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  • Fans welcome home ASU women’s golf national title winners May 26, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU GOLF, 460 words Photo available By SETH ASKELSON Cronkite News TEMPE — Arizona State’s eighth national championship in women’s golf was a moment Linnea Strom will never forget. “It was amazing,” Strom said. Strom sank a 2-foot putt against Northwestern Wednesday to give the Sun Devils their first championship since 2009. It is the […]
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  • Tom Brady’s concussion silence triggers concern for Valley’s young football players May 26, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Youth concussion, 650 words Photo available By FELISA CÁRDENAS Cronkite News PHOENIX — Gisele Bündchen, wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, recently told a national audience on “CBS This Morning” that her husband had a concussion last year but “we don’t talk about it.” Soon others players around the NFL acknowledged that they played […]
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  • Cronkite News Digest for Friday, May 26 May 26, 2017
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Friday, May 26. 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 […]
  • Focus on catchers helped trigger Diamondbacks’ turnaround May 25, 2017
    Slug: Sports-DIAMONDBACKS CATCHERS, 650 words Photo available (thumbnails, captions below) By EDDIE POE Cronkite News PHOENIX — When the Diamondbacks parted ways with catcher Welington Castillo in the offseason, the organization looked to be placing a new emphasis on the catcher’s position. Coming off a season in which the pitching staff ranked last in team ERA, […]
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  • Mercury start season with strong defense, poor rebounding May 23, 2017
    Slug: Sports-MERCURY START, 500 words Photo available By SETH ASKELSON Cronkite News PHOENIX —The start of the 2017 WNBA season for the Phoenix Mercury? Night and day. The Mercury were outrebounded by 24 in the season-opening loss to the Dallas Wings. Three nights later, they dominated the Indiana Fever 85-62. Their last game was the best […]
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  • Influx of Australian punters changing landscape of college football May 20, 2017
    Ryan ClarkeFriday, May 19, 2017Influx of Australian punters changing landscape of college footballTEMPE — Imagine a hot August night at Sun Devil Stadium. The Arizona State football team is squaring off with New Mexico State in its 2017 season opener. Punter Michael Sleep-Dalton, in his first career start, stands 15 yards behind long snapper Mitchell […]
  • With some online help, ASU club baseball team lands in World Series May 19, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Club Baseball,600 Photo available By ALEXIS RAMANJULU Cronkite News PHOENIX — With a goal of raising $8,000 and a chance to be a national champion, one Arizona State team has turned to the online community for help. Eight teams from around the country, including one from ASU, have gathered in Pittsburg, Kansas, for the National […]
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  • Athletes benefiting from advancements in prosthetics May 18, 2017
    Shelby HydeThursday, May 18, 2017Athletes benefiting from advancements in prostheticsPHOENIX — It was a shotgun accident in a small Indiana town. The guns weren’t locked up. A neighborhood boy found a 12-gauge and wanted to play with 4-year-old Nick Pryor. The pair went outside. Pryor’s life was forever changed. “I spent three weeks afterwards, numerous […]
  • As Doan contemplates retirement, Coyotes rookies reflect on his guidance May 17, 2017
    Nicole VasquezWednesday, May 17, 2017As Doan contemplates retirement, Coyotes rookies reflect on his guidanceIt has been more than two decades, but Arizona Coyotes Shane Doan remembers skating alongside past Coyotes as a teenager. Keith Tkachuk, Teppo Numminen, Kris King, Dave Manson and the Shannon brothers, Darrin and Darryl, helped him transition to the NHL when […]
  • From Ireland to Tempe: ASU golfer adjusting to new life May 16, 2017
    Katie WooTuesday, May 16, 2017From Ireland to Tempe: ASU golfer adjusting to new lifeTEMPE — The transition into college as a freshman is overwhelming enough, especially for a student-athlete coming from overseas. Imagine coming in ranked as one of the top female amateur golfers in the world. That would be the life of Arizona State’s […]