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Have app, will gamble: Arizona online sports betting sites open registration

Saturday presented another milestone for Arizonans interested in placing bets on sporting events: online pre-registration - as betting organizations including DraftKings and FanDuel launched their Arizona sites, with sports gambling in Arizona going live on Sept. 9.... Read more»

Arizonans in Tokyo: Athletes with local ties to watch in Tokyo Olympics

The United States is sending over 600 athletes to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - the opening ceremonies Friday signified the official start of the much delayed, much anticipated event - and here are the schedules for the 19 Arizonans either born or raised in the state.... Read more»1

‘Nuestro equipo’: Az Diamondbacks’ City Connect jerseys showcase Hispanic fans

Featuring “Serpientes” across the chest, a snake curled around a red sun and the Arizona flag, the new Sonoran-sand-colored Diamondbacks Nike City Connect jerseys pay homage to the Hispanic community in Arizona.... Read more»

Arizona Wildcats football to host capacity crowds, ASU ‘progressing’ in that direction

UA's Athletic Department announced the Wildcats' stadium will host its full capacity of fans during football season, making the school among the first in the Pac-12 to decide its plans for fall attendance and following the lead of many professional franchises that have already opened to full seating.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Snakebit: The Diamondbacks' upgrade ultimatum

The Diamondbacks' demand that Maricopa County provide $187 million in upgrades — "current and future maintenance obligations" — or the team will seek a way out of its lease and leave is extortion, but how badly would the loss of baseball fans hurt downtown Phoenix?... Read more»

Diamondbacks looking toward the future in Az Fall League

After posting Major League Baseball’s worst record this season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking toward the future at this year’s Arizona Fall League.... Read more»

Diamondback rookies shine in otherwise forgettable season

With injury woes and a subpar record, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2014 season is nearing a forgettable ending. However, certain players’ successes and talents are being recognized, especially outfielder David Peralta and starting pitcher Chase Anderson. ... Read more»

In ticket scalping, laws of supply and demand play out near venues

Scalping, also known as ticket reselling, operates under a supply-and-demand model similar to almost every other market. It's legal in Arizona, with some constraints on where it can occur. An economics professor says ticket scalping represents an unfettered market.... Read more»1

MLB baseball

Balls, strikes and leprechaun: Spring training makes brief return

Green-clad fans flocked to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium on Sunday to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and watch the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the San Diego Padres in one of the two MLB spring training games being held in Tucson this year. The perfect weather served as a backdrop to an exciting matchup, which the Diamondbacks won 8-6.... Read more»

Arizona Diamondbacks baseball

Versatile bench, new pitchers key for D'backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks' new general manager, Kevin Towers, made versatility a priority during the off season, supplying manager Kirk Gibson with a strong bench filled with "do what it takes" players. The D'backs won their fifth straight home opener, a 13-2 pasting of the Cincinnati Reds, on Friday night.... Read more»

Arizona Diamondbacks baseball

D'backs, Dodgers honor Jan. 8 victims

In front of a sellout crowd at Kino Stadium, Diamondbacks infielder Ryan Roberts had one person on his mind: his one-year-old daughter Hudsyn. "Because I have a daughter of my own, this (charity event) was very touching to me," he said.... Read more»

Tucson Padres release schedule

Baseball's back in Tucson, or will be, come April. The Tucson Padres released their 2011 home schedule on Tuesday. The season will begin April 7, but the 68-game home schedule won't start until April 15.... Read more»

Arizona Diamondbacks baseball

D'backs jump on Yankees early and don't let up

Arizona wasted no time jumping on New York Yankees’ starter A.J. Burnett, scoring six of their 10 runs in the 10-4 win in the first two innings. It was the first matchup of the two teams in the regular season since 2004 interleague play.... Read more»

'Can't go for that' - Hall & Oates cancel Phoenix show over SB 1070

Hall & Oates, the rock and soul duo popular in the '80s, will not perform in Phoenix because of Arizona's controversial new immigration law.... Read more»1

Immigration SB1070

Boycott grounds Aeromexico flights to Az; Mexico issues travel alert

An official with the Mexican government has advised citizens not to travel to Arizona in the wake of the state's tough new immigration law. Aeromexico said it is suspending flights to Phoenix and Tucson due to a “significant” fall in demand.... Read more»1