Welcome to the first day of Tucson's monsoon. It'll probably be hotter today than it was Friday. But the National Weather Service says there is a teeny, tiny chance of rain.
Carlos Garcia says he intended to start doing yard work at 9 a.m. Friday to try and beat the heat, but didn't get started until 11 - and by then, well, we all know how he suffered. He was doing a favor for an elderly woman who lives near Second Avenue and Delano Street.
Dog days of summer here in the Old Pueblo have hit with a vengeance. As if part of some masochistic ritual, we obsessively listen to the daily weather report in the hope of hearing a news flash about an upcoming cold snap.
How hot is it? It's so hot the Sabino Canyon glacier is receding. It's so hot my evaporative cooler evaporated. It's so hot all of the Eskimos left town. It’s so hot I couldn’t think of any more jokes so I asked my Facebook friends,”how hot is it?”
INDIANAPOLIS - Miami put LeBron James right in the middle of the action Sunday night, and this time, the Indiana Pacers didn't have an answer for him or his Heat teammates.
Miami's LeBron James goes up against Indiana's Paul George. James led the Heat with 22 points.
Wonderlands of natural beauty and adventure await in the mountains and deserts around Tucson - but so do potential dangers.
LeBron James drives into Chicago's Kirk Hinrich during the first half. Hinrich was called for a foul on the play, but the Bulls went on to win, snapping Miami's 27-game winning streak, the NBA's second-longest.
CHICAGO - The Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Chicago Bulls, 101-97, when a furious comeback by LeBron James and his teammates fell short.
PHOENIX - Goran Dragic scored 13 of his 18 points and delivered a key hustle play in the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 107-105 on Saturday night.
CHICAGO - Joakim Noah had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks Thursday night for his third career triple-double, and Chicago beat Philadelphia 93-82.
Paul George shoots over New York's Tyson Chandler in Indiana's win Thursday. "We want ... to compete for the No. 1 spot," said George of the 22-14 Pacers.
INDIANAPOLIS - First the Heat, now the Knicks.
Despite several gully washers during the rainy season, Tucson received only 7.66 inches of rainfall this year, which is one reason for the heat.
We're all too familiar with heat in these parts - but now we must warm up to the idea that 2012 is likely to tie the mark for the hottest year on record in Tucson.
MIAMI - LeBron James and Kevin Durant exchanged words. Dwyane Wade and Serge Ibaka did a little shoving. Five technical fouls were called, and Russell Westbrook punched a table in frustration.
Steve Nash drives between Knicks guard Jason Kidd, left, and Raymond Felton in Nash's second game back from a broken leg.
LOS ANGELES - The pieces of the puzzle that have been the Lakers' confounding season so far are starting to fall into place.
LOS ANGELES - Danny Green hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82 on Tuesday night in the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown.
SALT LAKE CITY - Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five three-pointers to lift the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-86 on Wednesday night.