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Nesta Jade Silvera, ASU’s vocal defensive captain, eagerly awaits biggest call of his life at NFL Draft
TEMPE - Arizona State defensive tackle Nesta Jade Silvera not only produces on the field but also served as the vocal leader for the Sun Devils this season. Bringing energy everywhere he goes, Silvera participated in multiple events leading up to the NFL Draft. He hopes to finally accomplish his childhood dream.
ASU football prospects Xazavian Valladay, Kyle Soelle turn heads at annual Pro Day
TEMPE – NFL scouts from across the league came to Tempe to evaluate the Sun Devils who declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. With only one invite from ASU at the NFL Scouting Combine, prospects such as Kyle Soelle and Xazavian Valladay showcased their skills at ASU’s Dickey Dome.
O Canada! Nick Taylor, Adam Hadwin weather conditions at WM Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE – Despite big-name presence at the WM Phoenix Open, a pair of lesser-known Canadians started strong in a frosty and windy tournament.
Unprecedented times: Super Bowl plus legalized sports betting could equal good fortune for Arizona
PHOENIX – The Super Bowl is widely known in the sports world as a “gamblers’ dream.” However, this year’s Super Bowl is in Arizona, the first state with legalized betting to host the big game. How does this directly impact Arizona and its economy?
Battle for No. 1: ASU men’s basketball hosts No. 5 UCLA for Pac-12 supremacy
TEMPE – The Sun Devils have an opportunity to take first place in the PAC-12 on Thursday against UCLA. However, the red-hot Bruins continue to run the PAC-12 and enter the contest riding a 13-game winning streak.
Catalyst for change: How Jerry Colangelo, 1992-93 Suns transformed downtown Phoenix
PHOENIX – The 1992-93 Phoenix Suns were more than a success on the basketball court, where they were good enough to reach The NBA Finals. With a new coach, a new superstar in Charles Barkley and a new arena, that team launched a renaissance in downtown Phoenix that transformed the city.
Double duty: Suns GM James Jones rewarded with promotion to President of Basketball Operations
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns announced James Jones as the team’s new president of basketball operations. This is the first time this job has been filled since 2015. It is a new position for Jones, however Jones’ impact on the organization made the ideal candidate for the job.
Inside the making of the Phoenix Suns’ City Edition jerseys honoring Arizona’s Native American tribes
PHOENIX — Nike’s City Edition uniforms allow NBA teams to create a new jersey that honors the culture and community through basketball. The Suns used this opportunity to unveil their ORGINATIV program, which highlights Arizona’s Native American tribes and educates fans about the culture through symbolism on the jersey and live performances.
Here’s the deal: Cam Johnson banking on solid play leading to huge payday with Phoenix Suns
PHOENIX – Cam Johnson and the Suns failed to agree to a contract extension before the season, allowing him to become a restricted free agent in 2023. This puts pressure on Johnson to perform, but he’s trying to not let it distract from the team’s goals.
Brighter days ahead? Suns ready to rise above tumultuous times as 2022-23 season begins
PHOENIX – After a historic postseason loss to end last season and a wild offseason, the Phoenix Suns return to action Wednesday for their season opener. Al McCoy and Tim Kempton provide insight to what the Suns must do to continue their success in a competitive Western Conference.
NBA punishment of Robert Sarver sparks strong criticism; City of Phoenix to investigate
PHOENIX – The NBA’s punishment of Robert Sarver has triggered widespread criticism from players, fans and those inside the Phoenix Suns organization.
A slap on the wrist? Suns fans react to NBA’s punishment for owner Robert Sarver
PHOENIX – Over the last year, Mercury and Suns owner Robert Sarver has been under investigation by the NBA about his impact on the Suns’ workplace environment. The league suspended Sarver for the season and fined Sarver, following some detailed findings from Sarver’s tenure as the owner.