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Vince Marotta

Looking for ‘the QB of the future’: An Arizona Cardinals offseason primer

Whether Carson Palmer returns in 2017 or not, the Arizona Cardinals need to find a quarterback of the future. This offseason might be the time to do it.
5 years ago
Newly-hired Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey concentrating on not saying 'Forks Up' or 'It...
Vince Marotta

Chip Lindsey’s departure from ASU highlights the seedy side of college coaching — on two levels

Chip Lindsey's departure from Arizona State is the latest example of the seedy, greedy culture of college football coaching.
5 years ago
Arizona center Dusan Ristic, right, post up again Michigan State forward Nick Ward (44) in the firs...
Troy Tauscher

Analyst Jacobsen: Arizona ‘could absolutely make the Final Four’

Pac-12 hoops analyst Casey Jacobsen says though the Arizona Wildcats have flown a bit under the radar, they could make a run to the Final Four.
5 years ago
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the first...
Vince Marotta

Should Cardinals’ David Johnson be NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year?

Arizona Cardinals' RB David Johnson had a remarkable season in leading the league in total yards and touchdowns. Was it enough to garner postseason awards?
5 years ago
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Vince Marotta

One man’s look back at the ups and downs in Arizona sports in 2016

Not many Arizona sports fans will look back at 2016 with fondness. In fact, we're glad it's over. Here's one man's look back, with a glance to the future.
5 years ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) talks with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) and ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Arians: Cardinals’ offseason could dictate Larry Fitzgerald’s retirement

Bruce Arians believes Larry Fitzgerald could be enticed to return to the Arizona Cardinals in 2017 if the team does well in free agency.
5 years ago
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Arizona Sports

Reporter whose career Sherman threatened said it was ‘just so odd’

Sherman told 710 ESPN Seattle's Jim Moore "I'll ruin your career," after questions about a tirade kept popping up, but Moore said it was an odd moment.
5 years ago
Army Cadets storm the field after the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore, Saturday, ...
Vince Marotta

Army-Navy the best rivalry in college football…and it’s not particularly close

After years of not understanding or appreciate the annual Army-Navy football game, I get it now. It's the best rivalry in college sports.
5 years ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians argues a call that went to the Carolina Panthers with sid...
Kevin Zimmerman

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians shuts down report of retirement talk

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said there is no truth to the report that those around him believe he could consider retirement after 2016.
5 years ago
Arizona Cardinals' Marqui Christian (25) runs drills during a team practice , Tuesday, May 17, 2016...
Vince Marotta

Losing Marqui Christian on waivers a rare personnel misstep by Cardinals

The Cardinals needed a punter, but wanted to keep a second to hold on kicks. That cost them Marqui Christian, a member of their 2016 draft class.
5 years ago
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Landon Brown

Cardinals offense continues to see positives and negatives in preseason

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians discussed his team's offensive performance against the Houston Texans in Week 3 of the NFL preseason.
5 years ago
Bruce Arians expressed what he thought of Colin Kaepernick's protest. (Associated Press)...
Kevin Zimmerman

Bruce Arians respects Colin Kaepernick’s rights, disagrees with form of protest

Some are fiercely critical of Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians sees it through two lenses.
5 years ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians gives instructions to his players on the field during pra...
Adam Green

Arians wants to see how young players handle change in San Diego

The Cardinals will practice against the San Diego Chargers this week, and in the process Bruce Arians hopes to learn more about his young players.
5 years ago
D.J. Humphries arrives for training camp. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports)...
Kevin Zimmerman

Matured Cardinals OL D.J. Humphries still making people laugh

D.J Humphries can still impersonate Arizona Cardinals teammate Calais Campbell, but he believe he's matured over his first NFL season.
5 years ago
Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton throws at practice on Aug. 2, 2016. (Adam Green/Arizona S...
Tyler Drake

No matter Carson Palmer’s future, Cardinals a perfect fit for Drew Stanton

Since 2013, quarterback Drew Stanton has found a home with the Arizona Cardinals and after signing a two-year deal to stay in Arizona, he has no plans to leave.
5 years ago
Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington at the team's run test before training camp practice...
Matt Layman

Cardinals’ Andre Ellington healthy, though likely a backup

Andre Ellington is now in his fourth season with the Cardinals, but he might not get to be the starter that he once was.
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Braden Shipley pitches to a Milwaukee Brewers' batter during the  first innin...
Matt Layman

D-backs’ No. 1 prospect Braden Shipley: Call-up is ‘awesome’

Whenever a No. 1 prospect makes his major league debut, there's bound to be excitement. In Braden Shipley's case, much of that excitement was his own.
5 years ago
Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) looks to pass around Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (12) duri...
Matt Layman

Suns’ Eric Bledsoe aiming for playoffs in 2016-17

Now an established figure in Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe hopes the Suns can make a push for the playoffs in the coming season.
5 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller pauses on the mound after giving up his third home run to the C...
Adam Green

D-backs CBO La Russa: Health issue impacted Shelby Miller’s performance

D-backs CBO Tony La Russa said a health issue impacted Shelby Miller's preparation, which in turn impacted his performance.
5 years ago
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart, left, ...
Adam Green

Yahoo! MLB writer Passan: ‘Serial mismanagement’ has plagued D-backs

The D-backs are arguably the biggest disappointment in baseball, and Yahoo! Sports MLB writer Jeff Passan has an idea as to why.
5 years ago
FILE - In this April 9, 2016, file photo, Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan skates with the puck during a...
Vince Marotta

Canadian radio host attacks Shane Doan; does loyalty not translate north of the border?

North of the border, the deal was met with a little less enthusiasm -- at least from one member of the Canadian media.
5 years ago
Clayton Keller, seventh overall pick, stands on stage with members of the Arizona Coyotes managemen...
Matt Layman

‘Unbelievable’: Coyotes’ top pick on draft, new team

It was just months ago that Clayton Keller was playing at Gila River Arena with the US National U-18 Team against Arizona State University. Now, Keller is a prospect for the team that calls that arena home. On June 24, the Coyotes selected the USNTDP center seventh overall in the NHL Draft. Keller called it “unbelievable.” “It’s […]
5 years ago
Toronto Maple Leafs first overall pick Auston Matthews, center, pulls on his sweater as he stand wi...
Adam Green

Coyotes coach: We tried everything we could to land Auston Matthews

Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said the team did all it could to pry Auston Matthews away from the Toronto Maple Leafs.
5 years ago
Arizona Cardinals coach Buddy Ryan looks on as the Cleveland Browns stop the Cardinals on fourth an...
Vince Marotta

Buddy Ryan definitely made his mark on Arizona

Legendary football coach Buddy Ryan died Tuesday. In a short, two-year stint as Arizona Cardinals head coach, Ryan left a mark.
5 years ago