Raanta Eager to become a No. 1 goalie

Raanta Eager to become a No. 1 goalie

By Dave Vest / Arizona Coyotes.com The time is now for Antti Raanta. Well, maybe not now now, but soon. The Coyotes are set to open their 2017-18 season in less than three months and, barring any unforeseen developments, Raanta will lead his new team onto the ice at Honda Center on Oct. 5, and […]

Capobianco, Smereck look to benefit from pro taste, experience

Capobianco, Smereck look to benefit from pro taste, experience

By Alex Kinkopf / Tucson Roadrunners.com Defensemen Kyle Capobianco and Jalen Smereck shot up the ranks to make their professional hockey debuts with the Roadrunners following the completion of their OHL seasons at the tail end of the 2016-17 campaign. Capobianco, drafted 63rd overall by the Coyotes in 2015, appeared in four games, while Smereck, […]

Carson Palmer still invested in football & Cardinals

Carson Palmer still invested in football & Cardinals

By Kyle Odegard / azcardinals.com There is a part of Carson Palmer that seems to be looking forward to retirement. The Cardinals’ quarterback can spend plenty of time with his family, golf regularly and help tutor young football players at the high school level. When the 37-year-old is done playing in the NFL, he pledges to be […]

Phoenix Suns sign Mike James

Phoenix Suns sign Mike James

From Phoenix Suns.com The Phoenix Suns have signed guard Mike James, an NBA rookie who has stood out playing professionally in Europe the past five seasons, most recently with Panathinaikos of the Greek Basketball League. James, an athletic guard at 6-1, 190 pounds, averaged 13.1 points, 3.0 assists and 0.9 steals in 25 Euroleague games with […]

Pac-12 announces 2017-18 men’s basketball weekly pairings

Pac-12 announces 2017-18 men’s basketball weekly pairings

By Jeremy Sharpe / UA Sports SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference has released the weekly matchups and site designations for the league’s 2017-18 men’s basketball season. The announcement reflects the games being played and the home/away designations each week of the Pac-12 regular season. Specific dates and times for each game within a week will […]

Young sports star rejects college for pros (and no one minds)

Young sports star rejects college for pros (and no one minds)

By Matthew Doarnberger / FEE There was little to no surprise in the Major League Baseball Draft last week when high school phenom Hunter Greene was selected second overall by the Cincinnati Reds. Greene is so wildly talented that he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated a couple of months ago despite only being 17 years old. His fastball has been […]

Lakers hire former Arizona standout as assistant coach

Lakers hire former Arizona standout as assistant coach

The Los Angeles Lakers hired Miles Simon as an assistant coach, general manager Rob Pelinka announced Tuesday. Simon has been serving as a prep coach with USA Basketball, guiding the U.S. Junior National Select Team over the World Select Team at the recent Nike Hoops Summit. The former University of Arizona standout also has been […]

Blackhawks trade Hjalmarsson to Coyotes

Blackhawks trade Hjalmarsson to Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks traded three-time Stanley Cup champion defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday in exchange for defensemen Connor Murphy and Laurent Dauphin. “Niklas’ contributions to the three Stanley Cup championship teams are well known but his dependability as a teammate, selfless attitude and the way he represented the Chicago Blackhawks on […]

Volleyball’s Larson tabbed Arizona’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

Volleyball’s Larson tabbed Arizona’s NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

By Jeremy Sharpe / UA Sports Arizona Athletics has tabbed volleyball’s Laura Larson as its NCAA Woman of the Year nominee for 2017. Larson was selected for her combination of success in the four pillars of the Woman of the Year award, academics, athletics, service, and leadership. Larson is looking to become Arizona’s fifth NCAA […]