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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is hit by Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Haas...
Arizona Sports

Lively halftime locker room produced strong response from Cards defense

At halftime of Sunday's win over Seattle, Kliff Kingsbury heard a lot of conversations going on from his defensive group in the locker room.
11 months ago
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Arizona Sports

Roundtable: 3 questions before Seahawks-Cardinals clash

We poll our Arizona Sports hosts and editors about expectations before the Seahawks-Cardinals Sunday Night Football showdown.
11 months ago
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. (33) breaks up a pass attempt intended for Dallas Cow...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Byron Murphy, defense bringing MNF confidence vs. Seattle

The Cardinals defense turned up the dial to a higher frequency on MNF. They'll need to harness the confidence they brewed up against the Seattle Seahawks.
11 months ago
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Haason Reddick (43) celebrates sacking Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals’ Kingsbury encouraged by Reddick’s progress in natural position

The Arizona Cardinals got too comfortable with Haason Reddick's versatility coming out of the 2017 NFL Draft. Now he's back where he is comfortable.
11 months ago
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks at Pac-12 NCAA college football Media Day, Wednesday, July 2...
Kevin Zimmerman

Larry Scott: Perception of Pac-12 wastefulness is ‘incorrect’

As the Pac-12 eyes a Nov. 7 return to the football field, commissioner Larry Scott continues to combat another round of criticism.
12 months ago
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Jake Anderson

Pac-12’s Larry Scott hopeful for future College Football Playoff expansion

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott joined Arizona Sports' Bickley & Marotta on Thursday to discuss the possibility of the conference ending its playoff drought.
12 months ago
Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams (87) scores a touchdown as Atlanta Falcons defensive back...
Kevin Zimmerman

Cardinals TE Williams could be back at bye; safeties could return vs. Jets

Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams is unlikely to make a return in the near future from an ankle injury that put him on injured reserve.
12 months ago
Myles Hartsfield #38 of the Carolina Panthers tackles Kenyan Drake #41 of the Arizona Cardinals dur...
Kevin Zimmerman

Getting Kenyan Drake, Cardinals run game going is ‘top of the checklist’

Offensively, it's clear that the Cardinals' lack of a rushing attack is holding back an offense that in long stretches can't get anything down the field.
12 months ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury makes a call during the second half of an NFL football...
Kevin Zimmerman

Kingsbury: Cardinals hope penalties go away; Kyler Murray’s rushes won’t

Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury counted 14 negative plays in a Week 2 win over Washington. Arizona leads the NFL in total flags thrown against them.
1 year ago
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 13: Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers gets past Jor...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Isaiah Simmons ‘will be better for it’ after rough season opener

With an abbreviated offseason that featured zero preseason games, Isaiah Simmons was flung into the fire during the Cardinals' win over the 49ers.
1 year ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) tosses the ball to a coach as head coach Kliff Kings...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals preview roundtable: Playoff predictions, under-the-radar players

Arizona Sports hosts, reporters and editors answer a series of six questions to preview the Arizona Cardinals’ 2020 campaign
1 year ago
Running back Kenyan Drake #41 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after scoring on a five yard rush...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury to be ‘smart’ with Kenyan Drake in Week 1

Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake may be out of his walking boot and back practicing, but that doesn't mean the flood gates are fully open just yet.
1 year ago
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Arizona Sports

Lute Olson showed you can compete, show civility in ASU-UA rivalry

ASU, its alumni and fans, took a timeout from the rivalry with the Wildcats to pay tribute to Lute Olson who gave the school fits over his tenure at UA.
1 year ago
Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver sits during the first half of the NBA game against the Golden Stat...
Kellan Olson

Windhorst: Word is Suns intend to ‘reduce their spending’ next season

A lot of NBA teams could be losing a lot of money next season, and that could severely impact the way those teams attack this upcoming offseason.
1 year ago
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Tyler Drake

Deandre Ayton, Suns bringing nothing-to-lose mentality to NBA bubble

Suns C Deandre Ayton cut straight to the point about his goals in the NBA restart: He isn't in Florida to take in the sights. There's business to attend to.
1 year ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseba...
Matt Layman

Luis Gonzalez: Robbie Ray needs to improve at putting batters away

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray makes Luiz Gonzalez concerned about the pitcher's ability to put batters away when he's ahead.
1 year ago
Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats during an intrasquad game ahead of the abbreviated ...
Arizona Sports

D-backs roundtable, Pt. 1: Breakout players, X factors and Ketel Marte

Hosts and staff from Arizona Sports give their takes on players to watch out for in 2020, and how we think Ketel Marte will perform after a big 2019.
1 year ago
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley throws during an intrasquad baseball game at Chase Fiel...
Kevin Zimmerman

Archie Bradley: D-backs’ responsibility is to be ‘shining light’ for Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley believes that his teammates have held one another accountable since their spring training came to a halt.
1 year ago
In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference at ...
Kellan Olson

NBA prepared for wave of positive COVID-19 tests prior to Orlando

ESPN's Brian Windhorst told Arizona Sports the NBA is prepared for the strong likelihood that they will see plenty of positive COVID-19 tests this week.
1 year ago
FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media at ...
Arizona Sports

ESPN’s Olney, Passan weigh in on ‘terrible’ time for MLB in negotiations

As MLB tries to figure out how to get back to play in 2020, negotiations continue to trend in a negative direction that don't bode well for the future.
1 year ago
Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the game winning shot against the Phoenix Suns in t...
Arizona Sports

Bickley & Marotta present The Historical Roast of Los Angeles Sports

Next up, Bickley & Marotta of Arizona Sports turn their attention to the Valley sports landscape's biggest geographical rival: Los Angeles.
1 year ago
Shane Doan #19 of the Arizona Coyotes warms up before the NHL game against the Minnesota Wild at Gi...
Arizona Sports

Shane Doan believes Coyotes can take advantage of NHL’s 24-team playoff

Former Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan thinks the NHL's 24-team playoff is the second lifeline that the Coyotes needed.
1 year ago
New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry talks to his team from the sidelines in the first half...
Kevin Zimmerman

Alvin Gentry: Suns in ‘great situation’ under coach Monty Williams

"No. 1, he's such a standup guy. No. 2, he's a very, very good basketball coach," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said of first-year Suns coach Monty Williams.
1 year ago
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Vince Marotta

Revisit history: Valley teams would look better in uniforms of the past

The four big league sports franchises in the Valley would be well-served in reliving their pasts when it comes to fashion.
1 year ago
Arizona's #51 Randy Johnson gets congratulations from teammates #7 Robby Hammick and #10 Alex Cintr...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports celebrates Randy Johnson on Monday’s ‘A Perfect Day’

Arizona Sports and Fox Sports Arizona are celebrating Randy Johnson's 2004 perfect game on Monday, the anniversary of the feat.
1 year ago
Arizona's #51 Randy Johnson is swarmed by teammates after pitching a perfect game against the Atlan...
Matt Layman

On anniversary of perfect game, Randy Johnson’s intensity stands out

Randy Johnson was known as a fierce competitor when he pitched his Hall of Fame career in the major leagues. Still today, that intensity is front of mind.
1 year ago
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Kellan Olson

Al McCoy called out NBA officials after Suns’ 2007 suspensions vs. Spurs

There was a lot wrong with the Phoenix Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire and Boris Diaw being suspended for Game 5 in 2007 against the San Antonio Spurs.
1 year ago
Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni yells during the second half of an NBA basketball game aga...
Kevin Zimmerman

Mike D’Antoni remembers Suns tenure on anniversary of Horry hip-check

Former Phoenix Suns coach Mike D'Antoni recalled his big regret as coach and the infamous Robert Horry hip-check that defined a rivalry against the Spurs.
1 year ago
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim does an interview with The Doug & Wolf Show on 98....
Kevin Zimmerman

King: No team added impact player on offense, defense like Cardinals

The acquisitions of DeAndre Hopkins and Isaiah Simmons felt like steals for the Arizona Cardinals. NBC Sports' Peter King thinks no team has done better.
1 year ago
Michael Jordan talks with Dan Majerle are seen during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Champ...
Kevin Zimmerman

Like Jordan, Dan Majerle knew Bulls GM Jerry Krause loved him

Former Suns guard Dan Majerle shared a curious story about how Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause hoped he would tank his own NBA Draft stock.
1 year ago