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  • Legal gambling in Arizona has undergone dramatic changes January 4, 2017
    Brendan Kennealy and Miranda TomlinsonWednesday, Jan. 4, 2017Legal gambling in Arizona has undergone dramatic changesPHOENIX - Arizona is among the most prohibitive states in America toward gambling. Yet, since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casino gambling has proliferated in Arizona. There are now 23 casinos operating on tribal lands within the […]
  • Clemson achieves redemption in return to desert January 1, 2017
    Logan NewmanSunday, Jan. 1, 2017Clemson achieves redemption in return to desertGLENDALE - Throughout the week leading up to Saturday’s PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Clemson players spoke about how last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game loss in Arizona left a bad taste in their mouths.After a 31-0 takedown of Ohio State, there may be some […]
  • ‘Godfather’ of Saguaro HS football back for Fiesta Bowl as key member of OSU staff December 31, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Saguaro Beck,700 Photo available (thumbnail, caption below) Video on YouTube By LOGAN NEWMAN Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE – It was a casual offseason afternoon Friday at Saguaro High School. Seventeen players on the school’s varsity football team were in the gym lifting weights. It wasn’t mandatory; head coach Jason Mohns had given his team the final […]
  • Arizona familiar territory for Ohio State December 31, 2016
    Slug: Sports-OSU Fiesta,610 Photos available (thumbnail, caption below) Video on YouTube By LOGAN NEWMAN Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE – The success of both Urban Meyer and Ohio State in Arizona is unparalleled. Saturday marks Ohio State’s eighth visit to the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, the most all time. The Buckeyes are 6-2 and haven’t lost in the game […]
  • Clemson eyeing different itinerary in return to Arizona December 29, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Clemson Return,610 Photo available (thumbnail, caption below) By LOGAN NEWMAN Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE – Clemson’s return to Arizona comes with bad memories of its last visit a little over 11 months ago. The Tigers, who were ranked No. 1 at the time, lost in the College Football Playoff National Championship game to second-ranked Alabama at University […]
  • Tempe middle school teacher makes good on Olympic-sized promise to diver December 5, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Olympic diver, 579 words Video planned By NICOLE VASQUEZ Cronkite News TEMPE –  When diver Sam Dorman was in the eighth grade at the now-closed McKemy Middle School, Matt Tully made him a promise. “If you make the Olympic team, I’ll be there,” Tully, Dorman’s physical education teacher at McKemy, told him. It seemed […]
  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]