Aaron Bradley James

Aaron Bradley James

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Aaron Bradley James expects to graduate in spring 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. James enjoys covering baseball, football and auto racing and is working to improve his skills in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Teams, families scramble following Phoenix City Council decision to cancel sports tournaments

PHOENIX - The Phoenix City Council’s decision to cancel sports tournaments has forced event organizers and teams to scramble for solutions to keep kids on the fields.


Phoenix City Council expected to decide fate of local sports tournaments this week

PHOENIX - As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Arizona, the Phoenix City Council must make a decision about cancelling local sports tournaments.


Phoenix Rising re-sign eight starters, Junior Flemmings not among them

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising announced the re-signing of eight starters on Friday, but questions remain about how they will fill the remaining spots on their 2021 roster.


New field, new challenges await Sun Devils after delay of women’s soccer season

PHOENIX – Despite a disappointing 2019 season and the COVID-19 pandemic that delayed the 2020 season u, Arizona State coach Graham Winkworth believes the women’s soccer program is on the cusp of national prominence.


Contracts, obligations to international teams contributed to USL Championship title game cancellation

PHOENIX – Expiring contracts and commitments to international teams made rescheduling the USL Championship title game impractical, which also played a role in cutting short Phoenix Rising FC's season.


Rising to the top: Dramatic victory has Phoenix one win from USL title

SCOTTSDALE – Penalty kicks? No problem. Phoenix Rising FC does it again in dramatic fashion and advances to USL Championship Final against Tampa Bay.


Phoenix Rising FC hopes to keep dreams of first-ever title alive

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC have aspirations of winning their first-ever USL Championship, but they must first find a way past El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday at Casino Arizona Field.


COVID-19 safety a priority as youth soccer returns, yet concerns about compliance remain

PHOENIX - Youth soccer returned to the Valley with many COVID-19 safety protocols in place, but there's concern about how seriously they'll be taken.


Who’s your Dadashov? Five takeaways from Rising’s victory over Reno

PHOENIX – Five takeaway's from Phoenix Rising FC's victory over Reno to advance to the conference finals.


Rising enter playoffs minus coach Rick Schantz, league-leading scorer Junior Flemmings

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC will face Sacramento Republic FC Saturday at Casino Arizona Field, without their coach and their league-leading goal scorer.


Phoenix Rising’s Flemmings lands 6-game suspension for alleged gay slur

PHOENIX - The USLC announces it has levied a six-game suspension and fine against Phoenix Rising FC’s Junior Flemmings for his alleged use of a gay slur.


Phoenix Rising FC’s Flemmings denies homophobic slur as scrutiny mounts

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC is under international scrutiny after an opposing player accused forward Junior Flemmings of directing a homophobic slur at him.


Hooligans With Heart: Phoenix Rising’s Red Fury reaches out to refugees

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC supporters group the Red Fury raises funds for refugees at the North Phoenix Christian Soccer Club.


Bizarre ending to Phoenix Rising match rattles USLC Group B playoff picture

PHOENIX - The bizarre ending to Saturday’s Phoenix Rising versus San Diego Loyal match has turned USLC Group B into a four-way dogfight.


Despite COVID-19 pandemic, soccer standout Struckman embracing life at MIT

PHOENIX - Former Phoenix Rising FC Youth player Isabella Struckman adapts well to life at MIT despite COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.


Signing of Damion Lowe strengthens defense, creates possible dilemma for Phoenix Rising

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising bolstered their defense Wednesday by signing Jamaican international Damion Lowe, but the deal could have one major drawback.


Nearly 1,000 fans OK’d to attend Phoenix Rising match at Casino Arizona Field

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising will make history Friday as the first professional sports team in Arizona to welcome fans back in-stadium following the COVID-19 shutdown.