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Is the end near for the GOAT? Taurasi continues to prove otherwise

PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi has the ultimate chance to walk off into the sunset. Her fifth Olympic gold medal, being named the WNBA’s GOAT, welcoming her second child, and now two wins away from a fourth WNBA title, the stage is set for a Hollywood ending. But is this really the end, or just another chapter?


Arizona MMA fighters, past and present, headline Bellator 268

PHOENIX - Bellator 268 takes place Saturday at the Footprint Center and while the main event features two global names in Vadim Nemkov and Julius Anglickas, the card is filled with local Arizona talents, bringing a homecoming vibe to the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix Semifinals.


Citizenship applications backlog leaves thousands with cases pending

WASHINGTON - More than 11,000 citizenship applications are pending in Arizona, some of the 907,424 cases pending across the U.S. this summer, more than twice the 2015 backlog. Federal offials blame the pandemic for the delays, but critics blame Trump-era agency cuts.


Supporters seek national designation for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial

WASHINGTON - Organizers behind the January 8th Memorial marking the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, want the site to earn a national designation, but the National Park Service is lukewarm to the idea.


Sunblock for streets: Cool pavement curbs heat in Phoenix, but more testing is needed

PHOENIX – The results of Phoenix’s cool pavement study give reason for optimism, but researchers and project administrators say more testing is needed.


Punt, pass and teach social, emotional learning skills: Best coaches adjust priorities

PHOENIX - Coaches tend to make or break a child’s relationship with a sport. Equipping coaches with the proper social and emotional learning skills necessary to mentoring children on how to be better athletes and more importantly, how to be better individuals, is vital to the future of athletics.


Sniffing out the waves: Doggy surfing contest brings smiles to spectators

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California – The Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, allows dogs to enjoy the water and humans to enjoy watching dogs ride surfboards.


$4,000 for a Devin Booker trading card? Market flourishes as Valley sports teams excel

CHANDLER – Encouraged by the recent success of the Suns and Cardinals, local trading card collectors are jumping back into the scene. It’s a trend that doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon, thanks to personalities like Devin Booker and Kyler Murray.


Beat LA … maybe? Arizona’s frustrating rivalry with City of Angels extends to Rams-Cardinals

PHOENIX – The Cardinals beat the Jaguars to move to 3-0 for the first time since 2015. It only gets tougher from here, however, as they play the Rams next, a Super Bowl contender and a team they have not beaten since the 2016 season.


Fencing goes up around Capitol again, as police brace for Jan. 6 rally

WASHINGTON - Fences, cameras and barricades went up around the Capitol as federal and local police braced for possible violence at a Saturday rally defending those who were arrested in the Jan. 6 insurrection - but if anyone is coming from Arizona, they were not saying.


Maricopa County agencies push to spend federal relief funds on affordable housing

PHOENIX – Maricopa County received more than $2.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds that are available to help metro Phoenix end homelessness.


From New Zealand to Phoenix Rising: Footballers play abroad to pursue pro soccer goals

CHANDLER - New Zealand does not have a professional men’s soccer league. How two Phoenix Rising players sought out opportunities abroad to keep their dream alive of playing professional soccer.