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Concerns arise for women, LGBTQ+ community visiting Qatar for World Cup
PHOENIX – As Qatar prepares for the World Cup, fans traveling abroad are encouraged to pay attention to laws and customs in the Arab nation.
Controversial Avalanche tweet raises questions about intersection of fandom, sports journalism
PHOENIX – A celebratory tweet about the Colorado Avalanche by a sports journalist raises questions about the direction of balanced reporting, particularly in the age of social media.
Blessing or curse? Devin Booker, Diana Taurasi land on NBA 2K23 covers
PHOENIX – Some believe landing on the cover of NBA 2K is a curse, but others are celebrating the decision to put the Suns’ Devin Booker and the Mercury’s Diana Taurasi on the latest edition. They are the first Phoenix athletes to front a game cover since Larry Fitzgerald did on Madden 10.
Future WWE stars? Two Arizona State athletes selected for sport’s NIL program
TEMPE – The WWE announced its second class of NIL athletes, and Cohlton Schultz and Case Hatch from Arizona State are among the 15 selected.
Betting on women: Sports gambling app industry excited by growth of female users
PHOENIX – Although men typically represent the majority of sports gamblers, women joined betting apps at a higher rate than men in 2021.
Durant? Lillard? What a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade deal could look like
PHOENIX – Speculation about a Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade is growing. Will the Phoenix Suns star be with the team next season?
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.
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.