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Unlevel pitch: The path to professional soccer is tougher for girls than boys
PHOENIX – Pathways to the professional level vary by gender in youth soccer, where girls and boys have disparate opportunities to sign a professional contract as a minor.
Aducanumab is promising for some Alzheimer’s patients, but not all will get it
PHOENIX – The new drug Aducanumab underscores the importance of early recognition of Alzheimer’s disease. Some families won’t qualify for it because their loved one’s disease has progressed to moderate and severe stages.
Dutch soccer player created new ASU family after moving to Arizona
TEMPE – An ASU soccer player works to adjust after moving from the Netherlands to Arizona to play college soccer.
From New Zealand to Phoenix Rising: Footballers play abroad to pursue pro soccer goals
CHANDLER - New Zealand does not have a professional men’s soccer league. How two Phoenix Rising players sought out opportunities abroad to keep their dream alive of playing professional soccer.
Cancer diagnosis inspires physical therapist to attempt 1,200-mile off-road race
PHOENIX – A physical therapist who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma during the pandemic is motivated to try a 1,200-mile, women's only off-road race. And she's determined.
Once the ‘smaller guy,’ ASU Josh’s Doan embraces invitation to World Juniors showcase
TEMPE - Josh Doan, the son of Arizona Coyotes standout Shane Doan, is among the young stars invited to the World Junior Summer Showcase. The path wasn’t always easy.
En route to fifth Olympics, Tucson’s Abdi Abdirahman, 44, outraces Father Time
PHOENIX - Abdi Abdirahman, 44, has not let age nor injuries deter him from competing in his fifth Olympics. He is the oldest U.S. runner ever to qualify for the Games.
An accident, a loss, an alley-oop: Suns playoff run helps fan persevere after painful year
PHOENIX – When David Boothe is down, the Suns are always there to lift him up. Motivated by Monty Williams’ personal mantra, Boothe hasn’t given up hope despite difficulties with his business and a life-altering motorcycle crash.
Even with loss, Suns fans embrace experience of Road Game Rally in arena
PHOENIX – Even those the Suns were playing in Milwaukee, fans enjoyed the experience of the Road Game Rally in Phoenix Suns Arena
Want to pay less for a Suns playoff ticket? Go to Los Angeles
PHOENIX - Tickets to see the Suns and Clippers are cheaper in Los Angeles, leading some Suns to consider a road trip.
Academy contract, online classes: At 16, Niall Dunn embracing opportunity with Phoenix Rising
CHANDLER – Phoenix Rising FC’s Niall Dunn is doing his best to juggle life as a professional and a teenager. He is embracing the opportunities, and the sacrifices.
How will youth sports leagues, parents react now that COVID-19 vaccine available for adolescents?
PHOENIX – With the release of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents coinciding with the start of many youth sporting events, parents and tournament organizers are faced with decisions related to protocol and expectations.
Brenly’s durag comment draws cries of racist undertones, cultural insensitivity
PHOENIX – Diamondbacks analyst Bob Brenly finds himself under the spotlight after comments about a player's durag were deemed to have racial undertones.
Desert Challenge Games afford athletes with disabilities a chance to compete again
MESA – It looked like any other competition at the Kino Aquatic Center, save the assistive devices, including wheelchairs, crutches and prostheses. And for athletes unable to take steps down into the pool, a built-in power lift was available.
On Mental Health Awareness night, Phoenix Rising fans welcome ability to connect with others
CHANDLER – On Mental Health Awareness night, Phoenix Rising FC fans welcome opportunity to connect with others in COVID-19 era.