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  • Frank Kush’s legacy far greater than winning football games June 22, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Kush legacy, approximately 800 words Photos available By SETH ASKELSON Cronkite News PHOENIX — Frank Kush was defined by his accomplishments and controversies but his impact on the growth of Arizona State as a university should be his greatest legacy. That’s the belief of many about ASU’s winningest coach, who passed away early Thursday. He […]
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  • Cronkite News Digest for Thursday, June 22 June 22, 2017
    Here is the Cronkite News lineup for Thursday, June 22. 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 […]
  • Posters, shoe deals, international success find Millage after ASU basketball career June 21, 2017
    Slug: Sports-ASU Millage, 1,000 words Photo available By JOSE ESPARZA Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — After hitting the shot of his life, Curtis Millage raced down the court of Riga Arena in Latvia with pure joy, flexing his muscles to the crowd. “I hit the game-winning shot,” he said. “I got so excited. I took my shirt […]
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  • Taurasi marriage, Mercury Pride Night help ease challenges of LGBTQ community June 21, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Mercury Pride Night, 700 words Photos available By SARA HATTIS Cronkite News PHOENIX — On Sunday, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi broke the WNBA’s all-time scoring record. A month earlier, she was celebrated for a different achievement: appearing on the cover of People Magazine with former teammate Penny Taylor. It was a picture of the […]
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  • Extreme temperatures don’t slow Arizona hikers June 21, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Heat hikers, 620 words Photo to come By GREG MACAFEE Cronkite News SCOTTSDALE — July 10, 1913, is widely regarded as the hottest day recorded in the United States. On Tuesday, temperatures in Phoenix reached 119, only 15 degrees lower than that scorching day in Death Valley, California. That didn’t stop Valley residents and […]
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  • Shane Doan’s exit signals beginning of Coyotes’ youth movement June 20, 2017
    Slug: Sports-COYOTES MOVEMENT, 650 words Photo available By ALEXIS RAMANJULU Cronkite News PHOENIX — The Arizona Coyotes are looking to the future. To the disappointment of fans, that means breaking away from the past. “They’re going in a different direction,” agent Terry Bross said. “They’re cleaning out the old and bringing in the new, and they […]
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  • With draft rumors in full swing, Suns ‘very comfortable at four’ June 20, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns draft, 600 words Photo available By REINERT TOFT Cronkite News PHOENIX — With just days remaining before the NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns took one last look at players who had already worked out with the team. Villanova guard Josh Hart, Oregon forward Dillon Brooks and Southern Methodist forward Semi Ojeleye were among those given […]
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  • For Diamondbacks, new approach is key to rebuilding farm system June 16, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Diamondbacks farm system, 650 words. Photo available By EDDIE POE Cronkite News PHOENIX — If anyone asks what’s most pertinent to a successful Major League Baseball organization, a simple answer is depth. For the new front office of the Diamondbacks, rebuilding the depth of its farm system is near the top of its to-do list. […]
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  • Stoudemire experience illustrates value of NBA draft workouts for Suns June 16, 2017
    Slug: Sports-Suns draft, 820 words Photo available By JOSE ESPARZA Cronkite News PHOENIX — Fifteen years ago, the Phoenix Suns had the ninth overall pick in the NBA Draft. Buzz surrounded a high school athlete who had declared himself eligible. “He had a very checkered past,” former Suns owner Jerry Colangelo said about Amar’e Stoudemire. “Not […]
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  • Australians discover physical basketball, large food portions when transitioning to WNBA June 16, 2017
      Slug: Sports-Mercury Australians, 675 words Photo available By SETH ASKELSON Cronkite News PHOENIX — What was the first thing Phoenix Mercury forward Cayla George noticed when she arrived in the United States? “How much sugar is in the food,” George mused. The Mercury have their own version of additives: Australian players. Four on the roster […]
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