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  • Desert Vista’s Baumann follows unusual path to college basketball December 3, 2016
    Slug: Sports-HS Bauman,575 photos available By BEN HALVERSON Cronkite News PHOENIX – Each high school game is an opportunity for athletes to showcase their talent and prove that they have the skills necessary to play at the college level. Desert Vista’s Noah Baumann had to find another way to prove he can play. As a sophomore, […]
  • Suns hope to ride momentum of victory over Hawks as they visit Golden State December 3, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Suns Capitalize, 484 By JONATHAN SAXON Cronkite News PHOENIX — The Suns are approaching the quarter pole of the NBA season, and are hoping to use their recent victory over the Atlanta Hawks as a springboard that will get them out of the Pacific Division basement. The club is off to a slow start, posting […]
  • Running shoes change but comfort remains the selling point November 30, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Running shoes,600 Photo included (thumbnail, caption below) By RUSS OVIATT Cronkite News PHOENIX – Shoes are to runners as tires are to cars. Both run smoothly – or not – with the proper fit. Brands and styles are almost limitless. Nike is the sales leader globally.  According to Statista, Nike topped all others with […]
    Greg Boeck
  • Suns look to break three-game home skid and build on Bledsoe’s career night November 30, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Suns Hawks,400 Photo included (thumbnail, caption below) By Andrew Chapman Cronkite News PHOENIX – Suns coach Earl Watson said Tuesday that a key emphasis for his team is to play with consistency through entire games. “We understand that in the first quarter and second quarter we find ourselves down by 20, and that can’t happen,” Watson […]
  • Fairfax boys basketball team rallies around memory of Isia Slater November 29, 2016
    Trisha GarciaTuesday, Nov. 29, 2016Fairfax boys basketball team rallies around memory of Isia SlaterLAVEEN - Fairfax High School boys basketball head coach Josh Wray put his phone on vibrate on the night of Oct. 14, an unusual move for him.Wray was not ready for the call from Isia Slater’s stepfather when he checked his phone […]
  • Suns share Thanksgiving with underserved at St. Vincent de Paul November 23, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Suns Thanksgiving,400 Photo included (thumbnail, caption below) By ANDREW CHAPMAN Cronkite News PHOENIX – Eddie Johnson remembers where he came from. That’s why the former NBA player and Phoenix Suns color commentator joined Suns staff members and alumni to share Thanksgiving early with underserved families at the St. Vincent De Paul Society in central Phoenix. […]
    Greg Boeck
  • Award-winning football player overcomes cystic fibrosis to find success on and off field November 22, 2016
    Alexis RamanjuluWednesday, Nov. 23, 2016Award-winning football player overcomes cystic fibrosis to find success on and off fieldPHOENIX – Balancing academics and athletics is a delicate juggling act, but Phoenix College wide receiver and former Joy Christian School quarterback Matthew Mitchell excelled at both - while also dealing with an inhibiting disease. The Phoenix native was […]
  • Phoenix International Raceway waves the green flag on sustainability November 17, 2016
    Slug: Sports-PIR environment,550 Photo included (thumbnail, caption below) By Tyler Rubin Cronkite News AVONDALE – Jeff Carpoff, a racing fan and the owner of DC Solar, was at the Good Sam 500 NASCAR race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway last spring, and couldn’t help wondering if his company might be able to play a role […]
  • ASU alumnus Ryan Bader closing in on UFC title November 16, 2016
    Slug: Sports-UFC Bader,1100 Photo included (thumbnail, caption below) by Jonathan Saxon Cronkite News Ryan Bader made a name for himself as one of the hardest workers on Arizona State’s wrestling team, posting an 88-34 college record during his career in the early 2000s. His former coach, Thom Ortiz, believes his work ethic and dedication are […]
  • Coyotes’ Tempe plan leads to mix of concern, confidence at Westgate November 16, 2016
    Michael BoylanWednesday, Nov. 16, 2016Coyotes’ Tempe plan leaves Westgate in limboGLENDALE - If the Coyotes are successful in moving to Tempe at the end of the decade, Gila River Arena, the Westgate Entertainment District and the city of Glendale will lose one of their centerpiece tenants. That could pose a problem to the businesses surrounding […]