Alexander Weiner

Alexander Weiner

Sports Reporter, Phoenix
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Suns sharpshooter Rex Chapman broke an NBA playoff record 23 years ago

PHOENIX – Twenty-three years ago, Rex Chapman became the first NBA player to drill nine 3-point shots in a single playoff game for the Phoenix Suns. That record stayed in place until Klay Thompson came along.


Cardinals draft pick Isaiah Simmons brings versatility, big game experience

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals filled multiple holes on their defense with one player when they selected Clemson’s versatile Isaiah Simmons with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.


Josh Christopher’s high school teammates weigh in on leadership he brings to ASU

PHOENIX – ASU’s newest recruit, five-star Josh Christopher, was a tremendous talent in high school. His teammates also say he was quite the leader.


Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom helping Navajo Nation fight coronavirus

PHOENIX – Former ASU basketball player Michelle Tom is battling the coronavirus from a small, rural hospital near the Navajo Nation. And she needs help.


NABI cancellation means much more to Native American community than just loss of basketball

PHOENIX – The biggest Native American basketball tournament in the country was canceled. It has greater impact than just the lack of basketball.


Phoenix Mercury trade first round selection to bolster backcourt, secure Walker-Kimbrough

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury added three guards on draft night and traded first-round pick Jocelyn Willoughby to secure point guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.


‘I was in shock’: Seniors on ASU women’s basketball team adjusting to abrupt end

PHOENIX – Four members of the Arizona State women’s basketball team this year were looking forward to their first experience in the NCAA Tournament. One was senior Ja’Tavia Tapley, who has lost her only shot to play during March Madness. But that isn’t the only impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Tapley.


Kingsbury believes continuity will help Cardinals weather challenging offseason

PHOENIX – The Cardinals went through massive turnover last offseason. Now, with a sense of identity and direction, they have the system in place for players when football resumes.


Virtual vitality: Coyotes inject life into postponed season with help from NHL 20

PHOENIX – With regular season game-like production and play-by-play by Matt McConnell, the Coyotes are showing what would have been their matchups on NHL 20, the video game.


21 years ago, pitching legend Randy Johnson made his Diamondbacks debut

PHOENIX – On April 5, 1999, it was Opening Day in Los Angeles. The Arizona Diamondbacks were on the road to begin the year and new acquisition Randy Johnson was the starter.


Arizona broadcasters McConnell, Schulte and Bloom adjusting to a world without sports

PHOENIX – The sports hiatus affects players and fans but also the broadcasters of the teams no longer playing. Greg Schulte, Matt McConnell and Jon Bloom shared their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their lives.


Phoenix Suns make broadcast history with radio call of NBA 2K20 showdown

PHOENIX – The Suns have been making the best of a difficult situation by streaming NBA 2K20 games that coincide with their regular-season schedule. On Friday, they took it up a notch with a live radio broadcast of the game.