Two Valley Women Getting into Valley's Boxing Scene, Promoting "Phoenix Fight Night"

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Two Valley women -- Maritza Miranda Saenz and Celia Carbajal -- are hosting Ben Miranda Boxing Promotions' inaugural match up on Friday in downtown Phoenix.

"Phoenix Fight Night" is slated for the Phoenix Convention Center at 7 p.m.

Saenz, the daughter of the late lawmaker and attorney Ben Miranda, and Carbajal, daughter of boxing trainer Danny Carbajal, stepped into the boxing arena in July, in hopes of rejuvenating the Valley boxing scene to its heyday in the early 1990's and support local fighters who need a venue to showcase their talent.

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Phoenix's Other Drought: Pro Sports Teams Soon to Pass Two Years With No Playoff Games

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Andrew Pielage

Drought conditions are quite common in Phoenix, but don't forget about the other drought: It's been nearly two years since one of Phoenix's pro sports teams in the four major sports has been in the playoffs.

So far this year, the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, and Phoenix Coyotes each finished their seasons one spot out of playoff contention. Vince Marotta, one of the talkers on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, pointed out that Phoenix's playoff drought is the longest among the 12 markets with teams in all four sports.

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2015 NFL Pro Bowl Coming to Arizona

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Cpl. Jody Lee Smith

The National Football League announced today that the 2015 Pro Bowl will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Super Bowl XLIX will be held in Glendale a week later.

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Marriage Proposals at Diamondbacks, Suns, Cardinals, and Coyotes Games, Ranked

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Michelangelo Carrieri via Flickr

Anyone who has ever been to a live game has probably seen some sort of marriage proposal.

Love 'em or hate 'em, game proposals can actually cost quite a bit of money depending on the stadium. So in case you're thinking of popping the question at your favorite team's home turf, here are the cost and benefits of proposing, from least to most expensive, for each of the Valley's professional sports teams.

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B.J. Pasquel Quit as Scottsdale's Coronado HS Football Coach Before Settling DUI Case

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B.J. Pasquel resigned recently as head football coach for Coronado High School in Scottsdale for "personal and family reasons," says a February 5th Arizona Republic article.

New Times has learned that the resignation came just before Pasquel settled an extreme DUI conviction with the city of Scottsdale.

It wasn't the first serious DUI charge for the longtime coach, either.

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Joe Fitzgibbon, Washington State Rep, Calls Arizona "Racist Wasteland" After Cardinals Win

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Joe Fitzgibbon, a Washington state lawmaker, called Arizona a "desert racist wasteland" after becoming upset at the Cardinals' win on Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks.

"Losing a football game sucks," tweeted the 20-something at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. "Losing to a desert racist wasteland sucks a lot."

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Richard Dumas Jr., Phoenix Suns Legend Who Blew Fortune, Accused of Organized Retail Theft

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Richard Dumas Jr., a former star player for the Phoenix Suns during their legendary 1992-1993 season, was arrested on Thursday in connection with organized retail theft.

Specifics about Dumas' alleged crimes weren't readily available, but the U.S. Marshals Service in Phoenix announced the ex-Sun had been picked up as part of a multi-agency roundup of all sorts of crime suspects.

Ironically, Dumas told the Arizona Republic in a May 20 article by Paul Coro, "Now I've got to work for a living."

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How the Arizona Diamondbacks Have Managed to Cling to First Place

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Somehow, the Arizona Diamondbacks find themselves at the top of the NL West at the all-star break.

Arizona has had its difficulties this year, including injuries to multiple starters, 24 games without a win by a starting pitcher, and bipolar play, in which the team will follow up a terrible series with a wonderful next series. But, despite the hardships, the Diamondbacks have stayed in first for most of the year, so here's a list of five things that have helped the Diamondbacks reach their 50-45 mark.

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Pitching Woes Continue in Blow-Out Loss to New York Mets

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D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler was less than stellar last night in Flushing.

The Arizona Diamondbacks' relief pitching blew once again in Tuesday night's 9-1 loss to the New York Mets.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Lose Yet Another Series, Get Swept By Atlanta Braves Over the Weekend

The Arizona Diamondbacks continued their streak of miserable play in June this past weekend, wrapping up a pretty unremarkable month by getting swept by the Atlanta Braves. And it was because of poor pitching (big surprise) and costly errors.

The D-backs (42-39) are somehow still in first place in the National League West standings by two games, but that's only by virtue of the fact that both the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres failed to win their respective series over the weekend.

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