PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.
The Desert Vista girls volleyball team will be honored Friday in a prep rally at the school at 9 a.m. and presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the fifth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions for Girls’ Volleyball.
Feeding Super Bowl visitors a year after New York's restaurant scene did it is a hard act for any city to follow. But for downtown Phoenix, the NFL's big game is a chance to simply score some points as a major culinary player. The city's mission: To simply get the word out that the desert city is a foodie's oasis.
Goodwill of Central Arizona, one of Arizona’s top providers of job preparation and placement services, is teaming up with local organizations to bring thousands of job seekers to one hiring event. The Third Annual Greater Phoenix Career Expo will be Feb. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center.
According to a 2013 article from ESPN The Magazine, approximately 21.5 million kids between the ages of 6 and 17 will participate in a team sport each year. As a former youth football and baseball coach and current father of two girls between the ages of 2 and 7, this number couldn’t be high enough. The enormous benefits of competitive sports are too long to list, but suffice it to say that every child walks away from this experience armed with a set of skills that will serve them well, both in future sports and more importantly, in life.
The Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSA), in collaboration with MaxInMotion, presented 581 youth soccer players with scholarships for the 2014-2015 season. This year marks the third year of this unique partnership, in which MaxInMotion has cumulatively awarded $410,000 in funding to AYSA for deserving players. Applications increase every year with about 799 applications being submitted this season from 33 AYSA clubs across the state.
The realization of what it truly takes — the hundreds of hours dedicated to mat time, competition, drilling until it hurts, perfecting technique in the offseason — to be a competitive wrestler clicks a little later for some.
Arizona State University alum Bubba “The Highlight Kid” Jenkins (8-1, 3 KOs, 3 Subs) will be fighting against Georgi Karakhanyan (24-4, 4 KOs, 13 Subs) as the co-feature of Bellator 132 at Pachanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., on Jan. 16
Rex Bowser sits down at a small table in the corner of a Starbucks in Chandler. The longtime Seton Catholic football coach sips his coffee in a laid-back, relaxed manner and begins to tell the story of his more than four-decade-long career.