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Varsity Gay League creates inclusive sports leagues where ‘everyone’s welcome’

LOS ANGELES – The Varsity Gay League, a national organization with recreational sports leagues, aims to create an inclusive environment for all athletes regardless of sexuality, ability or gender.


Angel City Games set stage for 2028 Summer Paralympics in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – The Angel City Games, the largest adaptive sports festival in the western United States, brings attention to adaptive sports ahead of the 2028 Summer Paralympics in Los Angeles.


This third-generation pilot helped ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ take flight

LOS ANGELES – Kevin LaRosa, a film aerial coordinator, talks about his role on the Tom Cruise film “Top Gun: Maverick” and how his aviation journey from a young age led him to it.


Cornhole pros and weekend warriors meet in Mesa for national tournament

MESA – Bell Bank Park sports complex in Mesa recently hosted an American Cornhole League pro shootout and open tournament. Competitors came from across the country to join in the fun.


Blinken urges young journalists to defend their craft – and themselves

LOS ANGELES – The ninth Summit of the Americas kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, but much of the discussion was on the safety of journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the growing mistrust of the news media.


Bloom where you’re planted: How a south Phoenix farm harnesses Mother Earth

PHOENIX – Spaces of Opportunity – a partnership that includes Unlimited Potential, the Desert Botanical Garden and the Roosevelt Elementary School District – consists of small family gardens and a 10-acre incubator farm, as well as a farmers market. Its mission is to provide all south Phoenix families access to healthful, affordable food, promote active living and create strong bonds to individual cultures.


Group plans appeal in effort to keep Biggs, Gosar, Finchem off ballot

WASHINGTON - A voters' advocacy group said it will appeal a Maricopa County judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit that sought to ban three GOP lawmakers from the ballot for their support of the Jan. 6 insurrection.


Court allows Jan. 6 suit against Georgia lawmaker; could affect 3 in Arizona

WASHINGTON - A federal court said Georgia voters can press their claim that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's support for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol disqualifies her from the ballot, the same charge that has been filed against three Arizona lawmakers.


Trailblazing Jamie Boggs puts GCU athletics in national spotlight

PHOENIX – Phoenix native Jamie Boggs is using her unique experience to continue to build athletics, academics and her hometown community as vice president of athletics at Grand Canyon.


Maricopa County Fair returns after two-year pandemic hiatus

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Fair, which runs through Sunday at the Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds, features a carnival, food and craft vendors, livestock events, music and live entertainment.


As MLB’s Opening Day nears, players believe more work is needed

PHOENIX – Opening Day is two days away after a lockout threatened the 2022 MLB season, but players still believe more work needs to be done.


‘It’s not about talent, it’s about availability’: Shawn Poindexter’s journey from Arizona to USFL

PHOENIX – The former University of Arizona captain was potentially weeks away from his dream of making an NFL roster when he tore his ACL. Almost three years later, Poindexter and other football players who experienced similar roadblocks find themselves, of all places, in Birmingham, Alabama.