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  • Cronkite News Digest for Friday, April 28 April 28, 2017
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Friday, April 28. 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 for Kevin Dale at 602-496-5168 or or Venita James at or 602-496-5280. For business story questions, please contact […]
  • Hall of Fame-bound Selig impacted growth of baseball in Arizona April 22, 2017
    Slug: SELIG, 640 words No photo By HALEY STESIAK Cronkite News PHOENIX — Arizona has become synonymous with baseball. Its growth in the Grand Canyon State is due in large part to Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig. When Selig took over Major League Baseball’s leadership in July of 1998, eight teams trained in the state for spring […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Experts: Impact of humidor at Chase Field could be significant April 21, 2017
    Slug: Sports-HUMIDOR, 730 words Photo available By KACI DEMAREST Cronkite News PHOENIX — Chase Field is often described as a hitter’s paradise and a pitcher’s nightmare, but with the impending installation of a humidor, the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to change that. The Diamondbacks will become just the second team in Major League Baseball to use […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Cardinals play golf for good cause with NFL draft on the mind April 21, 2017
    Slug: Cardinals golf, 520 words Photo available By MARK HARRIS Cronkite News CHANDLER — It was a normal Wednesday morning at the Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, except for one small detail: The Arizona Cardinals were in attendance. Cardinals players, coaches and team personnel hit the course to connect with fans and for […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Combat sports take a toll on bodies and minds April 21, 2017
    Slug: MMA recovery, 620 words. No photo available By Paige Shacklett Cronkite News PHOENIX — Broken bones, bruises, concussions, occasional loss of consciousness, even death loom over the cages in which mixed martial artists ply their craft. Former mixed martial arts fighter Aaron Simpson said the pain inside the cage doesn’t always end when the […]
    Bob Young
  • Recruiting the right players can be difficult in collegiate beach volleyball April 21, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU Beach, 800 words. Photo included By Tyler Handlan Cronkite News TEMPE — ASU fledgling women’s beach volleyball program is in its third year, but recruiting players that fit the beach game at the Pac-12 level is proving difficult. “It’s challenging to get tall girls to commit to just playing beach because they have […]
    Bob Young
  • Mercury’s Brondello will also coach Australian national team April 21, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Brondello Australia, 375 words Photo available By ADONIS DEES Cronkite News PHOENIX — Sandy Brondello can add another team to her coaching resume. The Phoenix Mercury coach played for the Opals of Australia’s professional women’s league almost two decades ago. Tuesday she was named the head coach of the team that will be building toward […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Military tradition: Mesa High wrestlers often inspired to join armed forces April 20, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Mesa wrestlers, 880 words Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) By ZACH ALVIRA Cronkite News MESA — David DiDomenico doesn’t have to imagine the appearance of the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. He has a piece of it framed in his classroom at Mesa High School. DiDomenico, 50, cherishes the barbed wire fence he was […]
    John Lowe
  • ASU quarterback Wilkins influenced by music April 19, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Wilkins music, 600 words Photos available By RYAN CLARKE Cronkite News TEMPE — “You said that you think about me every day, Saturday to Saturday. You see that I’ve been going through it, hoping everything’s OK.” – Drake, “Since Way Back” (featuring PartyNextDoor). From Saturday to Saturday, Arizona State football fans watch quarterback Manny Wilkins […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Phoenix Suns treated the end of the season like a summer league to evaluate young talent April 19, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns Summer, 728 words. With photos By Logan Newman Cronkite News PHOENIX — As the Phoenix Suns tried to secure the best possible pick in this summer’s NBA draft, the player who is now the “face of the franchise” was on the bench against the Sacramento Kings. It wasn’t the first time Devin Booker […]
    Bob Young