Jordan Leandre
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Jordan Leandre expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Leandre has interned with Arizona Sports and wrote for and edited at Prime Time Sports Talk.

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Arizona Cardinals play coy about third overall pick, strategy ahead of NFL Draft

TEMPE – The NFL Draft begins Thursday and it is the first for Cardinals General Manager Monti Ossenfort and new coach Jonathan Gannon. On Friday, Ossenfort and Gannon discussed the upcoming draft and a bevy of scenarios surrounding the team’s first-round pick, the third overall choice in the draft.

Arizona Cardinals general manager Monti Ossenfort says he will explore options with the No. 3 pick in this week's NFL draft and make "the right decision for our team at the time." (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Sense of urgency prompts Diamondbacks to move on from pitcher Madison Bumgarner

PHOENIX – At the time of signing All-Star left-hander Madison Bumgarner, the Arizona Diamondbacks thought they were getting an ace-caliber pitcher for a bargain. Four years later, they ended his Diamondbacks career by designating him for assignment.

Pitcher Madison Bumgarner was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks after posting a 10.26 ERA this season. (Photo by Zac BonDurant/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Pat Tillman’s legacy lives through annual 4.2-mile race to raise money for veterans

PHOENIX – It has been nearly 19 years to date since the tragic death of former Arizona State and Cardinals football star Pat Tillman. Since then, those close to him have honored his legacy through an annual run to raise money for active duty scholars and their spouses.

Pat's Run, the race honoring the late Pat Tillman, finishes inside Sun Devil Stadium. The first event was held in 2005. (Photo courtesy of Christina Hundley)

GCU men’s basketball perseveres through adversity to set up NCAA tournament date with No. 3 Gonzaga

PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University men’s basketball hopes to one day build a mid-major powerhouse like Gonzaga’s. Coach Bryce Drew understands patience is key, but a good showing in Friday’s first-round matchup of the NCAA tournament will be a step in the right direction.

‘He wants to make amends’: Can Desmond Cambridge Jr. spark ASU in intriguing Pac-12 men’s tournament?

PHOENIX – When Arizona State men’s basketball guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. drained a game-winning half court shot against Arizona, it seemed as if ASU salvaged its March Madness hopes. However, ahead of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, that shot wasn’t as impactful as expected for either team.

Desmond Cambridge Jr. looked as if he was still in disbelief after hitting a game-winning half-court shot against Arizona recently. He hopes to sparks Arizona State to a successful run in the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Damian Rios/Cronkite News)

Arizona Cardinals facilities grade poorly in anonymous NFLPA poll

PHOENIX – Ahead of the NFL new year on March 15, the NFL Player’s Association released team report cards for various aspects of player relations. The Arizona Cardinals ranked 31st in aggregate grade.

Although Arizona Cardinals players gave high marks to the team’s training staff, they gave low marks to the weight room, training room and locker room in a survey conducted by the NFL Players Association. (File photo by Omar Iakub/Cronkite News)

For Bobby Hurley, WSU’s Myles Rice, Suits and Sneakers Week hits home

PHOENIX – The American Cancer Society’s Suits and Sneakers Week hits home for Arizona State men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley, Washington State guard Myles Rice.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley remembers how he felt when his grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)