Abby Sharpe
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Abby Sharpe expects to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Sharpe, who has covered sports for Cronkite News, Inferno Intel and as a freelancer, is working in the Phoenix Sports Bureau.

Latest from Abby Sharpe

A coach, a player, a journalist: 3 lives forever changed on Sept. 11, 2001

PHOENIX – The tragic event of 9/11 impacted the sports world in different ways. From teams to players to coaches to journalists, memories remain vivid 20 years later. Here are some whose lives were changed.


Rise of the underdog: Undrafted free agent Michael Stefanic knocking on Angels’ door

PHOENIX – Michael Stefanic is on the last rung of the minor league baseball ladder, waiting for the call to join the Los Angeles Angels. His professional career started in Arizona.


‘It’s just something magical’: Bisbee’s historic Warren Ballpark facilitates sports in a small town

BISBEE – A decades-old ballpark in Bisbee continues to host every sporting event in town and provides a glimpse into how much sports can impact a community.


‘It’s about time’: Remembering Ford Smith, the lone Arizonan to play in the Negro Leagues

PHOENIX - Ford Smith, who played for the Kansas City Monarchs after returning from World War II, is the lone Arizona to play in the Negro Leagues.


‘It’s about everybody’: Joe Black, Jackie Robinson’s roommate, also was MLB trailblazer

PHOENIX - The late Joe Black was the first Black baseball player to win a World Series game, in 1952. The Arizona Fall League MVP award is named after him.


Special Olympics athletes build connections, form community through esports

WADDELL - Special Olympics athletes immerse themselves in esports teams to help alleviate the loss of social connections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Arizona sports community speaks out against violence targeting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

PHOENIX – Stop AAPI Hate released a national report on March 16 that showed the increase in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. On the same day, eight people, six of them Asian American women, were gunned down in three Atlanta spas.