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  • Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton throws at practice on Aug. 2, 2016. (Adam Green/Arizona Sports)

    No matter Carson Palmer’s future, Cardinals a perfect fit for Drew Stanton

    Since 2013, quarterback Drew Stanton has found a home with the Arizona Cardinals and after signing a two-year deal to stay in Arizona, he has no plans to leave.
  • Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington at the team's run test before training camp practices started. (Adam Green)

    Cardinals’ Andre Ellington healthy, though likely a backup

    Andre Ellington is now in his fourth season with the Cardinals, but he might not get to be the starter that he once was.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley pitches to a Milwaukee Brewers' batter during the  first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 25, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    D-backs’ No. 1 prospect Braden Shipley: Call-up is ‘awesome’

    Whenever a No. 1 prospect makes his major league debut, there's bound to be excitement. In Braden Shipley's case, much of that excitement was his own.
  • Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) looks to pass around Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Suns’ Eric Bledsoe aiming for playoffs in 2016-17

    Now an established figure in Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe hopes the Suns can make a push for the playoffs in the coming season.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller pauses on the mound after giving up his third home run to the Colorado Rockies of the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    D-backs CBO La Russa: Health issue impacted Shelby Miller’s performance

    D-backs CBO Tony La Russa said a health issue impacted Shelby Miller's preparation, which in turn impacted his performance.
  • FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart, left, and Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa, right, introduce pitcher Zack Greinke to the media during a press conference, in Phoenix. Spring training is a time for optimism, when players bask under the warm sun of Florida and Arizona while fans dream about their team playing under the bright lights of October.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Yahoo! MLB writer Passan: ‘Serial mismanagement’ has plagued D-backs

    The D-backs are arguably the biggest disappointment in baseball, and Yahoo! Sports MLB writer Jeff Passan has an idea as to why.
  • FILE - In this April 9, 2016, file photo, Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan skates with the puck during an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif. An NHL official with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press Tuesday, July 12, 2016, that Doan has agreed to a one-year contract with a base salary of $2.5 million. The person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed, said the deal will be around $5 million with a deferred signing bonus and incentives.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Canadian radio host attacks Shane Doan; does loyalty not translate north of the border?

    North of the border, the deal was met with a little less enthusiasm -- at least from one member of the Canadian media.
  • Clayton Keller, seventh overall pick, stands on stage with members of the Arizona Coyotes management team at the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    ‘Unbelievable’: Coyotes’ top pick on draft, new team

    It was just months ago that Clayton Keller was playing at Gila River Arena with the US National U-18 Team against Arizona State University. Now, Keller is a prospect for the team that calls that arena home. On June 24, the Coyotes selected the USNTDP center seventh overall in the NHL Draft. Keller called it “unbelievable.” “It’s […]
  • Toronto Maple Leafs first overall pick Auston Matthews, center, pulls on his sweater as he stand with members of the Maple Leafs management team at the NHL draft in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday June 24, 2016. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Coyotes coach: We tried everything we could to land Auston Matthews

    Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said the team did all it could to pry Auston Matthews away from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • Arizona Cardinals coach Buddy Ryan looks on as the Cleveland Browns stop the Cardinals on fourth and goal with one second left in the game to preserve a 32-0 shutout, Sept 18, 1994, in Cleveland. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

    Buddy Ryan definitely made his mark on Arizona

    Legendary football coach Buddy Ryan died Tuesday. In a short, two-year stint as Arizona Cardinals head coach, Ryan left a mark.
  • Rookie Harlan Miller goes through a drill during an OTA practice. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports)

    Cardinals rookie Harlan Miller stays humble, looks for consistency

    With the Cardinals about a month away from training camp, rookie defensive back Harlan Miller is working to maintain the momentum he's gained.
  • Washington's Dejounte Murray is congratulated after scoring against Southern California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Seattle. Washington won 87-85. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    ESPN’s Pelton: Dejounte Murray has ‘potential’ but is a project

    Washington Husky combo guard Dejounte Murray's name has begun to be linked to the Phoenix Suns.
  • Arizona State head coach Todd Graham yells during the second half of the Cactus Bowl NCAA college football game against West Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    ASU’s Graham: Pac-12 champ should get playoff berth

    Todd Graham believes that if you win the Pac-12 Conference Championship then you should be in the College Football Playoffs.
  • Arizona State head coach Todd Graham speaks with Arizona State defensive back Jordan Simone (38) in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    ASU coach Graham: ‘I know what my commitment is’

    Todd Graham reaffirmed his commitment to Arizona State football during an interview with Bickely & Marotta on Tuesday.
  • Cardinals offensive linemen get loose during an OTA practice. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports)

    Kurt Warner concerned with Cardinals’ linemen

    Kurt Warner likes what the team did in the offseason, but wants to see the results on the field rather than be pleased with what's on paper.