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  • Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale, front, and third base coach Matt Williams look on from the dugout against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Denver. The Rockies won 8-7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    D-backs manager Chip Hale searching for relievers he can trust

    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale discussed a simulated game for Rubby De La Rosa and A.J. Pollock, the bullpen struggles and the plunking of Jean Segura.
  • Arizona Cardinals left tackle Jared Veldheer practices on July 30, 2016. (Adam Green/ArizonaSports)

    Grass-fed beef: Cardinals OL Jared Veldheer talks nutrition, weight-gain

    Arizona Cardinals tackle Jared Veldheer has gained weight by eating healthy meats and a lot of them.
  • 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)

    The Diamondbacks would be wise to hold on to Shelby Miller through the trade deadline

    Shelby Miller hasn't been any good for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the team shouldn't get rid of him at the trade deadline.
  • Chief baseball officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks' Tony LaRussa, right, talks with pitching coach Mike Butcher, left, during a spring training baseball workout Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    ESPN’s Kurkjian: Tony La Russa’s ‘only goal is to win’

    Tony La Russa is a Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, a three-time World Series champion and a four-time Manager of the Year award winner.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale looks on against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 9, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    D-backs’ Hale: David Peralta, Chris Owings nearing return from injury

    The Arizona D-backs have dealt with their fair share of injuries this season, especially to their outfielders such as David Peralta and Chris Owings.
  • Phoenix Suns' Dragan Bender (35) gets fouled by Denver Nuggets' Mateusz Ponitka (20) to send him to the free throw for two shots and to break the tie score with one second on the clock in the NBA Summer League quarterfinal game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Las Vegas. Bender missed the free throws but the Suns still won 82-81 in overtime. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

    Bjorkgren upbeat after Dragan Bender’s summer struggles

    In one of his first showings in the NBA, the Phoenix Suns' Dragan Bender struggled to get anything going, but Summer Suns' head coach Nate Bjorkgren saw some bright spots in the rookie's performance.
  • FILE - In this May 15, 2016 file photo, United States' Auston Matthews, left, fights for the puck with Germany’s Torsten Ankert during a Hockey World Championships Group B match in St.Petersburg, Russia. Matthews spent the past year playing in Switzerland, where he established himself as the NHL's top-ranked draft prospect. Matthews is from Arizona and among more than 100 draft-eligible players taking part in the league's rookie combine in Buffalo. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

    Top NHL pick Matthews influenced by Coyotes

    Auston Matthews, might skate on the ice up north now as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he got his start in the desert.
  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brad Ziegler delivers during the ninth inning of the Boston Red Sox 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Ziegler: Trade from Arizona was bittersweet, won’t rule out return to D-backs

    Brad Ziegler is excited to join a contender but has nothing but good things to say about the Arizona Diamonbacks.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb follows the flight of his RBI-triple off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Justin Miller in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 9, 2016, in Denver. Arizona won 10-5. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Jake Lamb on final All-Star vote: ‘I want to win badly’

    Jake Lamb is hoping to earn enough votes to appear in his first All-Star Game.
  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) hugs Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant after Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. The Warriors won 96-88. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Durant makes Warriors better, but not a lot better

    Kevin Durant will improve a Warriors team that did not really have much room to get better.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Daniel Hudson watches a pitch to Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Denver. Arizona won 5-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    D-backs, Daniel Hudson would prefer to stick together

    The Arizona Diamondbacks will only trade reliever Daniel Hudson if some real value is offered -- meaning they aren't going to give him away.
  • Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade looks on after his team lost in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Sunday, May 15, 2016. The Raptors won 116-89. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Dwyane Wade signing with the Bulls could benefit the Suns

    Dwyane Wade has decided to join the Chicago Bulls, and the move could very well help the Phoenix Suns thanks to their Goran Dragic trade.
  • Phoenix Suns' Jared Dudley (3) drives against Los Angeles Clippers' Eric Bledsoe (12) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Phoenix. The Suns won 93-90. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Suns’ Jared Dudley to embrace role as veteran leader

    Dudley was a part of the Suns team that made it to the Western Conference Finals. Now, he's back to lead the young Suns of the future.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt slides safely into home plate to score against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Goldschmidt overcomes early struggles, makes 4th All-Star Game

    Even though he struggled at the plate early in the season, Paul Goldschmidt has been named to the National League All-Star team for the fourth straight season.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Peter O'Brien (14) watches the flight of his three-run home run as Miami Marlins' J.T. Realmuto, left, looks on during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Peter O’Brien demoted to work on ‘strike-zone discipline’

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have demoted right-handed slugger Peter O'Brien to Triple-A Reno.