Sam Valenti
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Sam Valenti expects to graduate in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Valenti has interned with the Tennessee Smokies baseball team.

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Pat’s Run: 20th anniversary of legendary race inspires veteran who comes full circle

TEMPE – Pat Tillman and Pat’s Run have inspired legions, including a writer who has embarked on his own journey as a veteran.

Pat's Run commemorates Tillman's sacrifice and service, reminding participants of his courage and selflessness. (Photo by Josh Amick/Cronkite News)

‘I drove a rocketship today’: Christopher Bell surges to victory at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE – Christopher Bell surged into the lead and then victory when Martin Truex Jr. was forced to pit in an emotional NASCAR Cup Series win Sunday at Phoenix Raceway for Bell and Joe Gibbs Racing.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Christopher Bell celebrates in the victory lane at Phoenix Raceway after clinching his seventh Cup Series win Sunday. (Photo by Alyssa Buruato/Cronkite News)