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Reaction has been strong following the announcement by the NBA that Robert Sarver would be suspended for a year.

The NBA’s suspension and $10 million fine for Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver has sparked widespread criticism, including strong responses from a Phoenix Suns player and executive who view the punishment as “falling short” compared to the findings in the investigation. Read more»

As Brittney Griner, left, remains detained in Russia on drug charges, Diana Taurasi and other Phoenix Mercury teammates worry about her safety.

While Brittney Griner remains in Russia after detainment on apparent drug charges, the rest of the reigning Western Conference champions try to shift their focus toward Phoenix Mercury training camp - but it hasn't been easy. Read more»

Brittney Griner, left, who plays for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg, is in 'good condition,' a State Department official said. Griner is awaiting trial after Russian officials accused her of allegedly trying to enter the country with vape cartridges containing hashish oil.

Phoenix Mercury’s star center and a two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia on drug charges for almost five weeks, is reported to be in “good condition,” a U.S Department of State official said Wednesday. Read more»

In the offseason, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has played for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg since 2015. Many of the top players in the WNBA compete overseas because the money is so lucrative.

Brittney Griner is the WNBA player the Russian Federal Customs Service said was arrested on suspicion of smuggling liquid cannabis, the Phoenix Mercury confirmed Saturday. Read more»

Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall turned to Nona Lee, his executive vice president and chief legal officer, when he wanted to improve organizational diversity and have someone who could enhance the lives of those who have faced social injustice, racism, sexism, homophobia or any form of discrimination.

Nona Lee, executive vice president and chief legal officer to Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall, leads a business and community initiative to improve organizational diversity while improving the lives of those who have been disadvantaged by any form of discrimination. Read more»

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Dec. 1 in a Mississippi abortion law case that could be a vehicle for overturning Roe v. Wade. Scores of briefs have been filed on both sides of the case, including one from more than 500 women athletes – at least nine of them with Arizona ties – arguing in support of abortion rights.

Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court this week challenging Mississippi’s restrictive new abortion law - a case in which Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a brief supporting the law. Read more»