COVID-19 restrictions in Southwest, many pray to reopen in California

LOS ANGELES – Coptic Christians in Southern California are struggling to find places of worship because of restrictions on capacity under state pandemic restrictions.