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  • Coyotes’ Ekman-Larsson embraces ‘face of the franchise’ role

    Oliver Ekman-Larsson signed an eight-year, $66 million extension, a long-term deal solidifying himself as the staple of Arizona Coyotes franchise.
  • Cashing out: Legalized sports gambling raises addiction concerns

    Forty states allow some form of legalized casinos. And as approval for gambling increase in Arizona, millions of Americans suffer from addiction.
  • Field general: How Phoenix Rising’s Woszczynski plays goalkeeper

    SCOTTSDALE — When defending his team’s goal, a lot runs through Phoenix Rising goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski’s mind. For example, when an opposing player breaks away during a match and races toward him with the ball, Woszczynski is yelling at his defenders to get back on defense. Then his minds starts running through a variety of […]
  • Phoenix organizing committee in Boston, makes official Final Four bid

    The Valley has been a standout when it comes to hosting sports mega events. A committee was in Boston Wednesday to make a pitch or a future Final Four.
  • ‘Veterans’ play a role in summer league competition, too

    In a league built around rookies and undrafted players, experienced summer leaguers can make a big impact on young teams.
  • ‘Deeply problematic’: Cardinals criticized for SCOTUS nominee support

    After Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill crafted a letter of support for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, posts on team-affiliated sites drew backlash.
  • Loaded Saguaro secondary may be key to another title

    In high school football, it is a special occurence to have a player receive an offer from a Power 5 school. Two players at the same position? Highly unlikely. All four defensive backs fielding Power 5 school offers?
  • Jamelle McMillan brings youthful experience to Suns’ coaching staff

    Jamelle McMillan is one of the youngest NBA coaches. He’ll aim to bring youthful experience to a young Phoenix Suns team looking to rise in the standings.
  • ‘I meant it’: Bagley acknowledges grudge against Suns is still alive

    Marvin Bagley acknowledged a grudge against the Suns is still alive after his Kings lost to Phoenix in the Las Vegas Summer League.
  • ASU’s Bobby Hurley visits Vegas to support Shannon Evans’ ‘new journey’

    Bobby Hurley came to Las Vegas to watch former ASU player Shannon Evans. Evans is trying to catch the attention of the Houston Rockets.
  • Ready to win again, Suns hope Ariza quickens development of young team

    Suns sign 14-year NBA veteran Trevor Ariza, hoping he can help their young roster develop into a winner. His experience on successful teams could pay off
  • Suns coach Kokoskov hoping to ‘challenge’ Bender in Summer League

    Getting ready to play in his third Summer League, Dragan Bender has a coach in Igor Kokoskov working to get him out of his comfort zone.
  • Suns coach Igor Kokoskov practicing balance with Summer Suns

    The longtime NBA assistant and European coach has hit the ground running since being hired in May, doing his best to live up to General Manager Ryan McDonough’s description as a “pioneer.”
  • Former GCU soccer player Waldrep makes journey to Phoenix Rising

    Evan Waldrep is in his first year with Phoenix Rising and his journey to get there has been a local one. He played at local youth clubs in Peoria and Casa Grande, played at GCU after spending two years at Creighton.
  • Coyotes Liam Kirk, Brendan Perlini help progression of English hockey

    Liam Kirk becomes first player born and exclusively trained in England to be selected in the NHL Draft, helping progression in English hockey.
  • Payson rodeo event welcomes special needs participants from across state

    The Arizona High School Rodeo Association hosted a special needs rodeo in Payson, giving participants the opportunity to experience the sport.
  • Yoshihisa Hirano’s scoreless games streak defies odds for a MLB rookie

    Yoshihisa Hirano’s streak of consecutive scoreless outings out of the bullpen claimed sole possession of a Diamondbacks franchise record previously held by J.J. Putz and Brandon Lyon.
  • Perry football becoming pipeline to Iowa State

    Two players from Perry High School’s football team have committed to Iowa State in the last two years and another player received an offer.
  • How ASU basketball has built better schedules, raised its national profile

    Under coach Bobby Hurley, ASU basketball has scheduled tough. It’s helped the Sun Devils boost their national profile and make the NCAA Tournament.
  • Arizona State’s Connor Higgins happy to land with Angels

    ASU relief pitcher Connor Higgins was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 2018 MLB draft his second time around. He was one of five ASU players to be drafted.