Rihanna will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in Glendale, the NFL and the international superstar announced over the weekend.
- This will be Rihanna's first public performance since early 2018.
You can place a bet on anything these days, including who will be the new owner of the Phoenix Suns.
- Sportsbook Bovada released its odds as to who is most likely to purchase the team from owner Robert Sarver.
Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver said Wednesday he was "beginning the process of seeking buyers" for the teams after being suspended by the NBA for one year for workplace misconduct, Axios' Jacob Knutson reports.
Why it matters: A report from an independent investigation earlier this month found that Sarver "repeated the N-word when recounting the statements of others" and engaged in "inequitable conduct toward female employees," substantiating prior allegations.
The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADOG) granted 10 licenses for businesses that don't qualify for full sports wagering to run brick-and-mortar sportsbooks.
- They were awarded to horse racing tracks Turf Paradise in north Phoenix and Arizona Downs in Prescott Valley, seven bars in metro Phoenix and one in Tucson.
Glendale city officials are hoping to minimize the impact of the ongoing construction of a massive hotel and resort during Super Bowl week next year.
Details: VAI Resort is under construction on the east side of Loop 101, just south of State Farm Stadium.
- With about 1,200 rooms, the resort will boast Arizona's largest hotel.
Robert Sarver, a banker and Arizona native, bought the Phoenix Suns in 2004 for $401 million — an NBA record at the time.
Early life: Sarver was raised in Tucson and started working for his father's company American Savings and Loans at 16.
State leaders are working in overdrive to make sure the best of Arizona is on full display when thousands of visitors descend upon the Valley for Super Bowl LVII — but there's one thing they can't seem to get game-day ready: the Arizona Cardinals.
Catch up quick: The past two years, the teams from the cities hosting the big game won it. That hadn't happened in the previous 54 Super Bowls.
Football is back and we've got you covered if you intend on heading to the stadium this season.
- Here's what you need to know to be game-day ready.
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