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Over Par: Arizona’s golf scene thrives during COVID-19 pandemic

By Nick Hedges | February 22, 2021 Even as courses throughout Arizona stayed open, COVID-19 robbed local golfers of some of the smaller delights of a day at the links. For example, pulling the flagstick is...

A Quarterback Legacy: Donovan McNabb is sharing his experiences with fellow QBs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 16, 2021 Football legend Donovan McNabb wants to improve the lives of college and high school quarterbacks. Through the nonprofit QB Legacy, the Queen Creek resident prepares the athletes for...

Coyotes Hire Doan: Former captain spent 21 years with the franchise

By Ethan Greni | February 8, 2021 Shane Doan is a name that’s synonymous with hockey in the desert. The former Arizona Coyotes captain has returned to the organization as the team’s chief hockey development officer. “I...

It’s Perfect: Helicopters, poker are part of The Wigwam golf experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 4, 2021 The Wigwam has been a longtime “buddy trip,” says Leo Simonetta, the resort’s director of golf. Like each season, the Litchfield Park destination offers upgrades to the golf experience...

A Slam Dunk: Ralph Marchetta watches Phoenix Suns Arena bounce into the 21st century

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 3, 2021 After Ralph Marchetta graduated high school, he worked his way through ASU at Veterans Coliseum. He served as a parking attendant, a merchandise vendor and janitor. His life...

Philanthropic Playmaker: Jared Woosley is teaching hockey one step at a time

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 2, 2021 Jared Woosley has two loves — hockey and music. He was the lead singer of the now-defunct rock band Fivespeed, which had a deal with Virgin Records in 2006. Now...
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Modest About Success: Golf has been largely unaffected by pandemic

By Nicholas Barker | January 29, 2021 Great weather, beautiful golf courses and the Waste Management Phoenix Open are some of the reasons why tourists are attracted to the Valley.  Scottsdale, which is home to 51...

Office Talk: Derrick Hall creates memories with the D-backs

By Dave Hogg | January 26, 2021 Like many Americans, Derrick Hall hasn’t seen much of his office in the last nine months. He probably misses it more than most of us. After all, the Arizona Diamondbacks’...

A Bitter Pill: Torey Lovullo says the postseason was tough for the D-backs

By Dave Hogg | January 18, 2021 Torey Lovullo knows the 2021 baseball season isn’t going to be normal. The Arizona Diamondbacks manager just isn’t sure how weird it is going to get. The 2020 season was...
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Bringing the Fun: Phoenix Open aims to bring the energy with less fans

By Nicholas Barker | January 17, 2021 The Waste Management Phoenix Open’s enormous crowds, the thunderous cheers and the countless festivities will have to wait another year due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19. The event...

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