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Mercury’s Christon cultivating confidence in her hometown’s youth

PHOENIX — In the midst of a playoff season in her first summer with the Phoenix Mercury, guard Shameka Christon sat courtside after practice and unlaced her shoes as she planned for the offseason.

Christon catching ball

Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry

TUCSON — The well-dressed horse trainer with the signature white hair and dark sunglasses who was the darling of the sports media this spring got his start in the racing industry in the most unlikely of places. Before Bob Baffert trained the first Triple Crown winner in 47 years, he cultivated his tradecraft in Tucson.

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Basketball at breakneck pace a way of life on Navajo reservation

WINDOW ROCK — At 5:15 a.m., sunrise is only a thin pale highlight over red rock mesas in the east as Alicia Hale steps out of her house for her daily run. Even in June, the morning is so chilly at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet that she needs several layers to stay warm.


Randy Johnson reflects on parents’ support in HOF induction speech

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Long before Randy Johnson was dominating hitters at the major league level, the lefthander was tossing tennis balls at his family’s wooden garage door in Livermore, California.

Baseball players holding Hall of Fame plaques

En route to Hall, Johnson continues to be a valuable resource for D-backs

Randy Johnson used to cram his 6-foot-10-inch frame into the luggage racks above the seats in the charter buses used by his minor league team so he could sleep on long road trips. He said 12- to 15-hour rides were common when he was coming up through the Montreal Expos’ system in the late 1980s.

Randy Johnson photo


LeBlanc at town hall meeting with fans: ‘We feel strongly that our home is Gila River Arena’

SCOTTSDALE – The elephant in the room at the Arizona Coyotes’ town hall meeting Tuesday night was the team’s continuing legal battle with the city of Glendale over the city’s vote last month to cancel their arena lease deal.

Coyotes town hall meeting photo

Blister in the sun? Heat bearing down on the Valley

Safety Project Manager Julian Martinez watches from below as two steel workers weld a massive girder on the top floor of the new Sandra Day O’Connor Law School building under construction downtown.


For museums, sifting decades of artifacts is painstaking, but vital

TUCSON - Suzanne Eckert leaned over the second-floor railing in the old Arizona State Museum building, now used for storage after the museum outgrew the space years ago.

Female looking at artifacts at ASU Museum

Sports leaders say commission, state fund could help Arizona with mega events

Leaders in the Valley’s sports community say Arizona could benefit from a central sports commission and state fund to recruit and produce mega events like the Super Bowl and the Final Four.

University of Phoenix Stadium

Barrow Concussion Network built to protect Arizona high school athletes

Kyle Janes plays linebacker for Phoenix Christian High School. He suffered a concussion on the field this year. But the injury came in a less expected spot: the baseball diamond.

Phoenix Christina shortstop hits baseball