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Fighting for his life: Once a ‘menace to society,’ boxing brought Adam Stewart peace
PHOENIX – By the time he was 17, Phoenix's Adam Stewart was abusing meth and spending time in prison for armed robbery and aggravated assault. Then boxing found him and in June came confirmation of his success: a televised bout on ESPN.
Ball-tracking technology changes way fans consume, practice golf
PHOENIX – In recent years, Toptracer ball-tracking technology has changed the way fans watch and practice golf.
Coronavirus sports roundup: Cuomo’s ‘no fans’ announcement eye-opening for Arizona collegiate programs
PHOENIX - Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Tuesday that the state of New York will not allow fans to attend college sporting events in the fall shed light on an interesting discrepancy between New York and Arizona.
Rise in homelessness feared after eviction moratorium ends
PHOENIX – School districts make plans to reopen or go remote, an Arizona teacher dies after working remotely with other teachers, and other headlines from around the Grand Canyon State.
Coronavirus sports roundup: Pandemic inspires Cardinals kicker Gonzalez to take action
PHOENIX – COVID-19 has put live sports on pause and has affected players and conferences to adapt to the new norm.
As training camp nears, Arizona Coyotes must take on playoff mentality
PHOENIX - The Arizona Coyotes can’t wait to return to the ice after COVID-19 cut short the regular season. They’ll go right to the playoffs.
Turf wars: Despite its benefits, artificial grass still raises questions about injuries to athletes
PHOENIX – Although artificial turf has greatly improved since its introduction in the 1960s, studies suggest it is still likely to cause more injuries among athletes than its more expensive counterpart: natural grass.
‘I stand for what is right’: Cardinals’ Murray will kneel during national anthem
PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray said he will join others and plans to kneel during national anthem.
Different worlds, same inspiration: Cardinals’ Kirk, Suns’ Baynes moved to speak after Floyd protests
PHOENIX- Different worlds, same inspiration: Cardinals’ Kirk, Suns’ Baynes moved to speak out after Floyd protests
Pac-12 OKs in-person workouts, tries to solve puzzle of COVID-19 state rules
PHOENIX – Although the Pac-12 delivered news that suggested an on-time start to the college football season is possible, it must wait to see how the six states that house the conference teams will handle the pandemic.