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  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller throws a pitch against against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    D-backs manager Hale: Shelby Miller will make next start, be part of team winning

    Shelby Miller will take the mound when the Arizona Diamondbacks face the Atlanta Braves Saturday at Turner Field.
  • Phoenix Suns' interim head coach Earl Watson calls a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Earl Watson used Spurs’ pitch in Suns’ pursuit of free agent LaMarcus Aldridge

    Suns coach Earl Watson had already begun putting together a recruiting pitch for LaMarcus Aldridge when he was with the Spurs.
  • Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, center, stands behind center Max Domi (16) and right wing Shane Doan (19) on the bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars on Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Dallas. The Stars won 4-1. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Phoenix mayor Stanton: If Coyotes can’t move downtown, they’ll probably leave Arizona

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton would like to see the Coyotes move back to downtown Phoenix, and he fears if they don't they'll soon leave Arizona.
  • Newly-appointed Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough smiles during an NBA basketball news conference, Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Phoenix.  McDonough joins the Suns after most recently serving the past three seasons as the assistant general manager of the Boston Celtics.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Suns GM Ryan McDonough: ‘Earl (Watson) continued to stand out’

    Ryan McDonough was convinced early on that Earl Watson was the right man to lead the Phoenix Suns into the future.
  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) celebrates his catch in the red zone to set up a game winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Larry Fitzgerald is focused on 2016 season, not what could come after

    It's no secret that Larry Fitzgerald is closer to the end of his career than the beginning.
  • Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson, left, talks with guard Ronnie Price (14) on the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla., Friday, March 4, 2016. The Suns 102-84. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Phoenix Suns think Earl Watson is the best man for the job

    The Phoenix Suns have hired Earl Watson, signing him to a three-year contract.
  • Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald catches a pass in front of Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Quick thoughts on the Cardinals’ 2016 schedule

    The schedule is out, and like always there are things I like and things I don't like.
  • Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson directs his team against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Windhorst: Suns are ‘way down the list’ of teams with a coaching vacancy

    The Phoenix Suns' roster and organizational structure would "not be considered as positives" in their search for a head coach according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
  • Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson grabs a clipboard to draw a play as he calls for a timeout during the second half against the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Denver. The Nuggets won 116-98. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Suns GM: Earl Watson has helped his candidacy over last couple of months

    Earl Watson may lack experience but Suns GM Ryan McDonough says the interim coach has really helped his candidacy since taking over in February.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Barrett (33) shakes hands with catcher Welington Castillo, left, after the final out of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 11-6. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    For Jake Barrett, being an AZ-raised Diamondback is ‘crazy to think about’

    Jake Barrett is the first player in Diamondbacks history to play high school and college baseball in the state of Arizona.
  • Villanova head coach Jay Wright talks to Josh Hart (3) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against North Carolina, Monday, April 4, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Gambo: Jay Wright unlikely candidate to become Suns head coach

    The Phoenix Suns reportedly had interest in Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright, but it seems like an unlikely fit, reports John Gambadoro.
  • Fenerbahce’s Bogdan Bogdanovic, right, struggles to get past CSKA’s Sasha Kaun during the Euroleague Final Four third place basketball match between CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Suns GM: We’d like to bring Bogdan Bogdanovic to team next season

    Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough said the team would like to bring Bogdan Bogdanovic over from Europe next season.
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    Suns GM: Abundance of guards is something to look at in offseason

    Suns GM Ryan McDonough does not think the team has too many guards, but says it will be something to look at in the offseason.
  • Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts to a call as Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe holds his eye during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Kobe Bryant might be the best bad guy in Phoenix sports history

    In good times and bad Kobe Bryant always made things more interesting for Phoenix sports.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, March 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Chip Hale: Robbie Ray is ‘leading candidate’ for fifth rotation spot

    Robbie Ray, who has pitched well this spring, has a leg up on the competition in the running for the D-backs' final starting pitching spot.