International call: Arizona’s Mathurin, Koloko symbolic of talent pool in NBA Draft

PHOENIX – As the NBA Draft nears, it’s clear how much international players have impacted the league.That’s good news for Arizona’s Bennedict Mathurin and Christian Koloko.


From Damian Lillard to Patrick Ewing, stars come out for Section 7 high school basketball tournament

GLENDALE – State Farm Stadium hosted the Section 7 tournament last weekend where top prospects including Jared McCain showcased their skills in front of over 500 college coaches. Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd was there watching the nation’s best players.


Work in progress: Rattlers want to achieve more after clinching playoff berth

MESA – Despite already clinching the playoffs, the Arizona Rattlers still have plenty of objectives they want to achieve by the end of the regular season.


Hamilton High’s Gavin Turley hopes to make impression at MLB Draft Combine

SAN DIEGO – Hamilton High School graduate Gavin Turley is one of the top draft-eligible prospects coming out of Arizona and has his eyes set on the upcoming MLB Draft in Los Angeles


‘Stabilizing the ship’: Despite turmoil, Vanessa Nygaard determined to keep Mercury on track

PHOENIX – Vanessa Nygaard had championship dreams. Despite the turmoil the Phoenix Mercury have faced, she is determined to keep the team on a positive path.


‘Beyond the disc’: Ultimate Frisbee takes off in Arizona

TEMPE – As the popularity of ultimate frisbee grows, Valley of the Sun Ultimate continues to provide opportunities for all types of players and build communities through frisbee.


Former coach keeps spotlight on Russian detention of Brittney Griner

WASHINGTON - A plain shirt, a pin, a number. For the past 41 days, basketball legend Dawn Staley has posted that photo to her social media accounts, just part of the outpouring of support for Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who has detained in a Russian jail since Feb. 17.


Man vs. machine: Even when Suns dominated, analytical models loved the Celtics

PHOENIX – The Golden State Warriors are favorites to win the NBA title now that they lead the series 3-2, but for much of the seasons, analytical models loved the Boston Celtics.


Los Angeles quick to embrace women’s soccer with addition of Angel City FC

LOS ANGELES – In its inaugural season as a member of the National Women's Soccer League, Angel City Football Club quickly becomes a big hit.


Orange County Riptide of the California Collegiate League offers competitive atmosphere for top baseball prospects

IRVINE, Calif. – The Orange County Riptide of the California Colleague League brings competition for players with big league aspirations.


Love high school hoops? Section Seven draws nation’s top players, college coaches to Glendale

PHOENIX – Section Seven at State Farm Stadium will feature many of the nation’s top high school basketball prospects and will draw over 500 college coaches.


Phoenix Suns vs. Seattle, Las Vegas? NBA expansion rumors pick up steam

PHOENIX – As NBA expansion rumors pick up steam, the possibility of the Phoenix Suns playing games in Seattle and Las Vegas becomes more likely.