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Arizona soccer fans watch U.S. win in World Cup, reflect on strained relations with Iran

PHOENIX – As Arizona soccer fans watched the U.S. beat Iran in a World Cup match Tuesday, they acknowledged the distraction of geopolitical tensions. From an Iranian journalist scolding the U.S. team captain for a mispronunciation, to the U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, controversy has surrounded this event.

Soccer fans at Crown Public House in downtown Phoenix watch the World Cup match between the United States and Iran. Controversy has surrounded the competition. (Photo by Nikash Nath/Cronkite News)

Secretary of State: Adrian Fontes leads over Mark Finchem

PHOENIX – Democrat Adrian Fontes, who said his goal is to bring trust back to voters, has a lead over Republican Mark Finchem, who denies the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

Left: Adrian Fontes, Democratic candidate for Arizona secretary of state, speaks to volunteers during the election party for Arizona Democrats at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Nov. 8, 2022, in Phoenix. Right: Mark Finchem is the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state. (Photos by Mary Grace Grabill/Cronkite News and courtesy of the Mark Finchem campaign)

Kari Lake dares NFL to ‘play chicken’ over 2023 Super Bowl location

PHOENIX – Republican nominee for Arizona governor Kari Lake said she will not back down over her proposed border control measures if the NFL threatens to remove the Super Bowl – something the league did before in 1990.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy will be presented to the winner of Super Bowl 57 on Feb. 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona, but the location could be subject to change based on the fallout from the state's governor's race. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

Game on: Hillcrest Prep poised for first season in Overtime Elite league

BUCKEYE – Hillcrest Prep was one of three teams to join Overtime Elite, a high school basketball league designed for players to get paid or receive exposure from fans and scouts. The Bruins are preparing for the league after experiencing it first-hand last season.

The Hillcrest Prep Bruins will make their Overtime Elite league debut Friday against the YNG Dreamerz. (Photo by Liam Archer/Cronkite News)

‘Coach’s dream’: Ohio State commit Dylan Raiola shows jaw-dropping skill as Chandler quarterback

PHOENIX – Dylan Raiola, an Ohio State quarterback commit and the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2024 class, has led Chandler to an undefeated record. The junior has drawn comparisons to Patrick Mahomes for his unique play style and talented arm.

Chandler junior quarterback Dylan Raiola hands off to running back Ca’lil Valentine at a recent practice. Raiola, who is committed to Ohio State, leads the 7-0 Wolves against Basha (6-1) Friday. (Photo by Cole Topham/Cronkite News)

Phoenix Suns, WNBA react to Brittney Griner’s unsuccessful appeal of 9-year sentence

PHOENIX – Suns players, WNBA and NBA commissioner respond to Griner’s continued detainment.


Hamilton football star Terrell Suggs stayed home; it led to ASU Hall of Fame

TEMPE – Terrell Suggs, who still holds the NCAA Division single-season record for quarterback sacks, recently was inducted into Arizona State’s Athletics Hall of Fame and Distinction along with eight others. Suggs, who played at Hamilton High in Chandler, believes keeping the best local prospects at home is the key to future success in the ASU football program. He said interim coach Shaun Aguano is taking steps to make that happen.


Jackpot Joey: Logano secures spot at NASCAR Championship 4 in Phoenix with Las Vegas win

LAS VEGAS – Joey Logano will look to win his second NASCAR Cup Series title in Phoenix in three weeks after he secured his ticket Sunday to the Championship 4 in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Joey Logano and his 22 car are nudged by Ryan Blaney during a restart of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff South Point 400 at Vegas Motor Speedway. Logano won and secured an automatic berth in the championship race Nov. 6 at Phoenix Raceway. (Photo by Larry Placido/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Camelback’s Cholla Trail reopens, providing more access to the highest peak in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Cholla Trail on Camelback Mountain’s eastern slope, which closed in March 2020, reopened in September with safety improvements and new amenities. The landmark is Phoenix’s highest peak and carries with it decades of history.


U.S. House, District 6: Republican Juan Ciscomani wants to battle ‘the radical left’

Republican Juan Ciscomani is running for U.S. Congress on a conservative platform that includes securing the border, protecting Second Amendment rights and fighting “the radical left.”


Governor: Katie Hobbs touts her political competence – and ‘sanity’

Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, is running a high-stakes campaign against Trump-backed candidate Kari Lake in a race that has captured national attention.

Katie Hobbs (Photo courtesy of the Katie Hobbs for Governor campaign)

Promising future, storied past of Arizona hoops on display at Red-Blue Game

TUCSON – The Arizona Wildcats played host to their annual Red-Blue game on alumni weekend, with several former players in attendance. After losing many key players from last season, fans got a chance to see the new-look team for the first time.