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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) hands the ball off to Cardinals running back David Joh...
Kevin Zimmerman

David Johnson believes you should pick him No. 1 in fantasy football

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson wants fantasy football GMs to trust him coming off a wrist injury that ended his 2017 season.
3 years ago
ASU head coach Herm Edwards talks with his players after the team’s first scrimmage of the season...
Tom Kuebel

Herm Edwards hopes hitting team benchmarks translates to more wins

When the Arizona State football team takes the field September 1 against UTSA, improvement - in multiple areas - will be the focus of head coach Herm Edwards.
3 years ago
Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins looks on as defensive back Tyler Whiley is helped off the f...
Kellan Olson

Arizona State senior safety Tyler Whiley out for season

Arizona State senior safety Tyler Whiley is out for the season, head coach Herm Edwards confirmed on Monday.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) watches his throw after being hit against the Los Ange...
Kellan Olson

Wilks: Cardinals QB Josh Rosen will see first-team snaps on Friday

Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said Monday that rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will play first-team snaps on Friday.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) is tripped up by Los Angeles Chargers defensive b...
Kellan Olson

Cardinals RB Johnson focused on proving he’s great, not contract talks

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson has much more on his mind than contract extension negotiations that saw him hold out of the team's mandatory mini-camp.
3 years ago
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Kellan Olson

ASU walk-on surprised by Herm Edwards with scholarship

Arizona State football head coach Herm Edwards let defensive lineman Jordan Hoyt speak during a team meeting, but he had a surprise planned for the walk-on.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals' Mason Cole (64) hits Greg Pyke (68) during practice at the NFL football team's t...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals center Mason Cole: ‘I’m confident I can get the job done’

With starting center A.Q. Shipley out with a torn ACL and the next-man-up mentality now in full swing, backup center Mason Cole is ready to take over in the trenches.
3 years ago
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is hit by Arizona Cardinals nose tackle Corey Pete...
Kevin Zimmerman

Corey Peters: Cardinals’ Mason Cole ‘has physical talent’ to start at center

Arizona Cardinals tackle Corey Peters discussed playing against rookie center Mason Cole and the defensive line depth chart, including likely starter Robert Nkemdiche.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley waits to snap the ball during an NFL football game against th...
Craig Morgan

Injured Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley is ‘heartbeat’ of O-line

The injury to Arizona Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley didn't just hurt the team on the field, but also deflated the team morale.
3 years ago
An injured Arizona Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley (53) is checked by head athletic trainer Tom Reed,...
Tyler Drake

MRI reveals torn right ACL for Arizona Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley

The Arizona Cardinals will be without their primary center in 2018. The team announced Monday that A.Q. Shipley suffered a torn ACL in his right knee.
3 years ago
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Kellan Olson

Bickley & Marotta: Grateful or grumpy Zack Greinke answer?

98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's Bickley & Marotta played a game involving Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke and his even-keeled personality with the media.
3 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Brice Butler: Cardinals receiver room full of ‘hungry’ players

Outside of University of Phoenix Stadium, there's little optimism about the Arizona Cardinals' receiver group. Newcomer Brice Butler doesn't share the low expectations.
3 years ago
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Kellan Olson

ESPN’s Gomez gives his perspective on baboon autocorrect tweet

ESPN's Pedro Gomez joined 98.7 FM to give his perspective on an autocorrected tweet Monday night that drove Twitter crazy.
3 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Humphries’ hot takes: Going 1-on-1 vs. Jones, rookies know their snacks

Cardinals tackle D.J. Humphries discussed going one-on-one versus Chandler Jones, the rookie O-linemen's great snack tastes and more.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson smiles as he gets ready to put on his football helmet ...
Arizona Sports

Bickley & Marotta: A song parody a day while David Johnson is away

Jarrett Carlen, Andy Greenberg and even Vince Marotta have put together parody songs to bide the time as David Johnson's contract negotiations are ongoing.
3 years ago
First base umpire Chad Fairchild gets between Arizona Diamondbacks' Steven Souza Jr., left, and Chi...
Kevin Zimmerman

D-backs’ Souza: Cubs 1B Rizzo said ‘I needed to learn how to slide’

Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. found himself in a slide-spurred controversy involving the Cubs' Javy Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Steve Cishek.
3 years ago
Rhett Reese, left, and Chelsey Crisp arrive for the world premiere of "Life" at the ZACK Theatre du...
Kevin Zimmerman

‘Zombieland’ screenwriter Rhett Reese talks Paxson’s shot, Suns fandom

"Deadpool" writer Rhett Reese discussed what got him hooked on the Suns, Jesse Eisenberg's claim and why the "Zombieland" series didn't take place in Arizona.
3 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Kokoskov: Suns show love to Booker, not overreacting to Bender’s play

Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov quoted his grandfather in analyzing the team extending Devin Booker. Plus Kokoskov isn't overreacting to Dragan Bender's start to 2018 NBA Vegas Summer League.
3 years ago
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Kevin Zimmerman

Suns treating Vegas Summer League as a testing lab for roles

Igor Kokoskov already squashed any thought of Deandre Ayton playing anything but center. The rest of the Summer Suns might be more of a mosaic when it comes to piecing things together.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) during an NFL football game against the San Fran...
Kevin Zimmerman

Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson excited entering new, more diverse role

Patrick Peterson said he's excited he and his Arizona Cardinals defensive stars will step into new roles for the 2018 season.
3 years ago
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Logan Newman

Warner thinks Cards’ David Johnson is walking fine line with contract talks

Hall of Famer and former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner weighed in on star running back David Johnson skipping mandatory minicamp in a contract dispute.
3 years ago
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Vince Marotta

Suns hit it out of the park and other winners from 2018 NBA Draft

With the number-one overall pick, the Phoenix Suns were bound to be on many lists of winners in the 2018 NBA Draft, but it was their second maneuver of the night that cemented their status.
3 years ago
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Zach Alvira

Sports Illustrated’s Sharp: Deandre Ayton’s confidence is ‘very real’

After spending time with former Arizona Wildcat Deandre Ayton off the court, SI.com writer Andrew Sharp can now say that the big man's confidence isn't all for show.
3 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Clay Buchholz throws during the first inning of the team's baseball ga...
Tom Kuebel

D-backs starter Clay Buchholz getting the most out of his command

Buchholz inked a minor league contract with the D-backs in early May and has since shined posting a 3.21 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 28.0 innings of work in the big leagues.
3 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jon Jay reacts after hitting a three-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pira...
Tom Kuebel

New D-backs OF Jon Jay happy to be on a club in the ‘hunt for October’

Since Jon Jay has joined the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team has not lost a game. Coincidence, maybe. Nonetheless, Jay has been impressed with the work ethic of his teammates and is happy to be on a team with its sights set on playoff baseball.
3 years ago
Arizona Diamondbacks hitting coach Dave Magadan looks on during batting practice before the basebal...
Kellan Olson

D-backs hitting coach Magadan, GM Hazen discuss team’s hitting approach

The Arizona Diamondbacks' hitting coach, general manager and star first baseman discussed the team's approach to hitting called tunneling.
3 years ago
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Dan Bickley

Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns, the NBA’s next frenemies

McDonough’s strategy seems obvious. He must make a good-faith effort to acquire Towns from Minnesota, if only to prove his commitment to Booker.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals' Sam Bradford (9) hands off to David Johnson (31) during an organized team activi...
Dan Bickley

The thrill of the Cardinals’ quarterback competition is about to begin

Valley sports fans could be treated to one of the most riveting competitions in Arizona Cardinals training camp history when Josh Rosen and Sam Bradford duke it out.
3 years ago
Arizona Cardinals' Josh Rosen (3) throws during an organized team activity at the NFL football team...
Kevin Zimmerman

Cardinals’ Rosen chases perfection not worrying about rookie hurdles

Josh Rosen explained how he approaches each day and how he doesn't have a frame of reference for excelling as an Arizona Cardinals rookie.
3 years ago
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Zach Alvira

Cardinals RB D.J. Foster: Josh Rosen will be ‘exciting for the future, or now’

Arizona Cardinals running back D.J. Foster believes Josh Rosen's anticipated success in the NFL could come sooner than some expect.
3 years ago