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From Bowling Green to South Korea: Merrill Kelly’s path to Diamondbacks was humbling one

PHOENIX – Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly, a 30-year-old rookie, has experienced it all on his way to the majors

Merrill Kelly, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher

At bat for kids: Diamondbacks’ Eduardo Escobar driven to give back

PHOENIX – After a challenging upbringing in Venezuela, Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar is committed to service.


Through injury, motherhood and doubt, Jessica McDonald ready to represent Arizona at World Cup

PHOENIX – Arizona’s Jessica McDonald been through it all. Now she’s a World Cup player for the U.S. women’s team.


‘Raised in a bat bag’: Kevin Cron feels prepared for Diamondbacks opportunity

PHOENIX – Kevin Cron, an Arizona product, has shown more maturity than most Diamondbacks rookies

Kevin Cron, Arizona Diamondback

‘It’s pretty emotional’: ASU baseball ready for first regional since 2016

PHOENIX – ASU baseball is headed back to the postseason after a two-season hiatus.


Pros, no cons: With hiring of Marvin Lewis, ASU shows strong belief in NFL model

TEMPE – Marvin Lewis is another addition to the Sun Devils staff with time in the NFL.


‘One team, one heartbeat’: Arizona softball ends Women’s College World Series drought

TUCSON – With their Super Regional victory over Ole Miss, the Arizona Wildcats are headed to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2010.


Proposed budget cuts for Special Olympics concern those who could be impacted in Arizona

PHOENIX – With news of a budget proposal that calls for eliminating funding for the Special Olympics, those in Arizona who could be impacted by the cuts express concern.


Rain falls, Fowler rises: Best moments from the Waste Management Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – The Waste Management Phoenix Open hasn't always been kind to Rickie Fowler. For a short time on Sunday, it looked like that might be the case again.


Special Olympians, local celebrities take center stage at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – Herm Edwards, Archie Bradley among those sharing stage with Special Olympics at Phoenix Open.


The (baseball) stars come out for Day 2 of Waste Management Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – Day Two of the Waste Management Phoenix Open featured Special Olympics and several baseball stars, including Archie Bradley.


With changing sports climate, Pac-12’s black coaches feel responsibility to guide athletes

PHOENIX – Pac-12’s black coaches use their own history to help navigate the waters of social debate for their young players -- the majority of whom are black -- while reconciling issues of personal growth, future marketing concerns and public backlash.