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  • Hanzal trade shows Coyotes’ Chayka downside of job February 27, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Hanzal Trade, 281 words By CAELA FOX Cronkite News GLENDALE – Less than a year into his role as Coyotes general manager, John Chayka is learning about the downside of his job. Trading popular players. “It sucks,” he said. “Kind of mixed emotions. Like I said, it’s kind of miserable and I hope to never […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Cronkite News Digest for Monday, Feb. 27 February 27, 2017
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Monday, Feb. 27. 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 for Kevin Dale at 602-496-5168 or or Venita James at or 602-496-5280. For business story questions, please contact […]
  • Grand Canyon coach Stankiewicz and son together with Antelopes February 24, 2017
    Slug: Sports-GCU baseball, 465 words No photo By CHRISTOPHER WHITCOMB Cronkite News PHOENIX — A new season means new players and new goals, but for Grand Canyon baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz, a familiar face graces the clubhouse. His son’s. Freshman Dane Stankiewicz and the 2-1 Antelopes open a three-game series at Wichita State today. Despite […]
    Bob Young
  • The Suns say goodbye for now to forward P.J. Tucker, who was traded to Toronto February 24, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns Tucker, 540 words video available on youtube, linked  below By GAVIN SCHALL Cronkite News PHOENIX — He was so close. P.J. Tucker thought he had slipped past the NBA trade deadline Thursday, despite rampant rumors that the Phoenix Suns would move him. As the clock ticked toward the deadline at 1 p.m. MST, […]
    Bob Young
  • Hello, Cubs; farewell, Sophie — big confluence straight ahead for Brunner family February 16, 2017 Slug: Sports-ASU Brunner-Cubs, 670 By RYAN CLARKE Cronkite News TEMPE — The last weekend of February has all the makings of perfection for the Brunners: family, basketball and the Chicago Cubs. Sophie Brunner’s final regular-season games at ASU will come on the same weekend (Feb. 24-26) that the world champion Chicago Cubs start spring training in […]
    John Lowe
  • Coyotes wing Martinook carved out a place in the NHL with hard work February 14, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Coyotes Martinook, 730 words Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) By SHELBY HYDE Cronkite News GLENDALE — “Hard worker.” In the culture of hockey, it might be the greatest compliment a player can get. And it is a label that Arizona Coyotes left wing Jordan Martinook wears proudly. Martinook, 24, is an NHL late bloomer […]
    Bob Young
  • Lights, action, cameras: As season opens, ASU baseball excited for its new video technology February 13, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU Baseball-Cameras, 840 Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) By FABIAN ARDAYA Cronkite News TEMPE — Arizona State baseball’s big acquisitions this offseason weren’t limited to its No. 1-rated recruiting class. They include a coach, one without a name or even a voice to guide and direct players. In fact, it helps players direct themselves. The […]
    John Lowe
  • County on Diamondbacks: ‘We’re not sure what they’re after’ February 11, 2017
    Matt FayeSaturday, Feb. 11, 2017County on Diamondbacks: ‘We’re not sure what they’re after’PHOENIX – Maricopa County is unclear on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ end goal in their ongoing dispute over Chase Field. “We’re hoping to sit down and go over what exactly it is (the Diamondbacks) want,” Maricopa County Public Information Officer Fields Mosley told Cronkite […]
  • The Coyotes and captain Shane Doan put another Valley sports icon on ice February 10, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Fitzgerald bobblehead, 682 words Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) By ANNALIESE LEON Cronkite News GLENDALE — It didn’t take long for Josh Margulies, the Arizona Coyotes new vice-president of marketing, to realize how much of an icon Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is in the desert. “Outside of John McCain, he may be […]
    Bob Young
  • LPGA players offer glimpse of life off the golf course February 10, 2017
    Slug: Sports-LPGA Players, 630 words. No Photo available By TYLER HANDLAN Cronkite News PHOENIX — Three Valley-based LPGA Tour stars gathered at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa Thursday to preview the Bank of Hope Founders Cup golf tournament coming in March. However, rather than spending a lot of time talking about […]
    Bob Young