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  • Basketball standout Schimmel helps open Piestewa Games

    Jude Schimmel has started in a Final Four game, interviewed President Barack Obama, written a book, Dreamcatcher, and starred in Nike commercials narrated by LeBron James. Now, as a 24-year-old Native American woman, she is using her platform to encourage Native Americans to go out and live healthier lifestyles.
  • Absolute power: Strikeout trend continues as homers become priority

    Major League Baseball is on pace to see its single-season strikeout record broken for the 11th consecutive year. Will changes to the sport follow?
  • High Arizona temperatures give Phoenix Rising edge at home

    When it comes to playing in the heat, few teams in the United Soccer League experience what Phoenix Rising FC does on a regular basis.
  • Alkins, Trier working toward NBA career after going undrafted

    Former Arizona basketball standouts Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins both went undrafted but are trying to carve out a spot on an NBA roster.
  • Suns second-round pick George King plotting rare lengthy NBA career

    George King is trying to become one of the few late second-round picks to carve out a lengthy NBA career. The Colorado product has the tools to break in the league.
  • Coyotes’ Ekman-Larsson embraces ‘face of the franchise’ role

    Oliver Ekman-Larsson signed an eight-year, $66 million extension, a long-term deal solidifying himself as the staple of Arizona Coyotes franchise.
  • Cashing out: Legalized sports gambling raises addiction concerns

    Forty states allow some form of legalized casinos. And as approval for gambling increase in Arizona, millions of Americans suffer from addiction.
  • Field general: How Phoenix Rising’s Woszczynski plays goalkeeper

    SCOTTSDALE — When defending his team’s goal, a lot runs through Phoenix Rising goalkeeper Carl Woszczynski’s mind. For example, when an opposing player breaks away during a match and races toward him with the ball, Woszczynski is yelling at his defenders to get back on defense. Then his minds starts running through a variety of […]
  • Phoenix organizing committee in Boston, makes official Final Four bid

    The Valley has been a standout when it comes to hosting sports mega events. A committee was in Boston Wednesday to make a pitch or a future Final Four.
  • ‘Veterans’ play a role in summer league competition, too

    In a league built around rookies and undrafted players, experienced summer leaguers can make a big impact on young teams.
  • ‘Deeply problematic’: Cardinals criticized for SCOTUS nominee support

    After Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill crafted a letter of support for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, posts on team-affiliated sites drew backlash.
  • Loaded Saguaro secondary may be key to another title

    In high school football, it is a special occurence to have a player receive an offer from a Power 5 school. Two players at the same position? Highly unlikely. All four defensive backs fielding Power 5 school offers?
  • Jamelle McMillan brings youthful experience to Suns’ coaching staff

    Jamelle McMillan is one of the youngest NBA coaches. He’ll aim to bring youthful experience to a young Phoenix Suns team looking to rise in the standings.
  • ‘I meant it’: Bagley acknowledges grudge against Suns is still alive

    Marvin Bagley acknowledged a grudge against the Suns is still alive after his Kings lost to Phoenix in the Las Vegas Summer League.
  • ASU’s Bobby Hurley visits Vegas to support Shannon Evans’ ‘new journey’

    Bobby Hurley came to Las Vegas to watch former ASU player Shannon Evans. Evans is trying to catch the attention of the Houston Rockets.
  • Ready to win again, Suns hope Ariza quickens development of young team

    Suns sign 14-year NBA veteran Trevor Ariza, hoping he can help their young roster develop into a winner. His experience on successful teams could pay off
  • Suns coach Kokoskov hoping to ‘challenge’ Bender in Summer League

    Getting ready to play in his third Summer League, Dragan Bender has a coach in Igor Kokoskov working to get him out of his comfort zone.
  • Suns coach Igor Kokoskov practicing balance with Summer Suns

    The longtime NBA assistant and European coach has hit the ground running since being hired in May, doing his best to live up to General Manager Ryan McDonough’s description as a “pioneer.”
  • Former GCU soccer player Waldrep makes journey to Phoenix Rising

    Evan Waldrep is in his first year with Phoenix Rising and his journey to get there has been a local one. He played at local youth clubs in Peoria and Casa Grande, played at GCU after spending two years at Creighton.
  • Coyotes Liam Kirk, Brendan Perlini help progression of English hockey

    Liam Kirk becomes first player born and exclusively trained in England to be selected in the NHL Draft, helping progression in English hockey.