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Arizona ports of entry get at least $315 million for upgrades, expansion

WASHINGTON - Arizona is set to receive at least $315 million for improvements to three ports of entry along the Mexican border, money that officials say is badly needed to ease cross-border trade while improving border security.


A pesar de la popularidad del fútbol americano entre los latinos, las tasas de participación siguen siendo bajas

PHOENIX – Durante el tiempo de JR Alcantar como entrenador en jefe de fútbol americano en la escuela secundaria Cesar Chavez, con frecuencia veía a los jugadores faltar a la práctica. La necesidad de trabajar fuera del hogar para ayudar a mantener a las familias era común en un lugar donde más del 65 por ciento de los estudiantes matriculados son hispanos. Es una de las razones por las que la popularidad del deporte entre los hispanoamericanos no se traduce en participación en el campo en todos los niveles.


Unlevel pitch: The path to professional soccer is tougher for girls than boys

PHOENIX – Pathways to the professional level vary by gender in youth soccer, where girls and boys have disparate opportunities to sign a professional contract as a minor.


Despite football’s popularity among Hispanic Americans, participation rates remain low

PHOENIX – Over 30 million Hispanic Americans consider themselves NFL fans. Despite the numbers, that fails to translate to participation in the sport at all levels.


Distance swimming and dim sum: ASU’s Gordon Mason takes journey from Hong Kong to Tempe

TEMPE – ASU swimmer Gordon Mason faced a long journey to reach Tempe, traveling from Hong Kong to the U.K. to Los Angeles. While on that path, he found his two greatest passions: swimming and cooking.


Bumpy beginnings: ASU men’s basketball eyes 3 points of improvement after 2-2 start

SAN DIEGO - The Arizona State men’s basketball team has lost two of four games in 2021. It knows it must improve in several areas, including shooting, perimeter defense, health and chemistry.


26 marijuana dispensary licenses available through Arizona equity program

PHOENIX – Social equity licenses to sell marijuana could help Arizonans, particularly those of color, who have been harmed by the long-running war on drugs.


Serving some discipline: Ironwood’s guide to building elite badminton program

PEORIA – When given the task of building the girls badminton program, Ironwood High School coach Brett Stafford had to do so from the ground up. His commitment to his program has shown through in its success and growth over the past decade.


From Hawaii to Bogota to FanDuel, former pro player on unique journey

PHOENIX – Parker Farris is studying to get his master’s degree in sports law and business after a unique pro career. Now he is seeing sports from a new perspective, one that involves sports gambling.


ASU triathlon team’s first recruit from Mexico ready to pave way for future Latin Americans

TEMPE - MJ Lopez Aguirre heads into Arizona State triathlon’s 2021-22 season with loads of international experience. As the first Sun Devil triathlete to be recruited from Mexico, she hopes to be a good representation for future Latin American members.


The White stuff: He can run, he can catch and he’s key to ASU’s game against UCLA

TEMPE - Arizona State running back Rachaad White’s journey wasn’t an easy one. Now, he’s one of the most electric players on the field.


ASU-Colorado sidelines will tell important story about Pac-12 leadership role in diversity hiring

TEMPE – The Pac-12 is the only conference in the Power Five with more than 10 Black head coaching hires. Just over half of Power Five programs have never hired a Black head coach. The Arizona State-Colorado game is a symbol of the Pac-12's commitment.