Ryan Bunnell
Ryan Bunnell
Sports Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Ryan Bunnell expects to graduate in December 2024 with a master’s of arts in sports journalism. Bunnell is a die-hard sports fanatic with a passion for storytelling.

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Risky business: Sports betting, social media and the unintended consequences of attracting a younger demographic

PHOENIX – Sports betting is a booming industry and has become prevalent on social media platforms that are most popular among users under the minimum legal age to gamble. What’s happening, and what are these companies doing to combat the issue?

A sports fan checks odds at FanDuel Sportsbook in downtown Phoenix, highlighting the widespread accessibility of legal sports gambling in the U.S. (File photo by James Franks/Cronkite News)

Inside the numbers: Arizona Diamondbacks’ improbable World Series run continues to defy the odds at sportsbooks

PHOENIX – Entering the season, hardly anyone would have predicted a Diamondbacks-Rangers World Series matchup. After a historic playoff run, Arizona is taking part in the most unlikely Fall Classic matchup of all time.

The Arizona Diamondbacks show promise of bringing more surprises in the World Series against the Texas Rangers after successfully navigating a rollercoaster season with low expectations. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

U.S. Men’s Olympic soccer wraps up Phoenix training camp with 4-1 win vs. Japan

PHOENIX – Preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games, the U.S. Men’s Olympic soccer team trained in Phoenix and won two international friendlies against Mexico and Japan.

U-23 men's team huddled during a match.

Youth golf charity First Tee-Phoenix celebrates 20 years of giving back

SCOTTSDALE – First Tee-Phoenix is an organization dedicated to educating and empowering the youth generation through the game of golf. The organization held a 20th anniversary dinner at Ocean 44 to raise funds, drawing celebrities and pro golfers to the red carpet.

First Tee not only teaches golf but also offers youth entrepreneur courses and leadership training to shape the next generation on and off the course. (Photo by Cronkite News)

Arizona Cardinals cut veteran quarterback Colt McCoy less than two weeks before kickoff

TEMPE – The Arizona Cardinals have released veteran quarterback Colt McCoy after two seasons with the team, setting the stage for Joshua Dobbs.

Arizona Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon enters his first season with the organization facing low expectations from oddsmakers following a string of transactions that signal the team is in rebuilding mode. (File photo by Bobby Murphy/Cronkite News)