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53 seasons ago, nickname of Phoenix’s new NBA franchise was revealed

PHOENIX – When Phoenix was awarded an NBA franchise, team executives wanted to make sure they gave it a proper nickname. Fifty-three years ago, the name was announced.


Feeding sea urchins could be one way to restore the West Coast’s vital kelp forests

LOS ANGELES – The purple sea urchin population decimated kelp forests on the West Coast, where researchers are working to bring the creatures under control and supply them to restaurants around the world.


Remarkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkable: 18 years ago, Diamondbacks’ Johnson struck out 17 against Rockies

PHOENIX – Diamondbacks starter Randy Johnson etched his name into the record book with a historic start against the Colorado Rockies on April 21, 2002.


Turmoil to success: Coyotes wrapped 2010 with 107 points, their best regular season to date

PHOENIX – The Coyotes’ 107-point season in 2010 turned out to be their best regular season to date.


Report: Migrant workers faced dangerous conditions even before COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Migrant farmworkers are in "serious danger" of contracting coronavirus because of ongoing poor conditions like overcrowded housing, buses and lack of access to healthcare, according to a new report.


24 years ago, Arizona’s new NHL team announced its nickname

PHOENIX – On this date in 1996, the Winnipeg Jets traded in their wings for paws after their relocation to Phoenix.


Virtual vitality: Coyotes inject life into postponed season with help from NHL 20

PHOENIX – With regular season game-like production and play-by-play by Matt McConnell, the Coyotes are showing what would have been their matchups on NHL 20, the video game.


Breaking Tradition: 23 years ago, Gil Morgan won first seniors major at Desert Mountain

PHOENIX – Gil Morgan ran away with a victory despite adverse weather at the 1997 Tradition tournament in Scottsdale, his first time winning a golf major at any level


ASU launches drive-thru testing for essential workers after weeklong delays

PHOENIX – The ASU Biodesign Institute started their drive-thru testing for first responders and healthcare personnel after over a week of push back.


Arizona broadcasters McConnell, Schulte and Bloom adjusting to a world without sports

PHOENIX – The sports hiatus affects players and fans but also the broadcasters of the teams no longer playing. Greg Schulte, Matt McConnell and Jon Bloom shared their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their lives.


An alley-oop and a national title: 29 years ago, Bobby Hurley helped Duke to its first championship

PHOENIX – Twenty-nine years ago, Bobby Hurley was a key player in Duke’s first national title.


‘You can’t become what you can’t see’: Women’s hockey comes to Tempe

TEMPE – Some of the best women’s hockey players showcased their skills to fans in Tempe. Many hope this will inspire more growth for girls’ hockey in Arizona.