Josh Amick
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Josh Amick expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Amick has written and interned for AZPreps365 and is working toward a job as a beat writer or sideline reporter.

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Pat’s Run: 20th anniversary of legendary race inspires veteran who comes full circle

TEMPE – Pat Tillman and Pat’s Run have inspired legions, including a writer who has embarked on his own journey as a veteran.

Pat's Run commemorates Tillman's sacrifice and service, reminding participants of his courage and selflessness. (Photo by Josh Amick/Cronkite News)

A’s new plate approach is paying dividends thus far in spring training

MESA – The Oakland A's are using the Cactus League to take a team-first approach at the plate, which is prevalent in the early innings of spring training.

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)

Arizona Diamondbacks retake field for first time since World Series appearance

SCOTTSDALE – Just three months ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks watched the Texas Rangers clinch a World Series title on their homefield. Now they’re back in spring training ready to make another run.

It was a good day for Arizona Diamondbacks fans as pitchers and catchers reported to Salt River Fields, just a little more than three months since their World Series appearance. (Photo by Josh Amick/Cronkite News)

Dream Series hopes to correct lingering issue in baseball: shortage of Black athletes

TEMPE – As MLB looks to diversify baseball, programs such as the Dream Series and the Hank Aaron Invitational seek out some of the nation’s top ranked Black and Latino high school players for a special camp held in Tempe.

ASU football coach Kenny Dillingham sets sights on building united, passionate program ahead of 2023 season

TEMPE – New ASU football coach Kenny Dillingham is emphasizing culture and tradition for the upcoming season. With preparations underway, the program is poised for a fresh start under his leadership.

Arizona State football coach Kenny Dillingham spoke with reporters Monday about his focused approach to overhauling the program in his first year at the helm. (Video screenshot by Erin Patterson/Cronkite News)

Phoenix Mercury aiming to make 2024 WNBA All-Star Game ‘best ever’

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury will host the WNBA All-Star game for the third time in history, and Suns owner Matt Ishbia and CEO Josh Bartelstein say they want to make it the best ever.

Former Arizona Wildcat Bennedict Mathurin aims to become NBA’s premier two-way player in second season

LAS VEGAS – Bennedict Mathurin has starred in summer league, leading the Indiana Pacers with impressive scoring and a determination to improve his defense.

Indiana Pacers forward Bennedict Mathurin is focused on improving his defense to match his offensive output during the 2023 NBA Summer League. (Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images)

‘Swiss Army knife’: Toumani Camara puts versatility, maturity on display in NBA Summer League debut

LAS VEGAS – After the Suns selected Toumani Camara with the No. 52 pick in this year's NBA Draft, Camara looked like anything but a rookie in his first taste of NBA action.

Phoenix Suns draft pick Toumani Grant had a strong outing in the team’s NBA Summer League opener Saturday in Las Vegas. (Photo courtesy of PHNX Sports)

‘Good to go’: Arizona Diamondbacks’ Kyle Lewis steps in for injured Corbin Carroll refreshed, ready

PHOENIX – Kyle Lewis has dealt with a collection of illness and injuries over the years, but his return to the Arizona Diamondbacks should help their second half push in the wake of Corbin Carroll’s shoulder injury.

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Kyle Lewis replaced the injured Corbin Caroll and finished 0-for-2 in Thursday's 9-0 loss to the New York Mets at Chase Field. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Phoenix Suns wrap up final tune-up before NBA summer league run

PHOENIX – A team of unfamiliar faces will take the court Saturday when the Phoenix Suns open Summer League play in Las Vegas. Summer League coach Quinton Crawford and draft pick Toumani Camara address what the expectations will be Vegas.

Toumani Camara said he’s excited to put on the Phoenix Suns jersey for NBA Summer League. The team plays its first game Saturday in Las Vegas. (Photo by Joey Plishka/Cronkite News)

Are the Diamondbacks poised for postseason success after strong first half?

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks’ surprising start to the season has them in an ideal position to make their first playoff appearance in six years.

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, talking with pitcher Zac Gallen, has helped put the team in a position to make the postseason for the first time since 2017. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Blood clot sidelines Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly again

PHOENIX – Merrill Kelly, an Arizona native and Diamondbacks pitcher, learns “discomfort” in calf is actually a blood clot.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly was was placed on the 15-day IL retroactive to Sunday after discomfort in his leg revealed a blood clot. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

‘Rarest card in the set’: Family trades in Druw Jones rookie card for $250,000

PHOENIX – The Druw Jones rookie card was found and sold to Dave and Adam’s Card World in early June. The collectible could hold even more value in the future.

Girls basketball takes center court for first time at Section 7 Tournament

GLENDALE – The best girls basketball players and teams took the court for their own tournament last weekend at State Farm Stadium, where college coaches from across the country lined the courts for their first in-person evaluations.

From transfers to high school stars, Arizona well-represented in Women’s College World Series

PHOENIX – The Women’s College World Series features a strong Arizona presence with players from Sandra Day O’Connor High School and transfers from Arizona State.

Jocey Erickson (left), Coach Hobson (center) and Grace Lyons (right) reunited at Getterman Stadium in Waco, Texas for a game against Baylor. (Photo courtesy of David Erickson, Jocey’s father)

All-Star Game voting opens with 8 Arizona Diamondbacks candidates listed on ballot

PHOENIX – MLB released the All-Star candidates available for voting Wednesday, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have eight players on the list. Here’s where they stand as they campaign to make the trip to T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

‘A way to remember our country’s heroes’: Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB fans pay respect to veterans for Memorial Day

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks organization rolled out the red carpet to honor soldiers and their families with an array of celebrations throughout Monday’s 7-5 victory against the Colorado Rockies.

Fans attending Monday's game at Chase Field honored military and veterans throughout the afternoon during the Arizona Diamondbacks' 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies. (Photo courtesy of the Arizona Diamondbacks)

Former ASU pitcher Jake Borup awaits biggest save of his career: a heart transplant

PHOENIX – After suffering a massive heart attack last year, former ASU and Phillies pitcher Jake Borup awaits a heart transplant.

Jake Borup, who has six children, said he doesn’t “remember anything for about 40, 45 days” after he was admitted to the hospital following his heart attack. (Photo courtesy of Jake Borup)