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Home Sweet Home: Glendale tennis star Kylie McKenzie returns to Arizona

By Derek Moskal | September 15, 2021 After years of training in California and Florida, tennis star Kylie McKenzie returned to her hometown of Glendale to reunite with her youth coach and train at the...

The Next Chapter: Gilbert’s MyKayla Skinner misses her hometown already

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 8, 2021 Gymnast MyKayla Skinner’s career highlights read like a champion. The 2020 Olympic vault silver medalist, the 2021 U.S. vault silver medalist and 2019 U.S. vault bronze medalist, among other...

Bettor Days: Teams and tribes are ready for gamblers

By Jill R. Dorson | September 3, 2021 With companies like Caesars, FanDuel and Penn National Gaming building out sportsbooks at professional sports venues across the Valley, fantasy sports betting already has come to Arizona...

Golfing for Hope: Tourney helps ease abused children’s pain

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 19, 2021 Sean Reavie is continuing his mission to help ease the pain of abused children. He’s raising money to do so with his third Superhero Golf Scramble, presented by Dr....

For the Love of the Game: D-backs exec headed to hall of fame

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 19, 2021 Josh Rawitch was in his last week as an executive with the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was the All-Star week and he was just leaving a meeting about the...

Banking on Fans’ Energy: WWE brings the heat to Phoenix

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 15, 2021 WWE Superstars Dolph Ziggler and Natalya Neidhart feel rejuvenated since fans have been able to return to live events. “It’s fricking great,” says Ziggler, who lives in Phoenix. “Finally...

All About the Game: Reddick unveils his ‘Mount Rushmore of wrestling’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 15, 2021 Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Josh Reddick calls himself a WWE “superfan” — and rightly so. His at-bat song for a bit was “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour, which...

Shooting for the Top: The Valley’s RUF MMA weighs in

By Grant Greabell | July 12, 2021 RUF MMA, the country’s only Native American-owned fight promotion, is getting its due. It recently inked a deal with ONE Championship fight promotion, which is considered the “UFC of...

A New Home: Off-Road Expo heads to Phoenix Raceway

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 1, 2021 The Off-Road Expo Arizona will have a new home in 2021 as the event heads to Phoenix Raceway in Avondale Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12. Phoenix Raceway,...

Taking It Day by Day: Pavin Smith wants to help team

By Christina Fuoco-Karsinski | June 21, 2021 When Pavin Smith was called up to the big leagues, he, admittedly, couldn’t sleep that night. “I had no idea what was going to happen,” Smith says via FaceTime....

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