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  • Big names highlight Tony La Russa’s charity event for animals March 16, 2018
    Slug: BC-CNS-La Russa charity, 600 words Photo available By ANDREW BELL Cronkite News PHOENIX — The Oscars might have taken place recently, but there was a different red carpet laid out Tuesday in Phoenix. With some of the more notable names in sports from around the country and the Valley, Hall of Fame manager Tony […]
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  • Cronkite News Digest for Friday, March 16 March 16, 2018
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Friday, March 16. 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 Christina Leonard at 602-361-5893 or or Venita James at Direct borderlands story question to Vanessa Ruiz at 305-431-3082 or […]
  • Arizona State’s Ekmark ready to return to familiar March setting March 15, 2018
    Slug: Sports-ASU women Ekmark, 750 words Photo available By ANDREW BELL Cronkite News TEMPE — In the middle of a packed theater at the Carson Student Athlete Center on Selection Monday, Courtney Ekmark and the Arizona State women’s basketball team received the news that they would be back in the NCAA Tournament this weekend, with […]
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  • ‘My heart’s broken’: End of season means end of ASU’s Guard U March 15, 2018
    Slug: Sports-ASU basketball, 800 words Photo available By MATTHEW TONIS Cronkite News DAYTON, Ohio — Once the top story in college basketball and nearly the top-ranked team, Arizona State made the NCAA Tournament by the skin of its teeth. All the naysayers and critics didn’t matter, just the fact that the Sun Devils had at […]
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  • At ASU’s first spring football practice, Herm Edwards lives up to high-energy billing March 14, 2018
    Slug: Sports-ASU Edwards, 500 words Photo available By OMAR SOUSSI Cronkite News TEMPE — “It’s the first day. You can’t really judge much off the first day,” Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins said. That didn’t keep anyone from wondering what an ASU spring football practice would look like under new coach Herm Edwards. There was […]
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  • Quick turnaround games prepare ASU for First Four opponent March 14, 2018
    Slug: Sports-ASU basketball, 400 words Photo available By MATTHEW TONIS Cronkite News DAYTON, Ohio — A weekend in December could hold the key to success in March for Arizona State. The Sun Devils will face off with the Syracuse Orange tonight, just over 72 hours after finding out when and where the game would be. […]
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  • TicketGuardian 500 showcases renovation project at ISM Raceway March 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-IS renovation, 750 words Photo available By SHAWN MORAN Cronkite News AVONDALE — The Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway is a construction zone. Thirty years have passed since the track made its debut as a stop on NASCAR’s premier league schedule, making it due for a $178 million pitstop. Since late last year, the newly […]
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  • A long road to Dayton: ASU seniors laid foundation for team’s success March 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-ASU foundation, 800 words Photo available By MATTHEW TONIS Cronkite News DAYTON, Ohio — Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley and his three senior guards have often talked about how the last three seasons have laid the foundation for a renaissance of the basketball program. The Sun Devils accomplished their goal of reaching the NCAA […]
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  • Miller braces for Buffalo, NCAA Tournament stage and off-the-court questions March 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Arizona basketball, 530 words Photo available By ROBERT GUNDRAN Cronkite News TUCSON — University of Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller discussed a variety of topics with media on Monday afternoon, but it was the topic Miller didn’t discuss that likely will get the most attention. With the Wildcats preparing for Thursday’s matchup against […]
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  • Questions about controversy follow Arizona Wildcats after Pac-12 tourney victory March 8, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Arizona Colorado, 620 words By MATTHEW TONIS Cronkite News LAS VEGAS — Despite recent drama surrounding the Arizona Wildcats, or maybe because of it, the usual sea of red descended upon the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday as the No. 1 seed opened its run. In recent weeks, junior guard Allonzo Trier was suspended […]
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