‘The guardian angel’: Friends recall heroic final minutes in life of former Central High star Corvel Simmons
PHOENIX – In late July 2021, former Central High School football standout Corvel Simmons and his coach, Matt Allen, were discussing fears. Among Simmons' concerns? Drowning. A week later, Simmons died in a tragic paddle board accident, and as his family later learned, he died heroically.
WASHINGTON – Oklahoma’s five largest tribes split Wednesday on the terms of treaties signed more than 150 years ago regarding their treatment of descendants of their former slaves, and on what those treaties require.
LOS ANGELES – Sarah Sponcil, one of the best beach volleyball players to come out of Phoenix, competed with Terese Cannon at the 2022 AVP Pro Series Hermosa Beach Open and the pair won its first-ever AVP title.
PHOENIX – JaVale McGee is a firm believer in giving back. The former Phoenix Suns center is focused on JUGLIFE, a foundation established in 2013 to address water-related crises around the world.
‘Ready for this moment’: Former Arizona stars Mathurin, Terry, Koloko impress in NBA Summer League debuts
LAS VEGAS – The 2021-22 Arizona Wildcats basketball team was well-represented as NBA Summer League tipped off as Bennedict Mathurin, Dalen Terry and Christian Koloko all won their first games in Las Vegas.
‘We’ve got hoopers out there’: TyTy Washington, Jalen Williams show Arizona pride in NBA Summer League
LAS VEGAS – TyTy Washington and Jalen Williams faced each other often while growing up in Arizona. But as NBA rookies playing in the Las Vegas Summer League, their matchup Saturday carried extra weight as they both took pride in repping their home state.
PHOENIX – Speculation about a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is growing. Will the Phoenix Suns star be with the team next season?
PHOENIX – The historic Eastlake Park neighborhood in Phoenix held its annual Juneteenth celebration. Countless civil rights activists have graced Eastlake Park, from W.E.B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King Jr. The neighborhood is “so important to the civil rights history of Arizona," said Mayor Kate Gallego.
ASU’s Dayton Carlson is confident heading onto one of track’s biggest stages: The NCAA championships
TEMPE – Dayton Carlson surprised everyone at the Pac-12 Championships last month. Everyone except himself. The ASU freshman now finds himself on one of track and field’s biggest stages – the NCAA outdoor championships this week in Eugene, Oregon.
TEMPE – Arizona State University is sending 11 athletes to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which run Wednesday through Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
TEMPE – In a 5-2 vote, the Tempe City Council decided to begin negotiations with the Arizona Coyotes for a new sports and entertainment district that includes a new arena.
‘Happy New Year’: Arizona makes history, gets revenge on Oregon in inaugural Pac-12 baseball tourney
SCOTTSDALE – Chip Hale’s Arizona baseball team won the first ever Pac-12 Baseball Tournament game Wednesday. Meanwhile, Arizona State fell late to Stanford.