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From pickleball to bikepaths: What’s in the Tempe budget for you

Posted by   /  June 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Tempe residents can expect to see more recreation options and improved roadways in the budget year that opens July 1. The Tempe City Council on Thursday approved a $492 million operating budget and $191 million in capital expenditures. Much of the capital spending is for infrastructure projects that might not be […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] ‘I’m losing those memories:’ Former Cardinals among thousands in concussion suit

Posted by   /  June 10, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

More than 150 former Cardinals players have file a claim in the concussion lawsuit settlement with the NFL By Nate Fain, Daniel Perle and Veronica Graff | Special to The Republic Mark Maddox is left with fragments of what should be his fondest memories: He’s lost the details of a family trip to Disney World, […]

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There’s little howling and money for the Coyotes, survey shows

Posted by   /  June 9, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By ADI News Services With the 2018 Stanley Cup finals in full gear and the average NHL ticket costing more than an NBA ticket, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best Cities for Hockey Fans. It is certainly not surprising that the Arizona Franchise in the National Hickey League is the least […]

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Battle begins to shape future of sports betting; such betting in states must be kept competitive, says Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick

Posted by   /  June 1, 2018  /  Economy, Sports  /  No Comments

By Megan R. Wilson | The Hill The Supreme Court decision clearing the way for states to legalize sports betting has set off a scramble to influence new laws and regulations. Five states, plus Nevada, have already passed sports wagering legislation, and legislatures in 14 additional states have bills in the works. The policymaking action […]

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Shocker: Phoenix is not a basketball city, but Tucson is

Posted by   /  May 30, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Adam McCann, Financial Writer | WalletHub Americans love basketball. How much? Let’s put it this way: It has a fanbase that exceeds the population of Spain. And on the business side of things, it’s growing. Today, the average NBA franchise is worth $1.65 billion and draws additional revenues from TV partnerships, merchandise sales and, as of 2017, advertising on NBA […]

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How mended relationship between Cardinals, Glendale helped return Super Bowl to Arizona

Posted by   /  May 29, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Jack Harris | Cronkite News When Kevin Phelps met with Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill in November 2015, all was not well in Glendale. At the time, relations between Bidwill’s Cardinals and the city of Glendale – where the team’s home field, University of Phoenix Stadium, is located – had broken down. A […]

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Baseball players need Gillette: From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery

Posted by   /  May 28, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Can you imagine Babe Ruth with a Duck Dynasty beard? Only in Photoshop. Not to take anything away from today’s baseball players,, but they look more like lumberjacks. A 5 o’clock shadow is fine, but not a 5-month one. Not only are long beards ugly, they pose rules and […]

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Has the NFL suffered a knee injury?

Posted by   /  May 27, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

By Nathanael Gabler | Cronkite News The NFL’s attempt to resolve the national anthem debate has sparked more controversy. League owners Wednesday approved new standards that allow players to stay in the locker room while the anthem is played before games, but if they’re on the field they must “stand and show respect for the […]

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Pinal lassoes hundreds of Canadian ropers

Posted by   /  May 26, 2018  /  Equine News, Sports  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | PinalCentral Canadians come to Pinal County not only to take advantage of the warm winter weather, but a large contingent also comes for the calf roping. About 450 Canadians participated in the Maple Leaf Classic, a team roping event held Thursday during Cowboys Days & O’Odham Tash. Participants ranged in age […]

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Partisanship plays no part in support for sports wagering

Posted by   /  May 26, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

Governor sees revenue opportunity, may turn to casinos or off-track betting sites By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Daily Courier Arizonans appear more than open to the idea of being able to wager money on professional and college sports events. But it remains to be seen whether that attitude will change depending on […]

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