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Just like Coming Home: Madison Bumgarner ready to hit the Chase Field mound

By Haley Smilow After trading Zack Greinke last season to the Houston Astros at the 11th hour, the Arizona Diamondbacks saved roughly $54 million, but still needed a leader. “When we traded Zack away last year,...

‘A Dream Come True’: Kole Calhoun is looking forward to stepping into Chase Field

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Buckeye Union High School graduate Kole Calhoun calls signing a two-year deal with the D-backs “a dream come true.” The terms of the contract were not disclosed. “I was born and raised here, so...

Returning Home: D-backs Fan Fest slides into Chase Field

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Fest is returning to Chase Field, where President and CEO Derrick Hall always wanted it to be. The annual event was held at the team’s Spring Training facility, Salt...

Another Level: Ja’Tavia Tapley has found trust, success with ASU women’s basketball

By Alex Weiner Cronkite News Sometimes, the right coach can make all the difference in a player’s career. Take Ja’Tavia Tapley, a graduate transfer and the Arizona State women’s basketball team’s breakout performer this season. Tapley played...

National Contenders: ASU shot putters Washington, Noennig making waves

By Cole Bailey Cronkite News The Arizona State track and field season is only a month old, but throwers Turner Washington and Samantha Noennig have already put the Sun Devils among the national contenders. Both rank...

Quality Coach: Prudhomme does double duty as tennis coach for men, women at GCU

By Griffin Fabits Cronkite News How many days did he take off last year? How many days did he truly spend not working? Greg Prudhomme had to stop and think about that. He tilts his head back...

Junior achievement: After weathering storm, this class ready to lead ASU baseball back to...

By Brady Vernon Cronkite News Two years ago, Arizona State baseball coach Tracy Smith continued to insist that everything happening was for the bigger picture. The Sun Devils’ 2018 season ended up being one of the...

From club fitting to Phoenix Open qualifier: Alex Smalley takes fruitful trip to Valley

By Carson Field Cronkite News Alex Smalley walked onto the driving range at TPC Scottsdale with a smile on his face as he absorbed his new surroundings. As he walked to his spot on the range, other...

A Love-Hate Relationship: Almost a Suns player, Kobe Bryant’s ties to Valley run deep

By Brady Vernon Cronkite News Megan Morris spent less than 10 minutes with Kobe Bryant, just enough time for him to make a dramatic impression. It’s a common refrain for those who have met Bryant, who died...

Remembering a Legend: Kobe Bryant’s support of women’s basketball was evident in trips to...

By Jesse Morrison Cronkite News Whether it was winning NBA championships, securing Olympic gold medals or serving as an ambassador for the international game, Kobe Bryant’s impact stretched far and wide. That included his support of women’s...

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