Latest from Matthew Legere
From the desert to the beach: Sarah Sponcil shows off skills at AVP Hermosa Beach Open
LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.
Sacramento Republic FC makes case for value of U.S. Open Cup
CARSON, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC’s Cinderella story in the 2022 U.S. Open Cup shows why the United States' oldest soccer competition is also its most important for the growth of the sport.
Angel City FC’s recent charter flight suggests NWSL prioritizing athlete well-being
LOS ANGELES – The NWSL emerged 16 years after the WNBA and is already ahead in terms of equality, its players say. The women’s soccer league is the first to have an airline sponsor and is allowing team to charter flights if they choose to do so.
ASU baseball commits Temmarr Johnson, Isaiah Jackson showcase skills at MLB Draft Combine
SAN DIEGO – Arizona State baseball commits Isaiah Jackson and Termarr Johnson were among the players that participated in the recent MLB Draft combine in San Diego.
Sacramento Republic FC makes statement en route to U.S. Open Cup semifinals
CARSON – Sacramento Republic FC, after losing the MLS expansion bid, defeats LA Galaxy, and Phoenix Rising to advance to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.
Hamilton High’s Gavin Turley hopes to make impression at MLB Draft Combine
SAN DIEGO – Hamilton High School graduate Gavin Turley is one of the top draft-eligible prospects coming out of Arizona and has his eyes set on the upcoming MLB Draft in Los Angeles
Los Angeles quick to embrace women’s soccer with addition of Angel City FC
LOS ANGELES – In its inaugural season as a member of the National Women's Soccer League, Angel City Football Club quickly becomes a big hit.
Meredith Loewenstein reflects new look, vibe of skateboarding culture
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – In a male-dominated sport, Meredith Lowenstein, 16, is making her mark in the skateboarding world.
‘Everyone is welcome’: Angel City FC celebrates Pride Night
LOS ANGELES – Angel City FC hosted a Pride Night celebration Tuesday in support of the LGBTQ community. Rainbow smoke brightened the evening sky as the team ended the match in a nil-nil draw in front of 16,000 fans.
Pac-12 turns heads with trio of teams in Women’s College World Series
LOS ANGELES – The Pac-12 has sent three teams – Arizona, UCLA And Oregon State – to the Women’s College World Series. Can the league out-muscle the Big 12’s big three?
After ending GCU’s dream, Delanie Wisz, UCLA advance to Women’s College World Series
LOS ANGELES – After knocking off GCU, UCLA continues its roll and will play in the Women’s College World Series, thanks in big part to Delanie Wisz.