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New AZ pro football team reveals 2019 schedule

By Shane Dale The Arizona Hotshots, one of eight teams part of the new Alliance of American Football, will kick off their inaugural season in Tempe. The AAF, which unveiled its full 2019 schedule Tuesday, revealed the Hotshots' first game will take place Sunday, Feb. 10, one week after the Super Bowl, vs. the Salt…

Report: Phoenix Suns sign Jamal Crawford

By abc15.com staff The Phoenix Suns have signed a veteran guard to bolster their lineup just days before the season begins, according to media reports. ESPN reports the team has signed Jamal Crawford to a one-year deal. The 19-year veteran played for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, averaging 10.3 points and 2.3 assists over 80…

Fitz's dad critical of Cardinals OC Mike McCoy

By Seth Pines The father of Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had some stern words for the team's coaching staff as the Cards lost 27-17 to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as his son wasn't on the field…

3 big takeaways from Cards' loss to Vikings

By Shane Dale The Arizona Cardinals made things a bit more competitive than many expected, but they failed to earn their second victory in a row. Making his third NFL start, rookie quarterback Josh Rosen turned in a decent performance, but veteran QB (and former Cardinals free-agent target) Kirk Cousins and the Vikings were too…

Nike's 1st endorsed athlete with cerebral palsy

By Timyka Artist CINCINNATI — Cross-country runner Justin Gallegos is making history. He’s the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign an endorsement contract with Nike. The University of Oregon junior was given the news last weekend after a college race, and he was visibly touched by achieving his dream of becoming a professional runner.…

STUDY: Phoenix cheapest city to be a sports fan

By abc15.com staff A new study shows Phoenix is the cheapest city in the country to be a fan of professional sports. A UC Berkeley Data Science report shows it costs an average of $307.54 for a ticket, parking, hot dog and beer to a game at all four of the major sports leagues in…

Suns Interim GM James Jones faces media

By Cameron Polom They want to win, but the outlook isn’t good. The Suns kick off their season in less than a week without a permanent general manager. The man who many think will soon land the job spoke to the media Friday. "Titles don't mean anything to me, the only title that matters is…

Skier Lindsey Vonn to retire after next season

Famed American skier Lindsey Vonn says she'll retire at the end of the upcoming season. Vonn holds the women's record for the most World Cup wins. With 82, she's just four wins behind the all-time leader, Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark. Vonn previously said she didn't want to retire until she broke his record. She still…

D-Backs to use synthetic grass in 2019

By Kelsie Blazier The Arizona Diamondbacks are replacing Chase Field's natural grass with "state-of-the-art" synthetic grass by Opening Day 2019. The decision to replace natural turf with a synthetic surface was strongly considered, according to Diamondbacks' President and CEO Derrick Hall. “Our Baseball Operations staff has completed extensive research, including site visits and player testing…

Lindsey Vonn to retire following ski season

By CNN Lindsey Vonn, the most successful female ski racer of all time, has said she will retire at the end of the 2018/19 World Cup ski season. The 33-year-old three-time Olympic medalist will call it a day even if she fails to break Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 World Cup wins. Vonn already holds…