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Manager Torey Lovullo (L) and general manager Mike Hazen of the Arizona Diamondbacks meet before Ga...
David Veenstra

MLB feature showcases inseparable bond between Diamondbacks’ Hazen and Lovullo

MLB published a short-form documentary centered around the friendship between D-backs general manager Mike Hazen and manager Torey Lovullo. 
11 days ago
Devin Booker gifts Purdue men's basketball with Book 1s...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker gifts pair of Final Four teams Nike Book 1s

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker gifted Alabama and Purdue men's basketball teams with Nike Book 1s ahead of the Final Four.
12 days ago
Paris Johnson Jr. looks on...
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Cardinals’ Paris Johnson Jr. eyeing ways to extend his foundation’s reach in Arizona

Don't let his age fool you, Cardinals offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. is no stranger to giving back to the communities around him.
28 days ago
Runners take off after the starting gun at Pat's Run in Tempe. The race, will be run on April 13 th...
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The 20th annual Pat’s Run set take place in Tempe on April 13

The 20th iteration of Pat's Run is set to take place in Tempe on April 13 to honor the life and legacy of Pat Tillman.
1 month ago
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Bradley Beal hooked up Devin Booker fans who supported Suns in Denver

Suns fans who showed up to in Devin Booker jerseys at Ball Arena in Denver got a special gift from Bradley Beal afterward.
1 month ago
Aani Nagaiah, front row far right, is the winner among 10 finalists for the 2024 Character Counts s...
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Arcadia senior wins 2024 Character Counts Scholarship

Arcadia's Aani Nagaiah on Wednesday night was presented as the winner of the 2024 Character Counts scholarship courtesy of Parker & Sons.
2 months ago
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Arizona Sports

Arizona State basketball fans can now rock Sun Devils’ HBE jerseys

Arizona State basketball's Honoring Black Excellence jerseys are being released to fans for the first time this month.
2 months ago
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Ravens TE, diabetes advocate Mark Andrews helped woman during health scare on flight

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews, who has Type 1 diabetes, helped a woman during a medical emergency on a flight to Arizona.
3 months ago
Benjamin Franklin High School's wrestling coach, Hayes Rollins (far right), was named as the Arizon...
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Benjamin Franklin High School wrestling’s Hayes Rollins named Arizona Sports Coach of the Month

Hayes Rollins, the wrestling coach at Benjamin Franklin High School, has been named the inaugural Arizona Sports Coach of the Month.
3 months ago
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Phoenix Suns community remembers long-time writer Dave King

The Suns and their fans issued condolences Tuesday as word spread on the death of Dave King, a writer and editor of Bright Side of the Sun.
3 months ago
Frankie Collins #1 of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts after scoring against the USC Trojans dur...
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Arizona State’s Frankie Collins to donate $20 to Sacramento elementary schools for every steal

Arizona State's Frankie Collins announced he will donate $20 to an elementary school in Sacramento, California for every steal he collects. 
3 months ago
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Arizona basketball coaches to wear shoes designed by kids for Coaches vs. Cancer

Three Arizona Wildcat Basketball players painted shoes with young cancer patients at Diamond Children's Medical Center in Tucson.
3 months ago
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Arcadia’s Aani Nagaiah inspires people through music, sports and research

Aani Nagaiah is a senior at Arcadia High School who volunteers, plays three different sports and is even a nonprofit owner.
3 months ago
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Former NFL star Rob Gronkowski surprises Phoenix veteran with trip to Super Bowl LVIII

Rob Gronkowski worked with USAA, and the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to award Graham Dorsey with a trip to Super Bowl LVIII.
3 months ago
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Westwood’s Elizabeth Preston building leadership experience in JROTC, softball

Westwood High School senior Elizabeth Preston is building a resume full of leadership experience beyond her role on the softball team.
4 months ago
Valley Vista High School's Stephen Neal III...
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Valley Vista student making impact on baseball field and off it with voice

Valley Vista's Stephen Neal III found a way to succeed through multiple interests while making a huge impact within his school's programs.
4 months ago
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Kansas, UNLV football teams give back in Phoenix for holidays before bowl game

Before Kansas and UNLV kick off Tuesday at the Guaranteed Rate Bowl, the two teams ingratiated themselves to the Valley by giving back.
4 months ago
Suns players helped local children shop for Christmas gifts and holiday essentials. (X photo @Suns)...
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Suns players help kids with Christmas gifts and holiday essentials

Phoenix Suns players were seen helping pass out Christmas gifts to local children to help celebrate the holiday.
4 months ago
Naomi Malone...
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UMKC track commit Naomi Malone has a plan to help others

University of Missouri-Kansas City sprinter commit Naomi Malone has a clear picture of her future, even if the present might be a tad busy.
4 months ago
Gilbert Classical Academy (GCA Spartans/Facebook)...
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Gilbert Classical Academy senior thrives on keys, track and volunteer work

Regan Birk has had an impact in his community through many different facets before he looks ahead to the transition to college next summer.
2 months ago
James Conner of the Arizona Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Steelers...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals RB James Conner wins FedEx Ground award, ‘Angry Runs’ scepter

James Conner got his hat-tip in a few different forms for his play that helped his Arizona Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
4 months ago
Arizona Cardinals DT Jonathan Ledbetter...
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Jonathan Ledbetter named Cardinals’ 2023 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

The Arizona Cardinals named defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter as their Walter Payton Man of the Year for 2023 on Tuesday.
4 months ago
Casa Grande Union High School...
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Casa Grande sophomore making most of his time on and off basketball court

Casa Grande Union High School sophomore Phinneas Linehan aspires to make it on the basketball court with law school on his radar.
4 months ago
Trey McBride lends a helping hand at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale...
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Turkey time! Trey McBride serves up Thanksgiving meals at Scottsdale Boys & Girls

Arizona Cardinals TE Trey McBride dove headfirst into the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale's 16th annual Thanksgiving meal for teens.
5 months ago