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  • High Arizona temperatures give Phoenix Rising edge at home July 19, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Phoenix Rising heat, 760 words Photo available By JOSH MARTINEZ Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — When it comes to playing in the heat, few teams in the United Soccer League experience what Phoenix Rising FC does on a regular basis. Phoenix has the highest average high temperature through the summer months — June, July and […]
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  • Former Wildcats Rawle Alkins, Allonzo Trier working toward NBA career after going undrafted July 19, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Undrafted UA players, 776 words Photo available By JORDAN KAYE Cronkite News LAS VEGAS — Before every Arizona basketball game in Tucson, a pregame hype video plays on the McKale Center scoreboard. Former stars that once donned the navy blue and cardinal red come on the screen. One by one, they read off the […]
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  • Cronkite News Digest for Wednesday, July 18 July 18, 2018
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Wednesday, July 18. If you have questions on news stories, please contact Steve Crane in the Washington, D.C., bureau at 202-684-2398 or, or call the Phoenix bureau: Executive Editor Christina Leonard at 602-361-5893 or or Content Editor Venita James at Direct borderlands story questions to Vanessa […]
  • Suns second-round pick George King plotting rare lengthy NBA career July 17, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Suns King, 1,173 words Photo available By JACK HARRIS Cronkite News PHOENIX – Kim English knows the fate of many second-round NBA draft picks all too well. The 44th-overall pick in the 2012 draft, English’s time in the NBA was brief. He appeared in 41 games his rookie season before flaming out. Like many […]
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  • A short wait: NCAA awards Phoenix its second Final Four July 16, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Phoenix Final Four, 808 words Photo available By JORDAN KAYE Cronkite News PHOENIX — Just a year after hosting its first Final Four, Phoenix has landed the mega-event again. The NCAA awarded the 2024 Final Four Monday and also granted Houston (2023), San Antonio (2025) and Indianapolis (2026) the right to host college basketball’s […]
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  • Ekman-Larsson embraces ‘face of the franchise’ role after eight-year extension July 16, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Coyotes Ekman-Larsson, 855 words Photo available By MAX KELLEY Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — Oliver Ekman-Larsson put it in writing. Arizona is where he wants to call home. The Arizona Coyotes’ 26-year-old defenseman from Sweden signed an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $8.25 million per year on July 1. And on Wednesday, Ekman-Larsson […]
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  • From injured turtles to sustainable clothing: Former Hamilton football standout finds his passion July 14, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Love sustainable clothing, 1,000 words Photo available By JORGE RAMOS Cronkite News LOS ANGELES — Like many accomplished football players, Glenn Love Jr. never worried much about life after the game. When he started playing professionally, however, the uncertainty set in. That changed after a visit to the Turtle Rescue conservation program at the […]
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  • Desert Diamond: Pinnacle hockey establishing national presence July 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Pinnacle hockey desert, 900 words Photo available By JOEL VISS Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — It still seems odd to some that ice hockey is played in the desert, where the temperature has been known to eclipse 120 degrees. It may be more ridiculous for a team to have national success there. Yet Pinnacle High […]
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  • Cashing out: Legalized sports gambling raises concerns about addiction July 12, 2018
    Nate FainThursday, July 12, 2018Cashing out: Legalized sports gambling raises concerns about addictionPHOENIX – Another football game hadn’t gone Joe Schiller’s way, and the thousands of dollars of debt he had accumulated from betting was about to...
  • Field general: How Rising’s Carl Woszczynski plays the goalkeeper position July 12, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Rising Keeper,1036 words Photo available By JOSH MARTINEZ Cronkite News 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 […]
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