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  • D-backs’ Souza: Cubs 1B Rizzo said ‘I needed to learn how to slide’

    Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. found himself in a slide-spurred controversy involving the Cubs' Javy Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Steve Cishek.
  • ‘Zombieland’ screenwriter Rhett Reese talks Paxson’s shot, Suns fandom

    "Deadpool" writer Rhett Reese discussed what got him hooked on the Suns, Jesse Eisenberg's claim and why the "Zombieland" series didn't take place in Arizona.
  • Kokoskov: Suns show love to Booker, not overreacting to Bender’s play

    Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov quoted his grandfather in analyzing the team extending Devin Booker. Plus Kokoskov isn't overreacting to Dragan Bender's start to 2018 NBA Vegas Summer League.
  • Suns treating Vegas Summer League as a testing lab for roles

    Igor Kokoskov already squashed any thought of Deandre Ayton playing anything but center. The rest of the Summer Suns might be more of a mosaic when it comes to piecing things together.
  • Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson excited entering new, more diverse role

    Patrick Peterson said he's excited he and his Arizona Cardinals defensive stars will step into new roles for the 2018 season.
  • Warner thinks Cards’ David Johnson is walking fine line with contract talks

    Hall of Famer and former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner weighed in on star running back David Johnson skipping mandatory minicamp in a contract dispute.
  • Suns hit it out of the park and other winners from 2018 NBA Draft

    With the number-one overall pick, the Phoenix Suns were bound to be on many lists of winners in the 2018 NBA Draft, but it was their second maneuver of the night that cemented their status.
  • Sports Illustrated’s Sharp: Deandre Ayton’s confidence is ‘very real’

    After spending time with former Arizona Wildcat Deandre Ayton off the court, SI.com writer Andrew Sharp can now say that the big man's confidence isn't all for show.
  • D-backs starter Clay Buchholz getting the most out of his command

    Buchholz inked a minor league contract with the D-backs in early May and has since shined posting a 3.21 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 28.0 innings of work in the big leagues.
  • New D-backs OF Jon Jay happy to be on a club in the ‘hunt for October’

    Since Jon Jay has joined the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team has not lost a game. Coincidence, maybe. Nonetheless, Jay has been impressed with the work ethic of his teammates and is happy to be on a team with its sights set on playoff baseball.
  • D-backs hitting coach Magadan, GM Hazen discuss team’s hitting approach

    The Arizona Diamondbacks' hitting coach, general manager and star first baseman discussed the team's approach to hitting called tunneling.
  • Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns, the NBA’s next frenemies

    McDonough’s strategy seems obvious. He must make a good-faith effort to acquire Towns from Minnesota, if only to prove his commitment to Booker.
  • The thrill of the Cardinals’ quarterback competition is about to begin

    Valley sports fans could be treated to one of the most riveting competitions in Arizona Cardinals training camp history when Josh Rosen and Sam Bradford duke it out.
  • Cardinals’ Rosen chases perfection not worrying about rookie hurdles

    Josh Rosen explained how he approaches each day and how he doesn't have a frame of reference for excelling as an Arizona Cardinals rookie.
  • Cardinals RB D.J. Foster: Josh Rosen will be ‘exciting for the future, or now’

    Arizona Cardinals running back D.J. Foster believes Josh Rosen's anticipated success in the NFL could come sooner than some expect.