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  • A short wait: NCAA awards Phoenix its second Final Four July 16, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Phoenix Final Four, 808 words Photo available By JORDAN KAYE Cronkite News PHOENIX — Just a year after hosting its first Final Four, Phoenix has landed the mega-event again. The NCAA awarded the 2024 Final Four Monday and also granted Houston (2023), San Antonio (2025) and Indianapolis (2026) the right to host college basketball’s […]
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  • Ekman-Larsson embraces ‘face of the franchise’ role after eight-year extension July 16, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Coyotes Ekman-Larsson, 855 words Photo available By MAX KELLEY Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — Oliver Ekman-Larsson put it in writing. Arizona is where he wants to call home. The Arizona Coyotes’ 26-year-old defenseman from Sweden signed an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $8.25 million per year on July 1. And on Wednesday, Ekman-Larsson […]
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  • Cronkite News Digest for Monday, July 16 July 16, 2018
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Monday, July 16. 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 […]
  • From injured turtles to sustainable clothing: Former Hamilton football standout finds his passion July 14, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Love sustainable clothing, 1,000 words Photo available By JORGE RAMOS Cronkite News LOS ANGELES — Like many accomplished football players, Glenn Love Jr. never worried much about life after the game. When he started playing professionally, however, the uncertainty set in. That changed after a visit to the Turtle Rescue conservation program at the […]
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  • Desert Diamond: Pinnacle hockey establishing national presence July 13, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Pinnacle hockey desert, 900 words Photo available By JOEL VISS Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — It still seems odd to some that ice hockey is played in the desert, where the temperature has been known to eclipse 120 degrees. It may be more ridiculous for a team to have national success there. Yet Pinnacle High […]
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  • Cashing out: Legalized sports gambling raises concerns about addiction July 12, 2018
    Nate FainThursday, July 12, 2018Cashing out: Legalized sports gambling raises concerns about addictionPHOENIX – Another football game hadn’t gone Joe Schiller’s way, and the thousands of dollars of debt he had accumulated from betting was about to...
  • Field general: How Rising’s Carl Woszczynski plays the goalkeeper position July 12, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Rising Keeper,1036 words Photo available By JOSH MARTINEZ Cronkite News 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 […]
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  • Phoenix organizing committee in Boston, makes official Final Four bid July 12, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Phoenix Final Four Bid, 1,669 words Photo available By JORDAN KAYE Cronkite News PHOENIX — Just a month after she hosted NCAA officials in Phoenix for a site selection visit, Debbie Johnson arrived in Boston. The Director of Arizona’s Office of Tourism was inside the meeting space, acquiring a feel for the presentation room […]
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  • ‘Veterans’ play role in NBA Summer League competition, too July 10, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Summer League Veterans, 867 words Photo available By NATHANAEL GABLER Cronkite News LAS VEGAS – Deandre Ayton approached the media scrum after his second NBA Summer League game and mused, “I told you all those butterflies (were) gone.” The Suns’ No. 1 pick struggled in his first game. He he looked lost and exhausted. […]
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  • Deeply problematic’: Cardinals criticized for promoting Bidwill’s support of SCOTUS nominee July 10, 2018
    Slug: Sports-Bidwill controversy, 901 words Photo available By BEN LEIBOWITZ Cronkite News PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill organized a letter of support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, stirring controversy when a story about his backing of President Donald Trump’s nomination was posted to the team-affiliated website and Twitter. The letter that was […]
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