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Trump misfires on debate claim

Donald Trump made the baseless accusation that the Hillary Clinton campaign was plotting to schedule two of three presidential debates on nights with NFL football games in order to limit viewership. The dates were set by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates long before either Trump or Clinton secured their parties’ presidential nominations, and before the National Football League even announced its 2016 schedule. ... Read more»

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Former Pima football standout Everette signs to the Cleveland Browns

Former Pima Community College football player Mikell Everette is continuing his football career at the professional level.... Read more»

Flake, McCain attack Pentagon funding sports teams as 'paid patriotism'

The Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to professional sports for honoring American soldiers at sporting events, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain and his fellow Arizona senator, Jeff Flake. ... Read more»

Phx organizers decide a Super Bowl deserves a super countdown clock

The countdown to Super Bowl XLIX is on with the latest supersized promotion in the epicenter of what will be Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix: a 13-foot-tall solar countdown clock. ... Read more»

A question of economic impact: What if Cardinals make Glendale’s Super Bowl?

Come February, thousands upon thousands of fans and their wallets will flock to the Valley for Super Bowl XLIX and activities surrounding it, buying hotel rooms, meals and more in the process. But what becomes of the estimated $600 million economic impact from all of those visitors if the Super Bowl becomes a home game for the Arizona Cardinals, whose fans don’t necessarily have to travel?... Read more»

Advocates, expert: NFL cases bringing attention to domestic violence

From the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice to the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer, cases involving NFL players are putting a national focus on domestic violence.... Read more»1

We're shocked by NFL player's domestic violence?

Americans were shocked when they saw NFL star Ray Rice punch out his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator and drag her out, unconscious. And they were mystified when the victim not only subsequently married Rice but also stepped forward to defend him. Why? These are everyday events. ... Read more»

Conservative super PAC scores cash from entity tied to Az Cardinals

Republican super PAC American Crossroads received a cash infusion last month from a mysterious limited liability company that lists its address as the Tempe training facility of the Arizona Cardinals football team.... Read more»

Cardinals president: Super Bowl’s impact will extend far beyond Glendale

While the 2015 Super Bowl will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, the economic impact will be felt across the Valley, Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said Friday.... Read more»

Super Bowl committee, leaders unveil plans for downtown Phoenix

Super Bowl XLIX will be held next year in Glendale, but downtown Phoenix will play a big role as well. At a news conference Tuesday, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced that downtown will host an outdoor fan campus dubbed Super Bowl Central and the NFL’s headquarters and media center.... Read more»

Brewer vetoes SB 1062: 'Could divide Arizona in ways we cannot imagine'

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062 on Wednesday, saying it would "create more problems than it purports to solve... Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value, so is non-discrimination ... I have not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated."... Read more»4

As Brewer considers SB 1062, groups make their case at Capitol

Michael Salman’s opinion may not have been the most popular among those gathered Tuesday outside the State Capitol, but it was one he wanted heard. To him, SB 1062, which Democrats, business leaders, civil rights groups and the state’s Republican U.S. senators say deserves a veto, is needed to protect religious freedom in Arizona.... Read more»

Arizona Theatre Company

'Lombardi' is not a winner

There are winners and losers in football, which is one of its appeals. Life and art are not so starkly black and white. The play “Lombardi,” Arizona Theatre Company's production about legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi, has winning elements, but overall falls short of the usual high standard that ATC has set. ... Read more»

Wildcats

Ex-UA football players take one last test at NFL Pro Day

National Football League scouts and agents swarmed McKale Center on Monday to get a look at the available University of Arizona football draftees.... Read more»

Protect the planet while playing summer sports

Everyone—weekend warriors and marathoners alike—has to buy gear for their summer sports activities, and that means making a decision about the future of our planet.... Read more»

Dairy Queen Classic serves up college baseball

Because of the Metrodome collapse this winter, the Dairy Queen Classic tournament—a set of round-robin college baseball games between four teams—will be held at Kino Stadium (formerly Tucson Electric Park) on Mar. 4-6.... Read more»

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