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Robert Sarver will begin the process of selling the Suns and Mercury, saying in a statement it had become clear 'that whatever good I have done, or could still do, is outweighed by things I have said in the past.'

Robert Sarver announced that he will begin the early stages of selling the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, just over a week after he was suspended one year and fined $10 million as a result of an investigation into misconduct toward employees. Read more»

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»

The Suns’ outdoor beach party, Rally Beach, will return for Game 1 Sunday at Footprint Center and will feature sand, deejays, a giant screen and beverage trucks.

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»

Over 50 people gathered for a recent 5K run at Steele Indian School Park that was put on by African American Reconstruction, whose mission is to empower the Black community and cultivate a climate that creates opportunities for advancement.

The non-profit organization African American Reconstruction was founded after the death of George Floyd to empower the Black community and cultivate a climate that creates opportunities for advancement. 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»

Former University of Arizona player Will Bynum.

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»

The interest in sports trading cards picked up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Millions of dollars began flowing into the sports trading card industry as fans looked for creative ways to pass time during the pandemic, and some of these high-priced cards are coming to the Arizona desert as young stars emerge. Read more»

Footprint will be the latest company with its name on the marquee of the downtown arena, following America West, USAirways and Talking Stick Resort.

The decision by the Phoenix Suns to rename the downtown arena to Footprint Center - after local plant-based packaging company Footprint - might have come as a surprise to fans, but for experts on sports business, and its intersection with environmental issues, not as shocking. Read more»

The 69-ton floating Olympic Rings Monument in Tokyo Bay, adjacent to Rainbow Bridge.

The United States is sending over 600 athletes to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - the opening ceremonies Friday signified the official start of the much delayed, much anticipated event - and here are the schedules for the 19 Arizonans either born or raised in the state. Read more» 1

Diane Enos, president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and Phoenix Suns President Jason Rowley display an artist’s rendering of signage that will adorn Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.

Fans who make their way to Phoenix Suns or Phoenix Mercury games will have to get used to a new name for the teams' home. The US Airways Center will soon be known as the Talking Stick Resort Arena. Read more» 1

Phoenix sure doesn't have enough surface parking lots. And the loss of physical history is an insidious force, a civic carcinogen. Read more»

Former Suns star Charles Barkley and Gov. Jan Brewer might not make for a great matchup on the boards, but what about in the war of words? Barkley is calling for professional sports to boycott Arizona because of SB 1070. Brewer penned an op-ed for ESPN saying a boycott is "the wrong play." Read more»