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From tragedy to triumph: Suns’ Chris Paul, Monty Williams share deep bond

PHOENIX – Chris Paul and Monty Williams have been through a lot together. They reunited in Phoenix, where the Suns will play Game 1 of the NBA Finals.


‘You’re it!’ Local parkour athlete plays, commentates competitive tag

PHOENIX - World Chase Tag is a competitive ruleset for tag that has increased rapidly in popularity in the U.S. A Phoenix-based parkour athlete, Fernando Arce, is the captain of Team Ollo and will provide color commentary at August’s tournament.


At this senior living facility, Tour de Zest participants pedal against ageism

PHOENIX – Residents at La Siena, a Phoenix senior living facility, are participating in a Tour de France-themed competition: the Tour de Zest. They want to show ageing doesn’t mean you stop living.


Want a Suns ticket for $26,505? That and more as the franchise prepares for NBA Finals

PHOENIX – Deandre Ayton danced off the floor. Chris Paul wiped away tears. It was a moment Phoenix Suns fans will never forget Their team is on the way to the NBA Finals.


‘They can judge me’: Paul George pushes aside criticism, hopes to force Game 7

PHOENIX - Paul George has been the subject of criticism for his postseason struggles but a strong outing against the Suns has changed the perception.


Former Arizona champion jumper using pandemic as motivation in senior season at UCLA

LOS ANGELES – Nine-time Arizona High School state champion long-jumper and hurdler Jai Gruenwald hopes to reach new heights in her senior season at UCLA.


Could sports gambling be boon for women’s sports? Bet on it, some say

PHOENIX – As sports betting becomes legal across the United States, some see potential for an increase in attention on women’s sports because bettors might feel invested. Others aren’t so sure. Either way, both industries are taking off and they’re doing it together.


9,000 and counting: Mercury’s Diana Taurasi reaches another scoring milestone

PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi becomes first WNBA player to hit 9000 career points in a win against Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday


‘Shazam!’ Behind-the-scenes look at Suns radio broadcasting playoff games during pandemic

PHOENIX – NBA players and coaches often say competition during the postseason is on a different level. The same goes for the radio broadcasters who bring the excitement of the game through the airwaves.


Money for tweets, autographs? Ahead of new law, Arizona’s NAIA athletes not capitalizing on compensation rules

Phoenix - The NCAA will have to deal with the consequences of a new Arizona law that allows athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness rights. However, the NAIA has allowed NIL deals for months, but Arizona athletes have not capitalized.


‘It’s about time’: Remembering Ford Smith, the lone Arizonan to play in the Negro Leagues

PHOENIX - Ford Smith, who played for the Kansas City Monarchs after returning from World War II, is the lone Arizona to play in the Negro Leagues.


From Tempe to Torrey Pines: Rahm surrounded by ASU family during historic U.S. Open win

PHOENIX – When Jon Rahm won the U.S. Open Sunday, he made ASU the first school to have alumni win back-to-back majors since 1996. He and Phil Mickelson contribute to the legacy that makes ASU golf one of the top programs in the world.