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Arizona looks for economic boost from football playoff, other events

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 11 is the next in a line of major sports events coming to the Phoenix area that has the potential to have both short- and long-term effects for the state financially.

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Arizona continues to build impressive resume of major events, eyes more in the future

GLENDALE — In the middle of a three-year run that includes the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, College Football Playoff National Championship and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, the Greater Phoenix area has established itself as a major player in the battle to host the biggest national and international sporting events.

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2017 Final Four already building a legacy in Phoenix

Hosting events such as the Super Bowl earlier this year, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January 2016 and the Final Four in April 2017 brings in tourism and boosts the local economy – and often leaves another lasting mark.


As women’s triathlon participation explodes, ASU adds it as a varsity sport

TEMPE– Arizona State became the first Power Five conference school Tuesday to elevate triathlon to a varsity sport.

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Arizona Diamondbacks looking to build on positives of 2015

Despite finishing 15 games better in 2015 than the previous season, the Arizona Diamondbacks were never truly in contention for the playoffs

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ASU’s Graham, players big fans of new ‘Double Inferno’ student section

TEMPE – Senior quarterback Mike Bercovici has been at Arizona State since 2011. He’s seen just about everything from the Devil Walk to the fans at Camp Fargo. But even he was blown away by the new student section configuration at Sun Devil Stadium when he experienced it for the first time in the team’s home opener against Cal Poly on Saturday.

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Cards’ coaching intern Welter can learn from female community college coach

More than 30 years ago, Dot Murphy, former All-American and women’s basketball coach at Mississippi University for Women, sat with her children at Hinds Community College football practice watching her husband, Gene, coach the Eagles defense.

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Firms showcase products aimed at boosting border security

With some technology seemingly straight out of a summer blockbuster movie, companies from across the country showcased some brand new products this week that they hope will increase the security of America’s borders and improve trade.

GuardBot brought to the Border Security Expo an video system carried by a ball that can operate on land and water. (Photo by: Carrie Adams)

Ducey calls budget, education highlights of first 100 days

Before boarding his “Opportunity Express” RV on Wednesday to celebrate his first 100 days in office, Gov. Doug Ducey said he has provided “100 productive days of promises kept.”