James Lotts
James Lotts(he/him/his)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

James Lotts expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Lotts interned for Times Media Group, where he has been published in a number of different newspapers and magazines in Arizona and Southern California.

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‘I feel really good’: Brady Singer poised for redemption season with Kansas City Royals in 2024

SURPRISE – After a relatively down year for Brady Singer in which he dealt with injuries, the Kansas City Royals starter enters spring training feeling good and expecting better results.

Despite setbacks, Brady Singer remains focused on refining his craft during spring training to return to top form for the Kansas City Royals in the 2024 MLB season. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

Swinging into spring: Previewing every Cactus League team as countdown to 2024 Opening Day begins

PHOENIX - The Cactus League has started and that leaves many fans eager to learn what’s in store for their team in 2024. As teams prepare to play spring training games, learn what’s new and what to expect from all 15 Cactus League teams.

With anticipation in the air and dreams of World Series glory, the Cactus League sets the stage for the 2024 MLB season. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Baseball is almost back: Surprise gears up for busy spring as World Series champion Texas Rangers arrive

SURPRISE – From a lineup of spring training events to enhanced stadium features like the upgraded scoreboard, Surprise Stadium is poised to provide top-notch experiences for all visitors during the spring training season.

As preparations ramp up, Surprise readies to welcome the Texas Rangers and their devoted fans to spring training at Surprise Stadium. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Title talk: Dodgers fans expect to be back in the World Series in 2024

GLENDALE – After a disappointing postseason in 2023 and a record-breaking offseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the the center of conversation around the league. Coming into spring training, Dodgers fans are looking for nothing less than a World Series appearance in 2024.

Amid the buzz of the Los Angeles Dodgers' ambitious offseason, one name stands out: Shohei Ohtani. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

Game on: Arizona high school esports embraces changes, challenges entering fifth season

PHOENIX – Arizona's high school esports scene faces the dual task of balancing evolving game preferences while navigating challenges in attracting players to traditional titles.

Students from various high schools across Arizona prepare their gaming setups as they anticipate the start of the fifth season of esports competition. (Photo by Daniella Trujillo/Cronkite News)