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Mike Ingram prepares to begin Ride Across Arizona in Topock.

A 73-year-old man from Tucson just became the oldest person to finish the 610-mile Ride Across Arizona. Mike Ingram, who rode solo and non-supported, bicycled across the northern part of the state in nine days, 10 hours and 50 minutes. Read more»

FC Tucson forward Mathis Pilon St-Louis takes a shot as he's closed down by the Olympians FC goalkeeper.

It took only five minutes for Ethan Stevenson to score FC Tucson’s first goal in a noontime match against Olympians FC at Kino North Stadium on Saturday. In the end, the team won 5 - 1. Read more»

Saturday's opponent for FC Tucson, Olympians FC, upon winning their league championship in February.

It’s only been since the end of April that FC Tucson took to the practice field, but they are already going to have their fourth match on Saturday. This one will be against Olympians FC, who ply their trade in El Mirage. Read more»

The owners of FC Tucson will be among the first franchisees in the startup USL Super League, a top-tier professional women’s soccer league that plans to kick off play in August 2024. Read more»

FC Tucson fullback Laura Pimienta during a scrimmage at the team's Mother's Day tryout.

FC Tucson’s women’s side held open tryouts on Mother’s Day this year. The soccer team is hoping to have a better season than last year, when a series of draws and narrow losses toward the end left them out of the playoffs. Read more»

FC Tucson's Danny Garcia takes a shot from outside the box.

FC Arizona made the trip to Kino North Stadium on Wednesday night with a record of three wins in three league games, but they walked off the field on the wrong end of a 4 - 0 result against home side FC Tucson. Read more»

New Way Academy is a Phoenix school catering to children with learning differences. Many compete in athletics and thrive.

Many children with dyslexia - a language-based disability that impairs reading ability due to struggles with speech sounds and the correlation of letters and words - gravitate toward sports as an escape from the academic world and a place where they are able to feel in control. Read more»

FC Tucson had a big victory on Friday night with a 5 - 1 win against a soccer team drawn from the local Guanajuato league; now they move on to play another tune-up match against a squad from up north. Read more»

FC Tucson coach Mark Biagi

FC Tucson is kicking off their 2023 season on Friday with a friendly against Guanajuato Selección XI at Kino North Stadium. Read more»

Pickleball’s inclusive environment has help the sport grow. It has seen a boost in participation of 159% in three years.

Pickleball - a game that combines elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton - is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country and is increasingly attracting a diverse group of people, merge both the deaf and hearing communities in Arizona together through the sport. Read more»

The Department of Education said that 20% of state athletic associations currently allow students to participate in the sport that aligns with their gender identity.

Transgender legal scholars and advocates say they were relieved to see the Biden administration extend some protections for transgender students’ sports participation - but they say they remain cautious about the effect on high school and college sports. Read more»

Arizona’s Kerr Kriisa is among the players the Wildcats are losing to the transfer portal and said on his podcast, 'It’s sad to leave Tucson but it is what it is.'

Following a disappointing March Madness campaign for the University of Arizona men’s and women’s basketball programs, a flurry of players are ready to leave Tucson and enter the transfer portal. Read more»

Casteel High School wide receiver Khali Boller runs along the sideline past an Arizona College Prep defender. Girls flag football will become an AIA-sanctioned sports in the fall.

With support from the NFL, flag football is rapidly growing at the youth and high school levels in the United States - and it is coming to high schools in Arizona this fall. Read more»

The WM Phoenix Open not only kicked off the PGA Tour in early February but also a trio of marquee sporting events in the Valley, including spring training and the Super Bowl..

In the first few months of 2023, Arizona was a hot spot for the collision between sports and tourism, creating a “super season” that gave the state a financial blast from the combined efforts of Super Bowl 57, spring training and the WM Phoenix Open. Read more»

This is the first time an anti-trans bill dealing with school sports has made it through a chamber of Congress. But in the states, this legislative session alone, 498 bills that would restrict the rights of transgender people in all kinds of policy areas have been introduced in 49 states.

U.S. House Republicans voted Thursday to prohibit transgender student athletes from competing on girls sports teams consistent with their gender identity, at the same time multiple GOP-dominated states are making similar moves. Read more»

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