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After Tocchet’s departure, Armstrong, Coyotes look ahead to busy summer

PHOENIX – The first domino fell Sunday when Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong announced the team has mutually parted ways with coach Rick Tocchet. Now, Armstrong’s vision for the future has officially begun.


Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing

Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.


Diamond in the rough: Japanese Americans imprisoned at Arizona camps during WWII found solace in baseball

PHOENIX – Baseball served as a distraction for some Japanese Americans who were imprisoned at Arizona camps during WWII


Not just for the pros: Arizona high schools, colleges turning to baseball analytics, technology

PHOENIX – At the high school, junior college and Division I levels of baseball in Arizona, teams are beginning to use advanced technology to improve their players.


Since inserting centerfielder Pavin Smith at leadoff, Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-1

PHOENIX - Pavin Smith, one of the Diamondbacks top prospects, has been forced to take on a new role this season: leadoff-hitting center fielder. The college first baseman turned corner outfielder has taken to his new role and his team has reaped the benefits.


Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed looks to put lingering knee injury behind him

In spring training, Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed suffered a knee injury that sidelined him until the second week of the season. He says the injury has played into his slow start but now it’s behind him.


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.


‘Step toward justice’: Local, national sports communities react to Derek Chauvin verdict

PHOENIX - On the heels of the Derek Chauvin verdict, local and national sports communities react to the news. The death of George Floyd had prompted protests across the sports world.


Jake Plummer, other athletes continue to push for pro-marijuana change in sports

PHOENIX – Athletes across various sports continue to push for the use of marijuana in their sports


Who are these Diamondbacks? Injuries, inconsistency plague start but team remains confident

PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks are two-plus weeks and 16 games into the 2021 season and have yet to find any consistency in any area of the game while also dealing with the injury bug. Unlike the 60-game season last year, the D-Backs have plenty of time to return to health and play to their potential.


Hey, taxi (squad)! Coyotes’ call-ups making difference during playoff push

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes are in the midst of a tight playoff race in the West Division. Their postseason chances may hang in the balance with the recent success of their taxi squad call-ups.


Arizona study examines health risks faced by female firefighters

PHOENIX - A University of Arizona study examines health effects that female firefighters experience, such as risk of cancer and reproductive issues.