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  • Drone racing and recreational flying is on the rise in Arizona July 25, 2017
    By Asia Walters Cronkite News PHOENIX — After a motocross accident left him confined to a wheelchair, Jim Boomer needed another adrenaline-pumping sport. He found one in drone racing. Boomer is a member of the First Person View (FPV) racing community, in which participants fly drones with a camera on board that beams the image […]
    Bob Young
  • After near-fatal collision, a former Tucson-area firefighter is devoted to bike safety July 25, 2017
    By John Arlia Cronkite News TUCSON — In 2008, Tucson resident Brendan Lyons was, by his own description, an overweight emergency medical technician who dreamed of becoming a firefighter. That dream and the fitness it would require seemed out of reach until a friend introduced him to cycling. “I ended up being pretty decent on […]
    Bob Young
  • Cronkite News Digest for Tuesday, July 25 July 25, 2017
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Tuesday, July 25. 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 […]
  • Clubs, escalators, high-end fan experiences highlight PIR renovations  July 22, 2017
    Slug: Sports-PIR renovations, 560 words Photo available By JOSE ESPARZA Cronkite News PHOENIX — A peek at the latest stage of Phoenix International Raceway’s $178 million pit stop hinted at a high-end new look for those who will enter the track in the future. On Wednesday, the Avondale track installed a steel beam signed by fans and […]
    Paola Bovin
  • New facilities, same anti-Wildcats motivation: ASU unveils new weight room July 20, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU weight room, 550 words Photo available PHOENIX — New weight room, same motto. “One goal. Champions.” Oh, and, of course, beat Arizona. The Arizona State football program showed off its new workout out facility Wednesday, the last day of summer conditioning. The weight room is one of the many additions to the program’s new […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Warner’s journey to Hall of Fame includes wife by his side July 19, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Warner Hall, 1,100 words Photo available By EDDIE POE Cronkite News PHOENIX — The career of former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner isn’t just defined by his football achievements. It is shaped by faith, service, commitment and the person in Warner’s life who helped bring those together. “Through this entire journey, all the ups and […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Not going anywhere: Former ASU AD Patterson to lead Coyotes’ Valley-wide arena search July 14, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Coyotes arena, 970 words Photos available (thumbnails, captions below) By JOHN ARLIA Cronkite News GLENDALE — In his first public appearance since becoming the sole owner of the Arizona Coyotes, Andrew Barroway insisted that the franchise’s top priority is to find a new, long-term home in Arizona. “We couldn’t be more committed to Arizona and […]
    Paola Bovin
  • ‘My legs are still shaking’: Bungee workout springs into Valley gym July 13, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Bungee workout, 860 words Photos available By REINERT TOFT Cronkite News CHANDLER — People who walk into Tough Lotus for the Bungee Workout class often have the same reaction. “It’s crazy,” said Amanda Paige, owner and operator of the fitness gym. “First of all, you’ll see it and you think it’s going to be so much […]
    Paola Bovin
  • New Coyotes coach Tocchet thrilled to return to ‘exciting hockey market’ July 12, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Coyotes Tocchet, 560 words Photo available By SETH ASKELSON Cronkite News PHOENIX — Rick Tocchet won two Stanley Cups and coached Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin the past three seasons in Pittsburgh. So why would he leave one of the most successful franchises of the past decade to head a rebuilding squad? “It’s an exciting […]
    Paola Bovin
  • Four Diamondbacks excited to enjoy All-Star Game experience together July 10, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Diamondback All-Stars, 675 words Photos available By EDDIE POE Cronkite News PHOENIX — The experience of playing in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is about much more than the competition. For four Arizona Diamondbacks, it represents a close group of teammates coming together and fulfilling a dream. Jake Lamb, Paul Goldschmidt, Robbie Ray, and Zack […]
    Paola Bovin