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Fitness industry struggles to adjust as COVID-19 pandemic endures

Like most businesses, the fitness industry took a hit during the pandemic - about one in five health clubs have shut down permanently since March 2020 and most other gyms and fitness centers closed their doors temporarily, forcing people to find new ways to work out.... Read more»

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Arizona Senate committee approves measure targeting transgender girls in school sports

Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a proposal to bar transgender student athletes from playing on women’s sports teams for Arizona high schools and colleges.... Read more»

'You can’t be a hockey player': England’s Perlini and Kirk find success across the pond in Arizona

Any questions about the growth of hockey in England can be answered by examining the sport’s presence in Arizona: Brendan Perlini, former Coyotes forward now with the Edmonton Oilers and Liam Kirk, left wing and center for the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners.... Read more»

From bingo to bocce: Unified Sports, Special Olympics step up for people with intellectual disabilities

Unified Sports, a program established through Special Olympics, puts people with intellectual disabilities and those without on teams together to promote social inclusion and mutual respect - progress was halted a year ago by the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more»

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot: Valley racing fans mourn closing of dirt tracks

The rich history of Arizona dirt track racing is at the risk of making a dangerously long pit stop as tracks that were once popular family gatherings as well as stepping stones to NASCAR success are struggling to survive.... Read more»

Moody drops 32 points, 10 rebounds but Pima basketball struggles down the stretch vs. Cochise College

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (12-5, 4-4 in ACCAC) faced a tough challenge with Cochise College on Wednesday as the two NJCAA nationally ranked teams clashed at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.... Read more»

Aztec women's basketball comeback falls short against Cochise College

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (12-4, 5-2 in ACCAC) got back to ACCAC conference play on Wednesday as it hosted Cochise College (6-9, 3-5) at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.... Read more»

Pima baseball to host Rich Alday Invitational on Jan. 28-29 at Reid Park

The 2022 Pima Community College baseball season will open with a new hosted invitational in honor of Rich Alday, the program’s first head coach.... Read more»

Pride of Navajo Nation: Diné College works to rebuild rodeo program amid pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Diné College - in the heart of the Navajo Nation - has taken a major hit, but a top-ranked bull rider and a world champion coach are trying to return the school to its status as one of the premier programs on the college rodeo landscape. ... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Jerky jock tests

It’s always disappointing to discover an athlete we’ve admired for years turns out to be a narcissistic condescending entitled asshole.... Read more»

MLS Preseason returns to Tucson with a new name: Desert Showcase

FC Tucson has announced dates for Major League Soccer preseason matches in Tucson, with organizers dropping the idea of a "Cup" tournament and billing the games as the "Desert Showcase."... Read more»

Pima men's basketball standout Traivar Jackson named NJCAA Division II Player of the Week

Pima Community College men’s basketball standout Traivar Jackson earned national recognition for his play over the holiday break.... Read more»

Pima basketball's Addleman earns 2nd nod as ACCAC Division II Player of the Week

Pima Community College women’s basketball player Angel Addleman (Palo Verde HS) helped the Aztecs finish 2-1 against NJCAA Division I teams in the hosted Bruce Fleck Classic and earned recognition by the ACCAC Conference.... Read more»

Jaslyn Booker posts a double-double as Pima women escape Snow College

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (12-3) closed out play in the 10th annual Bruce Fleck Classic on Saturday. The No. 6-ranked Aztecs escaped with a 55-47 win against Snow College.... Read more»

PCC's Leslie & Felix help team bounce back to dominate Colorado Northwestern

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (11-4) responded with a strong outing in the second day of the Bruce Fleck Classic on Friday at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium.... Read more»

Pima women's basketball scores 2 points in 4th quarter in loss to Frank Phillips College

The Pima Community College women’s basketball team opened play in the 10th annual Bruce Fleck Classic on Thursday, falling to Frank Phillips College, 61-51. ... Read more»

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