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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
LSU defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence II runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indi...
Kevin Zimmerman

LSU product Rashard Lawrence brings maturity to Cardinals DL room

The Arizona Cardinals put an emphasis on drafting standout leaders in the 2020 NFL Draft. They feel like they got that with LSU DT Rashard Lawrence.
1 year ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury at his home during the NFL Draft on April 23, 2019. (T...
Dan Bickley

Kliff Kingsbury’s house latest example of coach’s cool demeanor, vibe

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is different than a lot of his peers because of his demeanor as a young and cool head coach.
1 year ago
Offensive lineman Josh Jones of Houston runs a  drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium o...
Kevin Zimmerman

‘Did he kill somebody?’ Cardinals couldn’t believe Josh Jones’ draft slide

Josh Jones may have been an easy pick for the Cardinals, but the wait to land him was an anxious one, head coach Kliff Kingsbury told Bickley & Marotta.
1 year ago
Budda Baker (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images), Kyler Murray (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri), Rober...
Vince Marotta

Ranking all 53 of Steve Keim’s Arizona Cardinals draft picks

Steve Keim has engineered seven different NFL Drafts for the Arizona Cardinals. Here's a ranking of all 53 players he has selected during his tenure.
1 year ago
Nick Ahmed #13 is congratulated after as he enters the dugout after being driven in by Carson Kelly...
Matt Layman

D-backs’ Nick Ahmed: Idea to put MLB teams in AZ is still far off

If you're waiting on Major League Baseball to bring all 30 of its teams to Arizona for an isolated resumption of the season, don't hold your breath.
1 year ago
Jordan Phillips #97 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a sack against Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tenness...
Kevin Zimmerman

With Cardinals, Jordan Phillips looks to reframe his career narrative

Like running back Kenyan Drake, tackle Jordan Phillips believes he can shine with more responsibility on the Arizona Cardinals.
1 year ago
The Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals stand on the field prior to the start of Game Thre...
Kellan Olson

Olney: When MLB comes back it will be ‘different-looking product’

We don't know when Major League Baseball will return, but when it does, expect some changes that the leauge hopes will enhance the product.
1 year ago
Tom Cruise stars as Stefan Djordevic in 1983's All the Right Moves. (Screenshot)...
Vince Marotta

Here are some underrated sports movies to enjoy during quarantine

With everyone having extra time on their hands, here's a recommendation of some sports movies you may enjoy while staying at home.
1 year ago
Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young, center, watches a drill with Alabama defensive lineman Ra...
Arizona Sports

The Arizona Sports Ultimate NFL Mock Draft

We've got a little more time on our hands these days, so Arizona Sports is undertaking the biggest NFL mock draft in the history of sports radio.
1 year ago
Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats against the Washington Nationals during the MLB gam...
Matt Layman

D-backs open to unique circumstances when MLB season returns

The Arizona Diamondbacks are exploring ways they can cooperate with unusual circumstances if and when the MLB season resumes in 2020.
1 year ago
Starting pitcher Josh Collmenter #55 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the San Francisco ...
Arizona Sports

D-backs share favorite Opening Day memories with season on hold

The Diamondbacks' 2020 Opening Day is postponed. But that didn't stop Arizona Sports from having guests on 98.7 FM to talk Opening Day memories.
2 years ago
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Matt Layman

Dan Bickley’s work-from-home studio needed a sign on the door

Dan Bickley, like many of us, is working from home during the coronavirus outbreak. A photo surfaced of the door to his home studio.
2 years ago
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) catches a pass for a first down as Buffalo Bills ...
Kellan Olson

Charles Davis: Something is missing in DeAndre Hopkins trade

While Charles Davis believes the Cardinals were the big winners of the DeAndre Hopkins trade, he also thinks there's more to the deal that we don't know.
2 years ago
Former Phoenix sports franchise owner Jerry Colangelo visits Doug & Wolf on Arizona on Feb. 12,...
Kevin Zimmerman

Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball in holding pattern for Olympic plans

USA Basketball can't do much to reschedule and begin planning for the Tokyo Olympics after the 2020 games were pushed until next summer at the latest.
2 years ago
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Matt Layman

NFL Draft scouting profile: Lance Zierlein on Alabama OT Jedrick Wills

Alabama offensive lineman Jedrick Wills could be the preferable choice if the Arizona Cardinals go OL with the No. 8 pick in the draft.
2 years ago
Torey Lovullo #17 of the Arizona Diamondbacks walks off the field during the seventh inning against...
Matt Layman

D-backs’ Torey Lovullo on naysayer projections: ‘It pisses me off’

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo admitted he's bothered by the negativity that some voices have regarding Arizona's 2020 season.
2 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Mike Leake throws in the first inning of a baseball game agai...
Logan Newman

D-backs’ Mike Leake ‘hoping’ to be ready for season

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake is hopeful his wrist will recover in time for the season. If it doesn't, Merrill Kelly could fill in his spot.
2 years ago
Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch as he prepares for his spring training debut for the Arizona Dia...
Matt Layman

D-backs rave about Madison Bumgarner, likely opening day starter

The team won't say who their opening day starter is. But Madison Bumgarner, for all his talent and experience, seems like the obvious picks.
2 years ago
Kevin Zimmerman

Jon Wilner explains how Michael Crow’s future could shake up Pac-12

Michael Crow is "a leading candidate" to become the University of California system's new president, reported The Mercury News' Jon Wilner on Thursday.
2 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

D-backs’ Luke Weaver motivated after promising 2019 was cut short

Despite a forearm injury in 2019, Luke Weaver did some good work in making the Arizona Diamondbacks feel good about trading for him.
2 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during t...
Logan Newman

No longer ‘the guy from Korea,’ Merrill Kelly more confident with D-backs

Merrill Kelly is no longer viewed with questions and excitement as the "guy from Korea." With experience under his belt, the D-backs pitcher is feeling more confident in spring training.
2 years ago
Oakland Athletics Stephen Vogt (21) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Arizona Diamondba...
Logan Newman

D-backs’ Vogt: Astros knew what was coming when he caught against them

As a member of the Oakland Athletics, catcher Stephen Vogt spent four and a half years in the American League West with the Houston Astros.
2 years ago
Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats talks to Aaron Harrison #2 and Devin Booker #1 du...
Kellan Olson

John Calipari reflects on Devin Booker’s path to All-Star Game

Kentucky head coach John Calipari joined 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station to discuss what he saw in Devin Booker at such a young age.
2 years ago
People gather at a memorial near Staples Center after the death of Laker legend Kobe Bryant Sunday,...
Arizona Sports

Remembering Kobe: Colangelo, Hurley and more share Mamba memories

Jerry Colangelo, former NBA player Bobby Hurley, ESPN NBA play-by-play voice Dave Pasch and more joined 98.7 FM to remember the late Kobe Bryant.
2 years ago
Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during the home opener against the Mi...
Kellan Olson

ESPN’s Marks doesn’t ‘see anything’ on potential Karl-Anthony Towns trade

All it took was one tiny rumbling on Karl-Anthony Towns for his name to start carrying some weight on random trade suggestions.
2 years ago
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones, left, battles Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew...
Jake Anderson

Cardinals seek revenge over Rams in 2019 season finale

The Arizona Cardinals have a chance at a three-game winning streak for the second time this season as they take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17.
2 years ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws against the Cleveland Browns during the first...
Kaci Demarest

Cardinals’ Kyler Murray’s elite talent reminds A.Q. Shipley of Andrew Luck

It's not the first time in his career that Arizona Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley has watched a rookie quarterback take over an NFL offense.
2 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

David Johnson wanted KR duties, Kingsbury doesn’t force Cardinals RBs

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson only saw three carries for six yards on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. So he asked for more.
2 years ago
Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers cheer during the second half of the NFL game against the Arizona Ca...
Kevin Zimmerman

Kliff Kingsbury on pro-Steelers crowd: Cardinals ‘have to win more games’

Pittsburgh Steelers yellow and black had the majority over Arizona Cardinals fans at State Farm Stadium. Kliff Kingsbury gets it.
2 years ago