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Quidditch casts its spell on muggles beyond Hogwarts

LOS ANGELES – How did UCLA come to dominate the world of collegiate quidditch, a sport that fuses elements of dodgeball, tag and rugby?


Brandon Courtney aims for individual title as ASU wrestlers head to NCAA championships

TEMPE – The Sun Devils won six individual wrestling titles at the Pac-12 Championships. After winning its third straight title, the team heads to the 2022 Men’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with seven wrestlers qualifying.


Arizona Dreamer’s journey depicted in ‘¡Americano!’, a musical debuting off-Broadway

PHOENIX – Tony Valdovinos of Phoenix gave up his dream of joining the Marine Corps when he learned he was undocumented. Ultimately, he had a bigger impact than being a Marine, becoming an inspiration to other Dreamers and the musical “¡Americano!”, which debuts off-Broadway this month.


¡Americano! Musical con debut fuera de Broadway inspirado por un ‘dreamer’ de Phoenix

PHOENIX – Dreamer Tony Valdovinos de Phoenix abandonó su sueño de unirse como un infante de marina de los EE.UU. cuando descubrió que no tenía documentos. Al final de cuentas, tuvo un impacto más grande que el de ser marino, y se volvió una inspiración para otros Dreamers y el musical ¡Americano! que ahora está por debutar fuera de Broadway.


Experts target obesity, diet, exercise to combat high cholesterol in youth

PHOENIX – With childhood obesity levels on the rise in the U.S., more experts are looking at how to prevent high cholesterol in youth to help avoid serious health problems later in life.


NASCAR teams to gain real-race data in Next Gen car at Phoenix before November’s championship

AVONDALE – NASCAR makes its first stop at Phoenix Raceway this year. Teams and drivers have become increasingly comfortable with the new Next Gen car, but this weekend is significant with the challenge of Phoenix’s dogleg looming.


Mikey’s League fills sports void for those with intellectual, physical disabilities

TEMPE – Mikey's League began in 2019 in memory of Mikey Bender, 21, who died after losing a battle with cerebral palsy and a heart defect. The league has teamed with KinectAbility to open doors for ability sports.


‘Good obnoxiousness’: From a Betty White-out to dancing unicorns, 942 Crew an ASU staple

TEMPE – From a Betty White-out to dancing unicorns, Arizona State’s 942 Crew hopes to boost student attendance.


Navy reinforcements help Valleywise Health amid health care worker shortage

PHOENIX – Seven members of the Navy have joined Valleywise Health Medical Center to support overburdened frontline health care workers, per a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The team will stay for a month.


Glendale’s Michael McDowell hopes to defend Daytona 500 championship with new team

PHOENIX – Glendale native Michael McDowell kicks off the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season with a chance to defend his Daytona 500 championship. He will have an entirely new team around him.


Finchem, Ward targets of new subpoenas by committee probing Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON - The committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Arizona GOP leader Kelli Ward and Rep. Mark Finchem for "information about efforts to send false slates of electors to Washington and change the outcome of the 2020 election."


Paint and pressure washing: Graffiti Busters work to keep Phoenix ahead of blight

PHOENIX – The Graffiti Busters, part of the city’s Neighborhood Services Department, work seven days a week to remove graffiti across Phoenix. The service is free for residents and businesses.