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Christian Matthew #9 of the Valdosta State Blazers looks on against the Ferris State Bulldogs durin...
Tyler Drake

It’s all about staying in the moment for Cardinals rookie CB Christian Matthew

Cardinals rookie CB Christian Matthew's path to the NFL has taught him to stay hyper focused and appreciative of every moment.
16 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, is restrained by bench coach Jeff Banister...
Tyler Drake

D-backs’ Derrick Hall: Madison Bumgarner did not deserve ‘bizarre ejection’

Madison Bumgarner's awkward ejection from Wednesday's game in Miami did not sit well with D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall.
16 days ago
Budda Baker #3 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates as he runs off the field after defeating the Dal...
Arizona Sports

NFL Draft roundtable: What do the Arizona Cardinals do at No. 23?

Arizona Sports hosts and editors gave their picks as to what the Cardinals will do in the first round and pinpointed the team's biggest need.
24 days ago
Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against Mikal Bridges #25 of the Ph...
Jake Anderson

Suns’ Mikal Bridges feels ‘comfortable’ in playoffs: ‘Got that taste last year’

After last year's run to the NBA Finals, Phoenix Suns wing Mikal Bridges is more than ready to get back to basketball's biggest stage.
1 month ago
Christian Koloko #35 of the Arizona Wildcats and Mike Miles #1 of the TCU Horned Frogs compete for ...
Dan Bickley

NBA and college basketball must align rules for better refereeing

Both the NBA and NCAA basketball must align their rules and regulations to create a better working model for everyone.
2 months ago
Kerr Kriisa #25 of the Arizona Wildcats uses a crutch as he reacts on the bench during the Pac-12 C...
Arizona Sports

Lloyd: Arizona PG Kerr Kriisa ‘doing everything he can’ to play

A picture of a bruised, purple ankle posted Sunday by Arizona Wildcats point guard Kerr Kriisa may not have lent much promise.
2 months ago
Manager Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks signals from the dugout during the second inn...
Arizona Sports

Torey Lovullo: Diamondbacks staff already ‘in baseball mode’

A condensed spring for the Arizona Diamondbacks comes at a critical point for Torey Lovullo and Mike Hazen.
2 months ago
Arizona State running back Rachaad White speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scout...
Kevin Zimmerman

Former ASU RB Rachaad White: NCAA investigation caused distraction in 2021

Individually, Arizona State running back Rachaad White made the best of the past year as his team failed to reach expectations.
2 months ago
Head coach Bryce Drew of the Grand Canyon Lopes cuts down the net after defeating the New Mexico St...
Alex Weiner

GCU adapting to deeper conference, new style of basketball

GCU head basketball coach Bryce Drew understands the added challenges to repeat as WAC champions this season.
3 months ago
Arizona State Sun Devils baseball head coach Willie Bloomquist. (Twitter photo/@ASU_Baseball)...
Jake Anderson

Willie Bloomquist looks to bring ASU baseball back to national prominence

ASU baseball's Willie Bloomquist joined Arizona Sports' Bickley & Marotta on Tuesday for Newsmakers Week to discuss his vision for the team.
3 months ago
Arizona State University athletic director Ray Anderson joins The Doug & Wolf Show for an inter...
Arizona Sports

Ray Anderson: ASU will soon prioritize renovating Desert Financial Arena

Desert Financial Arena is the current home to the Sun Devils' basketball teams, wrestling team and gymnastics squad.
3 months ago
Oscar Frayer #4 of the Grand Canyon Lopes celebrates with his team after defeating the Seattle Univ...
Alex Weiner

GCU president says adding football would take away from other programs

Grand Canyon University president Brian Mueller says GCU probably won't establish a football team due to what it could cost other programs.
3 months ago
Tina Charles #31 of the Washington Mystics dribbles against Mercedes Russell #2 of the Seattle Stor...
Kevin Zimmerman

GM: Mercury checked off offseason goals with Tina Charles, Diamond DeShields

If the Phoenix Mercury meet their very clear and non-negotiable goal of earning the 2022 WNBA title, they can point toward wins in February.
3 months ago
Arizona State Sun Devils athletic director Ray Anderson during the UCLA Bruins vs Arizona State Sun...
Arizona Sports

Listen to all the Newsmakers Week interviews here

Another year, another Newsmakers Week on 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station is in the books. Listen to all of this year's interviews here.
3 months ago
Owner Michael Bidwill of the Arizona Cardinals looks on before the game against the Seattle Seahawk...
Tyler Drake

Kyler Murray’s contract, Cardinals’ home record are atop Bidwill’s to-do list

Owner Michael Bidwill stopped by Arizona Sports' Bickley & Marotta on Friday to discuss some keys for the Cardinals as they prepare for 2022.
3 months ago
Nick Watney of the United States hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the ...
Arizona Sports

WM Phoenix Open 16th hole rain delays lead to minor safety tweaks

The term "madness ensued" might not be enough to describe the moments after Sam Ryder and Carlos Ortiz dropped in their aces at the WMPO.
3 months ago
Chandler Jones #55 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a tackle against the Chicago Bears at Soldie...
Tyler Drake

Bidwill: ‘Devil’s in the detail’ on Cardinals offering Chandler Jones contract

Chandler Jones and his contract situation was among the many topics touched on by Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill on Friday.
3 months ago
President and owner Michael Bidwill of the Arizona Cardinals before the NFL preseason game against ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Bidwill: Interpretation of Kyler Murray’s social scrub not reality

"We've had good conversations non-stop," Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill said of Kyler Murray on Bickley & Marotta.
3 months ago
Phoenix Rising FC manager Rick Schantz celebrates winning the Pacific Division with captain Solomon...
Jake Anderson

Rick Schantz preps for new era at helm of Solo Asante-less Phoenix Rising

For the first time since 2017, PRFC will embark on a USL Championship campaign without former captain and two-time league MVP Solomon Asante.
3 months ago
(L-R) Assistant coaches Tanisha Wright, Vanessa Nygaard and Sugar Rodgers of the Las Vegas Aces loo...
Kevin Zimmerman

Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard ready to ‘tighten the screws’

Vanessa Nygaard got the green light from her new players to coach the Phoenix Mercury with detail -- and a WNBA title -- in mind.
3 months ago
Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a three-point shot against the Brooklyn Nets during...
Tyler Drake

Suns’ Monty Williams seeing leap of offensive growth in Mikal Bridges

While Mikal Bridges is a proven NBA defender, Suns head coach Monty Williams is seeing another aspect of his game evolving.
3 months ago
Kevin Zimmerman

ASU’s Crow takes blame off Herm Edwards: ‘Not part of’ alleged violations

Arizona State University president Michael Crow shifted responsibility away from Herm Edwards for the ongoing NCAA investigation.
3 months ago
General manager Bill Armstrong of the Arizona Coyotes attends rounds 2-7 of the 2021 NHL Entry Draf...
Kevin Zimmerman

Interest in Coyotes D Jakob Chychrun via trade remains strong, admits GM

Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong's busy phone lines have had a lot to do with Jakob Chychrun's availability.
3 months ago
Head coach Herm Edwards of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts on the field following the Territori...
Arizona Sports

Herm Edwards on departed ASU coaches: ‘You have to trust’ when delegating

ASU's Herm Edwards joined Bickley & Marotta on Tuesday and spoke on a number of topics, including the team's recent coaching turnover.
3 months ago
NFC quarterback Kyler Murray (1), of the Arizona Cardinals, passes against the AFC during the first...
Tyler Drake

RG3: Cardinals shouldn’t have a problem extending QB Kyler Murray

ESPN analyst Robert Griffin III believes there shouldn't be much concern when it comes down to an extension for QB Kyler Murray.
3 months ago
Arizona State forward Alonzo Gaffney (32) blocks a shot by UCLA forward Cody Riley (2) as Arizona S...
Kevin Zimmerman

Bobby Hurley: ASU more equipped, experienced for stretch run

Marreon Jackson and Alonzo Gaffney had added offensive punch lately, while the ASU defense remains a strength.
3 months ago
Kevin Zimmerman

ESPN’s Marks talks risk vs. reward for Suns at NBA trade deadline

Do the Phoenix Suns roll with what they've got, sticking with that continuity that helped them reach the NBA Finals a year ago?
3 months ago
Zach Larson

Bobby Hurley optimistic from Sun Devils ‘encouraging’ performance

Sun Devils basketball head coach Bobby Hurley joined Bickley & Marotta on Tuesday to discuss the team's performance over the past week.
4 months ago
Head coach Bobby Hurley of the Arizona State Sun Devils reacts against the Syracuse Orange during t...
Jake Anderson

ASU’s Bobby Hurley regrets suspension; ready for No. 3 Arizona challenge

The Arizona State Sun Devils and head coach Bobby Hurley are in the midst of a brutal two-week stretch of games.
4 months ago
Linebacker Karlos Dansby #58 of the Arizona Cardinals claps in the second half against the St. Loui...
Arizona Sports

Former Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby: Moment was too big for them

Former Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby said Arizona was not able to slow the game down when it started to slip in Monday's playoff loss. 
4 months ago