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After battling Valley fever, Highland quarterback Gage Dayley finds unlikely path to football success

PHOENIX - After battling Valley Fever when he was young, Gage Dayley’s sports path was forever changed. Now he is the starting quarterback at Gilbert Highland High School and could lead his team to the 6A state championship.


FCS playoffs extend football season for ‘a lot of ballers’ from Arizona

WASHINGTON - None of Arizona’s three Division I football teams will vie for a national championship this fall, but 25 players with Arizona ties still have a shot - as part of the 24 teams squaring off in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs that begin Saturday.


‘Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’: ASU’s Washington carries on family legacy

TEMPE - Anthony Washington was an Olympian in the discus throw. Now, His son Turner is dominating NCAA track and field as a thrower at Arizona State.


Brnovich amends vaccine mandate lawsuit to include Phoenix first responders

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has amended his suit against the Biden administration’s mandate that all federal employees and contractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January and added Phoenix fire and police associations.


Buttigieg visits Phoenix to sign grant for light-rail expansion, tout infrastructure bill

PHOENIX – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix Friday for the signing of a federal transit grant, which will provide $158 million toward the second phase of the Valley Metro Northwest Extension project.


Nonprofits, business groups help Latino-owned businesses hit hard by pandemic

PHOENIX – Salvadoreño Restaurant No. 3, like other Hispanic-owned restaurants, endured many hardships during the pandemic. Yesenia Ramirez, co-owner of the restaurant, says they had to “respond to change immediately.”


Anime animosity: Critics demand Gosar be investigated for violent tweet

WASHINGTON - Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, refused to back down Tuesday from his weekend tweet of a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other House conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and a liberal House Democrat.


Flying high: NAU cross country, worldwide endurance athletes use Flagstaff’s altitude as training tactic

PHOENIX - Distance runners from NAU and all over the world utilize the high altitude in Flagstaff for training. HYPO2 Sport is an altitude training organization that prioritizes athletes’ performance under elevated conditions and produces methods to take advantage of altitude.


Phoenix Rising fans rely on watch parties to show support when team is away from home

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC has found a way to keep its fans engaged when the team is on the road. Watch parties are held at a variety of restaurants and bars.


Interactive video: Explore the Arizona State Fair food, rides, animals and more

Explore and learn about the Arizona State Fair through the lens of state fair vendors, workers and fairgoers in this interactive video experience.


Tucson native lands on U.S. rugby for ‘colossal’ game with All Blacks

WASHINGTON - Rugby has taken Ryan Matyas all over the world, but the Tucson native quickly runs out of superlatives when talking about Saturday's "massive," "colossal" game, when he will be playing on the U.S. national team against New Zealand's legendary All Blacks.


ASU expects a physical, passionate matchup when PAC-12 South undefeated teams battle Saturday

TEMPE - The Sun Devils are going into hostile territory when they travel to Utah Saturday night. The Utes have been historically great at home and they look to extend their home win streak.