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Nick Ahmed is ‘All In’: Charity gives Diamondbacks another reason to win

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 14, 2021 Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is going “all in” to help raise money for Compassion International, just to see the less fortunate smile. Ahmed is joining injured pitcher Luke...

Return to Racing: NASCAR Championship Weekend coming back to Avondale

By Grant Greabell | June 11, 2021 For the third consecutive year, Phoenix Raceway will be home to the NASCAR Championship Weekend. The tradition started in 2020 and will continue this fall from November 5 to...

Start the Countdown: Super Bowl LVII date set for Glendale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 11, 2021 The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has chosen the date for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium — February 12, 2023. “The selection of the date for Super...

Long Time Coming: UFC taking over Arizona for first time in 2 years

By Zach Alvira | June 11, 2021 The Ultimate Fighting Championship will take over Glendale Saturday night in just it’s third live-audience event since the start of the pandemic in 2020. UFC 263 will kick off...

‘Italian Dream’: Vettori strives to be his country’s first MMA champ

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 4, 2021 Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori is confident about his sold-out Saturday, June 12, UFC match against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at Gila River Arena. “I work harder than anybody...

Series Tied 1-1: Suns drop Game 2 to Lakers

By Grant Greabell | May 26, 2021 After a convincing victory in Game 1 over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Suns sought to take a two-game lead in the series but fell short, losing to...

New Leader in Town: Rattlers’ Testaverde Jr. hopes to make his mark

By Zakkary Brog | May 11, 2021 For Vincent Testaverde Jr., football has been a long and winding road. The son of NFL great Vinny Testaverde recently signed on as the Arizona Rattlers’ new quarterback. “I’m really...

‘Everything is Perfect’: Solomon Asante is living an adventure

By Ethan Greni | May 6, 2021 By all accounts, soccer, or football, is the world’s most popular sport. “The beautiful game” is played in nearly every country around the world and garners global audiences...

Built on Culture: Rattlers on the brink of 30 years

By Zakkary Brog | April 21, 2021 When the Arizona Rattlers joined the Arena Football League, they joined 11 other franchises for the 1992 season. Of those franchises, only one remains to this day: the...

Top (Under) Dog: Conor Garland quietly becomes the Coyotes’ secret weapon

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 12, 2021 Conor Garland acknowledges he has been an underdog most of his hockey career. The 25-year-old Boston native was the fifth-round draft pick in 2015. Afterward, he kept his...

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