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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...

Plate Appearance: New food, guidelines and amenities ready at Chase Field

By Zakkary Brog | April 7, 2021 When the Arizona Diamondbacks take the field for their sold-out home opener on Friday, April 9, it will be the first time doing so with fans at Chase...

Hit Machine: Tim Locastro’s depth goes beyond being plunked

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 7, 2021 Google Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro and a myriad of topics comes up. “Why Tim Locastro should be your favorite weird player” is a video, as well as why...

Giving Back: Despite pandemic, Troon continues its charitable ways

By Kristine Cannon | March 30, 2021 When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses, like bars and event venues, and pushed people to pursue more socially distanced outdoor activities, none benefited more than golf courses —...

Representing the State: Fan favorites gear up for the Cup Series

By Jordan Rogers | March 10, 2021 The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series has begun, and after an action-packed race at the Daytona 500, Arizona natives and fan favorites are off to a great start. Drivers like...

Around the Horn: Spring Training sees a lot of familiar faces

By Ethan Greni | March 4, 2021 Spring has finally come back around, which means Major League Baseball isn’t far behind. It’s a special time of year for the Valley, as baseball fans across the...

Over Par: Arizona’s golf scene thrives during COVID-19 pandemic

By Nick Hedges | February 22, 2021 Even as courses throughout Arizona stayed open, COVID-19 robbed local golfers of some of the smaller delights of a day at the links. For example, pulling the flagstick is...

A Quarterback Legacy: Donovan McNabb is sharing his experiences with fellow QBs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 16, 2021 Football legend Donovan McNabb wants to improve the lives of college and high school quarterbacks. Through the nonprofit QB Legacy, the Queen Creek resident prepares the athletes for...

Coyotes Hire Doan: Former captain spent 21 years with the franchise

By Ethan Greni | February 8, 2021 Shane Doan is a name that’s synonymous with hockey in the desert. The former Arizona Coyotes captain has returned to the organization as the team’s chief hockey development officer. “I...

It’s Perfect: Helicopters, poker are part of The Wigwam golf experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 4, 2021 The Wigwam has been a longtime “buddy trip,” says Leo Simonetta, the resort’s director of golf. Like each season, the Litchfield Park destination offers upgrades to the golf experience...

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