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[REGIONAL NEWS] Parents throw punches — not baseballs — in brawl at children’s baseball game in Colorado

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Regional News, Sports  /  No Comments

A 13-year-old umpire’s call in the youth baseball game sparked an adult brawl on the field NBC News By Sarah Ford and David K. Li | NBC News video Parents brawled at a children’s baseball game in Colorado, during a wild free-for-all captured on video, authorities said Wednesday. Five men were cited for disorderly conduct […]

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Lawmakers approve $45 million to promote NASCAR raceway

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

 NASCAR Racing championship /Deposit Photo By Andrew Howard | Arizona Capitol Times The Joint Legislative Budget Committee certified a plan Tuesday that requires the Arizona Office of Tourism to spend $1.5 million a year for 30 years promoting ISM Raceway, Avondale’s one-mile NASCAR race track.  The deal was made in 2016, when then Rep. David Livingston, […]

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Arizona Coyotes purchase by Alex Meruelo approved by NHL Board of Governors

Posted by   /  June 19, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Facebook By Richard Morin | Arizona Republic The NHL Board of Governors on Wednesday unanimously approved billionaire entrepreneur Alex Meruelo to purchase a majority share of the Arizona Coyotes, team president and CEO Ahron Cohen confirmed in a statement. Cohen said he expected the sale to be finalized in July. Still, Wednesday’s news is an […]

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NHL reporter on Twitter says Coyote sale approved.

Posted by   /  June 19, 2019  /  Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

Billionaire entrepreneur Alex Meruelo was approved today by the NHL’s Board of Governors to be the new majority owner of the Arizona Coyotes. Meruelo is expected to close on the sale next month. Hope is that he can get the Coyotes a new arena.

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I have 2 dads — both Hall of Fame inductees by Phil Riske|Senior Reporter/Writer

Posted by   /  June 16, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Sports, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer On this Father’s Day, I again won’t get to send cards or call my fathers. They are both gone, dying a year apart. So, I celebrate by telling you about them. Inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Hall of Fame 1983Began his football coaching career in 1948, and he retired […]

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azcentral Girls Athlete of the Year: Audrey LeClair

Posted by   /  June 14, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Audrey LeClair / AZPreps365 By Julia Stumbaugh | Arizona Republic Think your week ahead is jam-packed? Try fitting Audrey LeClair’s senior spring into your schedule. A varsity athlete in softball as well as track and field, LeClair had to balance the demanding schedules of both sports while staying focused on schoolwork at Phoenix Country Day School. She […]

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Report: Diamondbacks choose architecture firm to design possible new stadium

Posted by   /  June 14, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

HKS previously designed the team’s spring training complex, Salt River Fields, which opened in 2011. By Rebekah Sanders | Arizona Republic  The Arizona Diamondbacks have chosen an international architecture firm to design a possible replacement for Chase Field as the team decides whether to leave the 21-year-old downtown Phoenix stadium or renovate it, unnamed sources […]

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Scottsdale council approves ballpark measures

Posted by   /  June 12, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

Scottsdale Stadium / Photo Arianna Grainey By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Scottsdale City Council approved measure yesterday related to renovations at Scottsdale Stadium. The Scottsdale council approved a $16.6 million contract payment to Hunt Construction for design-build services for the first phase of renovations at the Old Town stadium. The ballpark […]

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New horse racing law could lead to lawsuit

Posted by   /  June 11, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Sports  /  No Comments

Vince Francia, general manager of Turf Paradise, tells Capitol Media Services the law signed last week by Gov. Doug Ducey endangers its ability to continue to get signals from several tracks.  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The owners of the state’s largest race track are weighing whether to sue […]

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Closing in on a deal: Alex Meruelo in advanced stages of purchasing majority share of Coyotes

Posted by   /  June 10, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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It is unclear how the organization’s desire for a new arena fits into the ongoing talks. By Craig Morgan | The Athletic Billionaire entrepreneur Alex Meruelo is in the advanced stages of purchasing a majority share of the Arizona Coyotes, league sources confirmed. If approved by a vote of the NHL Board of Governors, the […]

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