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HBCU Challenge: Colleges bounce to a national stage

By Keaton Mallory | November 11, 2021 Historically Black colleges and universities’ basketball teams will take the national stage from the Footprint Center Sunday, November 28, and Monday, November 29, thanks to Phoenix Suns point...

Teeing Up: Patriot All-America tournament now to include women

By Joe McHugh | November 8, 2021 The Patriot All-America golf tournament has opened its field to women for the first time in its 11 years. Held at the Wigwam Golf Club starting December 28, this...

Helping Community Causes: Martin Truex Jr. steers support to cancer patients

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 4, 2021 To Martin Truex Jr., racing in the NASCAR circuit means more than jockeying between competitors. The New Jersey native and his longtime partner, Sherry Pollex, use his position to...

A Sense of Freedom: Coyotes’ Liam Kirk loves to get away on the ice

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | October 9, 2021 Liam Kirk misses his home country of England, his girlfriend, Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken and the familiarity of his hometown, but he’s ready to start the season with the...

Serious Horsepower: Natalie Camacho levels the polo playing field

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 24, 2021 Polo and horses have gifted Airpark resident Natalie Grancharov Camacho with the best things in life. Camacho met her husband, Andres, on the polo field, and she and her...

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...

Long Time Coming: Wagers pour in as sports betting becomes legal

By Jill R. Dorson | September 9, 2021 Sports Handle Managing Editor At 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning, the state of Arizona reached the end of a sprint that started in April. When DraftKings, FanDuel and WynnBET went...

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...

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...

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