Valerie Gonzales

Valerie Gonzales

Sports Reporter, Los Angeles
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‘Nobody saw that coming’: Jordan documentary offers inside look at superstar

LOS ANGELES – “The Last Dance” is a documentary showing Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ road to another NBA title in the 1997-98 season.


COVID-19 in Arizona: State stay-at-home order extended to May 15

Navajo Nation distributes aid as state death toll tops 300, Arizona corrections officers threaten to walk out, city officials warn it could take Phoenix six years to recover jobs lost in the past six weeks, and other news from the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Mayors will await governor’s lead on reopening state

PHOENIX – Congress announces small business funding through CARES Act Training, the first prison death from COVID-19, and other updates from the Grand Canyon State.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Protesters demand that Arizona reopen; experts say far more testing is needed first

PHOENIX – Arizona must double the number of tests it conducts before reopening for business, an expert says; water shortage might be contributing to cases of the disease among Navajos; and other updates about how COVID-19 is impacting Arizona.


‘Better safe than sorry’: Athletes react to loss of NCAA winter and spring sports to COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – The NCAA’s decision to cancel all sports because of COVID-19 has left athletes missing their sport.


‘It’s a weird mindset’: Canadian swimmer reflects on delay of Summer Olympics

LOS ANGELES – Olympian Taylor Ruck of Canada Swim was in disbelief after hearing the news about the Summer Games being postponed.


2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed, veteran IOC member says

LOS ANGELES – COVID-19 has spread over the nation quickly and sports have been canceled, and now the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed.


Arizonan Bryce Duke debuts for MLS club in LA at age 19

LOS ANGELES - Bryce Duke is an Arizona native and was just picked up by a Major League Soccer team, Los Angeles Football Club. He was 18 years old when he was picked up.


Tokyo Olympics may be in jeopardy as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

LOS ANGELES – With the spread of COVID-19, which has killed more than 3,000 people worldwide, the 2020 Summer Games could be postponed or canceled.


COVID-19 in Arizona: What you need to know about the novel coronavirus

PHOENIX – Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 in the Grand Canyon State, from symptoms and prevention to testing and travel.


Kobe and Gianna Bryant mourned by players and fans at memorial in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Basketball legends and family gather in Los Angeles to celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 27.


Kobe’s wise words taken to heart by Devin Booker and other young NBA stars

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant had a huge impact on high school players and young NBA athletes because he was once one of them, trying to make it in the world.