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Rising secure deal with Bally Sports Arizona; could MLS be in their future?
PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising secure deal with Bally Sports Arizona and hope continued growth includes a place with Major League Soccer in the future.
‘The Punisher’: After life delivers a blow, boxer finds calling as coach, mentor
PHOENIX — Peter Chavez was a promising young boxer in Phoenix as a teen. Following a difficult journey, including a brief stint in jail, Chavez gave up on his dream of boxing and found his calling as a coach and mentor.
ASU softball gears up for 2022 with new roster
TEMPE – Despite significant roster changes, Arizona State softball coach Trisha Ford has confidence in the team’s direction.
Suns guard Chris Paul gives HBCUs a national stage with tournament at Footprint Center
PHOENIX – Suns guard Chris Paul hosted Four HBCUs for a basketball tournament at Footprint Center to promote diversity and equality.
Phoenix Rising take undefeated record at Wild Horse Pass into playoffs
PHOENIX - The Phoenix Rising are unbeaten at Wild Horse Pass and look to continue that run into the playoffs, which start Saturday against RGV Toros.
Attention: Highland football coach incorporates military background into practice and schoolwork
GILBERT - Highland freshman football coach and Air Force veteran Mark Falagrady lives and works in technology, served in the military, and coaches the freshman team at Highland High School, and he intertwines all of his backgrounds into his coaching.
Phoenix Rising fans rely on watch parties to show support when team is away from home
PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC has found a way to keep its fans engaged when the team is on the road. Watch parties are held at a variety of restaurants and bars.
‘Don’t give up’: Arizona high school football players join forces to address teen suicide
PHOENIX - Understanding the epidemic of teen suicides, Arizona high school football players work with Teen Lifeline and the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club to create PSA’s and spread the word that there is hope.
Is the end near for the GOAT? Taurasi continues to prove otherwise
PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi has the ultimate chance to walk off into the sunset. Her fifth Olympic gold medal, being named the WNBA’s GOAT, welcoming her second child, and now two wins away from a fourth WNBA title, the stage is set for a Hollywood ending. But is this really the end, or just another chapter?
Bigger than sports: Cardinals donate field, host camp at Mesquite High
GILBERT - Mesquite High School gives back to the community with the support of the Arizona Cardinals, who donated a new football field.
ESPN to televise volleyball tournament featuring defending state champion Hamilton
CHANDLER – The Hamilton High School volleyball team features a trio of Division I-bound players on a quest to win another state title. ESPN is in town to cover its participation in a four-team tournament.
No Maluma, no Disney princesses: Mercury return to home court after much-debated scheduling issues
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury played its first two playoff games at arenas belonging to college teams. A look at why as the team prepares to play the Las Vegas Aces at Footprint Center with a chance to punch a ticket to the WNBA Finals.
Westgate confident in future, despite Coyotes soon leaving Gila River Arena
PHOENIX – Although the Arizona Coyotes will leave after the 2021-22 season, the Westgate Entertainment District is confident it can thrive.
Phoenix Rising players blend Hispanic, American cultures while guiding team to postseason
PHOENIX - Mezcla. In Spanish, the word means “mixture” or “blend,” and it applies to many Hispanics in the United States who are trying to blend into American culture while embracing their own. It’s a familiar challenge for Phoenix Rising players Arturo Rodriguez and Santi Moar.
Losing streak, venue change don’t rattle Mercury as they enter single-elimination playoff game
PHOENIX - Heading into tonight’s single-elimination playoff game on a three-game losing streak can sometimes be a red flag. But for the Phoenix Mercury, this streak is nothing short of a red herring.
Few masks, much excitement: High school football returns with look of pre-COVID era
PHOENIX – Unlike the start of the 2020 season, when masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing was the norm, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be an afterthought for many at Friday’s high school football games.
Preach: Fans excited as rivalry between Catholic schools Brophy, St. Mary’s returns
PHOENIX – A long-running rivalry makes its return as Brophy College Preparatory and St. Mary’s face off in Week 1 one of the high school football season.
Black and blue line: Coyotes’ Niklas Hjalmarsson committed to blocking shots
PHOENIX - Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson skated in his 800th career game in the National Hockey League Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Kings, continuing to perfect his craft in blocking shots.