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The Milwaukee Brewers’ American Family Fields of Phoenix remains closed while the lockout continues. Failed negotiations mean spring training will be delayed even longer.

In what will be a hit to the Arizona economy and baseball fans throughout the state, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association could not come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement by the league’s imposed deadline, delaying the start of the season. Read more»

Baseball players enjoy the experience of competing and bonding with other teams, but the challenge of finding affordable housing has long been an issue for minor leagues who come to the Valley .

The news that MLB will provide housing to an estimated 90% of eligible minor league players, including those participating in extended spring training and the Arizona Complex League, was well received by advocates who have worked to change how minor leaguers are treated. Read more»

Rows of autographed baseballs are stacked in a display case at AZ Sports Cards.

For some sports fans, the interaction with an athlete during an autograph session is the best feeling in the world. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has taken some of the excitement out of autograph seeking. Athletes these days are required to keep their distance from fans, who aren’t subject to regular COVID-19 testing like players. Read more»

Brewers fans came out in droves to see Jonathan Lucroy, among others.

Arizona’s Cactus League saw its highest attendance ever in 2015, with 1.89 million fans. League officials attribute the success to a later schedule and nearly perfect weather. Read more»

The Oakland Athletics’ new spring training home at Mesa's Hohokam Park features an upgraded clubhouse, a high-definition scoreboard, new seats and shaded party decks. Read more»

Cubs Park, set to open for spring training games in late February, was built with nearly $100 million approved by Mesa voters.

With Cactus League games just over a month away, workers are putting final touches on the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training home, built with nearly $100 million approved by voters. Read more»

Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throwing early in the first inning.

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»

White Sox first baseman Seth Loman tags the base at a game honoring Christina-Taylor Green. A banner bearing her Little League number hung in the outfield.

More than 10,000 fans watched the Los Angeles Dodgers handle the Chicago White Sox 17-4 at Kino Stadium on Friday. The game was a benefit for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. Read more»

Seattle Mariners' Alex Liddi stretches to force Milwaukee Brewers' left fielder Kentrail Davis out in his run for first base during a spring training game on Friday.

The Seattle Mariners faced off against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday as spring training made a brief return to Tucson. 7,000 people turned out to enjoy the weather, get baseballs autographed, and watch big leaguers at work Read more»

The Chicago White Sox at Orioles on Aug. 8.

Major League Baseball spring training returns to Tucson in March with two games: Padres vs. Rockies and a week later the White Sox and Dodgers will battle it out in a benefit game for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. Read more» 1

FC Tucson's Vito Higgins makes a save against the Red Bulls in last year's Desert Cup.

Desert Diamond Cup organizers were mum about in their press conference what other teams will be calling Tucson home during the Major League Soccer preseason. Plus: moves for New England and local connections to Real Salt Lake. Read more» 1

The Cubs play a spring training game at Hohokam Park in Mesa, 2007.

Mesa pitched a softball to the Chicago Cubs baseball team, and the Cubs hit it out of the park—but taxpayers should cry foul. Under a new contract, the city will shell out $84 million to build a sparkling new stadium for Cubs spring training. Read more»

Friday's match between FC Tucson and El Paso team Sunland FC will have at least one spectator from out of town: Major League Soccer's Nelson Rodriguez. The MLS official will be in town to discuss holding soccer pre-season matches here. Read more»

York Red Bulls' Rafa Márquez clears the ball against Sporting Kansas City in a Desert Cup match in March.

Could major league spring training return to Tucson? Before you get your hopes up about seeing the White Sox, Diamondbacks or even the Indians suit up in Tucson, it could be a very different kind of spring training. Think Red Bulls, Rapids and Sporting Kansas City. Read more»

Stephen Drew turns two against the Giants.

Arizona made some changes in the off-season but needs Webb to get healthy quickly Read more»

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