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An NBA, Western Conference check-in: the 2nd quarter of the season
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An NBA, Western Conference check-in: the 2nd quarter of the season

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post We're in the midst of the second quarter of the NBA season. The trade deadline and the All-Star break came and went, yet everything remains the same around the league. Kinda. The top 10 teams are who we expected them to be, with the surprising addition of the Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks into the mix. The Brooklyn Nets are about to drop out of that group, and a suddenly feisty LA Clippers team will replace them. Out of that top 10, the top five of each conference make up the top teams in net rating — and those teams are the contenders to win the championship. However, the Phoenix Suns are about to surge in the net rating rankings. They were the surprise team who made a trade that reinvented their roster and changed the trajectory o...
An NBA check-in: the 2nd quarter of the season in the Eastern Conference
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An NBA check-in: the 2nd quarter of the season in the Eastern Conference

(Illustration by Javier Dosamantes) By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post Whatever happens in the Western Conference might ultimately end up not mattering because the two contenders in the East — the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks — look and play the part of a championship basketball team. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are fronting the Celtics' revenge tour. They're currently residing at their apex mountain, playing the best basketball they've played in their young careers.  Their team plays almost perfect basketball, the Celtics are nine-player rotation deep and with the least amount of questions about who they are and who they'll be in the playoffs. Giannis Antetokounmpo has become the personification of “a man on a mission” and has turned into the basketball equival...
An NBA check-in: Lebron James is the new scoring king
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An NBA check-in: Lebron James is the new scoring king

(Illustration by Javier Dosamantes) By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post Last week in Los Angeles, LeBron James broke the record for most points scored in NBA history, a record held for 39 years.  A record previously held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James took it while playing for Kareem's Lakers, the legendary L.A. sports franchise. Denzel Washington, who won the Oscar for his leading role in “Training Day,” was in attendance to witness sports history alongside other celebrities. In that iconic L.A. movie, a naively drunk Jack Hoyt has a hazy philosophical conversation about life with Washington's character and a grizzled drug kingpin — who are trying to teach the young Hoyt a few lessons about life on his first day on the job. But he then tells them he has everything figure...
An NBA check-in: the 1st quarter of the season
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An NBA check-in: the 1st quarter of the season

(Illustration by Javier Dosamantes) Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James dribbles during first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, tries to get past Sacramento Kings' Domantas Sabonis during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shoots past Milwaukee Bucks' Bobby Portis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)Brookly...
Aztecs Volleyball gets overpowered at No. 8 Chandler-Gilbert CC
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Aztecs Volleyball gets overpowered at No. 8 Chandler-Gilbert CC

Final123TPIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE1113140CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE2525253 Pima Sophomore Haley Duncan (Photo by Stephanie van Latum) Sophomore Haley Duncan (Walden Grove HS) finished with a team-high eight kills to go along with two blocks but the Aztecs volleyball team fell in straight sets at No. 8 Chandler-Gilbert Community College 25-11, 25-13, 25-14. The Aztecs are now 5-15 overall and 2-8 in ACCAC conference play. The Pima Community College volleyball team (5-15, 2-8 in ACCAC) played an ACCAC conference match at No. 8 ranked Chandler-Gilbert Community College (11-4, 9-2) on Wednesday. The Aztecs fell in straight sets to the Coyotes 25-11, 25-13, 25-14.The Aztecs struggled to gain momentum as they scored back-to-back on one occasion as the Coyotes gradually pulled a...
Meredith Scott and Angelina Amparano sweep ACCAC Player/Goalkeeper of the Week honors
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Meredith Scott and Angelina Amparano sweep ACCAC Player/Goalkeeper of the Week honors

Freshman midfielder/forward Meredith Scott (Walden Grove HS) and sophomore goalkeeper Angelina Amparano (Salpointe Catholic HS). (Photos by Stephanie van Latum) Freshman midfielder/forward Meredith Scott (Walden Grove HS) and sophomore goalkeeper Angelina Amparano (Salpointe Catholic HS) swept the ACCAC Player/Goalkeeper of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 3-9. Scott had a goal and two assists while Amparano had seven saves in 152 minutes logged at the net. The Aztecs play at Cochise College on Tuesday. Pima Community College women's soccer players Meredith Scott (Walden Grove HS) and Angelina Amparano (Salpointe Catholic HS) earned recognition for their efforts during the week of Oct. 3-9. Scott, a freshman midfielder/forward, was named ACCAC Division II Player of the Wee...
Junyoung Hwang nets golden goal in double overtime as Aztecs Men’s Soccer escapes Paradise Valley; Cosgrove gets career win No. 400
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Junyoung Hwang nets golden goal in double overtime as Aztecs Men’s Soccer escapes Paradise Valley; Cosgrove gets career win No. 400

The (5) Aztecs men's soccer team beat Paradise Valley Community College 1-0 in double overtime as Yunyoung Hwang scored the golden goal in the 107th minute. The win gave head coach David Cosgrove his 400th career win at Pima. 2022 Pima Aztecs Men's Soccer team (Photo by Raymond Suarez) The Pima Community College men's soccer team (9-1-2, 6-1-2 in ACCAC) gutted out a win in its final regular season home game on Tuesday at the West Campus Aztec Field part of the Chapman Automotive Sports Complex. The No. 5 ranked Aztecs defeated Paradise Valley Community College 1-0 in double overtime. Freshman Junyoung Hwang hit his shot inside the box after fellow freshman Aiden Oliver's (North HS) cross pass in the 107th minute (3:51 left).The Aztecs created chances during the game but couldn't sco...
Nayeli Vidal and Caitlyn Maher each score twice as Women’s Soccer beats Paradise Valley CC on Sophomore Day
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Nayeli Vidal and Caitlyn Maher each score twice as Women’s Soccer beats Paradise Valley CC on Sophomore Day

The No. 3 ranked Aztecs women's soccer team earned their sixth straight win after beating Paradise Valley Community College 4-1. Nayeli Vidal and Caitlyn Maher each scored two goals. The Aztecs are now 11-1 overall and 8-1 in ACCAC conference play. Sophomores Angelina Amparano, Mari Acosta, Nayeli Vidal, Sophia Duran, Savannah Gutierrez, Alexus Mendez, Caitlyn Maher, Riley Bonner, Bri Gerhart and Delaney Buntin. (Photo by Raymond Suarez) Final12TPARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ()011PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ()224 The Pima Community College women's soccer team (11-1, 8-1 in ACCAC) celebrated Sophomore Day on Tuesday at the West Campus Aztec Field part of the Chapman Automotive Sports Complex. The No. 3 ranked Aztecs defeated Paradise Valley Community College 4-1 gaining t...
Suns owner Sarver suspended 1 year, fined $10M after probe
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Suns owner Sarver suspended 1 year, fined $10M after probe

FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver watches the team play against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Dec. 11, 2019. The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year, plus fined him $10 million, after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies." The findings of the league's report, published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, came nearly a year after the NBA asked a law firm to investigate allegations that Sarver had a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents over his nearly two-decade tenure overseeing the franchise. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, center, watches during the s...
Chiefs’ Reid takes over kicking duties after Butker injury
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Chiefs’ Reid takes over kicking duties after Butker injury

Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid (20) kicks an extra point against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid has added kicking duties to his resume. Reid was called into action after kicker Harrison Butker rolled his left ankle on a kickoff in the first quarter Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Butker was taken off the field on a cart, but later returned to the sideline. Reid made his first extra point attempt, but missed his second after the Chiefs took a 20-6 lead in the second quarter. He also boomed two kickoffs for touchbacks. The Chiefs experimented with Reid at kicker during camp an...