Night Golf Tour Championship
The course is lighted with LED fairway and hazard markers, and golfers use a Night Flyer Golf Ball that lights up on impact as they compete in a nine-hole best-ball format. 8 p.m. shotgun start. $100 per team; free for spectators. Continental Golf Course, 7920 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, ngtaa.org, 602-524-7034.
The D-backs wrap up the season on the home field, Oct. 1, 5:10 p.m.; and Oct. 2, 12:10 p.m., vs. San Diego Padres. Call for ticket prices. Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, dbacks.com, 602-514-8400.
Carson Palmer and team take on the Los Angeles Rams, Oct. 2, 1:25 p.m.; New York Jets, Oct. 17; and Seattle Seahawks, Oct. 23. 5:30 p.m. kickoff unless noted. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, azcardinals.com, 602-379-0102.
Preseason action gets under way Oct. 3, vs. San Antonio Spurs; Oct. 5, vs. Utah Jazz; and Oct. 14, vs. Dallas Mavericks; followed by regular season action Oct. 26, vs. Sacramento Kings; and Oct. 30, 3 p.m., vs. Golden State Warriors. 7 p.m. tip-off unless noted. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, suns.com, 602-379-7878.
Dirt-flying, car-crushing action is on tap as the world’s best monster trucks and drivers battle it out in this explosive event of demolition, speed, power and stunts. This year’s lineup includes Grave Digger, Max-D, Northern Nightmare, Son-uva Digger, Scooby-Doo, Crusader and Soldier Fortune. Pit party, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, monsterjam.com, 800-745-3000.
October 8, 22
The Sun Devils take on the UCLA Bruins, Oct. 8; and Washington State Cougars, Oct. 22. Call for kickoff times and ticket prices. ASU Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, thesundevils.com, 480-965-2381.
October 15, 29
The team battles the Philadelphia Flyers, Oct. 15; and Colorado Avalanche, Oct. 29. 6 p.m. faceoff. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, coyotes.nhl.com, 480-563-PUCK.