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GCU’s Havocs making the most of the national stage during Final Four

PHOENIX — Grand Canyon University’s DeWayne Russell already had the hometown crowd in his pocket before stepping onto the court Thursday night at the 29th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships at GCU.


Graham to get ‘green light’ in ASU jersey for final time during Final Four weekend

PHOENIX — The last time Torian Graham wore his Arizona State jersey, he scored a career-high 32 points and knocked down seven three-pointers, but ASU lost to No. 1 seed Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament on March 9.


Softball pioneers laid the groundwork for today’s athletes

TEMPE — They played at a city park. They slept in gymnasiums. Sometimes they ate only bologna sandwiches. And they had to wear basketball uniforms to play their softball games. It might not sound like a formula for winning national championships, but it worked for Arizona State’s softball program when the Sun Devils won back-to-back titles in 1972-73.


Mickelson’s legacy looms large over Phoenix Open, ASU after 25 years

SCOTTSDALE - It has been 25 years since PGA great Phil Mickelson graduated from Arizona State, but his legacy has only expanded -- especially for the latest generation of Sun Devil golfers.


‘You are not alone’: Vigils shine light on Orlando shooting victims, others lost to violence

MESA — A young man with a face full of sorrow walks before more than 300 friends and strangers, clutching candles that shine in the night sky.


Hip-hop rooted in African culture

Hip-hop, crowned as a top musical genre, is rooted in the centuries-old cadence and storytelling of African dance.


Scottsdale company hopes simple formula fuels growth in sports nutrition market

A small Scottsdale company quickly is elbowing its way into the burgeoning sports nutrition market dominated by giants such as Gatorade and PowerBar.


With two clutch plays, special teams spur Alabama to championship in Glendale

It’s a third of the game. It’s a phrase every football fan has heard a thousand times over -- special teams is a third of the game.

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Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum in Chandler following church vandalism, theft

A pastor was hoping to start a community conversation on racial equality when he and his predominantly white congregation installed a sign supporting the Black Lives Matter movement outside their Chandler church. Among the first people they heard from were vandals, who altered and then stole the sign.


Arizona Heat travel to UCLA to compete in first ‘Angel City Games’

LOS ANGELES - The first annual Angel City Games, a competition for physically disabled athletes, took place at UCLA’s Drake Stadium over the weekend. The Arizona Heat, a team from Mesa, competed and relished the experience.

Angel City Games photo