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Patience, workouts and video games: Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly tries to keep perspective with season on hiatus

PHOENIX – Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly is eager to get back on the field, but understands that other things take priority over baseball’s return.


WNBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement could help address overuse injuries

PHOENIX – Overuse is a huge problem in youth sports but it is also a big issue with WNBA players. However, the new CBA may help solve the issue.


ASU forward Jalen Graham honors Kobe Bryant with jersey number, new tattoo

TEMPE – Arizona State freshman Jalen Graham wears a piece of his heart on his Sun Devils jersey.


Genetic testing urged for women with a family history of breast cancer

PHOENIX – Medical professionals highly recommend that women with a family history of breast cancer be tested for mutations on two genes known as BRCA.


ASU develops program to prevent debilitating chronic anxiety in children

PHOENIX – Compass for Courage is helping children deal with and avoid the disabling mental disorder, which can change the way children typically learn, behave and handle their emotions.


Preterm births inched up in Arizona, but 2018 rate still beat nation

WASHINGTON - Rising rates of preterm births in 30 states - Arizona included - are a sign that health care providers are "failing our many mothers and babies," say advocates, as the release a report showing premature births hit 9.5% in Arizona and 10% nationally last year.


Court overturns death sentence in 1987 execution-style Yuma murder

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned the death sentence for Theodore Washington, the last of three defendants still on death row in the 1987 execution-style murder of Sterleen Hill during a "disastrously violent home invasion" in Yuma.


Arizona lawmakers, House split in vote against transgender military ban

WASHINGTON - Two days after courts removed the last hurdle to a Trump administration ban on transgender military service, the House voted 238-185 to condemn the ban - but not block it. Arizona lawmakers, like the rest of the House, split on party lines for the vote.


Transgender soldiers say ban will backfire, but Pentagon defends policy

WASHINGTON - Transgender soldiers told a House panel that the Trump administration's plan to reimpose a ban on transgender service would backfire, as Pentagon officials defended the move that they said will allow them to better assess military readiness.


Employees hustle ‘nonstop’ to meet blossoming demand for Valentine’s Day roses

PHOENIX – Workers at a Phoenix flower wholesale distributor say demand for Valentine’s Day roses has spiked in recent years.


Special K: Despite skepticism, Cardinals believe they have winner in Kliff Kingsbury

TEMPE – In one of the more divisive hirings of the NFL offseason, the Arizona Cardinals introduced Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach Wednesday.


Going solo: These women find hiking alone to be empowering

PHOENIX – More women are getting outdoors to hike and camp, but not with a group and not with a man. They’re striking out alone. We talk to three of them.