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Eyeing soccer tournament dollars, Pima County plans 12 new fields near Kino complex

Posted by   /  August 21, 2017  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Murphy Woodhouse |Arizona Daily Star When it comes to local youth soccer, football and other long-field sports, participating in major tournaments often means hitting the road to Phoenix and other cities across the West with larger facilities. That also means that millions of dollars worth of spending — and the tax receipts it brings […]

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My flimsy farewell to football

Posted by   /  August 20, 2017  /  Media and Entertainment, Sports  /  No Comments

Another round of anthem protests has our sports columnist ready to walk away from the game. Or…maybe not. By Jason Gay | The Wall Street Journal ore NFL players are declaring they’ll follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead, and won’t stand for the national anthem this season. There are fans who say they’ll quit watching the game […]

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[OPINION] Legally Speaking: Who won in D-backs and Maricopa County decision?

Posted by   /  August 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Monica Lindstrom | KTAR (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) A dispute between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County over Chase Field in downtown Phoenix will head to arbitration, a judge ruled Thursday. If you ask them, they will each claim victory. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Karen Mullins issued […]

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Chase Field dispute between D-backs, county heading to arbitration

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

KTAR PHOENIX — A dispute between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Maricopa County over Chase Field in downtown Phoenix will head to arbitration, a judge ruled Thursday. The team filed a lawsuit in January over what it claimed were millions of dollars’ worth of repairs that needed to be made at the facility. The team argued the county, […]

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Agency sues Arizona Wildcats football coach Rich Rodriguez

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Sports  /  No Comments

By Michael Lev | Arizona Daily Star Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez is being sued by the agency that used to represent him, according to a published report. Variety reported Thursday that Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is suing Rodriguez to collect unpaid fees. Rodriguez owes CAA $230,050, according to the report, which also states that […]

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Judge: Diamondbacks must solve stadium dispute with Maricopa County

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

By Rebekah L. Sanders | The Republic A years-long dispute between Maricopa County and the Arizona Diamondbacks over repairs and improvements to Chase Field could be over before the end of the year, according to a court ruling Thursday. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the local government and the team to negotiate through […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Previously Unreported Arizona Sports Quotes

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, QUOTES, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

10. “No, I never inhaled AstroTurf.” – Jake Plummer 9. “I never got a chance to tour the Smithsonian.” – Matt Williams 8. “When I was stocking grocery shelves, I sometimes turned it into lunch.” – Kurt Warner 7. “I will be Arizona governor someday.” – Charles Barkley 6. Chip is not short for chipmunk, you […]

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Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller blasts ASU president Michael Crow for ‘continued disparaging and erroneous remarks’

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Cluff | azcentral sports Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller issued a statement Wednesday blasting ASU President Michael Crow for his “continued disparaging and erroneous remarks” toward the University. The statement was “shared with our GCU family to set the record straight” regarding some comments Crow made to the media on Tuesday. Crow’s […]

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[OP-ED] Letting Diamondbacks leave stadium would be a mistake

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Denny Barney | The Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has great respect for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and for the Arizona Diamondbacks. That’s why it is disappointing that the chamber’s chief executive, Glenn Hamer, didn’t reach out to discuss facts with […]

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A baseball comeback? Pima County reaches out to Milwaukee Brewers to bring spring training back to Kino Stadium

Posted by   /  August 16, 2017  /  Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

By Ryan Finley | Arizona Daily Star Pima County wants back in the business of baseball, and — in a twist — appears ready to pounce in the wake of another city’s struggles. County officials sent a 17-page package to the Milwaukee Brewers last week, touting Kino Sports Complex and Kino Stadium. The letter concluded […]

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