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Not just for the pros: Arizona high schools, colleges turning to baseball analytics, technology
PHOENIX – At the high school, junior college and Division I levels of baseball in Arizona, teams are beginning to use advanced technology to improve their players.
‘Step toward justice’: Local, national sports communities react to Derek Chauvin verdict
PHOENIX - On the heels of the Derek Chauvin verdict, local and national sports communities react to the news. The death of George Floyd had prompted protests across the sports world.
Hey batta batta: Diamondbacks home opener brings changes, return to normalcy
PHOENIX – The Diamondbacks believe Chase Field is fully equipped to safely host 20,000 fans for Friday’s home opener and the subsequent home series. After a rough road trip to start the season, the team is looking forward to the support.
Limited Cactus League attendance has ripple effect on local businesses
TEMPE – For plenty of Arizona businesses, March is the busiest month of the year thanks to an influx of tourists for spring training. But in 2021, with the pandemic limiting Cactus League attendance, restaurants didn’t see the same sales spike they usually do.
With pro sports under scrutiny, Rangers announce Charley Pride Fellowship for diverse students
TEMPE – Late country music legend and Texas Rangers part-owner Charley Pride left his mark on both the music and baseball communities. Now, through the Rangers’ Charley Pride fellowship program, his impact will continue to be felt.
Is it ethical for teams to allow fans back into sporting events?
TEMPE – The Phoenix Suns, Arizona Coyotes and many Cactus League teams are allowing limited fans back into the stands. But officials wonder: should they?
ASU pitching staff enters season healthy after long, uncertain offseason
TEMPE – The cancellation of the 2020 baseball season was slow and uncertain, leading to a strange offseason. But thanks to a strong, flexible plan, Arizona State’s pitching staff enters the 2021 season at nearly full health.
Luxury suites, players lounge: ASU excited for addition of multi-use sports facility
TEMPE – Luxury suites, players lounge: ASU excited for addition of multi-use sports facility
Battling adversity all season, ASU men’s basketball enters rivalry week with nothing to lose
TEMPE - Battling adversity, ASU men’s basketball enters pivotal rivalry week