U-S-A! Americans book trip to World Baseball Classic quarterfinals in win over Colombia
PHOENIX – Behind a 3-2 win over Colombia Wednesday night, Team USA moves on to the World Baseball Classic quarterfinals after going 3-1 in the group stage and now faces Venezuela on Saturday.
Time for change: MLB players, managers offer first impressions of pitch clock, new rules
SURPRISE – Several days into spring training, players and managers alike are forced to adjust to the pitch timer introduced for the 2023 MLB season. Key stakeholders in the change share their thoughts in this adjustment period.
‘Are the KD jerseys here yet?’ Valley businesses excited about possible economic boost from Kevin Durant
PHOENIX – Local bars, restaurants, and sports memorabilia shops have felt the residual effects of Kevin Durant’s arrival in the Valley. Ahead of his Suns debut, downtown is prepared for an increase in foot traffic and sales.
New Suns acquisition Kevin Durant: ‘I know what a championship would mean to this city’
PHOENIX – The deal was done but fans had yet to hear Kevin Durant speak. That changed Thursday when the newest Phoenix Suns player met the media in front of a cheering crowd.
Arizona advocates win national recognition for work on Proposition 308
WASHINGTON - An Arizona nonprofit was honored here Tuesday for its push to win in-state tuition for undocumented students, a change that organizers said has moved the state from an "epicenter of hate toward immigrants into an epicenter of hope."
ASU’s play ‘Safe At Home’ gives audiences unique, eye-opening theater experience
TEMPE – The unique play “Safe At Home,” an ASU production, gives viewers a chance to see behind the scenes at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Tour guides navigate the audience across nine scenes during a 90-minute interactive experience.
New Phoenix Suns Warren and Bazley have connections to Arizona
PHOENIX – A week after the NBA trade deadline, and the marquee name plastered all around the Valley is that of 13-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant. The former Brooklyn Net brings championship aspirations back to Phoenix, but he also brings along a familiar face. Forward T.J. Warren, who was part of the trade from Brooklyn, played his first five NBA seasons in Phoenix.
HomeBase Surprise tackles rising homeless youth population in Arizona
SURPRISE – HomeBase, a transitional living facility for homeless youth, opens a second facility, this time in Surprise. The program works to combat the rising rate of unsheltered youth by offering them housing and education.
Phoenix Suns acquire Kevin Durant in a blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets
PHOENIX – Mat Ishbia has made a huge overnight splash in his first move as owner of the Suns, acquiring Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets
New Suns and Mercury owner Mat Ishbia always dreamed of the NBA. Now, he’s finally made it.
PHOENIX – Following the Robert Sarver scandals, new team owner Mat Ishbia looks to correct the wrongs of Phoenix Suns past. At Wednesday’s introductory press conference he vowed to “win every kid’s heart and every person’s mindset.”
Wheelchair basketball event brings top teams, Paralympians to Ability360
PHOENIX – Some of the best wheelchair basketball players in the country competed over the weekend at the 23rd Annual D1 Phoenix Invitational.
Suns rising? Phoenix turning a corner after first-half struggles
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns struggled through much of the season with injuries piling up, testing the club’s roster depth. But with the return of forward Cameron Johnson and veteran point guard Chris Paul, and star Devin Booker expected back soon, the Suns may be poised to make a run after the upcoming NBA All-Star break.