‘Other’ no more: Census change could add MENA, Latino categories, more
WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau may change how it asks about race and ethnicity, a shift that could end what one advocate called the "painful irony" of Native Americans, Latinos and those of Middle Eastern or North African descent having to identify as white or "other."
With tears and laughter, Mercury center Brittney Griner speaks for first time since Russian detainment
PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner met with reporters for the first time since her arrest in Russia on Feb. 17, 2022, on drug-related charges. The press conference attracted local and national media and included Gov. Katie Hobbs and Griner’s wife, Cherelle.
Skidding tires, anxious drivers: Long Beach Grand Prix fires up this weekend
LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach hits the streets this weekend. The main event is Sunday’s IndyCar series street race, an 85-lap, 167-mile contest that forces drivers to contend with twists, turns, bumps and obstacles. It’s a far cry from racing the oval at the Indianapolis 500.
‘Pick your poison’: Kevin Durant’s impact abundantly clear as NBA playoffs approach
PHOENIX – Since trading for Kevin Durant, the Phoenix Suns are a perfect 8-0 when Durant is in the lineup, and it’s no secret the 13-time All-Star will pose a headache for the Los Angeles Clippers in their first-round series.
Arizona LGBTQ+ hockey league leads the way, offering inclusive safe place to play
Arizona Legacy Pride Hockey Association, an LGBTQ+ hockey league, is working to make the sport more inclusive and accessible. In conjunction with the Arizona Coyotes, ALPHA has created a safe space for growth.
ASU football prospects Xazavian Valladay, Kyle Soelle turn heads at annual Pro Day
TEMPE – NFL scouts from across the league came to Tempe to evaluate the Sun Devils who declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. With only one invite from ASU at the NFL Scouting Combine, prospects such as Kyle Soelle and Xazavian Valladay showcased their skills at ASU’s Dickey Dome.
Success in recent NBA drafts laid foundation for Suns’ blockbuster Kevin Durant trade
PHOENIX – Since 2018, the Phoenix Suns have become one of the best teams in the NBA, and recently traded for Kevin Durant. their recent trades and drafting could lead to an NBA championship.
Corbin Carroll’s $111 million extension shows Diamondbacks’ belief in prospect pipeline
SCOTTSDALE – Corbin Carroll signed the largest guaranteed contract extension for a player with less than 100 MLB service days earlier this month, and the Diamondbacks could have more talented prospects on the way to the big leagues.
ASU quarterback competition heats up as Sun Devils enter second week of spring practice
TEMPE – After a busy offseason in Tempe for coach Kenny Dillingham, spring football will provide an opportunity to see his quarterbacks for the first time. While there may be plenty of skill at the position, only one will be labeled the starter.
Haboobs, swamp box and ki-yotes: Arizona residents favor protecting the ways they speak
PHOENIX - A recent poll suggests Arizona residents are in favor of protecting the unique ways they speak, and the country of Wales provides an example to do so.
Let’s dance: Arizona well represented in NCAA tournament with ASU, UArizona and GCU receiving invitations
TUCSON – Although there were a few nervous moments for Arizona State, ASU, UArizona and GCU received invitations to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, which meant three out of the state's four Division I schools will participate in March Madness.
Second-half surge pushes Arizona men past Stanford to stay alive in Pac-12 tournament
LAS VEGAS – Despite a quiet night from Kerr Kriisa, the Wildcats rallied to defeat a resilient Stanford team Thursday in Las Vegas.