Jeremy Duda
Mar 16, 2023 - Sports

Arizona suffers epic upset against Princeton

University of Arizona basketball players look dejected as Princeton players celebrate nearby.

Arizona's Pelle Larsson (3) and Azuolas Tubelis (10) walk off the court as Princeton players celebrate following their win over the Wildcats at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, on Thursday. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

UofA suffered a historic upset in March Madness, falling to 15-seed Princeton on the first day of the NCAA tournament.

What happened: Princeton, a 16-point underdog, beat Arizona 59-55.

Jeremy Duda
Mar 16, 2023 - Sports

Biden picks Arizona to win it all in March Madness

Joe Biden speaks in front of a large Arizona state flag.

President Biden speaks at Carpenters Local Union 1912 in Phoenix on Oct. 8, 2020. Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images

President Biden's NCAA Tournament brackets are in, and he's picking the Arizona Wildcats to go all the way.

State of play: The president has UofA over Kansas in the national championship game, with Marquette and Texas rounding out his Final Four.

Jessica Boehm
Mar 16, 2023 - Sports

How Bally Sports' bankruptcy will impact Arizona Diamondbacks fans

A baseball player in an Arizona Diamondbacks uniform hits a ball.

Corbin Carroll of the Arizona Diamondbacks in action Sunday. Photo: John E. Moore III/Getty Images

The owner of Bally Sports Arizona — the regional broadcaster of Diamondbacks, Suns and Coyotes games — filed for bankruptcy Tuesday night.

Why it matters: Diamond Sports Group owns the broadcast rights to 42 professional sports teams across the country.

Jeremy Duda
Mar 15, 2023 - Sports

How to fake it: March Madness for Arizona fans edition

A basketball with a bracket pattern

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Need some help picking your brackets for March Madness? We're here to help with some friendly tips and advice.

The big picture: We've got three Arizona teams in the tournament.

Jeremy Duda
Mar 9, 2023 - Sports

Phoenix Suns' Kevin Durant delays home debut after ankle sprain

Kevin Durant during a game against the Chicago Bulls on March 3 in Chicago. Photo: Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Wednesday was a rough night for hoops fans in Arizona, with an ankle injury derailing Kevin Durant's home debut.

Driving the news: Phoenix's new superstar sprained his right ankle during pregame warmups.

ASU could punch its ticket to the Big Dance in conference tourney

A basketball player surrounded by opponents falls after being fouled while taking a shot.

DJ Horne falls after being fouled during a game between USC Trojans and ASU at Galen Center on March 4 in Los Angeles. Photo: Michael Owens/Getty Images

The Sun Devils will be competing for a spot in the March Madness brackets as the Wildcats jockey for position in the brackets in the Pac-12 men's basketball tournament, which kicks off Wednesday night.

State of play: ASU is on the proverbial bubble and is in ESPN college basketball guru Joe Lunardi's "first four out," so they likely need a strong showing in the conference tournament to snag a spot in the NCAA bracket.

Jessica Boehm
Mar 6, 2023 - Politics

Glendale officials bring guests to city-owned arena suite

Desert Diamond Arena, formerly called Gila River Arena. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Glendale elected officials have unfettered access to a suite at the city-owned Desert Diamond Arena, and many have used it to bring friends or family members to watch hockey games, shows and concerts, according to records obtained by Axios Phoenix.

State of play: Phoenix City Council members came under scrutiny for their use of the city-owned Footprint Center earlier this year, following Axios Phoenix reporting documenting how they brought personal guests to NBA Finals games and big-ticket concerts.

Jessica Boehm
Mar 6, 2023 - Sports

MLB players hate "freezing" Arizona spring training weather

Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon during batting practice. Photo: RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/Denver Post via Getty Images

MLB players are not okay with our cooler-than-average spring training weather, The Athletic reports in hilarious detail.

What they're saying: "It's been f---ing freezing here," Brewers shortstop Willy Adames said.


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