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Lawsuit claims concussions turned ASU linebacker Jason Franklin’s dreams to despair

PHOENIX - Jason Franklin was a walk-on football player for Arizona State University. Two years after he died by suicide, his family filed a suit claiming he received four concussions in practice that led to deteriorating mental health. Franklin’s brain showed signs of CTE.


No pressing the flesh, but candidates learn to campaign under COVID-19

TEMPE - Faced with the stay-home orders and social distancing of COVID-19, candidates have suspended rallies and in-person campaigning, have staffers working from home and are scrambling to find ways to reach voters while competing for donations and media attention in the face of a pandemic.


‘Better safe than sorry’: Athletes react to loss of NCAA winter and spring sports to COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – The NCAA’s decision to cancel all sports because of COVID-19 has left athletes missing their sport.


In era of COVID-19, virtual reality could change how world plays, consumes sports

PHOENIX – Virtual reality could provide fans and spectators with experiences previously thought only possible at in-person events.


Brnovich weighs in as Ducey’s ‘stay home’ order takes effect statewide

TEMPE - Gov. Doug Ducey's "stay home" order had not even taken effect before critics were arguing Tuesday over whether it is enforceable and if it goes far enough to protect Arizona from the spread of coronavirus.


Is cheerleading a sport? Some concussion experts say it should be classified as one

PHOENIX – The American Academy of Pediatrics in November identified cheerleading as having one of the highest rates of concussions during practices, second to boy’s football. Cheerleader Ella Johnston suffered a concussion during practice that is taking a long recovery.


FEC filings show Arizonans favor Trump, Sanders with campaign dollars

WASHINGTON - New campaign finance reports show Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had raised $768,054 in Arizona through Jan. 31, well ahead of the No. 2 Democratic fundraiser, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's $416,518. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, raised $1.4 million in the state.


Alabama softball transfer Madison Preston searched for a better fit, found it in Tempe

TEMPE - Alabama transfer Madison Preston fits in on a team deep in other transfer players on ASU softball.


ASU shot putters Washington, Noennig making waves on national scale

TEMPE – Arizona State throwers Turner Washington and Samantha Noennig are ranked among the top three in the nation for the longest shot-put throw.


DNC sees Maricopa County voters as key to making Arizona a 2020 battleground

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee officials said they plan to focus aggressively on Maricopa County voters as part of their efforts to swing Arizona, one of six battleground states where the party plans to invest millions in 2020 - a move Republicans call too little, too late.

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Rain, lower temperatures will mean umbrellas and coats this week

PHOENIX – A series of storm systems will move across Arizona by Tuesday, increasing rain chances and decreasing temperatures.


Town hollow: Report says lawmakers had few town halls; GOP had none

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers have held just 28 town halls this year - 19 of those by Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Sedona. Neither of the state's senators have had a town hall this year and no Republicans in the state's House delegation had done so, a new report says.