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ASU paves way for women’s triathlon to become official NCAA championship event

TEMPE – In February, college triathlon hit its quota of 40 teams and is on pace to becoming an official NCAA championship sport within the next two years. A winner of five national titles in a row, Arizona State is a pioneer in the growth of this sport.


African American Reconstruction teams with pro sports organizations to empower Black community

PHOENIX – African American Reconstruction, a nonprofit organization that looks to tackle issues and educate people within the Black community, has partnered with professional sports teams to help its mission.


Young Scottsdale sisters honor Ukrainian mother gunned down in Bucha with 53-mile bike ride

FOUNTAIN HILLS - Carina and Ariana Dinu wanted to make an impact on Ukrainian refugees after hearing the story of a Ukrainian mother who died while riding home on her bike. The two each rode 26.5 miles on Sunday to honor her memory.


‘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.