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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....

Nick Ahmed is ‘All In’: Charity gives D-backs reason to win

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 14, 2021 Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed is going “all in” to help raise money for Compassion International, just to see the less fortunate smile. Ahmed is joining injured pitcher Luke...

Return to Racing: NASCAR Championship Weekend coming back to Avondale

By Grant Greabell | June 11, 2021 For the third consecutive year, Phoenix Raceway will be home to the NASCAR Championship Weekend. The tradition started in 2020 and will continue this fall from November 5 to...

Start the Countdown: Super Bowl LVII date set for Glendale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 11, 2021 The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has chosen the date for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium — February 12, 2023. “The selection of the date for Super...

Long Time Coming: UFC taking over Arizona for first time in 2 years

By Zach Alvira | June 11, 2021 The Ultimate Fighting Championship will take over Glendale Saturday night in just it’s third live-audience event since the start of the pandemic in 2020. UFC 263 will kick off...

‘Italian Dream’: Vettori strives to be his country’s first MMA champ

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 4, 2021 Marvin “The Italian Dream” Vettori is confident about his sold-out Saturday, June 12, UFC match against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at Gila River Arena. “I work harder than anybody...

Series Tied 1-1: Suns drop Game 2 to Lakers

By Grant Greabell | May 26, 2021 After a convincing victory in Game 1 over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Suns sought to take a two-game lead in the series but fell short, losing to...

New Leader in Town: Rattlers’ Testaverde Jr. hopes to make his mark

By Zakkary Brog | May 11, 2021 For Vincent Testaverde Jr., football has been a long and winding road. The son of NFL great Vinny Testaverde recently signed on as the Arizona Rattlers’ new quarterback. “I’m really...

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