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  • UCLA's Lonzo Ball reacts after scoring against Southern California during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    On Lonzo Ball, Suns GM says parental involvement would not impact draft

    Most consider UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball to be a top draft prospect, but his father's comments about various topics have given some pause.
  • From left to right, Phoenix Suns  second-round draft pick Tyler Ulis and first-round draft picks Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss are introduced to the media as head coach Earl Watson smiles, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Suns GM McDonough: Tucker trade opens up more minutes for younger players

    There were several reasons for the Phoenix Suns to trade P.J. Tucker to the Toronto Raptors.
  • Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) reacts to a foul call against him against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 21, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    P.J. Tucker: Toronto a good situation, found out about trade in shower

    That P.J. Tucker was ultimately traded is not a surprise. But apparently, the way Tucker found out sort of made it one.
  • Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Steve Cishek (31) is encouraged by catcher Chris Iannetta after hitting a Kansas City Royals batter with a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, July 7, 2016. The Royals defeated the Mariners 4-3. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    D-backs catcher Iannetta: Pitch framing is about getting borderline strikes called

    The Diamondbacks signed Chris Iannetta because they believe he can help their pitching staff, with part of that coming in his ability to frame pitches.
  • Official Kevin Cutler, right, walks away as Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousin questions a call during the second half of the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The Clippers won 92-89. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Gambo: Suns made the best move of all by not trading for DeMarcus Cousins

    We should have all been extremely happy when woke up this morning and Cousins was not a member of the Suns, according to John Gambadoro.
  • Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins talks with referee Kevin Scott after he called Cousins for a technical foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The Clippers won 106-98. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Suns GM Ryan McDonough is confident Suns could manage a difficult player

    Suns general manager Ryan McDonough feels the team could manage a player with a reputation similar to Sacramento Kings All-Star DeMarcus Cousins.
  • Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (13) prepares to throw the ball during an NFL football divisional playoff game in New Orleans against the New Orleans Saints, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    ESPN’s Schlereth, Jaworski back Warner for Hall of Fame

    Count ESPN NFL analysts and former players Ron Jaworski and Mark Schlereth among the people who think former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is a lock for the Hall of Fame.
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    Shane Doan on possible trade: ‘It’s hard to get the perfect situation’

    Shane Doan saying he would be willing to wive his no-trade clause if it meant going to the right team is not his way of saying he wants out of Arizona.
  • Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) reacts to a foul called against him during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Trade market for Suns forward P.J. Tucker is robust

    With the NBA trade deadline just about a month away, Suns forward P.J. Tucker is garnering a lot of interest from contending teams.
  • Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) reaches out to make a save on a shot as Arizona Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) tries in vain to get a stick on the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Jets defeated the Coyotes 3-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    There are teams interested in Shane Doan, and he should leave

    Even though he's spent his entire career with the Coyotes, it's time for Shane Doan to go and pursue the Stanley Cup championship that has eluded him.
  • Arizona Cardinals strong safety Tony Jefferson (22) celebrates his fumble recovery against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Tony Jefferson: I want to stay in Arizona and Cardinals want me back

    Tony Jefferson is an unrestricted free agent, though he said he would like to remain in Arizona and that the Cardinals want to bring him back.
  • Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Markus Golden celebrates after sacking Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    In the case of the 2016 Arizona Cardinals, the numbers lie

    The year-end statistics look great in a lot of different categories for the 2016 Arizona Cardinals, but they are just empty numbers.
  • The Pirates bolstered their bullpen on Monday, Dec. 19, agreeing to an $11 million, two-year contract with reliever Daniel Hudson. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

    New Pirate Daniel Hudson on the D-backs: ‘They stuck with me’

    New Pirate Daniel Hudson enjoyed his time with the Diamondbacks so much that he even could see himself suiting up for Arizona down the road.
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    Fournette and McCaffrey earned the right to skip their bowl games

    There is so much to risk by playing for players who are guaranteed first-round picks, so it's OK that Fournette and McCaffrey are focusing on their futures.
  • FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) hits Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) behind the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game in Atlanta. "Looking back to last year, I think we got through most of the year with the same guys," said Palmer, whose current line includes two players who weren't starters when the season began and a third lineman playing out of his usual position. "This year, it's been the exact opposite. It's been different guys, different spots, different weeks." The Cardinals, who made the NFC title game last year, are 4-6-1 this season. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

    The Cardinals’ season is over, but when did it end?

    We certainly didn't need Seattle defeating Los Angeles Thursday night to understand this Arizona Cardinals season was finished.