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Built on Culture: Rattlers on the brink of 30 years

By Zakkary Brog | April 21, 2021 When the Arizona Rattlers joined the Arena Football League, they joined 11 other franchises for the 1992 season. Of those franchises, only one remains to this day: the...

The Windy Desert

Chicago specialties in the Valley for Spring Training fans to enjoy By Taylor O’Connor As Spring Training season approaches, many Chicago residents will flock to Arizona to appreciate baseball and the sunshine. Heck! Minus the cold...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Safety First: Phoenix Raceway to limit fans for NASCAR Championship Weekend

By Phoenix.org staff When the green flag drops for race cars, fans will be in yellow flag/caution mode. For the Nov. 6-8 NASCAR Championship Weekend, Phoenix Raceway in Avondale will allow a reduced number of fans...

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...

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