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Phoenix Suns, city and state officials see great opportunity in Mexico City games

Phoenix Suns will try and make a playoff appearance, without Amare

When people think of sports in Mexico, they usually think about soccer, but the Phoenix Suns are hoping to grow the game of basketball with the Mexican people. On Wednesday, the team announced it will have two consecutive games in Mexico City in January 2017 and be the host team. The first game will be versus the… Read More →

Arizona delegates praise inspiration, unity in Trump speech

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio gets in the spirit of the celebration after the Republican National Convention. (Photo by David Marino Jr./Cronkite News)

Donald Trump closed out a bumpy Republican National Convention Thursday, officially accepting the party’s presidential nomination in a rousing speech that reiterated campaign themes of bringing law and order and prosperity to the country. The hourlong speech brought delegates in the packed Quicken Loans arena to their feet chanting “Trump” thunderously as the billionaire businessman,… Read More →

ASU looks to become Olympic training destination

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When legendary swim coach Bob Bowman was deciding whether to take over Arizona State’s swimming team last year, the tipping point was the university’s commitment to Olympic sports. “When I chose to come to ASU, it was because Ray (Anderson, ASU vice president for university athletics and athletics director,) and (ASU President) Dr. (Michael) Crow… Read More →

Coyotes president LeBlanc ‘moving forward’ with new arena site

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The Coyotes moved one step closer to finding a new home Friday. In what he called “an update, not an announcement,” team president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said the Coyotes have chosen a site for their new arena. LeBlanc would not disclose a specific location or timeline for the arena, but said more details would… Read More →

Mayor hopes arrival of Roadrunners can turn Tucson ‘into a hockey town’

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At least two of the people who played a critical role in bringing the newly named Roadrunners, the Arizona Coyotes minor league affiliate, to Tucson grew up watching the classic Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons. “I always liked how the Roadrunner was one step ahead of the Coyote,” Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said. “Was… Read More →

Cactus League names Jeff Meyer new president

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Scottsdale businessman Jeff Meyer, long active in sports and tourism circles, has been elected President of the Cactus League Baseball Association. Meyer’s two-year volunteer term ends June 30, 2018. He has served on the Cactus League’s board for 17 years as a representative of the Scottsdale Charros. “I am honored and grateful for the opportunity… Read More →

Copa America excitement could be step toward bringing MLS team to Valley

Fans of the Mexican National Soccer Team tailgate before their Copa America match against Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Photo by Joe Steen/Cronkite News)

Thirteen-year old Braulio Estaco had never attended a soccer game, let alone a game as big as a Copa America match, before he arrived at the June 5 Group C contest between Mexico and Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium. “I traveled here all the way from El Paso, Texas, with the family,” Estaco said.… Read More →

Club Pilates expands to Downtown Phoenix

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One of the nation’s fastest growing and most popular fitness franchises has expanded to Downtown Phoenix with a brand new location in The Monroe Building, near Monroe Street and First Avenue. San Diego-based Club Pilates is now open on the ground floor of the building located at 111 W. Monroe Street bringing an extensive array of Pilates… Read More →

Copa America brings Fútbol to Westgate

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Fans pour in to fill up the University of Phoenix Stadium. The national anthem begins to play, a whistle blows and the football game begins.  But this isn’t the typical football game an Arizona Cardinals fan maybe familiar with, its the Copa America soccer match between Ecuador and Peru. This years’ tournament marks the tournament’s 100-year… Read More →

Andy Markham will chair WM Phoenix Open

Golfers practice Monday at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Photo by Albert Gossie

The Thunderbirds, hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community, have named Andy Markham Tournament Chairman for the 2017 edition of “The Greatest Show on Grass”, which will be played January 30 – February 5, 2017, at TPC Scottsdale.  Additionally, The Thunderbirds announced that Carlos Sugich has been named Assistant… Read More →

WNBA turns 20, players keep eye on league growth

The Phoenix Mercury selected guard Diana Taurasi with the first overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. (Photo courtesy Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Twenty seasons. Many doubted the WNBA would be around that long when the women’s professional basketball league began play in 1997. “In the beginning, a lot of people didn’t take women’s basketball seriously,” Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner said. “They thought it was a joke.” But the league’s early stars gave it credibility, and this year, the… Read More →

Carson Palmer, and other celebs at Calais Campbell’s charity tournament

Calais Campbell with Governor Stephen Roe Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community, who hosted Campbell’s golf tournament at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler. (Photo by Mike Boylan/Cronkite News)

When Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Markus Golden entered the NFL last year, veteran Calais Campbell helped guide the rookie through his first season and provided the support any young athlete might need. Golden returned the favor of support Friday, as did many of Campbell’s other Cardinals teammates, joining the defensive end at his fourth annual Celebrity… Read More →

Shea Homes partners with Arizona Cardinals

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Shea Homes Arizona announced that it has signed on for the 2016-17 season by the Arizona Cardinals. This will be the second consecutive season the homebuilder is taking on the role of Proud Partner of the Arizona Cardinals. “The fit between Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals is truly a perfect match,” said Ken Peterson, vice… Read More →

Golf Classic will help TGen cancer research

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The 14th annual Seena Magowitz Golf Classic — a multi-million-dollar fundraising spectacular supporting pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) — is set for Aug. 27-29. More than 250 golfers and guests are expected at this three-day event, which features a Saturday night baseball game at historic Fenway Park, a Sunday gala dinner… Read More →