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With playoff schedule announced, Phoenix Suns fans begin pursuit of tickets

Basketball excitement is expected to hit a crescendo in Arizona Sunday night when the No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns begin their pursuit of the franchise’s first NBA title. ... Read more»

3 ex-Suns & ex-Wildcat Bynum among former NBA players charged in $4M scheme to defraud healthcare plan

Nineteen people, including three former Suns players and former University of Arizona player Will Bynum, were indicted on healthcare fraud charges in New York after they were charged with conspiring to defraud the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan of nearly $4 million. ... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Daniel Hernandez addresses anti-gay flier

Tucson Weekly's Dan Gibson, Councilman Paul Cunningham, Sunnyside Governing Board member Daniel Hernandez, Washington commentator Jimmy Zuma, and attorney Don Loose.... Read more»

Olympics

Colangelo lobbying against age limit for men’s basketball team

NBA owners are pushing for an age limit for future Olympians that would dramatically alter the roster of the U.S. men’s basketball team. But that won’t happen if Colangelo, chairman of Team USA and no longer a member of the owners fraternity, has anything to say about it.... Read more»

Opinion

What Linsanity reveals about our nation

Many have succombed to Linsanity — the excitement surrounding New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin. Unfortunately, his celebrity carries a racial edge to it.... Read more»

Derrick Williams leaving UA, declares for NBA draft

Wildcat basketball star Derrick Williams announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft in June, and won't return to play for the University of Arizona next year.... Read more»

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NBA commissioner dismisses allegations defense was played during All-Star Game

The final score of the NBA All-Star Game, played in Los Angeles on Sunday, was 148-143. That's entertainment.... Read more»

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Lebron James: NBA ambassador to international game

The NBA’s contract with its players expires after this season and Commissioner David Stern is already talking about a possibility he has never before discussed publicly — except to debunk rumors — in his 26-year tenure at the NBA helm: contraction.... Read more»

Basketball

NBA puts full-court press on India

The NBA has been zealously pursuing international conquest during David Stern's 36-year reign as commissioner. Basketball is the second fastest growing sport in India, with 4 million now playing the game. ... Read more»

Can America learn to love cricket?

Last week the cricket teams from New Zealand and Sri Lanka played the first ever international cricket game on American soil. It was minor history in the making, albeit a bit perplexing to some Americans who witnessed it.... Read more»

Cricket

India's professional cricket league rocked by scandal

India’s IPL cricket league, forecast to outgrow the NFL and NBA and become the world’s top revenue-earning brand in the next few years, has been recently ambushed by allegations of scandal and sleaze.... Read more»