Author Archives: Kayla Mortellaro

Maurice Purify Returns to Rattlers

By: Brian Kreps - Contributing Writer PHOENIX--- The Arizona Rattlers and wide receiver Maurice Purify agree to terms for the upcoming 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Thursday. This will be his fourth season with the Rattlers and his sixth in the AFL. Purify had success in his first stint with the Rattlers, helping them achieve three-consecutive Arena Bowl championships from ... Read More »

Sun Devils Drop Pac-12 Home Opener 3-1

By: Brian Kreps - Contributing Writer TEMPE, Ariz – The Arizona State Sun Devils looked to staff ace Seth Martinez to help snap a four-game losing streak when they faced Utah on Thursday night. While Martinez did his part, giving up only one earned run and six hits while striking out six over seven innings, the offense didn’t do their part as ... Read More »

Dbacks Unveil New Uniforms

PHOENIX--- The Arizona Diamondbacks unveiled new jerseys Thursday night at Chase Field in front of fans using players as models. The Dbacks introduced eight different options that include the reintroduction of the original purple and teal, a bold grey color for road games, plus a new white look for home games. The combination of sedona red and teal in a grey ... Read More »

Suns Fall to Marcus Morris and the Pistons 100-92

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX--- The main event Friday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena was the Detroit Pistons versus the Phoenix Suns. At the end of 48 minutes of basketball, the Pistons came out on top 100-92. The game was not without side attractions as Marcus Morris, twin of Markieff Morris, made his return to Phoenix after being traded to the Pistons ... Read More »

Suns Dominate Kings 118-97

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX--- The Phoenix Suns came out with high-energy and aggressiveness that led to a dominating win over the Sacramento Kings, 118-97 at Talking Stick Resort Arena Wednesday night. The Suns were led by Eric Bledsoe, who finished the night with 19 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. "He's very good at getting those steals and playing the passing ... Read More »

Steve Nash: Enters Suns Ring of Honor

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX--- Steve Nash changed the way the game of basketball was played. As a member of the Phoenix Suns, he was part of the seven seconds or less group that transcended the game of basketball. Nash was always about team involvement, therefore it is no shock that he racked up 10,335 assists all-time (8.5 per game), good enough ... Read More »

Suns Season Opener Stalled; Lost To Mavericks 111-95

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX--- The Phoenix Suns 2015-2016 NBA season opener at Talking Stick Resort Arena in front of a sellout crowd of 18,055 people fell short of anticipation - with a 111-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The evening started off with a great intro video produced by the Suns staff, which was followed by an energetic on-court introduction for all coaches ... Read More »

Takeaways From Suns Media Day

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX--- The Phoenix Suns held their media day Monday to kick start the 2015-2016 season. Two different moods surrounded the Suns organization this off-season; one of excitement and anticipation with Tyson Chandler and Brandon Knight signing long-term deals, the organization drafting Devin Booker, and most of the players spending the summer in the gym together. On the other ... Read More »

Mercury Season Ends on Questionable Foul Call; 72-71 to Lynx

By: Kayla Mortellaro  Update Monday at 1:12 p.m.- The WNBA released a statement about the controversial foul call late in game two of the Western Conference Finals. WNBA STATEMENT ON CALL IN LYNX-MERCURY GAME   NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2015 – Renee Brown, WNBA Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, issued the following statement today regarding the foul call with ... Read More »

Mercury Blaze Past Shock 88-55 to take Game One Series Lead

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX--- From the moment the ball tipped-off at Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Mercury had the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor as they battled the Tulsa Shock in game one of the WNBA Western Conference semi-finals. The Mercury was energized, focused, determined, and played phenomenal team ball. At half time, Phoenix was leading by 30 points and ... Read More »