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A Calming Force: Coyotes’ Christian Fischer is a team leader

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 At age 24 and in his sixth season, the Arizona Coyotes’ Christian Fischer understands 18-year-old rookies’ insecurities. He has two words of advice for them: calm down. “I remember coming...

Memorable Experiences: Jerry Colangelo Classic attracts top college athletes

By Tyler Budge | December 7, 2021 The Basketball Hall of Fame-hosted Jerry Colangelo Classic will bounce back into the Footprint Center after a pandemic-dictated break. Friday, December 17, and Saturday, December 18, will see some...

Coming Soon: Mega indoor pickleball venue sets sights on Chandler

By Paul Maryniak | November 19, 2021 It was only a matter of time and Chandler resident Mike Rodrigues is seizing the moment. Sometime in the first three months of 2022, he plans to open Pickleball...

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...

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