Empire High School gets assist from NBA great in PSA video

Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal appears in opening scene of video explaining expectations for return to campus.

  School leader: Big Ten football on hold until questions answered

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

  Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end

Phoenix Rising FC to allow nearly 1,000 fans attend match in Scottsdale

Roadrunners unveil 20-21 season membership plans

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Colin Kaepernick added to Madden NFL 21 video game as ‘starting-caliber’ quarterback

Gene Budig, academic who ran American League, dies at 81

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Dustin Johnson cashes in and finally wins the FedEx Cup

Voting groups support Coyotes, Gila River Arena decision for additional voting center

Hall of Fame outfielder, speedster Lou Brock dies at age 81

Arizona Athletics confirms 13 COVID-19 cases among student-athletes, staff

The University of Arizona Athletics Department confirmed 13 positive COVID-19 test results.

Pac-12 announces expedited diagnostic initiative to shorten delay on sports competitions

The Pac-12 Conference partners up with a diagnostics manufacturing company with the goal of expediting COVID-19 testing among student-athletes to shorten the delay of sports competitions in 2020.

New stadium club opening in Lowell-Stevens Football Facility Oct. 1

It will serve as a space for The University of Arizona and southern Arizona communities to connect and cheer on the Wildcats.

AIA announces when high school sports can resume in Arizona

The Arizona Interscholastic Association gave the final approval to when fall sports can begin amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NCAA clears way for Georgetown transfer to play immediately for Arizona

  UArizona Foundation remembers Lute Olson’s community impact

People pay tribute to Coach Lute Olson by turning statue into memorial

  READ: World reacts to death of Arizona Wildcat icon Lute Olson

  Legendary college basketball coach Lute Olson passes away at 85

AP Top 25: Clemson No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama

Washington hires Wright as NFL’s 1st Black team president

The Washington Football Team on Monday hired Jason Wright as team president, making him the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history.

  Arizona Bowl cancellation would affect Tucson economy

Game pumps more than $25 million into economy.

  University of Arizona resuming in-person classes, delaying sports

President Robbins said there's not enough data to know the health outcomes for a student athlete.

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

UA head coach releases statement following Pac-12 fall sports postponement

Sean Miller releases a statement following Pac-12 postponements.

No patrons at the Masters this year, Augusta National Golf Club says

Even as sporting events around the country continue to start back up, putting the health and safety of Masters patrons at risk was too big a hill to climb, according to Ridley.

Big 12 officially announces it is moving forward with fall football

Going against what the Big Ten and Pac-12 decided on Tuesday, August 11, presidents in the Big 12 will continue to try to have a fall college football season. The conference officially announced its plans Wednesday morning.

  Businesses on University Blvd react to Pac-12 decision

After the Pac 12 announced the cancellation of all fall sports Tuesday, businesses near the University of Arizona are preparing for a slow year.

All Arizona Wildcat sports postponed through end of the year

Pac-12 hopes to return in the 2021.

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

The move comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.

Sources: Big Ten votes to cancel football season; conference spokesman says otherwise

The Sunday vote by school presidents was 12-2 to call off fall sports because of the pandemic.

UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus

UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic, as other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow UConn to travel to states with high infection rates.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson becomes part owner of XFL

The investors reportedly purchased it out of bankruptcy for $15 million. The eight-team XFL shut down in April after playing five weeks of games, at least in part due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

Per NFL protocols, Pederson can return to the team facility after waiting 10 days since his first positive test if he remains asymptomatic or at least five days if he has consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart during that five-day span.

University of Arizona announces 2020 football schedule

The season opens against Arizona State University in September.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

Pima Community College moves soccer, volleyball, basketball seasons to spring

The school said it is following national guidelines to keep students and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atlanta won’t drop Braves name, but will review Tomahawk Chop

The team said it has had conversations with several Native American communities and changing the name of the Braves "is not under consideration or is considered necessary."

Pac-12 joins Big Ten in eliminating nonconference games

The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

  Trump calls NASCAR ‘noose’ controversy a hoax, says removal of Confederate flag lowered ratings

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR in a Monday morning tweet, calling the “noose” found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama a hoax.

Suns schedule announced for 2019-2020 return season

The Phoenix Suns will play eight “seeding games” at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

  Oregon, Oregon State drop ‘Civil War’ name for rivalry

The move was made after discussions between officials at both schools and current and former student-athletes.

Roadrunners partner with Vitalant to host July 1 blood drive

The Tucson Roadrunner will host a blood drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1 at the La Quinta Inn on Alvernon Way.

  Alabama football team video: “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter”

Quarterback Mac Jones, linebacker Dylan Moses and more made statement about the value of unity on a team and within society.

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

In a lengthy four-part memo to the clubs written by Commissioner Roger Goodell and approved by the NFL Players Association, the league described protocols focusing on screening, testing, infection prevention and treatment for COVID-19, including response for new infections.

Coaches in Arizona give statements on death of George Floyd

'We must be the change now.'

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others’ rights

Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined.

Jason Terry returning to Arizona Wildcats as assistant coach

Played under Lute Olson on '97 national championship team

Pac-12 allowing voluntary, in-person workouts to begin on campus June 15th

Arizona Athletics’ Re-Entry Team is considering recommendations, options for developing safety protocols and possibilities with the University’s Re-Entry Task Force.

Football: Arizona adds Alabama to schedule in 2032, 33

Wildcats will host Crimson Tide in Tucson on Sept. 3, 2033

AP source: MLB owners approve plan to start season in July

Spring training would start in early to mid-June, said a person familiar with the decision.

Pacific Division Champion Roadrunners look ahead to 2021

The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors has voted to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 AHL regular season.

Arizona Game and Fish accepting applications for fall hunts

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for 2020 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and sandhill crane.

  NFL player, former Tucson High student to hold cancer fundraiser over gaming platform

The Buffalo Bills defensive back will live stream his Fortnite game on Twitch.

For all the changes, NFL draft kind of looked, well, normal

In this most unique of drafts, filled with technological concerns and even uncertainty when real football might return, there was one constant Thursday night: Joe Burrow.

Agent: Gronkowski to have reunion with Brady in Tampa Bay

The agent for the retired New England star confirmed Tuesday that pending completion of a physical Gronkowski has agreed to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are acquiring his rights from the Patriots.

Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

Opening day on March 26 was pushed back until mid-May at the earliest after a national emergency was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

El Tour de Tucson registration opens next week, introducing new course

This year's race will feature a new course that ventures into southern Pima County.

Arizona Athletics announces 2020 Hall of Fame class

The official induction is scheduled to take place on Friday, Aug. 28 at the Westin La Paloma Resort.

Gov. Ducey: ‘Open-minded’ to hosting all MLB teams, at the ‘right time’

Reported ideas include having all 30 teams start their season in Arizona.

  Mom of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NBA draft.

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter when he used the N-word.

Arizona’s Mannion leaves Wildcats for NBA draft

Freshman guard said on Twitter it's 'time to chase a dream'

AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

Ideas are still in the early stage, and the Arizona option would have many obstacles to overcome, the people said.

Aari McDonald wins the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award

McDonald is the first player in school history to win one of the five Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame women’s positional awards.

WBCA tabs Aari McDonald as an all-American

She is Arizona’s first WBCA All-American in school history.

Sugar Skulls create partnership to support Tucson restaurants

Customers with a minimum order of $20 for take-out or delivery from participating restaurant partners between now and April 30 will receive a voucher to buy up to two tickets and get two free to either of the first two home games of the 2020 season.

Aari McDonald named an AP Second-Team All-American

This is the second year in a row McDonald has been named an All-American by the Associated Press.

All University of Arizona sporting events put on hold due to coronavirus outbreak

All University of Arizona sporting events have been canceled until further notice.

Arizona downs Washington, will face Southern Cal in Pac-12 quarterfinals

Josh Green scored 19 points as Arizona opened the Pac-12 tournament with a 77-70 win over Washington.

Washington hands Arizona loss in regular-season finale

Jaden McDaniels scored 20 points and Isaiah Stewart added 16 points as Washington finished the regular season with a 69-63 victory over Arizona.

Ionescu scores 31 as Oregon drops Arizona in Pac-12 tourney

Aari McDonald led Arizona (24-7) with 34 points in a loss to Oregon.

Wildcats drop Cal to advance to Pac-12 semifinals

Cate Reese scored a career-high 30 points and led Arizona to an 86-73 win over No. 12 seed California on Friday afternoon.

Bill passes Arizona House barring transgender people from female school sports

Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would bar transgender women and girls from playing on female school sports teams.

  An NCAA Tournament with empty arenas? It can’t be ruled out

Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy did not dismiss the possibility of games being played with no fans in arenas. The games presumably would still be televised.

Arizona’s McDonald named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year

Reese, Thomas and Pueyo also earn postseason honors

Jockey dies after fall in race at Rillito Park Racetrack

Was leading when horse stumbled in final turn