From ‘lonely’ to Lily’s Pad: Tempe playground to give immunocompromised kids a chance to be a kid
PHOENIX – Children with weakened immune systems or other disabilities often can’t play with other kids. Lily’s Pad, a new playground scheduled to open in Arizona in April, is designed to help immunocompromised children build their physical and emotional health. It’s among other recreational areas across the U.S. meant to accommodate children with disabilities.
Inside the Chicago Cubs’ offseason free agent spending spree
MESA – The Chicago Cubs made the most MLB signings during 2023 free agency and are looking to get back to the playoffs after missing the last two postseasons.
Payday: Danny Lee earns more than $4 million by winning LIV Golf Tucson
MARANA – LIV Golf made its way to Tucson for the first time this past weekend. Over three days, many notable moments happened at the Gallery Golf Club but none bigger than Danny Lee's victory that netted him $4 million.
Trayce Thompson writing his own tale in Los Angeles Dodgers outfield
GLENDALE – Trayce Thompson never really got his footing in the big leagues prior to last season. After a good stint with LA last season, the brother of Klay Thompson looks to be the man for Dave Roberts in center field.
Paid not to farm? Expanded Colorado River program divides farm community
With water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead at record lows, federal officials are ready to spend tens of millions of dollars to get farmers and other water users to conserve in 2023 and keep the reservoirs from falling farther.
Gavin Lux’s injury ignites more questions about Dodgers’ stranglehold on NL West
GLENDALE – Gavin Lux, like many young baseball players, dreamed of playing shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers. With that goal within his grasp, it was taken from him in an instant Monday when he tore his ACL and learned he was out for the season. The Dodgers now have a huge role to fill.
12-year drought: Yavapai College basketball teams finish first seasons since programs cut
PHOENIX – For the first time in over a decade, basketball has returned to Yavapai Community College in Prescott. Although both the men’s and women's teams posted losing records, the programs are hopeful for the future and happy to have basketball back on campus.
‘Are the KD jerseys here yet?’ Valley businesses excited about possible economic boost from Kevin Durant
PHOENIX – Local bars, restaurants, and sports memorabilia shops have felt the residual effects of Kevin Durant’s arrival in the Valley. Ahead of his Suns debut, downtown is prepared for an increase in foot traffic and sales.
New Suns acquisition Kevin Durant: ‘I know what a championship would mean to this city’
PHOENIX – The deal was done but fans had yet to hear Kevin Durant speak. That changed Thursday when the newest Phoenix Suns player met the media in front of a cheering crowd.
Arizona Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon makes it clear: The environment is about to change
TEMPE – After a long and grueling process that saw candidates come and go, the Arizona Cardinals have finally hired their new head coach, Jonathan Gannon. The former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator has to quickly collect himself and get back to work on trying to reach the Super Bowl with the Cardinals.
Diamondbacks’ relationship with Bally Sports Arizona in limbo after parent company misses payment
PHOENIX – Diamond Sports Group, the ownership group of Bally Sports Networks, failed to make a $140 million interest payment Wednesday and is over $8 billion in debt. With TV rights in question, MLB is prepared to take back ownership of 14 teams rights, including the Diamondbacks.
New Phoenix Suns Warren and Bazley have connections to Arizona
PHOENIX – A week after the NBA trade deadline, and the marquee name plastered all around the Valley is that of 13-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant. The former Brooklyn Net brings championship aspirations back to Phoenix, but he also brings along a familiar face. Forward T.J. Warren, who was part of the trade from Brooklyn, played his first five NBA seasons in Phoenix.