After stop at Chase Field, Fernando Tatis Jr. prepares for first game at Petco Park since suspension
PHOENIX – Coming off a 564-day MLB hiatus because of PED suspension and injury, San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. made his return at Chase Field and now will play.
Arizona Sidewinders bring ultimate frisbee, community to the Valley
MESA – The Arizona Sidewinders are the first professional Ultimate team in the state of Arizona and one of eight professional women's and nonbinary Ultimate teams across the West Coast.
Veteran shortstop Nick Ahmed gearing up for healthy return to Diamondbacks
SCOTTSDALE – Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is returning for the 2023 MLB season after missing all but 17 games in 2022 due to a shoulder injury. Now recovered, Ahmed, one of the few veteran leaders in the clubhouse, looks to help the Diamondbacks reachr their first postseason appearance since 2017.
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.
Colorado counts on rebuilt bullpen to prove doubters wrong, turn around franchise
SCOTTSDALE – The Colorado Rockies were active in the pitching market this past offseason with the notable signings of Brent Suter, Pierce Johnson, and Brad Hand. These veterans look to help turn the team around after the club has recorded a losing record in 8 of its last 10 seasons.
‘We’re definitely on the map’: ASU women’s hockey club set for first national tournament
PHOENIX – With the Arizona State women’s hockey team notching its highest ACHA ranking in program history, discussions about the program following the same footsteps as the men’s team joining the NCAA are heating up. Players and coaches explain why they believe their program deserves that next step.
Getting into the swing of things: Arizona Diamondback players talk pregame routines
SCOTTSDALE – Arizona Diamondbacks players have different routines as they prepare for games. Six players share what they do, and a look at some of the strangest superstitions around the league.
Hope springs anew: Diamondbacks pitchers and catchers report to spring training
SCOTTSDALE – Pitchers and catchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks reported to spring training for the 2023 season this week. The players are excited to be back in the clubhouse and eager to improve on last year’s 74-88 mark.
Season of change: ASU alum Darren Woodson’s defining year in Tempe
PHOENIX — Held to ASU’s modified enforcement of Proposition 48, Darren Woodson couldn’t play or practice with the program as an academically ineligible walk-on during the 1987-88 season — before he became a three-year starter, before he won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, and before he was named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was a transformational year, to say the least.
Building the future: Trade occupations encouraged as demand for skilled labor grows
PHOENIX – Trade labor jobs are in high demand across the U.S., with many companies desperate for skilled laborers. TradeUp! and West-MEC are handing middle and high school students hard hats and teaching them such crucial skills as electricians, welders and mechanics.
Tip of the ice: Arizona hockey on the rise through Arizona Coyotes, colleges and community
PHOENIX – The rise of professional, collegiate and youth programs has allowed hockey to thrive in Arizona. While hockey was nearly nonexistent in the Valley decades ago, it has slowly become one of the premier sports in the state. Here’s how it happened.
Companionship and championships: Adult baseball league provides outlet to live out childhood
GOODYEAR – The National Adult Baseball Association plays its World Series in Phoenix every year and is one of America's fastest-growing adult baseball leagues. Mitch Gross, Chris Cumrine, Eric Alexander and Rick Fischer are four of the thousands of men that have all found a new home to play baseball.