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  • U.S. Open Cup provides opportunities for Sporting AZ FC amateurs May 26, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Sporting Arizona Soccer, 720 words Photo available By JOSH MARTINEZ Cronkite News MESA — Sporting Arizona FC made a run through the 2018 U.S. Open Cup and even though it ended prematurely at John D. Riggs Stadium, the club walked away with benefits in hand. The team fell to Fresno FC 2–1 in overtime […]
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  • How would a Suns backcourt of Devin Booker, Luka Doncic operate? May 25, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Doncic Booker, 1,800 words By JORDAN KAYE Cronkite News PHOENIX — People tend to like, and trust, what they’re familiar with and treading outside one’s comfort zone often raises doubts and sparks fear. For many Phoenix Suns fans, that queasy, skeptical observation revolves around a 6-foot-8, 228-pound mystery from Slovenia. Luka Doncic’s possible NBA […]
  • Stand or stay away: Reaction mixed to NFL’s new anthem policy May 25, 2018
    Nathanael Gabler Friday, May 25, 2018Stand or stay away: Reaction mixed to NFL’s new anthem policyPARADISE VALLEY – The NFL’s attempt to resolve the national anthem debate has sparked more controversy. League owners Wednesday approved new standards that allow players to stay in the locker room while the anthem is played before games, but if […]
  • Cronkite News Digest for Friday, May 25 May 25, 2018
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Friday, May 25. 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: Executive Editor Christina Leonard at 602-361-5893 or or Content Editor Venita James at Direct borderlands story questions to Vanessa […]
  • Pac-12 home run race has connected pair of Northern California sluggers from ASU, Cal May 24, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Pac-12 home runs, 559 words Photo available By JORDAN KAYE Cronkite News PHOENIX — With just three games remaining in their seasons, Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson and California first baseman Andrew Vaughn were brought into a three-way group chat with their hitting coach from Northern California. “Well, this doesn’t suck,” Torkelson recalled […]
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  • ASU softball brings one-two pitching punch to super regional May 24, 2018
    Slug: Sports-ASU softball, 559 words Photo available By MARGARET NACZEK Cronkite News TEMPE —  Arizona State softball pitcher Giselle Juarez has a colorful history with senior pitcher Breanna Macha. “I hit her in high school by accident,” Juarez said. Juarez of Glendale Mountain and Macha of Red Mountain competed against each other in 6A high […]
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  • ‘The closer’: Bidwill credits Gov. Ducey with sealing Arizona Super Bowl bid May 24, 2018
    Jack HarrisThursday, May 24, 2018‘The closer’: Bidwill credits Gov. Ducey with sealing Arizona Super Bowl bidPARADISE VALLEY – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey chuckled when he heard the word again. Closer. “You know, it’s this community that closed this deal,” the governor said. "This deal” is the awarding of Super Bowl LVII in 2023 to Arizona, […]
  • Mom’s the word: Mothers run routes, learn safety at Cardinals camp May 23, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Mothers football camp, 686 words Photo available By MARGARET NACZEK Cronkite News GILBERT – When Andre Johnson retired as a Houston Texan in 2016, he tearfully thanked his mother in his press conference. After Saquon Barkley became the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, he read a note his mother wrote praising […]
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  • NFL calls audible, awards 2023 Super Bowl to Arizona May 23, 2018
    Jack HarrisWednesday, May 23, 2018NFL awards 2023 Super Bowl to ArizonaPHOENIX – For the fourth time, the Super Bowl will come to Arizona. The NFL on Wednesday announced that Super Bowl LVII, to be played in 2023, will return to the Arizona Ca...
  • Globalization of tennis fuels debate, sparks assembly of ASU men’s team May 23, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Tennis Globalization, 3,000 words Photo available By KAELEN JONES Cronkite News TEMPE — More than a decade ago, Arizona State men’s tennis coach Matt Hill was hoisted 30,000 feet in the air, fixed to the seat of a plane flying from Germany to the United States. Christmas break was intended to be a period […]
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