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‘It’s not about talent, it’s about availability’: Shawn Poindexter’s journey from Arizona to USFL

PHOENIX – The former University of Arizona captain was potentially weeks away from his dream of making an NFL roster when he tore his ACL. Almost three years later, Poindexter and other football players who experienced similar roadblocks find themselves, of all places, in Birmingham, Alabama.


Arizona tennis prodigy Kylie McKenzie sues USTA for failing to protect her from ‘known sexual abuser’

TEMPE – Phoenix-born tennis prodigy Kylie McKenzie, 23, announced in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that she is suing the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for failing to protect her from a “known sexual abuser” in former coach Anibal Aranda.


Kelly, Sinema tell Biden to think twice before ending border policy

WASHINGTON - Arizona's senators urged the White House this week to keep a controversial border control policy in place unless the administration is prepared to handle the surge in migrants that would come from lifting Title 42.


What’s ‘average’? Snowpack determines health of Colorado River, and our understanding of it is changing

ASPEN, Colo. – The NOAA has almost a century of data on the snowpack that feeds the Colorado River, and it shows lighter snows and higher temperatures over time. But we compare temperature and precipitation totals to 30-year averages that shift every decade, which may be skewing our understanding of snowpack dynamics.


Rising secure deal with Bally Sports Arizona; could MLS be in their future?

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising secure deal with Bally Sports Arizona and hope continued growth includes a place with Major League Soccer in the future.


Bill banning most abortions after 15 weeks passes Arizona Senate, heads to the House

Senate Bill 1164, which would ban abortions after 15 weeks – similar to a Mississippi law now before the Supreme Court – was passed by Republicans in the state Senate and now goes to the House.


‘The Punisher’: After life delivers a blow, boxer finds calling as coach, mentor

PHOENIX — Peter Chavez was a promising young boxer in Phoenix as a teen. Following a difficult journey, including a brief stint in jail, Chavez gave up on his dream of boxing and found his calling as a coach and mentor.


Tolleson baseball bring new energy after COVID bubble kept team out of state tournament

TOLLESON – Tolleson Union High School boys varsity baseball team finds a new love for the game after missing out of the 6A state tournament last season due to district restrictions regarding COVID-19.


Sister act: ASU’s Gaspar twins share innate connection on, off lacrosse field

TEMPE – Twins Bella and Gigi Gaspar, star sophomore defenders for the Arizona State women’s lacrosse team, made the 1,500-mile journey from Canada to Tempe after playing every sport imaginable growing up. They also played a few pranks, too.


Advocates hopeful as Supreme Court agrees to hear ‘remain in Mexico’ case

WASHINGTON - The on-again, off-again fight to end the Trump-era "remain in Mexico" policy is on again, after the Supreme Court said it will review lower court rulings that have forced the Biden administration to keep the program in place, with a ruling likely by this summer.


24 horse fatalities during Turf Paradise racing season raise concerns

PHOENIX – With a death rate nearly twice the national average, Turf Paradise is coming under fire for 24 horse fatalities.


Wyoming made: GCU’s Carter Young achieved DI status without high school baseball

PHOENIX – Wyoming is one of only two states that doesn’t sanction baseball as a high school sport. Grand Canyon pitcher Carter Young still managed to play DI baseball by traveling and competing around the country.