Arizona Coyotes vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Scottsdale’s Auston Matthews comes home to face the Arizona Coyotes, for what is sure to be a tough game. The Yotes look to get their season back on track after a rocky start. Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson hopes to be a deciding factor.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 480.563.7825, nhl.com/coyotes, Thursday, December 28, 7 p.m., tickets start at $34.50.
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Football Classic
Penn State and Washington will meet at the University of Phoenix Stadium for the annual Fiesta Bowl.
University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 480.350.0911, fiestabowl.org, Saturday, December 30, 2 p.m., tickets start at $95.
Get your new year started on the right foot. The route is amazing; athletes will enjoy a scenic, supported run or walk through Papago Park next to the zoo, then along the paved canal path behind the Desert Botanical Garden and back through the park past Hole in the Rock.
Ramada 9 & 10, Papago Park, Phoenix, 480.609.3978, fieldworksevents.com/resolution-run, Sunday, January 7, 9 a.m., $40.
Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Shooting guard Devin Booker, fresh from his left adductor strain, hopes to guide the Suns to victory against a stacked Oklahoma City team. While the Thunder has been unable to capitalize on the talent they acquired in the offseason, they are still a team that has immense potential and will likely make the playoffs.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.7900, nba.com/suns, Sunday, January 7, 6 p.m., tickets start at $5.
ASU Sun Devils vs. Oregon Ducks
The Sun Devils basketball team has had a remarkable start to its season, to say the least. After coming into the season completely unranked, the Sun Devils won nine in a row to tie for a school record. During that stretch, they beat the No. 2 team in the country, Kansas, by a respectable 10 points. The Devils hope to continue their surprise season as they take on the Ducks.
ASU Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, 480.727.0000, thesundevils.com, Thursday, January 11, 8 p.m., visit website for pricing.
Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks
The Yotes have had a rough season so far. Last in the Pacific Division, the Coyotes face off against a tough San Jose team that has had a strong start.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Massachusetts Ave., Glendale, 480.563.7825, nhl.com/coyotes, Saturday, January 13, 8:30 p.m., tickets start at $34.50.