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DeAndre Hopkins Makes Sure Opponents Feel His YAC

Cardinals receiver has piled up 47 percent of his yards post-reception this season

DeAndre Hopkins came back to the line of scrimmage, only it wasn’t for the ball but with the ball. The All-Pro wide receiver made the catch but in one motion ran a couple of yards toward Kyler Murray, making the two defenders on either side of him crash into each other. Hopkins then plowed ahead to gain another six yards he […]

Lady Badgers Stay Hot in Phoenix


Lady Badgers won their 4th Match in a row knocking off St. Mary’s and Saguaro at Encanto Course in Phx. The Badgers beat St. Mary’s by 30 strokes and Saguaro by 43 strokes. Makayla Reyes and Brannagh Woods tied for top scoring honors tonight. Talisa Bruce shot another round of her season-best today. The Badgers hard work on their short game […]

Tremendous Eye for Talent: Coyotes See A Winner in Armstrong

Coyotes confident Bill Armstrong can 'build a winning culture' in the Valley

The ultimate mark of success is a championship. Bill Armstrong has a Stanley Cup. The Coyotes named Armstrong the 10th general manager in franchise history Thursday. He joins Arizona from St. Louis, where he won that Stanley Cup last year. Armstrong was a key factor in building toward the Blues’ championship run. He served as the Blues’ assistant general manager […]

Cardinals, Kyler Murray Have Come Far As Rematch With Lions Looms

Debut of QB, Kingsbury was memorable in 2019 opener

Kyler Murray was miserable through part of it. Kliff Kingsbury acknowledged much later that the play was bad enough he had concern he could be fired. The defense was patchwork after an offseason and training camp of turmoil. The debut of the Kliff and Kyler era of the Cardinals couldn’t have been rougher, in that long-ago season opener of 2019 […]

Prescott High School Swim Team Practices for the 21st Year at the James Family Prescott YMCA

Prescott High School Swim Team has begun its 21st year. The YMCA opened their indoor pool in spring of 1998 and for the 1999 school year, PHS had a competitive swim team. The team practices Monday through Friday at the YMCA and will have 4 meets this season. There are 38 students on the team with 7 of them completing […]

AIA and FinalForms Announce Strategic Partnership


The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) is pleased to announce a partnership with FinalForms to provide an option for schools to save time, money, and headaches when it comes to registration, compliance, and communication. FinalForms currently provides the Arizona Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association (AIAAA) with a membership management platform. Now FinalForms provides AIA’s member schools an option to improve processes related […]

Cardinals’ Offense Still Has Room to Grow

Kyler Murray's dazzling runs masking some early-season shortcomings

In the first two games of the season, Kyler Murray has juked his way to stardom, proving to be one of the NFL’s most headache-inducing matchups. While the second-year quarterback’s rushing ability gives the Cardinals’ offense a high floor, the group hasn’t yet neared its ceiling. The Cardinals are No. 22 in Football Outsiders’ offensive efficiency rankings and No. 19 […]

Phoenix Suns: Groundbreaking Performance

by Cody Cunningham / Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns shocked the basketball world becoming the ultimate underdog story of the Orlando bubble, dominating their way to a perfect 8-0 record. Their success on the hardwood sparked excitement in the hearts of Suns’ fans back home in the Valley, but a crucial aspect to their stellar play was their training and recovery methods. Just as the players […]

Cardinals’ Defense Is New, Looking Improved

After slow start, group stiffened in win over 49ers

The Cardinals’ defense was a sieve in 2019 and not much changed through the first two possessions of 2020. The 49ers scored a field goal on their opening drive Sunday and then Raheem Mostert beat rookie linebacker, Isaiah Simmons, for a 76-yard touchdown on the first play of their second series. But this is a new year, and possibly, a […]

Arizona Coyotes Name Bill Armstrong as General Manager

Armstrong helped build the 2019 Stanley Cup champion Blues

Arizona Coyotes Owner, Chairman & Governor Alex Meruelo announced today that Bill Armstrong has been named as the Coyotes’ new General Manager. Armstrong joins the Coyotes from the St. Louis Blues, where he served as the club’s Assistant General Manager/Director of Amateur Scouting the past two years and was instrumental in building the Blues team that won the 2019 Stanley […]

NASCAR Playoff Teams Prepare for Phoenix Championship Weekend


The vast desert landscape of Phoenix Raceway and the lush greenery around Richmond International Raceway are 2,269 miles apart. Although each track has unique characteristics, NASCAR Cup Series playoff teams have had Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 in Virginia circled on their calendars since the 2020 schedule was released. When it was revealed at the end of 2019 that Phoenix […]

The Unlikely Hero

You saw the shot, but do you know the player?

“Patience is a virtue.” The Phoenix Mercury’s roster features the greatest player of all-time and an electric four-time all-star. Yet with the season on the line, the ball found its way into the hands of perhaps the unlikeliest of heroes in the final second. Shey Peddy was a decorated collegiate athlete at Wright State University and Temple, becoming a two-time […]

Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training Schedule for 2021


The Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 33-game Spring Training schedule, which features 15 home games and two road games at the award-winning Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. This season will mark the 11th season at the shared Spring Training facility with the Colorado Rockies, on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land near Scottsdale. The D-backs officially open their 24th Spring […]

2019-20: A Look Back at the Season’s Most Memorable Moments

Remembering the best of the best from the 2019-20 season

Karma, upset wins, career bests, fighting spirits, capacity crowds, playoff magic, and more, ArizonaCoyotes.com breaks down 10 of the most memorable moments from the 2019-20 season: Breaking a Geographic Jinx The Coyotes were in Winnipeg on October 15 facing a winless streak dating back to 2011. Was it finally time? Arizona had never won a game in Winnipeg. Ever. The […]

Cardinals’ Upgraded Offense, Expectations In Tow, Ready To Go

Notes: Air quality still concern for game day; Joseph preps defense for tight ends

Even the late-night talk show audience is ready to see what the Cardinals have on offense this season after DeAndre Hopkins made an appearance on “The Jimmy Fallon Show” Thursday night. “I know the Arizona Cardinals fans have been waiting to see this new offense,” Hopkins told the world. “They’ll see it soon, make sure y’all tune in on Sunday […]

Run it Back: Cardinals Set Sights on More Ground Success

Kliff Kingsbury, Sean Kugler prove to be potent schematic pairing

Kliff Kingsbury and Sean Kugler seem like an odd couple. Kingsbury is among the new wave of NFL coaches who like to spread defenses out and throw the ball in any situation. Kugler, 13 years his senior, was coaching in the league when Kingsbury was still a college quarterback – back when fullbacks and smashmouth football were fashionable. Despite their […]

Arizona Cardinals 2020 Season Preview: Taking The Next Step

Expectations rise in second year of Kliff Kingsbury, Kyler Murray era

The Cardinals’ bold plan to pair a freshly-fired college coach with an undersized quarterback in 2019 went exactly as hoped. Kliff Kingsbury helped revive a moribund offense with his innovative schematics, and Kyler Murray proved to be the ideal trigger man on his way to Offensive Rookie of the Year. The Cardinals only won five games a season ago but […]

Kliff Kingsbury Confident as Cardinals Wrap Camp

Practices smoother, COVID-19 protocols being followed as season approaches

From a late start to the omnipresent COVID-19 safety requirements, the Cardinals faced some unprecedented challenges in training camp this year. The State Farm Stadium practices came to a close on Thursday, and as the operation prepares to shift back to the Dignity Health Training Center in Tempe, coach Kliff Kingsbury couldn’t be much happier with how everything went. The […]

Kyler Murray Seeing Things More Clearly Now

Mental part of game crisper for second-year quarterback

Kliff Kingsbury said Kyler Murray was in “survival mode” at times last season as a young quarterback navigating dangerous NFL waters. Which begs the question: If Murray pulled an Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign out of simply surviving, what will it look like when he’s thriving? The answer could come soon, as Murray has gained high marks for his […]

Coyotes’ Matt Shott Nominated for ‘Best Buddies’ Champion

Shott embarks on a 10-week fundraising campaign to help make life more inclusive for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Coyotes Director of Amateur Hockey Development Matt Shott is a nominee for the 2020 Best Buddies’ Champion of the Year. As a nominee, Shott will raise funds and awareness for “Best Buddies,” the world’s largest nonprofit focused on the social, physical, and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). “We are thrilled to announce Matt Shott from […]

Cardinals Release Four Players As Roster Begins To Be Trimmed

Final cuts must be completed by Sept. 5

The Cardinals got a little closer to their final 53-man roster Sunday when they released four players, all of whom were signed as undrafted rookies in April. Cut were: TE Ryan Becker OL Steven Gonzalez CB Zane Lewis DE Adam Shuler The Cardinals had already released veteran cornerback B.W. Webb last week, bringing the Cards’ current roster to 75. The […]

Coyotes Sign Speers to One-Year Contract


Glendale – Arizona Coyotes Interim General Manager Steve Sullivan announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Blake Speers to a one-year, two-way contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The 23-year-old Speers recorded 4-5-9 with 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 32 games with the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) this season. He also registered 0-1-1 with four […]

Budda Baker Signs 4-Year Contract Extension With Cardinals

Veteran reportedly is highest-paid safety in NFL

The play wasn’t particularly memorable for the Cardinals, when last season Pittsburgh’s Diontae Johnson took a wide receiver screen, reversed all the way across the field and nearly scored a touchdown in gaining 14 yards last season, but Steve Keim remembered. The General Manager loved how safety Budda Baker screamed across the field to finally make the tackle short of […]

Cardinals’ Training Camp Has Arizona State Flavor


D.J. Foster has been out of college for five years, but Arizona State reminders are everywhere at Cardinals’ training camp. On Tuesday afternoon, the veteran running back did a Zoom session with the media immediately after kicker Zane Gonzalez – a teammate of his at ASU from 2013 to 2015. During practice, Foster did positional drills alongside fellow Sun Devil […]

A New Professional Sports Team is Coming to Northern Arizona

On Tuesday, August 25th at 3 pm, a brand new professional sports team will be holding a press conference at the Findlay Toyota Center to announce its arrival and new hometown. This new indoor football franchise is set to join a well-established sports league that has a great roster of in-state rivals and a passionate fan base. Please join us […]

PUSD Focus: Boys Soccer Coach Phil Reid

Recently Prescott High School Athletic Department took some time to highlight the successes of the Boys Soccer Head Coach Phil Reid and his team. Coach Reid was born and raised in Jamaica. He graduated high school in 1989 where he played soccer. Thinking back to his high school days he recalls a fond memory of “a bus ride we took […]

‘Unusual’ Training Camp Begins For Cardinals

Practices begin Wednesday as team starts to prep for 2020 regular season

Masks, not just facemasks, will be part of training camp this year, but at least the Cardinals are out at State Farm Stadium for their annual preparation for the regular season.
It’s later than usual. There won’t be any preseason games to break it up. But it’s camp.

Suns: Against the Odds


“This is a get to, not a got to,” Head Coach Monty Williams continues to preach to his team.
The Phoenix Suns entered the Orlando bubble with nearly insurmountable odds to advance past the seeding games and into the postseason. Entering into play as the No. 13 seed in the Western Conference, the Suns had little room for error in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.

A Message from Chino Valley Youth Football and Cheer

Chino Valley Youth Football and Cheer (CVYFAC) announced that there will not be a season this year. Last week the NAYF officially canceled the football season and despite this decision, the CVYFAC worked to come up with a solution to give the kids a season anyway. Due to circumstances beyond their control, they came to the conclusion that it would […]

Dr. Kristina Wilson Assumes Role of Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Chairperson


Dr. Kristina Wilson, a Pediatric Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and member of the AIA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, will take over as chairperson beginning with this new school year. She replaces Dr. Javier Cárdenas as chair, who has been a part of SMAC for 10 years and will continue to serve on the committee.

Badgers Announce Wrestling Team Coaching Staff

The Prescott High School Athletic Department would like to announce the hiring of Head Wrestling Coach Cody Collett and Asst. Coach Jack Perkins for the 2020-2021 season. Coaches Collett and Perkins will be taking the reigns of the Badger wrestling programs after Head Coach Shawn Carbajal stepped down to move his family back to the valley.

On Lock: DeAndre Hopkins Pushing Hard To Learn Cardinals’ Offense

Wide receiver expects to become

He’s studying the playbook twice a day every day, and DeAndre Hopkins is doing whatever he can to learn the Cardinals’ offense. That means leaning on coaches, or quarterback Kyler Murray. It’s picking the brain of future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald. And it means putting some plays on his phone’s lock screen – if there might be a moment […]

As Cardinals Begin Training Camp, Kliff Kingsbury Ready for ‘Uncharted Territory’

Team going through testing, work at State Farm Stadium two weeks away

Rookies are going through hour-long walkthroughs and veterans began arriving Tuesday to begin their coronavirus testing to get cleared to work within the building. Training camp, as the Cardinals normally know it, is still a couple of weeks away, with the team unlikely to get out to State Farm Stadium until Aug. 9, coach Kliff Kingsbury said. There will be […]

Phoenix Suns General Manager James Jones Regarding Sale of NAZ Suns

After an extensive internal review we determined that ownership and management of the Northern Arizona Suns does not align with the Phoenix Suns’ strategic plan for player development over the next three-to-five years, including the following factors: The Suns’ team priorities drive our decision-making which in this case is the development of the youngest roster in the NBA. Roster positions […]

Cardinals Position Overview 2020: Offensive Line


With July here and training camp scheduled to start soon, azcardinals.com will take a look at the Cardinals’ individual position groups during this quiet time in the NFL, and give our opinions about where the groups stand prior to camp. The series wraps up with the offensive line. LOCKS: D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, Mason Cole, J.R. Sweezy, Josh Jones, Justin […]

D-Backs Launch Interactive App in Advance of Regular Season

Fans can participate in daily competitions from home with opportunity to win prizes.

Phoenix – The Arizona Diamondbacks have launched a series of interactive games within the MLB Ballpark app that will allow fans to stay connected from home during the 60-game season and beyond. Fans can download the Ballpark App for free and after navigating to the D-backs’ homepage, click on Interactive Games to earn points during daily competitions, with the opportunity […]

Coyotes Return to Training Camp


Phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan began on Monday with the first official day of training camp, and the Arizona Coyotes have begun full preparation for a qualifying round matchup against the Nashville Predators. Unlike Phase 2, which began with voluntary workouts at team facilities on June 8, Phase 3 does not have a limit on the amount of […]

Diamondbacks Coach Praises Starters’ Work Ethic


Spring training ended abruptly for the Diamondbacks in March, canceling the back half of planned preparation for the upcoming season and putting the teams’ players in limbo. But some starting pitchers stayed in Arizona and continued to work out at the team’s facility at Salt River Fields, something pitching coach Matt Herges said paid dividends as they now prepare for […]

Roughrider Teams and Student-Athletes Garner Academic Awards

The NJCAA has announced the 2019-20 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year and the 2019-20 Student-athlete Academic Awards. All four Yavapai College Athletic Teams were honored as an Honorable Mention Academic Team of the Year. The Roughrider volleyball team concluded the year with a 3.74 Grade Point Average, the third-highest in the NJCAA, and highest in the NJCAA Region I. […]

YC Moves Fall Sports to Spring

Prescott – After meetings with NJCAA, ACCAC, and Yavapai College campus leadership, the Roughriders have decided to postpone all athletic competitions until Spring 2021. “We have spent a lot of time this summer evaluating what Athletics would look like during this COVID-19 pandemic, and we felt that it would be best to postpone Athletics until it is safer to return […]

As Training Camp Nears, Arizona Coyotes Must Take on Playoff Mentality


PHOENIX – Playoff hockey is arguably the most electric postseason in all of sports, a grueling four rounds, and best-of-seven series that culminate with lifting the Stanley Cup. This NHL postseason, however, is going to be different for players who have been off the ice for two months. The regular season was cut short on March 12th due to COVID-19 […]

NAZ Suns Leaving Findlay Toyota Center

The Northern Arizona Suns announced this week the team will be leaving the Findlay Toyota Center. Public Affairs Advisor Maria Baier said the Covid-19 pandemic forced the move. “As you might imagine, the impact that the global pandemic has had on the sports and entertainment industry has forced our organization to evaluate how we manage our business including the streamlining […]

Bradshaw Bears Hire a New Coach

Due to the recent and tragic passing of Bradshaw Mountain High School (BMHS) Head Football Coach Charles Moeller, BMHS was tasked with hiring a new football coach during these unprecedented times. The district posted for the position this past month and several qualified applicants were interviewed. A hiring committee screened and interviewed some very good choices and it came down […]


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