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What are we thankful for at 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station?

We'd like to wish our listeners and readers a happy Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and -- hopefully -- a few good football games, too.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) is hit from behind by Denver Broncos linebacker Bradle...
Danny Shapiro

Warner: Cardinals’ offensive line inconsistency keying offensive woes

Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner believes there's a major difference between the Cardinals' offense and the NFL's best: Offensive line play.
3 years ago
In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks speaks after an NFL foo...
Kevin Zimmerman

Steady demeanor, open to change: Cardinals’ Wilks navigates 2-8 season

Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks wants to bring a consistent approach, but he's first to admit changes could be coming through a 2-8 season so far.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson on Saturday, July 28, 2018, the first full day of Ari...
Dylan Carter

Schlereth: Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson’s trade request was honest

Since requesting a trade from the Arizona Cardinals ahead of the Oct. 30 NFL trade deadline, cornerback Patrick Peterson has settled back into his role as the leader of the team’s secondary.
3 years ago
Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) drives by San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli during th...
Tom Kuebel

Windhorst: In the Western Conference, bring it or get embarrassed

ESPN's Brian Windhorst saw enough from the Phoenix Suns' 120-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Halloween to determine the Suns need to show more effort in order to be competitive.
3 years ago
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Tyler Drake

USC game provided ‘a glimpse’ of what ASU WR N’Keal Harry can do

While Arizona State wide receiver N'Keal Harry called his acrobatic one-handed catch against the Trojans his best catch of his career, there is still much to be seen from the Sun Devil.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks makes a call during the second half of an NFL football gam...
Kevin Zimmerman

Wilks ‘impressed’ with Cardinals screen game, not committed to base D

Head coach Steve Wilks said he liked the Arizona Cardinals' screen game against the San Francisco 49ers and added he's not fully committed to going to a base 4-3 defense despite the success in Week 8.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) makes a touchdown catch as San Francisco 49ers ...
Danny Shapiro

Cardinals’ Christian Kirk gaining confidence in rookie season

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk's rookie season is blossoming and he knows the reasons for his recent successes.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians watches during the first half of an NFL football game aga...
Kevin Zimmerman

Former coach Bruce Arians ‘shocked’ at crumbling Cardinals

Upon the news of Patrick Peterson reportedly asking to be traded from the Cardinals, former Arizona coach Bruce Arians expressed his surprise at the direction the franchise has taken.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) warms up prior to an NFL football game against t...
Kevin Zimmerman

Trading Patrick Peterson ‘out of the question’ for Cardinals, Wilks says

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks hadn't heard that cornerback Patrick Peterson was unhappy and seeking a trade from Arizona. "Oh, no," Wilks said. "We're not trading Patrick. That's out of the question."
3 years ago
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Arizona Sports’ Suns season preview and predictions: Part II

Our 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station on-air folks make 2018-19 season predictions for the Phoenix Suns, plus answer lingering questions.
3 years ago
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Arizona Sports’ Phoenix Suns season preview and predictions: Part I

What do the 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station personalities expect out of the Suns' Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton in 2018-19?
3 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Jamal Crawford spotted in Phoenix to visit Suns’ Jones and Kokoskov

The Phoenix Suns are interested in free agent guard Jamal Crawford, James Jones told Bickley & Marotta after the 18-year NBA vet was reportedly spotted in the lobby of Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday.
3 years ago
Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., center, is tackled after catching a pass by Arizona St...
Tom Kuebel

Danny Gonzales has confidence the ASU defense will be successful

Defensive coodrinator Danny Gonzales has the ASU defense tied for the lead in the Pac-12 in sacks with 18, and tied for second in the conference with four recovered fumbles.
3 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Charles Barkley thought he had Magic GM job, discusses Suns GM opening

Former Phoenix Suns star Charles Barkley was considered for the Orlando Magic general manager position, he said. Barkley also talked about the Phoenix Suns' firing of GM Ryan McDonough.
3 years ago
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Dan Bickley

Suns’ firing of GM Ryan McDonough has preposterous, familiar timing

The Suns have image problems, ownership problems, petulance problems and talent problems. They do weird stuff. Firing Ryan McDonough made sense, but the timing was off.
3 years ago
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Dan Bickley

The Cardinals are 0-4 yet the biggest takeaway is cause for celebration

We are trapped. Wedged between disgust and delight. Stuck between a Rosen and a hard place.
3 years ago
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Matt Layman

Playing time dips for Bucannon and Reddick, Wilks will ‘play the best 11’

Why aren't Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick seeing playing time? Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said he wants to put the best 11 players on the field.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, left, looks to throw the ball as he is pressured by Chica...
Matt Layman

Arizona Cardinals name rookie Josh Rosen starting quarterback

Arizona Cardinals coach Steve Wilks announced Monday that rookie Josh Rosen will take over as the starting quarterback, beginning when the team hosts Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
3 years ago
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Dan Bickley

Suddenly, the Valley’s bright sports future feels like its pathetic past

Our NFL team stands trial this Sunday. So does our status as a rising sports town.
3 years ago
Arizona State defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales has mixed feeling about playing San Diego State,...
Dylan Carter

Forde: Arizona State’s defense is bound for new heights after 2-0 start

When Arizona State named ESPN personality Herm Edwards as their new head coach, the program’s narrative changed drastically. With Edwards at the helm, the Arizona State Sun Devils are ranked No. 23 in the country by the AP Poll for their dominant 2-0 start.
3 years ago
Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins looks to the sideline after getting by defenders during the...
Kevin Zimmerman

Arizona State’s Manny Wilkins outlasted his in-house doubters

Twenty-one months after Blake Barnett's commitment, none of the four people pictured in the quarterback's commitment day tweet -- including Barnett himself -- are with ASU's program. Manny Wilkins is.
3 years ago
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Kellan Olson

Suns GM McDonough elaborates on trading Chriss, current PG situation

Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough was not short of topics to discuss with 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's Bickley & Marotta when joining them Tuesday.
3 years ago
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Matt Layman

Suns GM McDonough: Devin Booker’s hand swelled in pickup game

The Phoenix Suns announced Monday that their star player, guard Devin Booker, had successful injury on his hand. They didn't announce why.
3 years ago
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Tyler Drake

Cardinals HC Steve Wilks: Arizona to unleash new offense in Week 1

When bringing up Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford, head coach Steve Wilks used one word to describe how the signal caller's feeling with a Sunday showdown against the Redskins on the docket; Focused.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk, right, celebrates his touchdown reception with wide...
Kevin Zimmerman

Take it with a grain of salt: Cardinals release Week 1 depth chart

Chad Williams is listed as the Cardinals' second starting WR. That and more depth chart notes as the team opens 2018 against the Washington Redskins.
3 years ago
Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi, left, briefly embraces Seattle Storm's Sue Bird as Bird calls a ti...
Dylan Carter

Mercury’s Taurasi keeps focus on championship ahead of Game 3

Now facing elimination in the Western Conference Semifinals, Diana Taurasi remains focused on the same goal that’s driven her all along: her fourth WNBA Championship.
3 years ago
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Arizona Sports Fantasy Football Host League: Draft grades aplenty

The hosts, producers and more from 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station held their latest fantasy football draft. Take a look at the rosters and draft grades.
3 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta hits a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher David H...
Arizona Sports

D-backs GM Hazen: David Peralta is just entering the prime of his career

Following a 3-for-3 night with three RBI, including a two-run homer in the first inning of Tuesday night's 5-4 win over the Angels, Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen noted just how important David Peralta was to the team's success.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals center Evan Boehm warms up during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Aug. 2, 201...
Craig Morgan

A.Q. Shipley injury offers Cardinals C Evan Boehm a shot at redemption

Injuries often create opportunities in the NFL, but few players experience as dramatic a shift in potential outcomes as Arizona Cardinals interior lineman Evan Boehm has this preseason.
3 years ago