David Rodish
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

David Rodish expects to graduate in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Rodish has covered sports and politics for The State Press.

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Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks and souvenirs and … Diamondbacks named most affordable for fans

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have the most affordable fan experience in Major League Basesball in 2022, according to Team Marketing Reports 2022 MLB Fan Cost Index.


Eat, Pay, Glove: Caesars Sportsbook, Guy Fieri restaurant open at Chase Field

PHOENIX – A Caesars gambling venue has opening at Chase Field, the second major sportsbook to attach to a sports venue in Arizona. The facility includes Guy Fieri’s first restaurant in Arizona.


Battle for Arizona Avenue: Hamilton-Chandler rivalry extends to baseball with first title meeting

TEMPE – A rivalry best known for football has extended to the diamond. Hamilton High School and Chandler High School showcased their talents in the baseball 6A state championship game. Is a new rivalry underway?


Long Beach, LA docks work round the clock to slog through backlog of shipments

LONG BEACH, California – A major backlog of overseas shipments in L.A. and Long Beach, California, is leading to supply chain disruptions throughout the country.


Fast food workers strike in LA, push for better pay and safety standards across industry

LOS ANGELES – The fight for safer working conditions and creating a minimum standard at fast food restaurants led to workers protesting outside several McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles on Nov. 9.


‘Becoming Jane’: LA exhibit explores the evolution of conservationist Jane Goodall

LOS ANGELES – Jane Goodall began living among chimpanzees in Tanzania in 1960, and over the decades she has given scientists a new understanding of our closest relatives.


Return of the Jedis: Lightspeed Saber League back in competition

BUENA PARK, California – Last month’s competition in Southern California was the first tournament for the Lightspeed Saber League since the shutdown from COVID-19.


‘Be bold. Be courageous’: Gabby Giffords opens Gun Violence Memorial in LA

LOS ANGELES – Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was gravely wounded in 2011, opened the Gun Violence Memorial at Expedition Park on Tuesday to memorialize the 3,400 Californians who died in gun violence in 2020.


LA wheelchair basketball program helps kids with physical disabilities stay active

LA84 and Las Floristas fund the Rancho Los Amigos wheelchair basketball program. This provides kids and adults a chance to stay active and compete in sports.


Sniffing out the waves: Doggy surfing contest brings smiles to spectators

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California – The Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, allows dogs to enjoy the water and humans to enjoy watching dogs ride surfboards.


They ‘just want to play:’ The history of girls in the Little League World Series

LOS ANGELES – Victoria Ruelas broke a gender barrier in 1989 by playing in the Little League World Series. Today, Ellie Bruning is continuing her legacy.


Heads-up on concussions: Cardinals’ receiver Christian Kirk praises Barrow’s Brainbook

Christian Kirk and Dr. Javier Cárdenas of the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center discussed the usefulness of the Barrow Brainbook for detecting concussions and other head trauma among high school athletes.