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  • Still work in progress, Suns’ Bender confident about growth December 5, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns Bender, 510 words Photo available By RAFAEL ALVAREZ Cronkite News PHOENIX — He was just 18 and had played his entire career in Europe before the Phoenix Suns selected him No. 4 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. Background is an important piece of the story when analyzing Dragan Bender’s development. The power […]
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  • Herm Edwards: motivator, commentator … and now ASU football coach December 4, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU Edwards, 1,285 words Photo available By OMAR SOUSSI Cronkite News TEMPE — Arizona State not only introduced Herm Edwards as its 24th head football coach but also a new organizational structure that more resembles the NFL than college football. All eyes are on what the Sun Devils tabbed their New Leadership Model. On […]
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  • Graham, Sun Devils upbeat as they begin bowl preparations December 1, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU football, 500 words Photo available By ERIC NEWMAN Cronkite News TEMPE — Despite the impending end of Todd Graham’s career as Arizona State’s football coach, Friday’s practice was celebratory for the Sun Devils as they were still enjoying their win over rival Arizona in the Territorial Cup. The 42-30 home victory to bring […]
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  • Phoenix Rising FC still optimistic after missing MLS cut December 1, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Phoenix Rising, 230 words Photo available By OMAR SOUSSI Cronkite News PHOENIX — Despite not being a finalist for two Major League Soccer expansion spots, a Phoenix Rising FC official said the team remains optimistic. The four cities that will be in the fight for the two expansion teams are Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville and […]
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  • Title football games return attention to AIA realignment process December 1, 2017
    Slug: Sports-AIA Realignment, 1,700 words Photo available By RAFAEL ALVAREZ Cronkite News PHOENIX — As football powerhouses Scottsdale Saguaro and Peoria Centennial prepare for Saturday’s state title games, debate about conference realignment continues. The 4A Sabercats will be looking for their fifth straight title. The 5A Coyotes have appeared in the championship game all but […]
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  • Once a victim, Cardinals running back Johnson supports anti-bullying campaign November 30, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Johnson bullying, 630 words Photo available By PERRY COHEN Cronkite News PHOENIX— Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is no stranger to the issue of childhood bullying. A victim of bullying when he was young, Johnson decided to help spread awareness of the issue that affects kids across the country. “Bullying is very near […]
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  • ‘I knew something was wrong’: Valley youth hockey aims to improve concussion awareness November 30, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Valley hockey concussions, about 1,400 words Photo available By EDDIE POE Cronkite News PHOENIX — As he caught an edge on the ice and catapulted backward toward the boards, Sheldon Wilson abruptly hit his head and had to be removed from the ice. “I knew something was wrong,” said his mother, Jodie Wilson, a […]
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  • Phoenix Open honored internationally for sustainability efforts November 30, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Phoenix Open, 900 words Photo available By JOSHUA CLARK Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE  — Ever since Waste Management and the Thunderbirds partnered for the Phoenix Open, sustainability and conservation have been a priority. Others have noticed. The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open was recognized as the first golf tournament in the world to reach GEO Certified […]
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  • Life after pro basketball? NBA G League Education Program offers sanswers November 29, 2017
    Slug: Sports-NBA G League, 850 words Photo available By BROOKE COLTELLI Cronkite News PRESCOTT VALLEY — For Anthony Bennett, a career beyond the basketball court is hard to imagine. The first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, now a power forward for the Northern Arizona Suns, can’t help but shake his head and snicker […]
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  • ASU basketball ‘in heaven’ but not content with No. 20 ranking November 29, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU basketball, 600 words Photo available By OMAR SOUSSI Cronkite News TEMPE – For the first time since 2009, Arizona State men’s basketball is a Top 25 team The Sun Devils aren’t satisfied. “We’ve just got to stick with it,” senior guard Shannon Evans said. “There’s still things we’ve got to work on defensively. […]
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