Sports Archives

Recreation agreement extended for Valley canal system


Walkers, joggers, bicycle and horseback riders have been recreating on Valley canal banks for decades, and have been invited to do so by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Salt River Project. And, now that these two entities have signed an extension to a 1964 agreement that gave SRP authority to grant use-authorization permits to… Read More →

Randy Johnson will get first key to the City of Phoenix


Mayor Greg Stanton will present Arizona Diamondbacks legend and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson with Key to the City during a public ceremony at Noon, this Friday, June 5 at City Hall.  The “Big Unit” will be the first person to ever receive a Key to the City of Phoenix. Johnson was the… Read More →

MLB, Diamondbacks will host diversity summit


Major League Baseball announced that it will partner with the Arizona Diamondbacks to co-host the 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit in Greater Phoenix in March 2016.  The event, which will be held during Spring Training for the first time, will provide attendees with exclusive access to human resource and procurement executives from all 30 MLB… Read More →

Cardinals player helps develop potty training system

Character Group Shot

Mike Leach, 15-year NFL veteran and current Arizona Cardinals player, and his wife Julie announce the launch of Potty Pals, an innovative, new potty training system they developed. Potty Pals is a multi-faceted system that makes potty training less frustrating for parents and more fun and rewarding for toddlers. It consists of a stuffed animal plush… Read More →

Youth football tackles concussion issues

Dr. David Dodick, director of the Mayo Clinic concussion program in Phoenix.

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare. “Of course, my first impulse was to run down to the field immediately,” Brian said. “It was very hard… Read More →

How bike-friendly is Phoenix?


A recent Washington Post story illustrated the connectivity of bike lanes and paths in several major U.S. cities. The result? In places like Miami and Seattle, bike lanes are intermittent and sporadically connected. By comparison, Phoenix boasts a well-connected set of dedicated bike paths and lanes, according to analysis of data provided by the Maricopa… Read More →

Local Motors reveals 1st co-created helmet in NASCAR

SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500

Local Motors and Ben Kennedy, driver of the No. 11 Local Motors Toyota Tundra, together revealed the world’s first co-created NASCAR helmet this week. Designed, created, and brought to life online in less than four weeks, the Ben Kennedy Helmet Challenge proves that co-creation is changing the way NASCAR connects with its fans. Kennedy debuted… Read More →

Experts: Central sports commission would boost Arizona


The 2015 Super Bowl kicked off an unprecedented run for the Phoenix metro area as the host of mega-sporting events. But if the Valley is going to continue to lure Super Bowls, NCAA championship football games and Final Fours, leaders in the sports community say the current system needs to be improved. “We’re playing with… Read More →

Cycle for the Cure supports TGen cancer research


Participants in the 5th annual Cycle for the Cure — supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) — have more than cycling to choose from this year.Kinesis resistance exercise, yoga and fitness classes will join stationary cycling, or spinning, as part of Cycle for the Cure’s record-breaking efforts to support TGen. For spinning enthusiasts, three exhilarating 2-hour indoor… Read More →

Arizona women attorneys joining Girls on the Run 5K


On Sunday, April 26, a team of women from the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, led by Jamie Mayrose of Gordon & Rees, will partner with Girls on the Run to support the youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The team will be… Read More →

Fulton Homes gives $74,400 to Suns Charities

Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

Saturday night just before tip-off of the Phoenix Suns-Utah Jazz game, Fulton Homes Vice President Dennis Webb presented a $74,400 check to local Phoenix charities for the season-long “Proud to Own the 3-Point Zone” program. Throughout the season the Tempe-based homebuilder donated $100 each time a Suns player drained a three-point shot. During this NBA… Read More →

D-backs have lowest Fan Cost Index for 9th straight year

2012 Employee Appreciation Dinner

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) have the lowest Fan Cost Index ($126.89) in Major League Baseball for the ninth consecutive season, it was announced by Team Marketing Report. The D-backs finished almost $85 below the industry average of $211.68. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the costs for a family of four… Read More →

Troon celebrates 25-year anniversary

Dana Garmany, Troon's Founder, Chairman and CEO

Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to recognize the company’s 25-year anniversary in 2015. Since its beginnings in 1990 with the management of the iconic Troon North Golf Club, the company has grown to become the industry leader with more than 250 managed courses in 36 states and 27 countries… Read More →

Parsons Xtreme Golf arrives on PGA Tour


Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) has officially arrived on the PGA Tour. PXG, which designs and develops high-performance golf clubs using premium alloys and patented technology, announced that it has signed an equipment endorsement deal with PGA Tour Champion Ryan Moore. This is the first PGA Tour endorsement deal for the industry newcomer.The company first made headlines… Read More →