Extra Point Podcast: Duane Rankin

(3TV/CBS 5) -- As the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks continue to battle in the NBA Finals, we go inside the series with Duane Rankin, the Suns beat reporter for The Arizona Republic/AZCentral.

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Phoenix Suns talk with Jerry ColangeloWith the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals, we talk with Arizona sports icon Jerry Colangelo to get his thoughts on his former team's run, his time building the franchise, and more.

Suns vs. Bucks NBA Finals previewIt's all come down to this: The Phoenix Suns face the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals. Can the Suns take home their first-ever title? We preview the series with Gina Mizell of Suns.com and Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com.

Phoenix Suns broadcaster Eddie JohnsonThe former NBA sharpshooter and current broadcaster discusses the Phoenix Suns' Western Conference Finals series against the Los Angeles Clippers. He takes you inside the mind of a player and outlines how the Suns can make their first NBA Finals appearance since 1993.

Olympic skateboarder Jagger EatonJagger Eaton is one of the best skateboarders in the world, and the Mesa native will be competing in this year's Olympics in Tokyo. He discusses his career, growing up in the Valley, and going for gold!

ASU hit with allegations of recruiting violationsArizona State football is being hit with accusations about recruiting violations. We discuss the situation with SunDevilSource.com's Chris Karpman.

Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind: Valley native and Jimmy Eat World drummer Zach Lind talks about his love of the Suns, performing at halftime of Game 1, getting back to performing shows live and more!

UFC 263 preview with Dana WhiteWe talk with the President of the UFC Dana White for a preview of UFC 263, taking place June 12 in Glendale!

Suns vs. Nuggets series preview with Jon BloomThe Phoenix Suns put away the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers to set up a second-round battle against the Denver Nuggets. We preview the series ahead with Jon Bloom.

Former ASU & NFL star Adam ArchuletaThe former Arizona State and NFL star turned broadcaster reflects on his playing career, coaching his kids, his new restaurant CoreLife Eatery, the Arizona Cardinals' busy offseason, why he can't hate Tom Brady anymore, and much more.

Arizona Wildcats men's basketball coach Tommy Lloyd: The new head coach of the Arizona Wildcats' men's basketball team discusses the challenges of the job, rebuilding a national power, his coaching career, best MC of all time, and more!

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers playoff previewIt's time for NBA playoff basketball. The Phoenix Suns will face the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, and we preview the series with Gina Mizell of Suns.com and Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com.

Arizona Cardinals 2021 schedule analysis with Paul CalvisiThe Arizona Cardinals' 2021 schedule has been released. We analyze the 17-game slate with sideline reporter Paul Calvisi.

Concussions in sports with Dr. Javier Cárdenas: Dr. Cárdenas, director of the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center, has worked closely with the NFL to study concussions in athletes. He’s now developing a test that could one day detect a concussion through saliva.

Reviewing the Arizona Cardinals' offseason with Kent SomersThe Arizona Republic columnist Kent Somers talks about the future of Larry Fitzgerald, the busy offseason, and grades the 2021 Cardinals’ draft class.

Sports Card Investing with Geoff WilsonSports cards are no longer child’s play. Geoff Wilson is the creator of “Sports Card Investor” and explains how this one time hobby has become a new place for people to put their money, and how you can get started.

Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft preview with Howard BalzerWith the 2021 NFL Draft coming up, we are joined by veteran NFL reporter and publisher of AllCardinals.com Howard Balzer. We discuss the players available, team needs, draft memories, and more. 

NBA writer Ben GolliverBen Golliver is a national NBA writer for the Washington Post. His new book "Bubbleball" details his 93 days as one of the few reporters allowed inside the NBA's COVID-19 bubble. He talks about how the league bounced back from the shutdown, the 8-0 run by the Suns, and how it almost came to an abrupt halt as players fought for social justice. "Bubbleball" is out May 4th in bookstores nationwide.

Remembering Pat Tillman: We honor the legacy of Pat Tillman and hear memories from those who knew him best. 

Former Phoenix Suns forward Brian Grant: Twelve-year NBA veteran Brian Grant talks about his time in the league, his battle with Parkinson’s disease, and his new book “Rebound”, which is available in bookstores now. Learn more about the Brian Grant Foundation at www.briangrant.org.

Former NBA All-Star Tom Van Arsdale: Van Arsdale holds two distinct records: He's played the most games & scored the most points in NBA history without a playoff appearance. In his new book "Journey Man" he talks about why his 12-year NBA career was a lot more successful than the records show.

WWE superstar Braun Strowman: WWE superstar Braun Strowman joins us to talk about his steel cage match against Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 37. The event will take place April 10 and 11 in Tampa, Florida, becoming WWE's first ever two-night WrestleMania!

Arizona Wildcats insider Shane Dale: Author and Wildcat Country podcast co-host Shane Dale gives insight into the departure of head basketball coach Sean Miller, the impact of the NCAA's ongoing investigation, what's next for the Wildcat program, plus the Final Four run by the women's team.

GCU Head Basketball Coach Bryce Drew: Grand Canyon head basketball coach Bryce Drew discusses the 'Lopes NCAA Tournament run, the tragic death of GCU star Oscar Frayer, his brother Scott leading Baylor to a national title, a Drew vs. Drew matchup and more.

ESPN insider & former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum: Tannenbaum talks about the Arizona Cardinals’ offseason moves, what it will take for the team to make the postseason, and his prediction for the young quarterback who is ready for a breakout year in 2021.

Matt Miller: Former college baseball player Matt Miller lost his fingers and toes to frostbite during a mountain climbing accident. After a decade-long struggle with addiction, he now says his loss was a gift, and he's using it to help others. Part II

 

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