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It’s a task — wrapping up the last 365 days in the sports scene in just 700 words — that seemingly is getting more difficult each year.
Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
In partnership with USA Baseball, Major League Baseball recently announced the launch of its new “Pitch Smart” arm safety initiative for youth players.
Hohokam Stadium and Fitch Park are nearing the end of renovations as preparations are made for the return of Oakland Athletics, the Major League Baseball team that once held spring training in Mesa back in the 1970s.
Ballet is a complex work of art, one that requires exquisite timing and perfect grace to appease an audience hungry for beauty. Even pure brilliance isn’t enough to satisfy those viewers; the great Igor Stravinsky caused a riot when he deviated from those standards with “The Rite of Spring” in 1913.
Two weeks ago, most of the nation’s top wrestlers were in town and a good portion of Arizona’s top high school competitors were there watching what it takes to be an elite competitor like Jordan Burroughs.
To play in the All-Star Futures Game is an honor for everyone involved, whether you’re playing for America or the Americas. For many, like Seattle Mariners prospect and Gilbert’s own D.J. Peterson, it’s a glimpse of the big league dream.
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Austin Filiere had a pretty solid junior season for the Hamilton Huskies. The shortstop’s 10 extra-base hits showed he had a little pop in his bat, and he got on base at a very solid .422 clip.
Predicting the MLB draft and the length of the playing career of those selected is a bit like letting go of a paper airplane from the upper deck of a ballpark.
Celebrate the launch of Baseball Player University’s fourth TV season with a live sneak preview of the show Saturday, June 7, in Chandler.
Chandler-based Baseball Player University, an instructional baseball show aimed at bringing professional-level training to all players, recently announced a partnership with baseball giant Louisville Slugger ahead of the launch of its fourth season.
When Hamilton's potent bats showed up this year no one in Arizona had a chance. Those bats noticeably were missing much of the Huskies' run to the Division I baseball state championship game, but they resurfaced Tuesday and the script followed suit.
With the playing time up for grabs, Shaun Chase used a power surge to become Oregon’s No. 1 catcher down the stretch as the Ducks prepare for the postseason.
Running through my mind as I type is next week's trailer for Disney's “Million Dollar Arm.” I use next week's trailer to account for the probable praise from critics – it's easy to visualize words like “triumphant” or “uplifting” materializing on screen alongside a four-star review from Rolling Stone's Peter Travers.
I just wrapped up my 20th year of covering high school sports, including the last four at the Ahwautkee Foothills News.
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With the Chicago Cubs firmly entrenched in their new confines in Mesa, Hohokam Stadium and Fitch Park are undergoing serious upgrades to prepare for their next tenant, who expect to move in later this year.
Hall of Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith wants opening day to the major league season recognized as a national holiday. He, along with the Budweiser Clydesdales, took to the streets of Chandler on Wednesday to help get out his message.
Sunday, March 9
With spring training finally in full swing and the start of baseball’s regular season less than a month away, the Chicago Cubs hope their new Cactus League digs in Mesa can aid in the development of their prospects and net them their first World Series victory in more than a century.
Baseball has a special place in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Mesa Youth Sports is partnering with the Chicago Cubs to host a free MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition on March 5. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:15 p.m.