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  • Former D-Back Kelly Johnson struggles with the lights

    Kelly Johnson was a solid player in just more than one season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Signed as a free agent prior to the 2010 season, Johnson batted .284 with 26 home runs his first year with the team before slumping to .209 with 18 home runs in 2011. He was traded to the Blue […]
  • James Harden, always ready

    First he wins a gold medal. Then, it’s an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alongside teammate Kevin Durant. Now, it’s James Harden, national pitchman. The former Arizona State Sun Devil appears in a national spot for Foot Locker with Oklahoma City and Team USA teammate Russell Westbrook that shows just how prepared Harden […]
  • Harden and Durant channel inner McKayla Maroney

    You all know McKayla Maroney and the now world-famous McKayla is not impressed blog, right? It basically features a recurring photo of the U.S. gymnast appearing to be “not impressed” by some of the world’s most famous happenings. It’s pretty funny. Former Arizona State Sun Devil James Harden and his OKC teammate Kevin Durant, who […]
  • Worst play in baseball history? You decide (it is)

    Sports blooper reels exist for a reason. Our athletes, many of whom are the best our species has to offer for their particular sport, make even the most difficult of plays look easy at times. However, every now and then what should be an easy play is made to look difficult, and from that point […]
  • Nationals make 50 Shades of Grey even more awkward

    The Washington Nationals came into Chase Field and took two of three games from the Arizona Diamondbacks, reaffirming their position as one of baseball’s best teams. The team’s pitching staff is a big reason why, and maybe — just maybe — the secret to their success involves shades of grey. Fifty of them, to be […]
  • Phoenix Mayor breaks nose at Merc practice

    Don’t tell Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton that they don’t play tough basketball in the WNBA. Stanton, who took over the office after winning the runoff election last November, was practicing Monday at US Airways Center with the Phoenix Mercury, and came away from the action with a broken nose. Stanton went up for a rebound […]
  • Hollywood ending for D-backs farm club

    You can watch baseball from now until the end of time, and we don’t care what level of the sport you watch, you’ll likely never see a ball game end like the one fans saw in Missoula, Montana Saturday night. The Osprey (the Rookie-level affiliate of the Diamondbacks) trailed the Billings Mustangs 9-0 after four […]
  • Cardinals in K.C. reminds of Boldin’s inaccurate throw

    The Cardinals facing the Kansas City Chiefs in the preseason may not mean much to most people, but it does to us. Well, not really. What the game does, however, is remind us of a time not long ago when Big Red squared off with the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in a game that, quite […]
  • Grant Hill’s gone totally Hollywood

    First it was Steve Nash donning a new hairdo at his Los Angeles Lakers introductory press conference. Now, it’s another former Sun — Grant Hill — who is gravitating toward LaLa Land. Hill, who signed a free agent deal with the Clippers last month, made an appearance at Dodger Stadium where he threw out the […]
  • Former Cardinal DRC finally learns how to hit somebody

    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had a reputation for being an incapable unwilling tackler in Arizona, a trait that helped lead to him being traded prior to last season. Well, folks, it appears DRC is afraid no more! Thursday night, in the Eagles’ preseason opener, the former Cardinal took a shot at Steelers QB Byron Leftwich that will, […]
  • Just in case you thought HS football in AZ was big

    High school football in Arizona is steadily improving. Athletes from all over the state receive full-ride scholarships to powerhouse football programs all over the nation. But for as big as prep football is in the Grand Canyon State, it’s even bigger in Texas. Heck, everything is bigger in Texas! Follow @Vincemarotta
  • Olympic diver gets a zero

    It’s not often when watching the Olympics when the viewer has an “I could do that” moment. German diver Stephan Feck supplied one earlier this week when he botched a dive on the three-meter springboard and landed flat on his back. It’s not exactly Phoenix sports-related, but this is too good to pass up. Follow […]
  • Shannon Brown wants you to call him, maybe

    Shannon Brown is a music connoisseur of sorts, with an emphasis on “of sorts”. The Phoenix Sun, who is married to singer Monica, was on BET’s 106 & Park with his wife to discuss his career, their marriage and life in general. The 26-year-old, who was wearing a hat that said “THINK!” on the front […]
  • Archie Bradley, boot connoisseur

    If you were about to turn twenty years old, and money was no issue, what would you buy yourself for your birthday? That’s the situation Diamondbacks farmhand Archie Bradley finds himself in as he closes in on the end of his teenage years. And guess what the fire-balling right-hander bought for himself? Follow @Vincemarotta
  • This isn’t going on the D-backs’ video yearbook

    Over the course of a 162-game season, you’re bound to see some strange things. One of those things happened Monday night in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. With nobody out in the bottom of the fourth inning, Pirates star outfielder Andrew McCutchen blooped a single in front of normally steady center […]