Stories by John Marshall

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Take a swing at these fun alternatives to golf carts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Golf, at its inception, was a game of physical activity. Hit the ball and walk to find it, sometimes up to 5 miles during an 18-hole round.
By John Marshall

Friday, March 4, 2016

Commodores peaking at right time

Vanderbilt is finally living up to expectations after a sluggish start to the season, peaking at just the right time to boosts its NCAA Tournament hopes.
By John Marshall

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Elliott, Buckeyes handle Irish in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Ezekiel Elliott ran for 149 yards and matched a Fiesta Bowl record with four touchdowns to close his college career, sparking No. 7 Ohio State's offense in a 44-28 win over Notre ...
By John Marshall

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Meadowlark Lemon, member of Globetrotters, dies at 83

Meadowlark Lemon, the "clown prince" of basketball's barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. He was 83.
By John Marshall

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

3 drivers make Chase finale as Junior wins at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. advanced to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship finale after surviving a long Sunday that ended with a rain-shortened race at ...
By John Marshall

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

A guide to the 2015-16 college hoops season

The blue bloods have reloaded. New contenders are rising. More talented freshmen are ready to shine.  The college basketball season is upon us and this one, as always seems to be the case, is ...
By John Marshall

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Coyotes working hard to attract fans

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes have heard relocation rumblings almost since the day former owner Jerry Moyes took the team into bankruptcy in 2009.
By John Marshall

Pac-12 proves to be unpredictable yet again

PHOENIX - The Pac-12 had six teams in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll for the second consecutive season, second only to the SEC's eight teams. 
By John Marshall

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

New teams are rising for a change in the Pac-12

PHOENIX - Every season, the Pac-12's coaches talk about how much parity there is in the conference. Every season, the same teams seem to end up on top when it's over. This season has seen a shift. ...
By John Marshall

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

Later start to college season results in fewer byes

Thanks to a later start to the season and an increasing need to add revenue-generating games, college football teams across the country will have fewer bye weeks this season - some none at all.
By John Marshall

Friday, May 15, 2015

NCAA rules committee wants to reduce shot clock

The NCAA made a series of changes to men's college basketball three years ago in an attempt to boost scoring and reduce physical play under the basket. Those changes barely moved the needle, so ...
By John Marshall

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fat-tire bikes help riders over tough terrain

There's a new trend in mountain biking: Fat is in. For tires. The big, puffy tires look a little strange, but these fat-tire bikes have a smooth ride, even over the toughest terrain, and are a lot ...
By John Marshall

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Mountain West teams having another strong season

As an automatic-qualifying conference, the Mountain West is guaranteed to have one team get into the NCAA Tournament. The conference appears to be in decent shape to add another for the second ...
By John Marshall

Female aiming to break gender barrier in Supercross

Already an accomplished gender-busting X Games rider, Golden will attempt to become the first female rider to qualify for a Supercross race in the sport's 42-year history when she twists the ...
By John Marshall

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Arizona's first loss makes for long break

With 11 days off before facing rival Arizona State, there won't be much of a break during the holiday break for Arizona after its eye-opening loss to UNLV.
By John Marshall

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Seahawks rout Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Tight end Luke Wilson caught three passes - two of them for touchdowns - as Seattle routed Arizona 35-6 on Sunday night.
By John Marshall

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Sun Devils fend off Irish, then pull away

TEMPE, Ariz. — What appeared to be a program-defining win turned on Arizona State. But after Notre Dame’s furious second-half rally, No. 11 Arizona State scored three late touchdowns to ...
By John Marshall

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Paige, Harrell head AP preseason team

The AP's preseason team has a lot of experience: North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita ...
By John Marshall

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Kentucky is No. 1 pick in basketball again

Kentucky was the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released Friday, becoming the fourth program to earn the honor in consecutive seasons.
By John Marshall

Friday, June 27, 2014

Social media has helped injured swimmer

Twitter has provided Amy Van Dyken-Rouen a therapeutic tool as she makes the transition from elite athlete to possibly spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair.
By John Marshall
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