Sports Calendar May 4-18

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WWE Presents NXT Live!
WWE NXT features the up-and-coming generation of superstar wrestlers battling to prove that they belong in the WWE.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 800.745.3000, ticketmaster.com, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, $16-$231.

Madrid vs. Frincu LFA 11
This MMA fight features a face off between middleweights Matthew Frincu and KOTC middleweight champion Daniel Madrid. There will also be many other fights to get the audience’s blood pumping.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 800.745.3000, ticketmaster.com, 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, $32-$57.

Whiskey Row Marathon
Come run for a good cause. The proceeds from this marathon go directly to a scholarship fund to help children and families cover the costs of child care, swimming lessons and gymnastic classes at the James Family Prescott YMCA.
James Family Prescott YMCA, 750 Whipple Street, Prescott, whiskeyrowmarathon.com, 6 a.m. Saturday, May 6, $100.

Phoenix Rising Football Club vs. Reno 1868 FC
Arizona’s most popular soccer team hosts Reno FC as it hopes for a victory in its fifth game of the season.
Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, 751 N. McClintock Drive, Scottsdale, 800.745.3000, ticketmaster.com, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, $10-$35.

Staycay 5K Fun Run/Walk
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa kicks off the staycation season with its first Staycay 5K Fun Run/Walk, which benefits Children’s Miracle Network. The fun run/walk winds through the picturesque Faldo course at Wildfire Golf Club and will conclude with a complimentary post-race pancake breakfast. Add a staycay to the run, with packages starting at $179 per night.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix, register.swcp.net (user name and password: cmnfunrun), http://bit.ly/2oFZ2wk, 7 a.m. Saturday, May 13, $25.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
In honor of Mother’s Day, the first 10,000 fans will receive a clutch that is said to be more “clutch” than Luis Gonzalez was in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. Bring Mom to the ballpark as the D-backs host the Pittsburgh Pirates in alternate pink uniforms. Don’t forget to check out former D-backs Daniel Hudson and Phil Gosselin on the Pittsburgh roster, too.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.462.6500, arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, May 14, $12-$130.

Phoenix Mercury vs. Dallas Wings
The first 5,000 fans receive light-up batons to help cheer on the Phoenix Mercury as they kick off the season on Mother’s Day against the Dallas Wings.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 800.745.3000, ticketmaster.com, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, $7-$264.

Phoenix Mercury vs. Indiana Fever
Join the Phoenix Mercury on Skin Cancer Awareness Night for tips on how to protect your skin as summer looms over the Valley. The last time the Mercury played the Fever was in the first round of last year’s playoffs, which resulted in a home win.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 800.745.3000, ticketmaster.com, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, $11-$135.

Arizona vs. Arizona State
Baseball archrivals Arizona State and Arizona square off in the traditional Duel in the Desert. You can expect Sparky the Sun Devil to try and one-up Wilbur the Wildcat in an always entertaining match-up that features the two biggest schools in Arizona.
Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Papago Park, 5999 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, 866.848.8499, vividseats.com, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, $11-$45. 

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