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WNBA’s inclusion efforts in leadership ranks receive low marks for gender, racial hiring
PHOENIX – A report from The Institute of Diversity and Ethics in Sport highlighted the lack of representation of women of color in WNBA leadership, making it difficult to create a lasting impact across the league.
On the clock: Countdown to the 2024 Men’s Final Four underway
PHOENIX – With the 2024 Men’s Final Four set to be in Arizona, the countdown for the event begins at Sky Harbor International Airport, early Thursday morning.
Milwaukee Brewers, off to 2-1 start, excited about pitching staff
PHOENIX – 2021 Cy Young award winner Corbin Burnes earned the Opening Day starter spot for the Brew Crew as Milwaukee banks on pitching strength for the 2023 season.
Super Bowl brings more opportunity for Phoenix artists
PHOENIX — Super Bowl LVII has come and gone, but its impact on the local arts community remains in the form of a larger national profile it has given several Arizona artists.
Luke Voit, Tyler Naquin travel similar roads to arrive in Brewers camp
PHOENIX – Luke Voit and Tyler Naquin have followed similar paths in their baseball careers, and it led them both to the Milwaukee Brewers. The major league veterans signed minor league contracts on Feb. 21 and were invited to spring training as non-roster additions. They have about a month to carve out a niche that will earn them a roster spot on Opening Day.
Something to prove: Brewers outfielder Jesse Winker returns from injury with winning mindset
PHOENIX – When Jesse Winker was a member of the Cincinnati Reds, he was known as the guy to destroy the Brewers. Now back in the NL Central division, Winker hopes his familiarity with Milwaukee will benefit him immensely.
Abraham Toro enters Brewers camp with clean slate following wild ride to big leagues
PHOENIX – After a wild ride from Houston to Seattle and Milwaukee, Abraham Toro hopes to earn a role on the Brewers roster in spring training after a career defined by wild moments and difficulty finding playing time.
Calling an audible: Jake Plummer shifts attention to wellness, natural health remedies
CHANDLER – Ahead of Super Bowl 2023, former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer returned to the Valley with an event advocating for natural health and wellness remedies.
‘Confidence is key’: Brewers young pitching staff gets sage advice from team veterans
PHOENIX – With a mix of veterans and rookies filling the clubhouse at American Family Fields of Phoenix, the light at the end of the tunnel lies with the success of the pitching staff. Although spring training games start Friday, the overall message in the clubhouse is to learn from the veterans while soaking in every moment to play at the major league level.
Season of change: ASU alum Darren Woodson’s defining year in Tempe
PHOENIX — Held to ASU’s modified enforcement of Proposition 48, Darren Woodson couldn’t play or practice with the program as an academically ineligible walk-on during the 1987-88 season — before he became a three-year starter, before he won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, and before he was named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was a transformational year, to say the least.