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Sports are in a time out

Posted by   /  March 30, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Sports  /  No Comments

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Axios Sports Sports are on pause and there’s no timetable for their return. In the interim, leagues, teams and athletes are getting creative with ways to keep fans engaged. The latest: A “quarantined reality show basketball tournament,” courtesy of the BIG3, the upstart 3-on-3 basketball league founded by Ice Cube and his […]

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On what would have been baseball’s opening day, eerie parallels to previous sports vacuums

Posted by   /  March 27, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Sports  /  No Comments

1994 MLB strikeIn a late game on the west coast, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics were playing what turned out to be the final game of the 1994 season. Infielder Torey Lovullo, then with the Mariners, remembers it well. “We walked off the field and got in the clubhouse and everybody looked at one […]

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Give us a sporting chance

Posted by   /  March 23, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Sports  /  No Comments

Dave Garlund.comROSE LAW GROUP REPORTER NOTABLE CARTOON

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Scottsdale Spring Training group backs cancellation and discusses impact

Posted by   /  March 16, 2020  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, is the only Cactus League spring training stadium in a downtown setting. / Photo by Arianna Grainey / Independent Newsmedia (Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.) (SCOTTSDALE) Major League Baseball has decided to bring an early end to Spring Training because […]

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Arizona sports community bracing for coronavirus impact

Posted by   /  March 9, 2020  /  Coronavirus, Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

By Cole Bailey | Cronkite News As the world continues to deal with the impact of COVID-19, a novel strain of the coronavirus that has killed more than 3,000 people and infected more than 100,000 others across the world, concerns have seeped into the Arizona sports community. The 15 Cactus League teams that play spring […]

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Should college athletes earn money from endorsement deals? Just do it, Arizona House says

Posted by   /  March 5, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Sports  /  No Comments

By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  Colleges and student sports leagues could not ban athletes from earning money on endorsement deals under a proposed law passed by the Arizona House of Representatives on Wednesday. House Bill 2143 heads next to the state Senate as Arizona becomes the latest state to consider upending long-running prohibitions against […]

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Women in the Wind

Posted by   /  March 4, 2020  /  PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Sports  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Photo Female skydivers from seven countries are descending into Pinal County for the Women’s Skydiving Network’s Project 19 World Record initiative honoring the historic anniversary of women’s right to vote./Steve Curtis

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House Republicans back ban on transgender girls, women athletes

Posted by   /  March 4, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Sports  /  No Comments

Rep. Nancy Barto, R-Phoenix. /Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy/ Arizona Mirror By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror As the hours-long debate on whether transgender girls and women should be allowed to play the sports they love at Arizona schools and universities unfolded, JP Martin watched from the House gallery.  Martin was busy live-tweeting the legislative back-and-forth […]

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Regional News: Raiders sell Vegas-area facility for 30 times what they paid for it 2 years ago

Posted by   /  February 28, 2020  /  Regional News, Sports  /  No Comments

This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows an aerial view of Allegiant Stadium the new NFL football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. It should be completed by May. /Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal Two years after buying land near Las Vegas for just $6 million, Raiders sell property for $191 million and lease it back By […]

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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Derrick Hall addresses Vancouver stadium report, relocation concerns

Posted by   /  February 27, 2020  /  Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

Hall confirmed the report that his team looked into playing at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver and he expressed that it was the desire of the franchise to remain in Arizona./An aerial view of B.C. Place in Vancouver./(Photo: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE By Jeremy Cluff | The Republic  Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall addressed […]

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