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Derby Dames turn to community for help in preserving Arizona’s only banked roller derby track

PHOENIX – Like many other businesses, the Arizona Derby Dames had to close their doors in March 2020 due to COVID-19. They were about to begin their 16th season. Instead, they had to hang their helmets and store their skates.


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.


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.


Hot, dry forecast offers little hope for relief as wildfires rage

WASHINGTON - A half-dozen wildfires were burning close to 140,000 acres across Arizona Tuesday and growing, as heat, wind and drought conditions complicated firefighting efforts, officials said.


‘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.


‘So extra’: How Phoenix boutique Mucho Más got bigger during the pandemic

Mucho Más is a boutique in central Phoenix that found success when the owners expanded their business in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.


‘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.


Blade runner: Despite amputation, softball player perseveres with perspective in tow

PHOENIX – Paradise Valley CC softball player Emily White finds perspective despite undergoing amputation following car accident


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.


Diamond in the rough: Japanese Americans imprisoned at Arizona camps during WWII found solace in baseball

PHOENIX – Baseball served as a distraction for some Japanese Americans who were imprisoned at Arizona camps during WWII


New frontier: Athletes, teams dipping their toes into cryptocurrency, NFT pool

PHOENIX – Athletes, teams and leagues across sports are dipping their toes into the NFT cryptocurrency pool. Athletes including Taijuan Walker and Rob Gronkowski have already jumped in.