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Arizona pauses plan for athletes’ return to campus amid COVID-19 surge

[ad_1] Arizona paused its plan to bring athletes back to campus Monday, citing a surge in COVID-19 cases in Pima County and its impact on the local healthcare system.The school started bringing back athletes June 15 for voluntary workouts in groups of approximately 20, with new groups arriving each week. Arizona said Monday that it has received only one positive COVID-19 result after testing 83 athletes in the past few
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Arizona Coyotes’ Xavier Gutierrez, NHL’s first Latino CEO, positions himself to tap into coveted fan base

[ad_1] 10:38 AM ETEric GomezMexico writer Admittedly, new Arizona Coyotes president and CEO Xavier Gutierrez's first sports love was soccer. It wasn't until his freshman year at hockey-mad Harvard, where he earned a degree in government, that Gutierrez discovered the sport that would make him a trail blazer."[Hockey] was just so fast, and there was such skill involved," Gutierrez, who was born in Mexico, said of taking in his first
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Detroit Tigers take Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson No. 1 in MLB draft

[ad_1] Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson made history when the Detroit Tigers selected him with the first pick in the 2020 MLB draft on Wednesday, making him the first college first baseman and the first right-handed-hitting first baseman ever selected with the first overall pick.Torkelson played first base at Arizona State, but the Tigers announced him as a third baseman, and he has shown enough athleticism to convince some that
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Arizona State punter Michael Turk has NCAA eligibility restored after going undrafted, unsigned by NFL

[ad_1] In an unprecedented a move, the NCAA has restored the eligibility of Arizona State punter Michael Turk, who declared for the 2020 NFL draft, hired an agent and participated at the NFL combine before going undrafted and unsigned in free agency, a school spokesman confirmed."I left college early to pursue a professional career and that didn't work out, however," Turk said in a video posted to Twitter. "I've been
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Arizona State’s Bobby Hurley at odds with AD over allegations

[ad_1] Arizona State basketball coach Bobby Hurley accused athletic director Ray Anderson of "disturbing" actions when dealing with harassment allegations against a prominent athletic booster in a December email.According to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports, Hurley emailed Anderson on Dec. 8 to express his displeasure with the way the athletic director handled sexual harassment allegations by three women -- including Hurley's wife, Leslie -- against booster Bart Wear."I thought there
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UFC’s Dana White eyes Arizona if Vegas can’t host May 30 card

[ad_1] UFC president Dana White said late Saturday night that if the promotion can't hold its May 30 event at its Apex building in Las Vegas, then the card will take place in Arizona.Combat sports remain suspended indefinitely in Nevada, but Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday that sports can return to his state beginning Saturday."If we can't get May 30 at the Apex, it's going to be super disappointing,
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Cardinals’ Corey Peters starts virtual book club for high school students – Arizona Cardinals Blog

[ad_1] TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters has figured out a way to continue giving back to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.Peters started “The Corey Peters Playbook,” a weekly virtual book club for Arizona high school students. It’s the continuation of an idea he had this past fall.Every other Tuesday, the Cardinals’ off day, Peters had hosted a book club at South Pointe High School in

Golf’s soft opening has Arizona event, made-for-TV matches

[ad_1] The next few weeks might resemble a return to the silly season. Except this is serious business. Besides, this isn’t the cash grab from the old “silly season” days of the Skins Game, the Skills Challenge, the Diner’s Club Matches. In two notable events, there’s no prize money at all. Televised golf returns Sunday in South Florida with an exhibition match at Seminole to fund COVID-19 relief efforts. Two
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Arizona president says fall football increasingly unlikely, more answers needed

[ad_1] University of Arizona president Dr. Robert Robbins said Wednesday that he does not anticipate the Wildcats playing football this fall, even though the university plans to bring students and faculty back to campus for face-to-face instruction during the fall semester.In an interview with KVOI-AM in Tucson, Arizona, Robbins said he is worried about intercollegiate sports getting back to normal after the coronavirus pandemic."I'm really concerned about whether we're going
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Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka on Taylor Hall, ‘frustrating’ paused season and helping others

[ad_1] Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka expected to be scoreboard watching in March, with his team in the thick of an extraordinarily tight Western Conference playoff race. Instead, he was packing boxes with emergency kits at St. Mary's Food Bank, helping out his community during the coronavirus pandemic."I think people can get paralyzed by wondering what they can do as an individual. But then you start doing things and