Sports Calendar August/September 2018

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World Fighting Federation Presents Wild Horse Pass Fight Live Mixed Martial Arts
Escape the heat at an MMA fight, featuring the return of Matt Betzold, the “leg breaker.” The rest of the card was still being compiled as of deadline. Tickets and streaming at wffmma.com.
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler, 1.800.946.4452, wingilariver.com, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 18, tickets start at $25.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Angels
Forks up! ASU students are invited to purchase discounted baseline reserve tickets to the game for $25. The ticket pack comes with a special D-backs/ASU baseball cap. Regular ticket prices apply elsewhere.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.514.8400, mlb.com/dbacks, 6:40 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, $25.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Seattle Mariners
The D-backs take on former teammate Jean Segura and feared slugger Nelson Cruz in this three-game set of interleague play. Enjoy postgame fireworks on Friday night.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.514.8400, mlb.com/dbacks, 6:40 p.m., Friday, August 24, 5:10 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 1:10 p.m., Sunday, August 26, tickets start at $16.

Vertigo Night Runs
This fifth Insomniac Night Trail Run Series, sponsored by Huss Brewing Co., features seven races from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The series features 52K, 31K, 20K, 10K and 6K. The racecourses will be well marked with orange plastic ribbons with black polka dots, reflective markers and glow lights. Trail junctions and turns will be indicated with laminated signs.
Competitive Track at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, 20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell, aravaiparunning.com, 7 p.m., Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, races start at $42.52 until August 21.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Denver Broncos
This last preseason game for the Cards should be intriguing as fans wait to see how the new coaching staff will shape up the roster. Watch as the remaining players fight to secure an NFL roster spot.
University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 602.379.0101, azcardinals.com, 7 p.m., Thursday, August 30, tickets start at $6.

ASU Sun Devils vs. University of Texas San Antonio Roadrunners
Sun Devil, Wildcat or Lumberjack, everyone wants to see what it’s like with Herm Edwards taking over as ASU’s head coach. Our hometown team has a tough schedule this year, but it should be able to pull this one off.
Sun Devil Stadium, 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, 480.965.3482, thesundevils.com, 7:30 p.m, Saturday, September 1, tickets start at $30.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves
A series full of promotions hits the desert with the series opener being University of Arizona night. Postgame fireworks follow on September 7 and on September 8, it’s Hispanic Heritage Day with a Ketel Marte Luchador bobblehead giveaway. Not only are the experiences at the ballpark going to be memorable, but it will also be exciting to see the National League’s top two first basemen clash when Freddie Freeman comes to town.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.514.8400, mlb.com/dbacks, 6:40 p.m. Thursday, September 6, Friday, September 7, 5:10 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 1:10 p.m., Sunday, September 9, tickets start at $16.

ASU Sun Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans
Big Ten fans believe Pac-12 football programs are weak opponents. Michigan State is one of the many tough Big Ten teams competing in the NCAA this year, so this will be a tough early season test for the Sun Devils.
Sun Devil Stadium, 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, 480.965.3482, https://thesundevils.com/sports/2013/4/17/208252611.aspx, 7:45 p.m., Saturday, September 8, tickets start at $60.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Redskins
It’s the Cardinals season opener, and two teams devastated by injuries in 2017 face off to begin their campaigns to prove their worth this year. The Cardinals will play an old division rival in the Redskins and Alex Smith.
University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 602.379.0101, azcardinals.com, 1:25 p.m., Sunday, September 9, tickets start at $31.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Golf Tournament
In honor of Hunger Awareness Month in September, Grimaldi’s is hosting its first charity golf tournament to benefit No Kid Hungry. The entrance fee is $125 and includes a round of golf, breakfast, lunch and a goodie bag. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry. Awards will be given for top tournament finishers.
Westin Kierland Golf Club, 15636 N. Clubgate Drive, Scottsdale, grimaldispizzeria.com/store/golf.aspx, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesda, September 12, $125.

Arizona Coyotes vs. LA Kings
Get a sneak peek at the new-look Coyotes during this preseason game.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 623.772.3800, gilariverarena.com, 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, tickets TBA.

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