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No-excuse mail-in voting is constitutional, judge rules in GOP lawsuit

PHOENIX – Judge Lee Jantzen of Mohave County Superior Court ruled Monday that mail-in voting does not violate the Arizona Constitution’s ballot secrecy requirements. He cited state statutes that keep mailed ballots private and secure.


One step forward: Tempe City Council votes ‘yes’ to start talks about new Arizona Coyotes arena

TEMPE – In a 5-2 vote, the Tempe City Council decided to begin negotiations with the Arizona Coyotes for a new sports and entertainment district that includes a new arena.


ASU’s first season under Willie Bloomquist over after blown lead to Arizona in Pac-12 Baseball Tournament

SCOTTSDALE – Willie Bloomquist’s first year as Arizona State baseball coach was marred by key injuries but also highlighted by breakout performances across the Sun Devils roster. ASU lost to Chip Hale’s Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 tournament Friday.


‘Shut up and dribble’? Not anymore as Steve Kerr, Mercury players use their platform

PHOENIX – In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, shootings, athletes including Steve Kerr and Brianna Turner continue trend of speaking out about social justice issues.


Jailed Brittney Griner, absent players contribute to slow start for Phoenix Mercury

PHOENIX – As Brittney Griner remains detained in a Russian prison, the Phoenix Mercury continue to struggle with a new coach and unavailable players.


Title 42 remains in place at border for now – as does the fight over it

WASHINGTON - Supporters of Title 42, the pandemic-era health rule used to turn away migrants at the border, welcomed a court ruling that blocked the White House plan to end Monday, but migration advocates said it only prolongs an "outright failure" of border policy.


Mercury: Skylar Diggins-Smith absence not related to disagreement with Diana Taurasi

PHOENIX – Despite a bench disagreement with teammate Diana Taurasi during a loss in Las Vegas, Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith missed Thursday night’s home loss against Dallas due to a non-COVID illness and not because of a fight, the team said.


From India to Flagstaff: Ramesh’s journey to NAU reflects country’s passion for basketball

FLAGSTAFF – Nearly two centuries ago, basketball made its way to India, thanks to a missionary from the YMCA. Now there are three women from India who have been awarded Division I scholarships, and two of them landed at Arizona universities.


A gift horse indeed: Equestrian vaulting opens doors for those with disabilities

SAN TAN VALLEY – Salt River Vaulters, a non-profit organization that teaches equestrian vaulting, specializes in equine therapy for children or young adults with disabilities


The beat goes on: Drumlines reinvent themselves as important pieces in the sports world

PHOENIX – From their role in HBCU marching bands to their place in a popular movie, drumlines have become a key player in the sports entertainment world.


Change of course: Modernization, COVID-19 pandemic help revitalize golf

MESA – Since COVID-19, golf has experienced a boom in popularity. Sales are up, more people are playing and the sport is growing at the professional level.


Former Arizona State wrestling stars continue to impress within MMA community

TEMPE – Arizona State is not only known as a strong wrestling school, but as a mixed martial arts factory as well. Many have successfully extended their fighting careers beyond Tempe.