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Arizonans host a range of events to mark brand-new Juneteenth holiday

WASHINGTON - The federal Juneteenth holiday may be brand new, but you might not know it from the number of celebrations already planned to mark the day in Arizona, with celebrations across the state scheduled to start Friday night and continue through Saturday evening.


Best in history? That’s what Suns’ Ayton thinks about 2018 NBA draft class

PHOENIX – During the Suns’ successful quest to eliminate the Lakers in the Western Conference quarterfinals, Suns center Deandre Ayton averaged 15.8 points and earned a shooting percentage of 77.6.


Citing physiological benefits, experts say Coyotes shouldn’t lose sleep over move to Central Division

PHOENIX – The Coyotes are moving to the Central Division next season and will face teams who are much further east. Although the move may seem unintuitive to fans, academic research indicates that the Coyotes’ divisional opponents may be at a physical disadvantage when traveling to Gila River Arena.


Celebrity fans, high ticket prices, national attention: Yup, the Phoenix Suns have arrived

From high-profile fans to high-priced tickets, the Phoenix Suns are enjoying the fruits of playing under a national spotlight.


Daughter in sports? Role models, parental support can help keep girls participating

PHOENIX – A Women’s Sports Foundation study found parental support plays a significant role in girls in sports. That’s because girls face more stereotypes and have less societal support than boys.


‘Locked in’: Postseason highlights growth of Suns’ Deandre Ayton

After skeptics questioned the abilities of No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton, the Suns big man is coming up big in postseason.


As Lakers return to LA for Game 3 of NBA playoffs, players work to find rhythm

LOS ANGELES – The Lakers starting line-up has only played five games together this season. So they are still trying to learn to play with one another while also playing in the NBA Playoffs.


‘This is a Suns town’: As team embarks on Game 2, it remains atop Phoenix sports hierarchy

The excitement surrounding the Phoenix Suns, who are back in the playoffs after a 10-season drought, confirms that they remain atop the Phoenix sports hierarchy.


Lesser of two evils? Suns secure No. 2 seed in Western Conference, will play Lakers or Warriors

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns locked up the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season. However, their first-round opponent will present difficult challenges.


‘Tighten the screws’: As Suns near first playoffs since 2010, keys to success emerge

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are about to make their first appearance in the NBA playoffs since the 2009-10 season. Although they already feel as if they are in that environment, several keys have emerged that could help them find success.


Another Hill to climb: Obscure law denies Dreamers congressional jobs

WASHINGTON - One benefit of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is work authorization, but it does not extend to Capitol Hill - a surprise to some Arizona Democrats who, barred from hiring Dreamers, are now trying to change the law.


Arizona law enforcement struggle to halt deadly street racing

Arizona law enforcement officials are trying to address the street racing problem across the state as public complaints and the death toll continues to mount.