James Dalpino
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

James Dalpino expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a minor in communications. Dalpino has interned with Back Sports Page and the Pecos Independent Baseball League.

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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.

Players on the Arizona State men’s basketball team believe they are a more cohesive unit this season. They star in a high-profile meeting with No. 5 UCLA tonight at Desert Financial Arena. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

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.

A visionary in his own right, former Suns owner Jerry Colangelo capitalized on the potential of downtown Phoenix to help revitalize the Valley. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

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.

James Jones is tasked with elevating the Phoenix Suns to new heights while wearing two hats as the Suns general manager and new president of basketball operations. (File photo by Hope O'Brien/Cronkite News)

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.

In Wednesday's win over the Golden State Warriors, the Phoenix Suns debuted a new jersey design that pays tribute to Arizona's 22 Native American tribes. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

Suns forward Cam Johnson is averaging 10 points and four rebounds through the first four games of the regular season. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

The conduct of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver prompted point guard Chris Paul to tweet, “I was and am horrified and disappointed by what I read” in the report. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.