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Time to sue? Legal action may be necessary to secure more minority head coaches in NFL, experts say

PHOENIX – Time to sue? A Global Sport Matters panel discussed whether legal action could push the NFL and its team owners to hire more minority head coaches.


Rehab to rebound: Despite injury, Sandra Day O’Connor softball star continues to make impact

PHOENIX – Jocelyn Erickson is a top-ranked recruit in the class of 2022, and is committed to Oklahoma to play softball. After tearing her ACL and meniscus in a January basketball game, Erickson continues to leave a mark on her coaches and teammates during her rehab.


‘Still expected to look like Barbie dolls’: Gender equality in sports media an ongoing battle

PHOENIX – Gender inequality in sports media is not a new issue. And despite gains women have made in the industry, problems persist.


Arizona fires Sean Miller, looks for coach who can win games, generate dollars

PHOENIX – The University of Arizona men’s basketball team is among the top profiting college basketball programs in the country. They are looking forward to a successful and competitive future with a new head coach.


Underdogs? Disrespected? Despite obstacles, UArizona women find themselves in Final Four

TUCSON — Coach Adia Barnes’ long road has led her to the Final Four, where her team is the lowest seed still remaining in the NCAA Tournament and hopes to continue to surprise the sports world.


Arizona women’s basketball team ends drought, advances in NCAA Tournament

After a 16-year drought, the Arizona women’s basketball team notched its first NCAA tournament win since 2005 on Monday.


Arizona sports community speaks out against violence targeting Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

PHOENIX – Stop AAPI Hate released a national report on March 16 that showed the increase in hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. On the same day, eight people, six of them Asian American women, were gunned down in three Atlanta spas.


Record heat proves to be a queen palm’s worst enemy

PHOENIX – Queen palm trees, widely used in landscaping in metro Phoenix, have become a victim of Arizona’s record-breaking heat in 2020.


52% of young adults now live at home – the highest rate in 80 years

More than half of young adults 18 to 29 live with their parents, the Pew Research Center has found, and the COVID-19 pandemic is driving that rise.


Want to play golf with Bobby Hurley or Sean Miller? Auction gives you the chance

PHOENIX - Coaches vs. Cancer has partnered with numerous Division I men’s basketball coaches to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. These coaches will donate a round of golf to the highest bidder in partnership with a Member for a Day.


Pac-12 conference calls audible, will return to football competition Nov. 6

The Pac-12 became the last Power Five conference to announce its return. Will play seven games.


Suns determined to be all in on NBA’s commitment to social justice movement

PHOENIX - The NBA’s players briefly silenced their game to be heard, and now players and teams, including the Phoenix Suns, are teaming up to take action against social injustice.