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  • Local PBA bowler runs to find edge on tour September 26, 2016
    SLUG: Sports-Running Bowler,328 Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) By RUSS OVIATT Cronkite News PHOENIX – Bowling is his profession. But running is Andrew Cain’s passion. The two endeavors work hand in hand for the 35-year-old from Phoenix. “Mentally, it gets me in the right frame of mind. It’s great to be out with nature, a lot […]
    Greg Boeck
  • Suns’ Booker delivers surprise and a big check September 24, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Booker check,450 Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) Video on YouTube By ALEXIS RAMANJULU Cronkite News PHOENIX- Timothy Bolen, Arizona director of the nonprofit Best Buddies, was only expecting a visit from a representative of Phoenix Suns Charities earlier this week, hoping that Best Buddies might qualify for a grant. Instead, Bolen got the surprise of a […]
  • Cardinals get kids moving September 23, 2016
    Alex StewartFriday, Sept. 23, 2016Cardinals get kids movingTEMPE – After beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40-7 on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals certainly earned a day off. But while some players were probably sleeping late, center A.Q. Shipley’s Tuesday morning started out bright and early on a playground, surrounded by elementary school students. Shipley went to […]
  • Coyotes rookies hope to leave lasting impression September 23, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Coyotes Rookie,1050 Photo available (thumbnail, caption below) Video coming to YouTube By NICOLE VASQUEZ Cronkite News GLENDALE – The day of an Arizona Coyotes rookie begins at 8 a.m. and doesn’t end until 9 p.m.  “Everyone’s not going out right now,” rookie right winger Christian Fischer said. There isn’t much time for socializing after 13-hour […]
    Nicole Vasquez
  • A game without borders: Suns’ Bledsoe helps grow basketball overseas September 22, 2016
    Jonathan SaxonThursday, Sept. 22, 2016A game without borders: Suns’ Bledsoe helps grow basketball overseasThe presence of international players in the NBA has boomed since the original USA Basketball “Dream Team” won a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. At the start of last season there were 100 foreign-born players in the NBA, representing […]
  • GCU investing in sports medicine as part of move to Division I September 22, 2016
    Ben HalversonThursday, Sept. 22, 2016GCU investing in sports medicine as part of move to Division IPHOENIX - Grand Canyon University has invested millions of dollars in transitioning its athletic programs to NCAA Division I.The school has upgraded its coaching staff, its athletic facilities and now, is in the process of upgrading its sports medicine department. […]
  • September an opportunity for minor leaguers to fulfill lifelong dream September 21, 2016
    Slug: Sports-September callups,1200 Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) By MATT LAYMAN Cronkite News PHOENIX – Matt Koch was pitching in the sixth inning of a minor league game in Tacoma, Washington, when his manager walked toward the mound. Koch was perplexed. “At first I was like, ‘Why am I getting taken out early in the sixth inning?’ […]
  • Curtain falling on career of ‘one of the best players in the world’ September 21, 2016
    Slug: Sports-Taylor retires,900 Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) Video on YouTube By LINDSEY WISNIEWSKI Cronkite News PHOENIX – Penny Taylor rose from the bench and drew a deep breath. Teammates Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi stood by her side, each cradling her with an arm around her shoulders. A deafening chant grew within Talking Stick Resort Arena. […]
  • Former MLB catcher Moeller finds passion in teaching September 20, 2016
    Trisha GarciaTuesday, Sept. 20, 2016Former MLB catcher Chad Moeller finds passion in teachingSCOTTSDALE - Seven jerseys hang on the wall of the Scottsdale Batting Cages, home to Chad Moeller Baseball. Moeller’s two favorites: his No. 16 jersey from the World Series champion Diamondbacks and his classically pinstriped Yankees jersey. Moeller was a Diamondbacks rookie when […]
  • Women’s hockey growing in the desert September 20, 2016
    Alexis RamanjuluTuesday, Sept. 20, 2016Women’s hockey growing in the desertPHOENIX - It’s getting colder in the desert. “We’re not a hockey state but we are starting to get there,” said Jordan Nash-Boulden, an Arizona State women’s hockey player.She’s a member of the first women’s hockey team in ASU history. In 2017, Grand Canyon University will […]