Through January 30
D-backs Baseball Academy
Designed for male and female youth ages 8-18, this elite player development hitting program features 60-minute sessions in the D-Backs batting cages with personalized hitting instruction from D-Backs staff members, including Mark Grace, J.R. House, Robby Hammock, Chris Cron, Luis Urieta and Javier Colina. Call for times and prices. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, dbacks.com/academy, 800-821-7152.
Dec. 2, vs. Indiana Pacers; Dec. 9, vs. Miami Heat; Dec. 12, vs. Detroit Pistons; Dec. 15, vs. Milwaukee Bucks; and Dec. 23, vs. Dallas Mavericks. 7 p.m. tip-off. Call for ticket prices. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, suns.com, 602-379-SUNS.
Dec. 4, vs. Los Angeles Kings; Dec. 6, 6 p.m., vs. Boston Bruins; Dec. 11, vs. Nashville Predators; Dec. 13, 6 p.m., vs. Minnesota Wild; Dec. 16, vs. Edmonton Oilers; Dec. 27, 6 p.m., vs. Anaheim Ducks; and Dec. 29, vs. Philadelphia Flyers. 7 p.m. faceoff unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, coyotes.nhl.com, 480-563-PUCK.
December 7, 21
Dec. 7, 2:05 p.m., vs. Kansas City Chiefs; and Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., vs. Seattle Seahawks. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, azcardinals.com, 602-379-0102.
UFC Fight Night
The UFC makes its long-awaited Arizona debut as former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos takes on contender Stipe Miocic in the five-round main event. Arizona competitors John Moraga, Joe Riggs, Jamie Varner and Anthony Birchak also compete on the card. 12:30 p.m. $40-$200. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Two of the nation’s top college football teams battle it out at this 44th-annual bowl game. 2 p.m. kickoff. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, fiestabowl.org, 480-350-0900.