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ASU expects a physical, passionate matchup when PAC-12 South undefeated teams battle Saturday

TEMPE - The Sun Devils are going into hostile territory when they travel to Utah Saturday night. The Utes have been historically great at home and they look to extend their home win streak.


ESPN to televise volleyball tournament featuring defending state champion Hamilton

CHANDLER – The Hamilton High School volleyball team features a trio of Division I-bound players on a quest to win another state title. ESPN is in town to cover its participation in a four-team tournament.


ASU conquers No. 19 UCLA to take the lead in the Pac-12 South

PASADENA, California – ASU faced the No. 19 ranked UCLA Bruins on Saturday night and won convincingly. Twenty-nine players are from the Southern California area; the trip to Pasadena was a chance to show out in front of friends and family.


Centennial remembers football standout Zach Hoffpauir, a life taken too soon

PEORIA - The Centennial High School football team retired the No. 31 to honor the late Zach Hoffpauir, who passed away in May 2020 after unknowingly taking a pill laced with fentanyl.


Flavors From Afar in LA uplifts and supports refugee communities through food

LOS ANGELES – Flavors From Afar in LA’s Little Ethiopia spotlights dishes from many countries to support refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. A portion of the profits go to causes that help refugees.


Giles joins state, local officials to kick off homelessness initiative

WASHINGTON - Mesa Mayor John Giles joined state and local leaders from around the country to kick off a federal initiative to boost affordable housing and get 100,000 homeless households in permanent shelters, as the problem of homelessness has grown during the pandemic.


Delivering Pac-12 Baseball Tournament to Scottsdale ‘took a village’

SCOTTSDALE – How did the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament land in Scottsdale? Members of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission, Experience Scottsdale and the City of Scottsdale joined forces. The Pac-12 is one of the last major conferences to add a conference tournament.


Sharpe will play as a Wildcat, but not in Arizona; commits to Kentucky

WASHINGTON - Shaedon Sharpe's basketball journey from London, Ontario, to Glendale, Arizona, will continue in Lexington, Kentucky, after the No. 1 player in Arizona made a verbal commitment Tuesday to the University of Kentucky.


Temporarily knocked out, RUF Nation returns strong, features card at Celebrity Theatre

PHOENIX – This time last year, RUF had a different name, struggled to hold events due to the pandemic and had a much darker outlook for the future of Arizona MMA. This year, a lot has changed and business is booming, including a card Sunday at the Celebrity Theatre.


‘You feel like you can’t get a break’: The Colorado River struggles to water the West after two decades of drought

After another dry year, the waterway that supplies 40 million people is parched as climate change upends the water cycle in the Southwest. Scientists say the only way forward is to rein in demands on the 1,450-mile long Colorado River’s water to match its decline.


As Chris Paul chases title, question lingers: Will he play for Suns next season?

Chris Paul joined elite company in Michael Jordan after his finals debut. But will he still be playing for the Suns next season?


Can’t smell because of COVID-19? Retraining your nose might work, experts say

PHOENIX – Nearly 75% of COVID-19 patients experienced some loss of smell, but most got it back within a few weeks. For those still suffering, treatments to retrain the nose show promise.