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In the rise and fall of Arizona junior college football, the long fight continues

PHOENIX – In 2018, the Maricopa County Community College District shut down its football programs, leaving Arizona with no junior college football teams. Athletes and coaches have spent years picking up pieces, and a new conference rose in the Valley.


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.


From Rising goalkeeper to Champions League: Josh Cohen thrives in new role

PHOENIX – Josh Cohen was the Phoenix Rising goalkeeper in 2017. Five years later, he is starting in the Champions League against stars such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.


A slap on the wrist? Suns fans react to NBA’s punishment for owner Robert Sarver

PHOENIX – Over the last year, Mercury and Suns owner Robert Sarver has been under investigation by the NBA about his impact on the Suns’ workplace environment. The league suspended Sarver for the season and fined Sarver, following some detailed findings from Sarver’s tenure as the owner.


Cha-ching! Arizona’s first year of legalized sports betting cashes in on surprising success

PHOENIX – Friday marks the one-year anniversary of legalized sports betting in Arizona. Many observers say the state has exceeded expectations.


Football’s popularity flags as more parents worry about concussions

PHOENIX – With increased awareness of concussions parents are not allowing their children to play football. Barrow Neurological Institute conducted a study that found that this trend has been ongoing since 2016.


Image of Griner graces ‘Bring Them Home’ mural of hostages in Washington

WASHINGTON - An image of Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, smiling and in a Team USA jersey, dominates the "Bring Them Home" mural in Washington. The mural features 18 Americans who are being held hostage or have been wrongfully detained overseas.


Sacramento Republic FC makes statement en route to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

CARSON – Sacramento Republic FC, after losing the MLS expansion bid, defeats LA Galaxy, and Phoenix Rising to advance to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.


From Damian Lillard to Patrick Ewing, stars come out for Section 7 high school basketball tournament

GLENDALE – State Farm Stadium hosted the Section 7 tournament last weekend where top prospects including Jared McCain showcased their skills in front of over 500 college coaches. Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd was there watching the nation’s best players.


Several Arizona officials in the mix, as Jan. 6 committee hearings begin

WASHINGTON - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will start presenting evidence Thursday night from more than 1,000 witnesses - including a number of prominent Arizona Republicans.


Calm, cool and Caitlin: Arizona softball coach Lowe hits another milestone: 1st Women’s College World Series win

OKLAHOMA CITY – With a 3-1 victory over Oregon State, Arizona softball coach Caitlin Lowe wins her first Women’s College World Series game as her accomplished rookie season continues.


Access to clean water, rights to Colorado River are high priorities for tribes

Access to clean water is a chronic issue for tribal communities in the Colorado River Basin, who also have been denied their rights to water from the river for a century. Two recent moves intend to address those inequities.