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  • High school athlete health at root of new AIA, Barrow initiative August 17, 2017
    Slug: Sports-AIA health initiative, 530 words Photo available By FAITH PHARES Cronkite News TEMPE — As high schools reopen across the state, sports take center stage. They offer rewards but also risks for athletes practicing and competing in extreme temperatures. The most common causes of death among high school athletes are heat illness, cardiac arrest and head […]
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  • Beware: Sports, Arizona heat can be dangerous combination August 16, 2017
    Slug: Sports- Arizona heat sports, 1,400 words. Photo available By SETH ASKELSON Cronkite News PHOENIX — Exercising in the Arizona heat can be a dangerous — and mind-altering — decision. “(I) was doing 16 miles on the mountain and was coming down and started hallucinating,” former Arizona State runner Victoria Jackson said. “So I started thinking […]
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  • Just a sophomore, Saguaro kicker Lewis attracting national attention August 15, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Saguaro kicker, 700 words Photo available By Greg Macafee Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — Three steps back, two steps to the left and one deep breath. Parker Lewis drills another field goal 40-plus yards through the uprights at Scottsdale Community College. It’s a routine Lewis has become familiar with during the past two years since he switched […]
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  • Great deals drive golfers to feel the heat on Valley courses August 11, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Arizona golf heat, 900 words Photo available By Faith Phares Cronkite News PHOENIX — With a floppy hat on her head and sunblock in hand, Viv Hynes prepares to play a round at the TPC Scottsdale golf club. It is above 100 degrees outside. “It’s mostly the prices,” the Scottsdale resident said. She’s not alone. With […]
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  • Triple digits? Done properly, training in intense heat can have advantages August 9, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Heat training advantages, 1,300 words Photo available By Alexis Ramanjulu Cronkite News PHOENIX — In the 2017 version of the Black Canyon Ultras 100-kilometer race, which began in Mayer and finished in New River, 74 participants — nearly a quarter of the competitors — did not finish the race. Some dropped out before even starting and some […]
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  • Mexican Baseball Fiesta coming to Cubs’ Sloan Park August 8, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Cubs Mexican Fiesta, 660 words Photos available By JOSE ESPARZA Cronkite News MESA —The Chicago Cubs are looking to bring more of a “fiesta” atmosphere to Sloan Park. The sixth annual Mexican Baseball Fiesta, featuring three teams from the popular Mexican Baseball League, returns to Mesa in the fall after stops in Tucson and Hohokam […]
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  • From covert dips to sponsorship opportunities, Chase Field pool has unique history August 7, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Diamondbacks pool, 1,100 words Photo available By JOHN ARLIA Cronkite News PHOENIX — Fans discover different things when passing through the turnstiles and finding their seats at Chase Field. For some, it’s the smell of fresh-cut grass. For others, the diamond that reminds them of glory days playing America’s pastime. Sometimes it’s even a first […]
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  • ‘Road to our dreams has detours’: Warner reflects on Hall of Fame journey August 7, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Warner enshrinement, xxx words Photo available By EDDIE POE Cronkite News CANTON, Ohio — When he first picked up a football in the front yard of his childhood home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, dreams of an NFL career fueled the mind of Kurt Warner. Although those dreams were plentiful, Warner never envisioned the mark he […]
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  • ‘Road to our dreams has detours’: Warner reflects on Hall of Fame journey August 6, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Warner enshrinement, 1,200 words Photo available By Eddie Poe Cronkite News CANTON, Ohio — When he first picked up a football in the front yard of his childhood home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, dreams of an NFL career fueled the mind of Kurt Warner. Although those dreams were plentiful, Warner never envisioned the mark he […]
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  • Enshrinement ceremony stirs debate about Tillman and Hall of Fame August 5, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Tillman Hall of Fame, 620 words Photo available By EDDIE POE Cronkite News CANTON, Ohio – Pat Tillman is well known for trading in his football uniform and enlisting in the United States Army. That enlistment eventually cost him his life. But the legacy of the former Arizona State and Cardinals player has lived on […]
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