Sport

An accident, a loss, an alley-oop: Suns playoff run helps fan persevere after painful year

PHOENIX – When David Boothe is down, the Suns are always there to lift him up. Motivated by Monty Williams’ personal mantra, Boothe hasn’t given up hope despite difficulties with his business and a life-altering motorcycle crash.


‘Nuestro equipo’: Diamondbacks’ City Connect jerseys showcase community of Hispanic fans

PHOENIX - The Diamondbacks debuted their City Connect jerseys with “Las Serpientes” across the front. The jerseys are one example of the Diamondbacks’ commitment to Arizona’s Hispanic community.


Two Arizona runners go the distance, from altitude training in Flagstaff to representing U.S. in Tokyo

PHOENIX - Emily Sisson and Rachel Schneider will run the 10,000 meters and 5,000 meters, respectively, at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The two live and train in Arizona and attribute the altitude in Flagstaff, and the heat in Phoenix, as part of their success.


Cha-ching: Suns playoff run a boost for local businesses, city image

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns’ playoff run has brought excitement back to the Valley and money to the pockets of local businesses following the challenges of the pandemic.


California’s college athletes eye their first payday under new NCAA rule

LOS ANGELES – The NCAA recently changed the collegiate game forever by allowing players the right to profit off their name, image and likeness.


Experts skeptical Suns’ statement condemning violence will curb disorderly fan behavior

PHOENIX - The Suns’ latest statement condemning violence at Phoenix Suns Arena came in response to a brawl at a watch party. Experts in the psychology of sports fandom question the real-life impact of such a statement.


All over the map: From Phoenix to Tucson, Arizona orienteering clubs embrace varied terrain

PHOENIX – Arizona’s varied terrain makes it a great state for orienteering, a sport in which competitors race from point to point while testing their navigational skills.


Even with loss, Suns fans embrace experience of Road Game Rally in arena

PHOENIX – Even those the Suns were playing in Milwaukee, fans enjoyed the experience of the Road Game Rally in Phoenix Suns Arena


They’re not counting their chickens but … Suns fans torn between sweep, Game 5 at home

PHOENIX - The Suns’ dominant win against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday night had fans flying high, suggesting a sweep is possible. But some admit they would rather see a Game 5 at home.


As Chris Paul chases title, question lingers: Will he play for Suns next season?

Chris Paul joined elite company in Michael Jordan after his finals debut. But will he still be playing for the Suns next season?


‘This funky game’: Korfball players struggle to grow sport in Arizona and U.S.

PHOENIX – In the 1980s, David Warren of Maricopa was part of the United States korfball team that earned a bronze medal at the World Games. Since then, the sport has faded even further into the background.


The Cam Payne trail: NBA G League experience in Texas prepared Suns guard for success

PHOENIX - Between January and March 2020, Cameron Payne used a stint with the Texas Legends of the G League to prove that he belonged in the NBA. He confirmed that again in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.