Ryan Ladika

Ryan Ladika

Sports Reporter, Phoenix
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‘I know you didn’t want to be a hero’: 16 years ago, nation stunned by death of Pat Tillman

TEMPE – Pat Tillman’s death while serving in Afghanistan was a crushing blow to the Arizona community and those around the nation. The former Arizona State and Cardinals defensive standout was killed on this day in 2004.


Remarkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkable: 18 years ago, Diamondbacks’ Johnson struck out 17 against Rockies

PHOENIX – Diamondbacks starter Randy Johnson etched his name into the record book with a historic start against the Colorado Rockies on April 21, 2002.


Sporting events, recreational opportunities impacted around the world by COVID-19

TEMPE – Despite the relatively strict guidelines we are now living under in the U.S., other countries have enacted much harsher penalties for disobeying COVID-19 response measures, even for recreation.