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Suns applaud Sterling’s lifetime ban

The Phoenix Suns showed support on their website for the NBA's decision to punish Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver says he has “full support” for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million. In a statement released by the team, Sarver called Sterling’s comments on race “disturbing” and said Silver’s decision “upholds the principles of diversity, tolerance… Read More →

D-backs reach 500,000 Facebook likes

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The Arizona Diamondbacks reached 500,000 likes on Facebook today and responded with two significant announcements for fans and the Valley community. For 500 cents ($5), Facebook fans can purchase an Infield Reserve ticket for any of the games during the three-game series this week against the Colorado Rockies (April 28-30) or the start of the… Read More →

Fulton Homes Presents $76,500 to Suns Charities

Gerald Green, P.J. Tucker

Monday night just before tip-off of the Phoenix Suns-Memphis Grizzlies game, Fulton Homes Vice President Dennis Webb presented a $76,500 check to Suns Charities for the season-long “Proud to Own the 3-Point Zone” program. Throughout the season the Tempe-based homebuilder paid $100 each time a Suns player drained a three-point shot. Monies collected will go… Read More →

Phelps will start comeback in Mesa

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Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa on April 24-26. Bob Bowman, the swimmer’s longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday that Phelps… Read More →

Arizona scores NFL’s 2015 Pro Bowl

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The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl, skipping Hawaii for the first time since 2010. The game will return to Hawaii in 2016, the NFL announced Wednesday. The 2015 game will be the third time the Pro Bowl is held in the same city as the… Read More →

Top 10 Green Collegiate Sports Initiatives

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A survey conducted from May through June 2013 by the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability and published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that more collegiate athletic teams are adopting green and sustainable practices in operation of their sports facilities. The goal of the survey was to identify sustainability initiatives implemented in… Read More →

Spring training attendance grows

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Major League Baseball says spring training games drew a record average of 8,078 fans, up 7.3 percent from last year’s 7,527. The previous mark of 7,793 had been set in 2008. Overall attendance for 447 dates was 3,610,738, baseball’s fifth-highest total, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs drew 213,815 fans and an average… Read More →

Gilbert Will Host USA BMX Open House

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Representatives from the Town of Gilbert will host a second open house on April 8, from 6pm-8pm, at the Council Chambers at Town Hall, to discuss the potential partnership with USA BMX to develop a new facility in Gilbert. This open house will address the details of a potential agreement to go before Council for… Read More →

Spring Training means big business

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In 2012, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Office of Tourism, Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, Cactus League Association, and a coalition of municipalities that host the Cactus League funded two different studies, conducted by Elliott D. Pollack & Co. and FMR Associates of Tucson, to examine the economic impact of the Arizona Cactus League. The… Read More →

Players rally for Phoenix Suns Charities’ Jump Ball

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February 24, 2014 by in Events | Featured | Nonprofit | Sports

Phoenix Suns Charities’ annual gala, THE JUMP BALL, will be headlined by a show-stopping tribute to Michael Jackson, featuring Damian Brantley, on Saturday, March 1 at Talking Stick Resort. Guests will also enjoy appearances by the entire Suns team and coaching staff, entertainment by DJ Roonie G., dinner, a silent auction and much more. The… Read More →

Ice Den Chandler Announces a $3 Million Upgrade

February 11, 2014 by in Business News | Sports

Ice Den Chandler, soon-to-be Arizona’s next premier skating venue, today announced an estimated $3 million repair, renovation and revitalization project to begin this spring at the two-rink facility recently purchased by Coyotes Ice. During the pre-purchase inspection process, it was determined that the Chandler facility, like the other Polar Ice locations, was in severe disrepair… Read More →

D-backs Announce 2014 Promotional Schedule

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February 8, 2014 by in Featured | Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today the 2014 promotional schedule, which includes six bobbleheads and more than a dozen additional promotional items and special theme nights throughout the season. The D-backs will also launch mini-plan sales at SUBWAY® D-backs FanFest today and includes options for a 10-Game Mini-Plan and Prime Seat 6-Pack. The D-backs will give… Read More →

Discount LPGA tix benefit local hospitals

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February 6, 2014 by in Business News | Events | Sports

The LPGA Founders Cup has teamed up with Scottsdale Healthcare to donate 100 percent of proceeds to charity from Good Any Day Tickets and Weekly Badges purchased through ScottsdaleHealthcareTickets.org for the LPGA Founder’s Cup, March 18-23 at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. The charity ticket program offers a… Read More →

Mercury strike deal with Casino Arizona, Talking Stick

February 3, 2014 by in Business News | Sports

Today, the Phoenix Mercury entered into an exclusive, multi-year marquee partnership with Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort that includes branding on the Mercury’s home and away jerseys. The new agreement also designates Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort as the presenting sponsor of the Phoenix Mercury. The partnership was announced this morning by Mercury… Read More →