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  • The 5: Most Painful Arizona Sports Moments
    Vince Marotta | June 20, 2013 11:45 am
    As anniversaries go, June 20 marked a pretty grim one in the minds and hearts of Phoenix sports fans. On that date in 1993, a reserve guard from Notre Dame took a pass from a player who was inexplicably...
  • Sorry, Suns fans: I can't help but respect the Spurs
    Vince Marotta | June 04, 2013 1:29 pm
    If you're a fan of the Phoenix Suns, you've got a lot of reasons to hate the San Antonio Spurs. While the Suns are still seeking the first championship in their 45-year history. The Spurs, a team who...
  • Closer look at Paul Goldschmidt's remarkable 2013
    Vince Marotta | May 20, 2013 3:41 pm
    We're more than a quarter of the way through the 2013 Major League Baseball season, and we've learned a few things. We've learned that Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is really good. We've learned that...
  • Can somebody explain the hatred of Justin Upton to me?
    Vince Marotta | May 16, 2013 1:03 pm
    In my current job, it's very rare that I get to attend a sporting event as a fan. So when my 17-year-old son told me he'd won tickets to Wednesday's day game between the Diamondbacks and the Atlanta...
  • D-backs bullpen has been bad, but we've seen far worse
    Vince Marotta | May 02, 2013 1:24 pm
    If you were tooling around Twitter Wednesday night when San Francisco's Brandon Belt clubbed a three-run homer off of D-backs reliever David Hernandez (or really any time in the last week or so), you'd...
  • Want to rekindle the Valley's love affair with Suns? Hire Charles Barkley
    Vince Marotta | April 29, 2013 12:44 pm
    John married Jessica in 1993. They were soul mates. They couldn't keep their hands off each other and they couldn't imagine it being any other way. Relationships change over time. Twenty years...
  • The 5: Best top 10 picks in Cardinals history
    Vince Marotta | April 22, 2013 1:08 pm
    Draft week is upon us in the National Football League. The most talked about happening in the sports world will unfold over a three-day period in New York this weekend. Once again, the Arizona Cardinals...
  • Larry Scott's first gaffe as Pac-12 commissioner -- and it's a big one
    Vince Marotta | April 02, 2013 9:37 am
    If you know anything about me, you know I'm not a fan of the Arizona Wildcats -- in any sport. But also, I can recognize when something stinks, and well, after a report that surfaced Monday, I'm holding...
  • Root for Arizona? Not in this lifetime
    Vince Marotta | March 26, 2013 6:57 am
    The NCAA Tournament field has been reduced by 52 teams since play in this year's "Big Dance" started last Tuesday. And for the 15th time since 1976, the Arizona Wildcats are left standing as one of...
  • Change is inevitable, so why did people freak out over Sparky?
    Vince Marotta | March 20, 2013 3:35 pm
    Basketball uniforms used to look like
  • Kevin Kolb's divisive Arizona stint conjures Leinart flashbacks
    Vince Marotta | March 15, 2013 8:05 am
    So the Kevin Kolb era has come to an end in the Valley of the Sun -- if two injury-plagued seasons can constitute an era, that is. Give the Arizona Cardinals credit, though. Knowing they had to bring...
  • What's better, saying 'I told you so' or winning a ring?
    Vince Marotta | March 12, 2013 8:18 am
    Breaking news out of New York (although it really shouldn't qualify as breaking news at this point)...Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire is out at least six weeks because he needs more surgery on his right...
  • The 5: Best Cardinals of all-time
    Vince Marotta | March 11, 2013 7:41 am
    It sounds strange to refer to Adrian Wilson as a former Cardinals safety, but after 12 seasons, he's just that. The team and Wilson parted ways last Friday and now, like many great Cardinals before him,...
  • The 5: Most Underrated Sports Movies
    Vince Marotta | February 28, 2013 8:51 am
    So the Oscars are in the rear view mirror until next February, and judging from the lack of attention they got at this year's gala, 2012 wasn't a great year for sports movies. That hasn't always been...
  • The 5: Best sets of twins in sports
    Vince Marotta | February 22, 2013 3:51 pm
    So the Phoenix Suns have reunited the Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, making them only the second set of twins to play on the same team at the same time in NBA history. The other? The Van Arsdales ...
  • Note to Cardinals: Beware the QBs in the first round
    Vince Marotta | February 12, 2013 11:07 am
    There are several questions concerning the future of the Arizona Cardinals, who are coming off an entirely forgettable 5-11 season. But there are two things we know: one, they have the seventh overall...
  • The sands in the Coyotes' hourglass may be running out
    Vince Marotta | February 01, 2013 3:29 pm
    I've always wanted to live in a really nice house. You know, like this Fountain Hills beauty that's currently...
  • People are talking about ASU basketball, and it's about time
    Vince Marotta | January 29, 2013 2:58 pm
    Exactly 349 days ago, the following was written about Herb Sendek and Arizona State basketball
  • Alvin Gentry gone, but he wasn't the problem
    Vince Marotta | January 18, 2013 10:49 am
    At the midway point of the 2012-13 season, the Phoenix Suns are 13-28, bad enough to be the worst team in the Western Conference. You know the old adage -- you can't fire all the players, so Friday,...
  • Michael Beasley isn't doing anybody any good on the bench
    Vince Marotta/Arizona Sports | January 09, 2013 2:38 pm
    In July of 2012, the Phoenix Suns continued the process of giving their roster a facelift and signed enigmatic forward Michael Beasley to a three-year, $18 million contract. The move was met with mixed...
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