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  • Olympic skater Rippon highlights Phoenix Mercury PRIDE Night June 19, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Mercury Pride Night, about 600 words File photo available. By JADE HANSON Cronkite News PHOENIX – “How should we stand? Should we pose like this?” This is how the night started. Adam Rippon asked these questions as fans approached him for pictures at his meet-and-greet before the Phoenix Mercury faced the Connecticut Sun for […]
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  • Cronkite News Digest for Tuesday, June 19 June 19, 2018
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Tuesday, June 19. 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 […]
  • ‘Looking for someone like me’: JJ Nakai blazes trail for younger Native American basketball players June 18, 2018
    Nate FainMonday, June 18, 2018‘Looking for someone like me’: JJ Nakai blazes trail for younger Native American basketball playersFLAGSTAFF – JJ Nakai misses her days playing electrifying basketball on the reservation. But the jam-packed gymnas...
  • Phoenix Rising eyes growth in Valley Latino community June 15, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Rising Fans ,911 words Photo available. By JOSH MARTINEZ Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — In its quest to join Major League Soccer, Phoenix Rising FC continues its push to grow its brand locally, and that includes tapping into the area’s large population of Latinos. Maricopa County is home to just more than 1.3 million Latinos, […]
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  • Mini-tours give Arizona golfers the chance to chase the dream June 15, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Golf Mini-tours ,911 words Photo available. By MAX KELLEY Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — Eleven years ago, Nick Cocalis packed up his golf clubs for good. He had transferred from the prestigious Division III Methodist University golf program only to be cut from Marquette’s golf team. The game that once consumed Cocalis’ life started to […]
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  • Two Diamondbacks among those receiving toughest called third strikes June 14, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Diamondbacks Call Strikes, approximately 1,500 words. Photo available. Graphic available By BEN LEIBOWITZ Cronkite News PHOENIX — With the advancement of sports analytics in Major League Baseball, virtually every statistic imaginable has a resource. Exit velocities and launch angles have dominated the discussion during a new wave of home run power, but even stats […]
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  • For Mountain Pointe basketball, summers aren’t just about AAU competition June 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Mountain Pointe Basketball,939 Photo available. By JOEL VISS Cronkite News PHOENIX — High school graduation usually signifies the ending of adolescence and the beginning of a new chapter in one’s life. Mountain Pointe High School’s graduation just happened to land on the same day the basketball team’s spring program ended, signifying the start of […]
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  • Defensive-minded Jevon Carter could be late pick for Suns in NBA draft June 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Suns Jevon Carter, 790 words. Photo available. By JACK HARRIS Cronkite News PHOENIX – Jevon Carter does not fit the mold of a modern NBA point guard. He looks different. He’s built different. He plays different. He’s at his best when the ball is in the opponent’s hands. In an era of free-flowing and […]
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  • Chun An Yu qualifies for U.S. Open, joining other ASU golf greats June 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-U.S. Open Yu, 990 words. Photo available. By MAX KELLEY Cronkite News TEMPE — Arizona State’s Chun An Yu hasn’t even graduated college yet. But starting Thursday he will test his knowledge against golf’s fiercest competitors, including a couple former ASU legends. Yu punched his ticket to the 2018 U.S. Open last Monday, firing […]
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  • Paul Goldschmidt has week to remember after month-long hitting skid June 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Goldschmidt rebound, 649 words. Photo available. By BEN LEIBOWITZ Cronkite News PHOENIX — Despite being mired in perhaps the worst cold streak of his illustrious career, in which five-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt hit .144 with 35 strikeouts against just three home runs in May, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said, “He always had his […]
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